Expert in Oil & Gas, Environmental Law, Regulation, Petroleum Geology & Mineral Leasing
As a petroleum geologist of 10 years (1980-1990), he supervised the core sampling of several oil and gas wells, and described the lithology of those core samples as well as reviewed and utilized petrophysical analyses of the cores for further oil and gas development and exploration drilling.
As a practicing environmental attorney of 10 years (1995-2005), he has researched, reviewed, and provided legal advice from various environmental codes, both federal and state.
As a petroleum geologist with 10 years experience (1980-1990), he developed oil and gas production and exploration prospects using various geologic mapping techniques. As a practicing oil & gas attorney (1995-2005) and oil and gas regulatory advisor (1990-1995, 2005-2007), he has routinely reviewed geologic maps for trial and hearings, and supervised the development thereof.
As a practicing environmental attorney of 10 years (1995-2005), and an oil and gas regulatory advisor of 7 years (1990-1995, 2005-2007, he has handled numerous matters for clients and present corporate employer dealing with the regulation of environmental impacts caused by various land uses, including oil and gas drilling, production and refining, above ground and underground storage tank use, waste disposal, land treatment of wastes, and remediation.
Beyond governmental advisory roles, he has not been an active consultant, as he has been employed either by a major oil & gas company as a geologist or regulatory advisor, or as an attorney in private practice with a major law firm, for the duration of his career. However, he has worked actively with numerous consultants in formulating testimony and exhibits for trial and hearings.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Houston, Texas - Pasadena, Texas - Beaumont, Texas - College Station, Texas - Baytown, Texas - Bryan, Texas - Sugar Land, Texas - Port Arthur, Texas - Galveston, Texas - Missouri City, Texas
|Year: 1980||Degree: BS||Subject: Geology||Institution: University of La. at Lafayette (formerly Univ. SW'n La.)|
|Year: 1990||Degree: JD||Subject: Law||Institution: Oklahoma City University|
|Year: 1995||Degree: MS||Subject: Environmental Science||Institution: Univerity of Oklahoma|
|Years: 2005 to 2007||Employer: OXY USA Inc.||Title: Senior Regulatory Advisor||Department: Hugoton Asset Team||Responsibilities: He supervises all regulatory aspects for major oil and gas exploration and production company operations in Oklahoma and Kansas|
|Years: to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Shareholder||Department: Environmental Section||Responsibilities: He was employed as a litigation and regulatory attorney, practicing in the areas of environmental, oil and gas, toxic tort, and products liability law.|
|Years: 1980 to 1995||Employer: OXY USA Inc. (formerly Cities Service Oil & Gas Co.)||Title: Senior Staff Geologist / Regulatory Advisor||Department: Kan-O-Tec (OK, KS, TX & CO)||Responsibilities: Geologist in production (1980-84) and exploration (1985-1990) prospecting for oil and gas in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas and Colorado. Regulatory Advisor (1990-95), supervising regulatory aspects for major oil and gas company in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas and Colorado.|
|Years: 2001 to 2004||Agency: Louisiana Office of Conservation||Role: Legal Advisor||Description: He worked as part of a consulting group designing a water management program for the state of Louisiana|
|Associations / Societies|
|American Association of Petroleum Geologists, American Association of Professional Landmen, Society of Petroleum Engineers, Oklahoma Bar Association, Louisiana Bar Association|
|Licenses / Certifications|
|Oklahoma Attorney's License
Louisiana Attorney's License
|Kansas Oil & Gas Advisory Committee, Kansas Corp. Cmsn.
Kansas Rules & Regulations Subcommittee, KCC
Kansas Oil & Gas Resources Board
Oklahoma Oil & Gas Industry Advisory Board, OK Corp. Cmsn.
|Awards / Recognition|
|AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, Pre-eminent Attorney in Area of Practice
Research Editor, Oklahoma City University Law Review
Scholarship, Outstanding Oil & Gas Law Student, Oklahoma City Mineral Lawyers
|Medical / Professional|
|Worked while earning BS Geology under Pennzoil Petroleum Corp. on mapping project for senior level credit.|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|He has one published work in the Oklahoma University Law Review, a major unpublished work concerning oil and gas remediation law and regulation in Louisiana, and numerous unpublished works for legal seminars and teaching assignments concerning oil and gas law, environmental matters, mineral leasing, water rights, and land use|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|He has testified as an expert witness at regulatory hearings in the areas of petroleum geology, mineral leasing, and environmental matters, and as a practicing attorney for 10 years preparing expert witnesses in the same types of matter and water rights.|
|Training / Seminars|
|He has delivered an number of papers for attorneys and petroleum landmen on various aspects of oil and gas, environmental and mineral leasing law; and, served as an adjunct professor at the Univ. of La. at Lafayette in courses dealing with same subject matters.|
|He has hired several environmental and oil and gas expert witnesses as attorney and regulatory advisor, and was part of a vendor contract group as legal advisor in formulating a water management program for the Louisiana Office of Conservation|
|As an attorney, he participated in various marketing strategies to expand client base and overall firm recognition.|
|Other Relevant Experience|
|He has served on several governmental and oil & gas industry committees formulating various regulations and reviewing legislation.|