Oil & Gas Expert Witnesses

Oil & gas expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on oil & gas. The oil & gas expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Chemical Engineering, Chemistry & Chemicals, Electrical Engineering, Energy, Engineering, Environmental, Failure Analysis, Geology, Industrial Hygiene, Intellectual Property, Mechanical Engineering, Oil and Gas, and Safety.

Christian W. Knudsen, PhD MIT, PE Knudsen Associates

California
Chemical Engineering, Chemistry & Chemicals - Intellectual Property, Patent Analysis, Patent Infringement, Patent-Litigation Support, Patents, Petrochemicals, Specialty & Fine Chemicals, Plastics, Oil & Gas, Coal/Synfuels, Rubber, R&D, Laboratories & Testing, Environmental, Toxic Chemicals, Failure Analysis, Forensic Science
Fellow AIChE ● ACS ● ASME 45+ Years Experience ● MIT Trained ● 8 Patents Broad R&D and corporate experience at Exxon, GE, Halcon SD. Executive service in synfuels development at the U.S. Dept. of Energy. 18 years owning and managing a private R&D chemical process development laboratory.

Tara Parhizkar

Los Angeles, California
Failure Analysis, Energy - Power Grid, Energy Infrastructures, Marine Industry, Accident Investigation, Power Tools, Patent Litigation, Construction Safety, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Wildfire, Public Safety, Root Cause Analysis, Failure, Accident, Energy, Climate Change, Renewable Energy, Disaster, Catastrophic Injury, Safety.
Dr. Parhizkar is a distinguished expert witness renowned for her profound expertise in root cause analysis and quantitative risk assessment of complex systems. With over 16 years of professional experience, Dr. Parhizkar has emerged as a leading authority in the fields of safety assessments, fault tree analysis, failure mode and effect analysis, and common cause failure assessment. Her career trajectory reflects a profound commitment to unraveling the complexities of various industries, including energy, transportation, and environmental safety, through meticulous research and innovative methodologies. With a wealth of experience and a meticulous approach, she has established herself as a go-to expert witness in litigation and consulting contexts necessitating profound expertise in accident reconstruction, root cause assessment, and patent litigation analysis. Dr. Parhizkar's renown extends beyond these domains, encompassing mechanical and environmental engineering, as well as spec...

Janine McCartney, Ph.D, MBA, CSP, CHST HHC Safety Engineering Services, Inc.//HHC Safety Consulting Services, Corp.

Wilmington, Delaware
Safety, Oil and Gas - Oil & Gas, Pipeline, Electrical, Safety Engineering, Arc Flash/NFPA 70E, OSHA, Accident Investigation, Falls, Equipment, Machinery, Accident Reconstruction, Construction, Industrial Plants, Refinery, Worker's Compensation, Safety Inspection, Safety Management, Training, Employee, Workplace Safety,
Dr. Janine McCartney is a Safety Engineer with designation as a Certified Safety Professional, Construction Safety and Health Technician. Dr. McCartney has held Management safety positions and a Safety Officer II position with OSHA Consultation. She worked for 11 years in the oil & gas industry and pipeline industry on large multi-state pipeline construction projects and as an exploration geologist (onshore and offshore). Dr. McCartney has taught for Texas A&M-Texas Engineering Extension as Adjunct Faculty and teaches the OSHA 10 and 30 hour General Industry and Construction courses for OTI. Her career spans 40 years. Please see her four AM Best podcasts and August 2024 AM Best Magazine article How Litigation Funders are Affecting Settlements. Awards: 2024-2017 AM Best Service Provider, Editorial Staff of Science of the Total Environment, Helyion, and Data in Brief. 2024-2017 Safety Engineer Expert of the Year-Lawyer Monthly. 2018 Keynote Speech World Safety Organization. Dr. ...

John A Williams, PhD, PE, ASA, MBA, CFEI, AIChE Fellow EPS, Inc.

South Bend, Indiana
Energy, Intellectual Property - Intellectual Property, Appraisals & Valuations, Commercial Damages, Renewable Energy, Biogas, Biofuels, Wind, Solar, Geothermal, Biomass, Waste-to-Energy, Oil & Gas, Oil Refining, Fires, Explosions, Chemical Release, Product Contamination, Electricity, Coal Technologies, Chemistry & Chemicals
John A. Williams, PhD, PE, CFEI, MBA, ASA, AIChE Fellow. Dr. Williams is a recognized expert in the engineering analysis and financial appraisals of energy, electricity, and process technologies; and intellectual property (patents, trade secrets, proprietary technology), licensing, royalty structures, market analysis, infringement, invalidity, pricing economics, and lost profit damages. Dr. Williams provides expert engineering, detailed technical and financial appraisals, licensing and royalties analysis, quantification of damages, litigation support, due diligence, and understandable testimony involving renewable energies including biogas, ethanol and butanol biofuels, wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and waste-to-energy; oil and gas, petroleum refining, and storage; electrical power generation, trading, and storage; and coal, char, steel and metals, agricultural and chemicals technologies. Dr. Williams analyzes the complex and expresses it in understandable technical, environment...

David Alley, PE ANNA Inc.

Annapolis, Maryland
Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering - electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, power plant, nuclear, gas, oil, coal, marine, design, commissioning
SUMMARY Electrical Power Plant Consulting Engineer and Project Manager experienced in • Switchgear, protection and control systems design, installation, startup, 
commissioning, performance testing and troubleshooting for • cogeneration, hydroelectric, geothermal, combustion turbine, steam 
turbine, diesel, gasoline and gas fired reciprocating engines and nuclear 
power plants and related equipment and systems for • power plant owners, facility owners, utilities, U. S. Navy, U. S. Air Force, 
US Coast Guard, MSC, environmental engineers, power system component manufacturers and switchgear & control systems manufacturers • Forensic expert witness and consultancy related to electrical engineering in electric power systems. 
 EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS • MBA, Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 1983-1985. • BSEE, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 1968-1972 LICENSES Registered Professional Electrical Engineer, in as ...

Christian W. Knudsen, PhD MIT, PE Knudsen Associates

Massachusetts
Chemical Engineering, Chemistry & Chemicals - Intellectual Property, Patent Analysis, Patent Infringement, Patent-Litigation Support, Patents, Petrochemicals, Specialty & Fine Chemicals, Plastics, Oil & Gas, Coal/Synfuels, Rubber, R&D, Laboratories & Testing, Environmental, Toxic Chemicals, Failure Analysis, Forensic Science
Fellow AIChE ● ACS ● ASME 45+ Years Experience ● MIT Trained ● 8 Patents Broad R&D and corporate experience at Exxon, GE, Halcon SD. Executive service in synfuels development at the U.S. Dept. of Energy. 18 years owning and managing a private R&D chemical process development laboratory.

Christian W. Knudsen, PhD MIT, PE Knudsen Associates

New York
Chemical Engineering, Chemistry & Chemicals - Intellectual Property, Patent Analysis, Patent Infringement, Patent-Litigation Support, Patents, Petrochemicals, Specialty & Fine Chemicals, Plastics, Oil & Gas, Coal/Synfuels, Rubber, R&D, Laboratories & Testing, Environmental, Toxic Chemicals, Failure Analysis, Forensic Science
Fellow AIChE ● ACS ● ASME 45+ Years Experience ● MIT Trained ● 8 Patents Broad R&D and corporate experience at Exxon, GE, Halcon SD. Executive service in synfuels development at the U.S. Dept. of Energy. 18 years owning and managing a private R&D chemical process development laboratory.

Thomas D Gillespie, P.G. Gilmore & Associates, Inc.

Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
Geology, Environmental - Groundwater, Hydrogeology, Geology, Geo-Hazards, Mining, Stormwater, Oil & Gas, Bedrock Aquifer, Groundwater Contamination, Environmental Forensics, Environmental Evaluation, Environment, Water Resources, Water Supply, Karst, Karst Geology, Karst Hydrogeology, Sinkholes
Expertise in hydrogeology, geology and environmental forensics with a specialization in groundwater flow and contaminant transport in fractured bedrock aquifers. Mr. Gillespie's technical expertise is complemented by an industry insider’s savvy of corporate needs and operations and the regulatory acumen of a former agency reviewer and bureau official. He is a published researcher in hydrostructural geology and karst hydrogeology, an adjunct university professor of geology and a frequent provider of continuing professional education courses. Mr. Gillespie is routinely invited to speak on matters of earth, environment and energy to government committees, national business organizations and educational institutions. He developed and leads a geoResource Risk Reduction practice, specializing in strategic representation in regulatory and legal venues. Mr. Gillespie has provided litigation support, testifying expert services, expert regulatory negotiation support and public representa...

Scott J. Anson, Ph.D., P.E. Anson Engineering, LLC

Harleton (Longview), Texas
Mechanical Engineering, Failure Analysis - Mechanical Engineering, Materials, Failure Analysis, Forensic Engineering, Manufacturing, Design, Warnings - Marketing Defect, Oil & Gas, Metallurgy, Stress, Root Cause, Safety Hierarchy Application, Laboratory Analysis, Inspection, Firearms, Electronics, Field Investigations, Fracture, Golf Cart
Dr. Scott Anson has been practicing and teaching engineering for over 28 years. The first 8 years were in industry engineering roles involving process development and tooling design, as well as extensive laboratory failure analysis. During his over 20+yr. academic career he has held multiple industry appointments simultaneous with his academic role, in addition to his independent consulting work. He provides forensic engineering services involving product design, manufacturing defects, and warnings/instructions (marketing defects). He is a licensed professional engineer (P.E.) in Texas and has an active NCEES record to facilitate licensing in other states. Dr. Anson has complementary skills in four key dualities that uniquely enhance his effectiveness in forensic engineering and expert witness services. 1) He is formally trained and experienced in both Mechanical Engineering and Materials Engineering, which enables him to assess both mechanical overstress and materials degrad...

William (Bill) Crenshaw

Cat Spring, Texas
Energy, Engineering - Oil & Gas, Upstream, Reserves, Reservoir Engineer, Field Development, Failure to Develop, Prudent Operator, Damage Models

Robin D. Franks, MS, PG, CHMM, RSO TGE Resources, Inc.

Houston, Texas
Environmental, Industrial Hygiene - asbestos, mold, soil, groundwater, remediation, indoor air quality, industrial hygiene, chemical spills, fire, hazardous, waste, mold, lead, vapor, industrial, hygiene, disaster response, oil & gas, storage tanks, radiation, geology, Phase I ESA, construction, OSHA, RCRA, PG, RSO, CHMM, ASTM, NORM
35+ yrs. diverse experience, education, credentials & licensing in geology, biology, remediation, & hazardous materials management. For the built environment, I hold multiple credentials in asbestos, lead, indoor air quality, industrial hygiene, mold & bioaerosols, sick buildings, vapor intrusion, OSHA worker & evaluation of operational compliance & occupant hazards. I lecture & teach for UT Systems, JLL, Wal-Mart, major lenders & underwriters. I practice environmental & industrial hygiene at TGE Resources, Inc., (Houston, TX), the firm I founded 30+ years ago. I am routinely retained across my diverse field - over 70 times with near equal defense & plaintiff representation. I have large case experience, I've served in class action litigation, & public and private sector suits. I am an expert in environmental geoscience & hazardous materials releases & spills within the transportation, bulk fuel, lube, and chemical industries. I plan remediation strategies, actively cleanup & ove...

Christian W. Knudsen, PhD MIT, PE Knudsen Associates

Texas
Chemical Engineering, Chemistry & Chemicals - Intellectual Property, Patent Analysis, Patent Infringement, Patent-Litigation Support, Patents, Petrochemicals, Specialty & Fine Chemicals, Plastics, Oil & Gas, Coal/Synfuels, Rubber, R&D, Laboratories & Testing, Environmental, Toxic Chemicals, Failure Analysis, Forensic Science
Fellow AIChE ● ACS ● ASME 45+ Years Experience ● MIT Trained ● 8 Patents Broad R&D and corporate experience at Exxon, GE, Halcon SD. Executive service in synfuels development at the U.S. Dept. of Energy. 18 years owning and managing a private R&D chemical process development laboratory.

Christian W. Knudsen, PhD MIT, PE Knudsen Associates

Alexandria, Virginia
Chemical Engineering, Chemistry & Chemicals - Intellectual Property, Patent Analysis, Patent Infringement, Patent-Litigation Support, Patents, Petrochemicals, Specialty & Fine Chemicals, Plastics, Oil & Gas, Coal/Synfuels, Rubber, R&D, Laboratories & Testing, Environmental, Toxic Chemicals, Failure Analysis, Forensic Science
Fellow AIChE ● ACS ● ASME 45+ Years Experience ● MIT Trained ● 8 Patents Broad R&D and corporate experience at Exxon, GE, Halcon SD. Executive service in synfuels development at the U.S. Dept. of Energy. 18 years owning and managing a private R&D chemical process development laboratory.