Oil and Gas Expert Witnesses

The SEAK Expert Witness Directory contains a comprehensive list of oil and gas expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on oil and gas and related issues. Oil and gas expert witnesses and consultants on this page may form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, and provide expert witness testimony at deposition and trial. The issues and subjects these oil and gas expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Energy, Accident Reconstruction, Failure Analysis, Hydraulic Fracturing, Laboratories & Testing, Midstream, Oil & Gas, Oil And Gas, Operations, Pipeline, Pipelines, Warnings & Labels, 3 D Printing, 49 Cfr 192, and 49 Cfr 195.

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

Energy, Oil and Gas - Oil & Gas, Oil & Chemical Fires, Explosions, Chemical Release, Boiler Fires & Explosions, Chemical Accident Investigation, Coal Technologies, Appraiser - Machinery & Technical, Industrial Property Valuation, Oil Refining, Waste-to-Energy, Chemistry & Chemicals, Biofuels, Energy
John A. Williams, PhD, PE, CFEI, MBA, ASA, AIChE Fellow. Dr. Williams delivers technology assessments and financial valuation analysis for business disputes involving intellectual property, trade secrets, patent infringement, licensing, royalties, capital investment, manufacturing operations expenses, ad valorem taxes, and lost profit calculations. He is an Accredited Senior Appraiser by the American Society of Appraisers, Practical 40 years of engineering experience in renewable and conventional energy technologies and facilities encompassing oil & gas, refining, biofuels, biomass, solar, wind, geothermal, coal, chemicals, steel, and power generation. A NAFI Certified Fire and Explosions Investigator, Dr. Williams performs forensic investigations of fires, explosions, equipment failures, and industrial accidents. Dr. Williams is a licensed Professional Engineer in the States of Alabama, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusettes, Michigan, Misso...

Mingxi Zheng, MS, PE BEAR INC.

San Francisco, California
Products Liability, Mechanical Engineering - Accident Reconstruction, Failure Analysis, FMEA, Material Characterization and Testing, Material Properties, Metallurgy, Manufacturing, Aviation & Aerospace, 3D printing, Automotive, Slip Trip & Fall, Warnings & Labels, Oil and Gas, Product Development, Laboratories & Testing
Mingxi is a Licensed Professional Mechanical Engineer in the state of California with expertise in materials development and mechanical engineering across a broad range of industries. With a specialty in metallurgy, fracture mechanics and failure analysis, she has experience in materials testing and process development in the aerospace and manufacturing industries, Prior to joining Berkeley Engineering And Research, Inc., she held engineering roles at SpaceX, Virgin Orbit, and other early-stage startups, where she worked on integrating Mil, ASTM, ISO, and NASA specifications into the product development process during transitions from R&D to production. In addition to knowledge of traditional materials and processing methods, she has developed characterization methods for additive manufacturing of metallic and polymeric materials. Her skills take a big picture approach, centering on the intersection of materials science and mechanical design, among other fields. Projects have inclu...

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, Worker's Compensation, Safety Inspection, Safety Management, Training, Employee, Workplace Safety, Toxic Tort.
Dr. Janine McCartney is a Safety Engineer with designation as a Certified Safety Professional, Construction Safety and Health Technician, Registered Professional Industrial Hygienist, and Certified Safety Instructor (Master's Level). 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 two podcasts on AM Best about Ghostwriting: What an Expert should never allow and Wrongful Expert Designations: What Claims Examiners should know-April 2022. Awards: 2022-2017 AM Best Service Provider, Editorial Staff of Science of the Total Environment, He...

Russ Ritenour Ritwell Consulting, LLC

Ponte Vedra, Florida
Oil and Gas, Business Operations - Convenience Stores, Retail, Franchising, Mystery Shopping, Retail Gas/Motor Fuel Operations, Customer Service, Contracting, Merchandising, Category Management, Operations Management, Food Safety, Age-restricted
Mr. Ritenour is a veteran of Convenience Store and Retail Petroleum Industry since 1973. Additionally, he is a testifying witness with experience drafting expert reports, research and providing testimony for c-store, franchise and retail petroleum motor fuel litigation. Russ’ knowledge and over forty years of experience effectively managing cross-functional domestic and global teams, programs, and processes at large corporations in both the retail petroleum and convenience retailing industry allow him to create expert reports and work with a litigation team. Russ’ expert experience, comprehensive knowledge and highly diversified career in the convenience store and retail petroleum industry includes corporate operations, management and leadership roles at many levels within the industries. His expertise includes, corporate operational management, franchising and franchise management, category management, food safety, customer and consumer experience management, mystery shopping, sur...

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

South Bend, Indiana
Energy, Oil and Gas - Oil & Gas, Oil & Chemical Fires, Explosions, Chemical Release, Boiler Fires & Explosions, Chemical Accident Investigation, Coal Technologies, Appraiser - Machinery & Technical, Industrial Property Valuation, Oil Refining, Waste-to-Energy, Chemistry & Chemicals, Biofuels, Energy
John A. Williams, PhD, PE, CFEI, MBA, ASA, AIChE Fellow. Dr. Williams delivers technology assessments and financial valuation analysis for business disputes involving intellectual property, trade secrets, patent infringement, licensing, royalties, capital investment, manufacturing operations expenses, ad valorem taxes, and lost profit calculations. He is an Accredited Senior Appraiser by the American Society of Appraisers, Practical 40 years of engineering experience in renewable and conventional energy technologies and facilities encompassing oil & gas, refining, biofuels, biomass, solar, wind, geothermal, coal, chemicals, steel, and power generation. A NAFI Certified Fire and Explosions Investigator, Dr. Williams performs forensic investigations of fires, explosions, equipment failures, and industrial accidents. Dr. Williams is a licensed Professional Engineer in the States of Alabama, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusettes, Michigan, Misso...

Ajey Chandra, PE Muse, Stancil & Co.

Addison, Texas
Oil and Gas, Business Operations - Gas Processing, Gas Plants, Pipelines, Midstream, Operations, Market Analysis, Financial Analysis, Contracts, Gas Plant Auditing, Valuation, International Energy Industry, Litigation Support, Strategy
Mr. Chandra is an accomplished executive with extensive experience in multiple facets of the international energy industry. Specializing in litigation issues, major project development and both business and tax valuation. In addition, he is a noted presenter teaching engineers technical gas processing and leadership skills to both profit and non-profit organizations.

Bill Cline GaffneyCline

Houston, Texas
Oil and Gas, Economics - Valuation of petroleum assets, international oil and gas, petroleum contracts development and negotiation support; petroleum sector resource management and fiscal reform, petroleum engineering, energy, geology
Mr. Cline has acted in the capacity of expert witness particularly with respect to valuation of petroleum properties and/or petroleum industry practices in numerous arbitration, mediation and litigation proceedings including: ExxonMobil vs. Venezuela (ICSID); ExxonMobil vs. Petróleos de Venezuela (ICC); Anadarko Petroleum/Maersk vs. Sonatrach (UNCITRAL); Maersk vs. Algeria (ICSID); Sonatrach vs. Duke (UNCITRAL); Texaco vs. Apache (AAA); Vanco vs. Ukraine (Stockholm Chamber of Commerce); Occidental vs. Ecuador (mediation); CNOOC vs. Talisman (mediation); a series of arbitrations related to Egypt’s natural gas sector (ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL and CRCICA); Midland Resources vs. Shtaif et al. (Ontario Superior Court); Total/ExxonMobil/Chevron/Nexen vs. NNPC (Nigerian arbitration); Repsol vs. Chevron (Spanish litigation); Niko vs. Bangladesh (ICSID and Bangladesh litigation); First National Petroleum vs. TNG (Stockholm Chamber of Commerce); Nexen/Occidental et al. vs. Yemen and multiple case...

John W Ely Ely and Associates Corp

Houston, Texas
Oil and Gas, Engineering - Well Completions, Hydraulic Fracturing, Technical Expertise, Fracturing Fluids, Cementing and Acidizing.
John holds more than a dozen patents and has more than 75 publications, including a book titled "Stimulation Treatment Handbook/ An Engineer's Guide to Quality Control". He is also a contributing author to the 1989 issue of the S.P.E. monograph on hydraulic fracturing (Recent Advances in Hydraulic Fracturing), writing chapters on hydraulic fracturing fluids and fracture fluid selection. The new SPE fracturing monograph, coming out soon, will have Ely's chapter on hydraulic fracturing fluids. His expertise is in fracture design, implementation and also extensive knowledge on equipment and rig-up. Ely testified and served as an expert witness for more than 31 years including state commision hearings, depositions, trial, and arbitration.

Cassandra K Moody, M.S., P.E. Time For Change, LLC.

Houston, Texas
Oil and Gas, Engineering - Pipeline, PHMSA, Pipeline Safety, Integrity Management, IMP, TRRC, Pipelines, Gas Pipeline, Oil Pipeline, Oil & Gas Pipelines, 49 CFR 192, 49 CFR 195
Cassandra K. Moody, M.S., P.E., the President and Principal Engineer of Time For Change, LLC., is a passionate professional engineer with nearly fifteen years of pipeline experience encompassing pipeline operations and Integrity Management Program (IMP) responsibilities. Prior to establishing her own consultancy firm, she served in various regional operations engineering capacities, leading people and managing projects for a midsize North American pipeline operator as an Operations Engineer. Mrs. Moody has performed practical operations analysis of new and existing pipeline systems and facilities, of both natural gas and hazardous liquid product types, from operability optimizations, cost consciousness, public safety, and regulatory compliance perspectives throughout her career. She offers innovative solutions to achieve safe and efficient operations while communicating visionary changes in processes and procedures through training and encouragement across all levels of organization...

Esteban N Nieto Ely Associates

Houston, Texas
Oil and Gas, Engineering - Hydraulic Fracturing, Stimulation, frac, optimization, post job review, fracture modeling, pressure analysis

Johnie P. Spruiell, P.E. Integrity Forensics and Engineering, LLC

Sanger, Texas
Mechanical Engineering, Forensic Science - Electrical Engineering, Energy, Equipment & Machinery, Failure Analysis, Fire, Laboratories & Testing, Oil and Gas, Products Liability, Product, Plumbing, Leak, Warnings & Labels, Guarding, CSST, Gas Explosions, Natural Gas, Propane, LPG, Forensic Engineering, Expert Witness
LICENSURE: -Texas Professional Engineer License #57023 -Colorado Professional Engineer License #24555 -Mississippi Professional Engineer License #17888 -Alabama Professional Engineer License #35693 -North Carolina Professional Engineer License #049314 -South Carolina Professional Engineer License #37169 -Virginia Professional Engineer License #0402061315 -Michigan Professional Engineer License #6201069726 -Minnesota Professional Engineer License #58020 EDUCATION: -BSME, University of Texas at Arlington, 1978 AFFILIATIONS: -MEMBER, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) -SENIOR MEMBER, National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) -MEMBER, National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) -MEMBER, National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) -MEMBER, Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) -Pi Tau Sigma -Tau Beta Pi PRIMARY AREAS OF EXPERTISE: -Fire and Explosion Analysis Fuel Gas Fires and Explosions Residential, Commercial, Ind...

Randall M Albert, PE Shale Advisory Group, LLC

Bluefield, West Virginia
Energy, Oil and Gas - Leases, JOA, Safety, Drilling, Completions, Operations, Project Management, M&A, Midstream, Upstream, Damages, Mining
I have over 40 years experience in the Energy sector with the last 20 at the C-Suite level.
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