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, Oil And Gas, OSHA, Accident Reconstruction, Completions, Drilling, Failure Analysis, Hydraulic Fracturing, Laboratories & Testing, Natural Gas, Operations, Petroleum Engineering, Pipeline, Propane, and Reservoir Engineering.

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John W Ross Evidence Solutions, Inc.

Tucson, Arizona
Transportation, Oil and Gas - Commercial Motor Vehicle, HazMat, DOT, OSHA, Truck Accidents, FMCSR, FMCSA, OIL field, Propane, Driver Standard of Care, Loading, Unloading, Oversized loads, Electronic log compliance, Driver Hiring & Training, Hours of Service Issues, PI, Driver Qualification File, Clause 391.1,
Double / Triple Trailer Driving Experience • Electronic Log Expertise & Trainer • F.M.C.S.R. Trained & Certified • Licensed Private Investigator • Oil Field Heavy Trucking Experienced • Operation, Inspection & Maintenance of Tractor- Trailers • OSHA 10 & 30 Certified • Oversized Load Experienced • Propane & (HAZ-MAT) Hazardous Materials Certified Driver • Safety and Risk Management Consultant • Truck Driver Actions, Reactions, Responsibilities, Qualifications &Training • Ability to Pass & Maintain two-year DOT Medical Certificate

Mingxi Zheng, MS, PE BEAR INC.

Berkeley, 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 Carbon 3D, 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 included reusability...

Tyson S Foutz, PE Foutz Consulting, LLC

Durango, Colorado
Oil and Gas, Engineering - Oilfield Operations, Well Control, Petroleum Engineering, Upstream Oil & Gas Industry, Drilling, Artificial Lift Design, HTHP, Reservoir Engineering, Hydraulic Fracturing, Intellectual Property, Rig Supervision, Chemical Production Optimization
Tyson S. Foutz is a petroleum engineer with broad experience in the upstream oil and gas industry, particularly in oilfield operations, drilling, and well control. Tyson is a licensed professional engineer with a IWCV Supervisor (Level 4) Well Control Certification and a member of the Society of Professional Engineers, American Petroleum Institute, American Society of Safety Professionals, and the American Association of Drilling Engineers. He provides oilfield consulting focusing on operations and project execution in both office and field environments and expert witness services. Recent projects include: • Expert witness, water well rig staff injury • Oilfield wastewater disposal facility environmental remediation • HTHP onsite consultant for Kurdistan deep test • Shakedown and evaluation of US purchased rig for transport to Chile • Expert witness for intellectual property claim • Disposal facility modification for skim oil clean up and processing • Expert witness for Deepwate...

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. ...

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 R. Puskar, PE Prescient Technical Services

Hinckley, Ohio
Fire, Oil and Gas - Mechanical Engineering, Boilers, Natural Gas, Furnaces, Carbon Monoxide, NFPA Codes, gas piping, steam, explosions, fires, ovens, OSHA, heaters, flue piping, NFPA 54, NFPA 85, ASME CSD-1, NFPA 86, NFPA 59A, NFPA 820, Methane, NFPA 56, Purging, Boiler Safety, Steam piping, Gas piping
Mr. Puskar is currently the President of Prescient Technical Services in Cleveland, Ohio. His firm provides strategic safety solutions related to flammable gas safety and the prevention of fires and explosions related to piping systems and combustion equipment in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Puskar is a licensed professional engineer in Ohio and 6 other states. Mr. Puskar holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Youngstown State University and an MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Puskar is the 2015 National American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Uzgiris Barnett medal winner for a lifetime of safety contributions to the industry. Mr. Puskar has served on several National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards and code committees including NFPA 54 (National Fuel Gas Code), 86 (ovens and furnaces), 85 (boilers), 820 (wastewater treatment plants), and 56 (flammable gas piping safety, 8...

Mark R. Malone New Auburn Energy Management, LLC

Edmond, Oklahoma
Oil and Gas, Engineering - Completions, Hydraulic Fracturing, Stimulation, Operations, Workovers, Drill outs, Acidizing, Cementing, Environmental, Safety, Pumping Services, Production, Artificial Lift, Reporting, Risk Management, Project Mangement, Oil & Gas Management, Perforating/wireline, Asset Mgmt., Salt Water disposal
MARK MALONE currently serves as Completions Engineering Manager for New Auburn Energy Management where he oversees a variety of domestic and international projects. Malone recently served as Senior Vice President of Operations for Riley Permian Operating of Oklahoma City. Prior to Riley, Malone spent seven years as Senior Vice President of Operations and Corporate Officer for Gulfport Energy Corporation. While at Gulfport Mr. Malone was responsible for the production & completion operations of all assets including up to 1.4 Bcfe/day gross production in the Utica shale of SE Ohio, over 7000 bopd in the SCOOP play of south-central Oklahoma and up to 4000 bopd in the shallow water of West Cote Blanch Bay in SE Louisiana while executing annual D&C budgets of up to $1.2 billion. Mr. Malone also served as Senior Asset Manager in the Marcellus Shale at Chesapeake Energy Corporation where he was responsible for operations in the Marcellus shale of NE Pennsylvania producing up to 1.2 Bcfe/d...

Greg A. Barnes, PE Auburn Energy Management

Houston, Texas
Oil and Gas, Appraisal & Valuation - Reservoir Engineering, Oil and Gas Asset Valuation, Reserves Reporting, Field Development, Prudent Operator, Reserve Damages, Unconventional Reservoirs, Enhanced Oil Recovery, Development Demands
Greg is a petroleum engineer with over 30 years of diverse engineering, operations, and management experience in six states. He has managed a business unit in the Rockies and in the Williston Basin for Encore Acquisition Company of Fort Worth (now a part of Exxon). He was a founding member of Silver Oak Energy, a private equity backed company working in East Texas and the Mid Continent. He is currently an advisor for New Tech Auburn, a global project management firm in Houston, Texas. He provides acquisition evaluation and due diligence reporting, provides internal reserve reports, and helps with asset development strategies for clients in Texas New Mexico, and Oklahoma. He has a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University with a focus on Reservoir Engineering. He has valued assets in the Permian and Scoop/STACK, Bakken, East Texas, and the Eagle Ford Shale. Greg is a registered professional engineer in Texas and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

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...

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 CFR193, 49 CFR 195, United States, Canada, North American, Safety Management Systems, Project Management, Contracts
Cassandra K. Moody, P.E. is passionate about engineering risk-informed solutions to safely optimize ROI: Return on INTEGRITY. She conveys visionary leadership, technical competency, and distinctive communication cultivated over a decade of midstream operations and integrity engineering experience with a mid-size oil and gas operator. As a proficient expert in the midstream pipeline industry, Mrs. Moody has represented both plaintiffs and defendants on a variety of cases both in the courtroom and through expert opinion reports. Mrs. Moody’s retained engagements as an independent Engineering Expert have resulted in favorable resolutions for 100% of her clients to date. Mrs. Moody is an effective communicator who excels at presenting complex information simply, both written and verbally. As Principal Engineer, she excels in the development, implementation, and optimization of Integrity Management Programs (IMP) in addition to the engineering and execution of the integrity program’s ...

Lyle R Rhodes, Jr The Ramaro Group Ltd

Kingwood, Texas
Security, Oil and Gas - International Security, Corporate Security, South and Southeast Asia
Lyle RHODES PRESIDENT THE RAMARO GROUP, LTD. Lyle (Ray) Rhodes was commissioned in the U.S. Army in 1968 and served in a variety of Infantry and Military Intelligence command and staff assignments, retiring from active duty in 1992. His assignments included two years in combat as an infantry advisor to the Vietnamese Airborne Division. Additionally, Ray was a member of the elite Foreign Area Officer Program, serving as a soldier-diplomat in South and Southeast Asia. In this latter capacity, he spent over seven years living and working throughout Asia as a politico-military specialist. Ray attended the Malaysian Armed Forces Staff College, following which he served as the Assistant Army Attaché in the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur. He subsequently served as Director of Asian Studies at the U.S. Army's postgraduate School of International Studies. Later, Ray spent three years as Army Attaché in the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India, returning to the States in 1989. In that po...

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...

Morris D. Argyle, PhD, PE

Provo, Utah
Chemical Engineering, Safety - Petroleum Refining, Heterogenous Catalysis, Process Safety Management, Risk Management, Hazard Analysis, Fluid Catalytic Cracking, Oil and Gas, Energy, Catalyst Deactivation
Professional Engineer registered in Texas. Eight years' petroleum refining experience in process design, economics, fluid catalytic cracking operation and supervision, hydrodesulfurization and catalytic reforming supervision, technical and operations supervision. Prior expert witness in cases involving chemical engineering safety (heat transfer and pressure relief) and attempted arson. Twenty years' experience teaching undergraduate and graduate chemical engineering courses. 61 peer-reviewed journal publications in areas of heterogenous catalysis, catalyst deactivation, energy, hydrogen generation and purification, and CO2 capture, Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

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. I have extensive experience as an expert witness for both defendant and plaintiff. I have worked with large national law firms and small regional law firms. I have provided both deposition and trial testimony.
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