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: Accident Reconstruction, Drilling, Energy, Failure Analysis, Laboratories & Testing, Midstream, Oil And Gas, Petroleum Engineering, Pipeline, Pipelines, Warnings & Labels, 3 D Printing, 49 Cfr 192, 49 Cfr 195, and 49 Cfr193.

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

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...

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...

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, 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...

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...

Neil K. Earnest, PE Muse, Stancil & Co.

Addison, Texas
Oil and Gas, Chemical Engineering - Pipelines, Midstream, Refinery Operations, Market Analysis, Crude Oil Market, Refined Product Market, LP Modeling, Linear Programming, Chemical Engineering, Asset Valuation, Arbitration, Expert Witness
Neil Earnest is Chairman of the Board of Muse with over 40 years of industry experience. Muse provides customized consulting services to the downstream energy industry, focusing on offering an integrated combination of technical and business expertise. As a consultant, he has worked on a broad range of assignments in the downstream sector around the world. In addition to his industry consulting engagements, Neil has provided expert testimony in international and domestic arbitration, U.S. Federal court, U.S. state court, and the English High Court of Justice. He has also provided extensive expert testimony in regulatory proceedings in front of the National Energy Board of Canada, the Canada Energy Regulator, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and U.S. state regulatory agencies.

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
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 ...

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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