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Oil and gas expert witnesses practice in a variety of fields, including petroleum engineering, geology, drilling operations, pipeline management, and energy economics. Some of the most common oil and gas expert witness specialties also include reservoir engineering, offshore drilling, hydraulic fracturing, natural gas processing, and oilfield safety. They can opine on the effects of environmental impact, drilling accidents, oil spills, property rights disputes, and regulatory compliance.

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Elliott C Taylor, PhDView profile

ID: 6255072

Dr. Elliott C Taylor, PhD

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Washington

Dr. Elliott Taylor has over 35 years of experience in the field of Environmental and Marine Sciences. He earned his BS in Oceanography from the Autonomous University of Baja California in Mexico and his Ph.D. in Oceanography from Texas A&M University. Formerly, this expert served as a Senior Project Scientist at Woodward-Clyde Consultants and the Principal at Taylor Environmental and Marine...

Oil & Gas Assets and Forensic Accounting Expert Witness | TexasView profile

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Oil & Gas Assets and Forensic Accounting Expert Witness | Texas

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Texas

This expert has over 35 years of advisory and energy industry experience for both domestic and international projects. As Director of Forensics and Dispute Services for Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, he consulted with a Moroccan oil and gas company in an international fraud dispute involving an oil service technology company, while he provided expert testimony and analysis for a separate...

Frank Michael Paskewich Jr, MS, PEView profile

ID: 6255073

Mr. Frank Michael Paskewich Jr, MS, PE

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Louisiana

Mr. Frank M. Paskewich has over 30 years of experience in the field of Coastal Disaster Response, including Oil Spills. He earned his BS in Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture from the United States Coast Guard Academy. He also completed his MS in Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture, and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan. Today, this expert is a licensed...

Energy and Petroleum Expert Witness | TexasView profile

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Energy and Petroleum Expert Witness | Texas

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Texas

This expert has been working in the petroleum industry for over 40 years. He has worked for numerous petroleum and energy firms in a variety of capacities, from production and drilling accountant and oil and gas accountant to senior internal auditor, control analyst, audit manager, and senior staff auditor. Awarded the honor of Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners, he holds a...

David Robin Dutton, CIH, MS, PhDView profile

ID: 6255074

Dr. David Robin Dutton, CIH, MS, PhD

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Texas

Dr. David R. Dutton has over twenty years of experience in Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology. He received his MS in Toxicology from the University of Arizona and his Ph.D. in Toxicology from the University of Kansas Medical Center. He then went on to complete Postdoctoral Training at the University of California San Francisco. Today, this expert is a Certified Industrial Hygienist by the American...

Gas Station and Fuel Systems Expert Witness | CaliforniaView profile

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Gas Station and Fuel Systems Expert Witness | California

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California

This expert has extensive experience in fuel system design, storage, and dispensing systems. He has spent many years as a gas station expert, constructing gasoline service stations for major oil companies and public agencies. He has been involved with numerous societies in the gas station safety/construction industry, and is certified to handle all gas station related materials. Currently, this...

Peter W KellerView profile

ID: 6671227

Mr. Peter W Keller

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South Carolina

Mr. Peter W. Keller has 47 years of experience in Oil and Gas finance. He earned his BA in History, Environmental Studies, and Economics from Williams College. Formerly, this expert served as the Managing Director and Vice President at Bank of New York Mellon, as the Principal at RPI Institutional Services, Inc., and as a Corporate Banking Officer at Midlantic National Bank. Currently, this...

Oil & Gas operations & Supply Chain Economics Expert Witness | PennsylvaniaView profile

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Oil & Gas operations & Supply Chain Economics Expert Witness | Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

This highly qualified expert has 25+ years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry developing and implementing tactics and strategies to optimize utilization of assets and maximize ROI. He has four years of consulting experience in E&P, with an emphasis on Natural Gas drilling costs and Enhanced Oil recovery and insights in Upstream oil trends. His has also experience on Wall Street with a...

James Frederick Hardwick JrView profile

ID: 6768848

Mr. James Frederick Hardwick Jr

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Louisiana

Mr. James F. Hardwick Jr. has 40 years of experience in Geology with expertise in Petroleum Geology. He earned his BA in Geology from the University of Colorado Boulder and his MA in Geology from the University of Texas at Austin. Today, this expert is certified as a Private Pilot by the Federal Aviation Administration and a Petroleum Geologist by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists....

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OSHA and Injury Cases Expert Witness | TexasView profile

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OSHA and Injury Cases Expert Witness | Texas

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Texas

This expert is a certified OSHA outreach instructor , teaches OSHA compliance, and has spent many years focusing on the safety direction for construction, oil and gas companies. He earned his Masters Degree in Occupational Safety & Health from Columbia Southern University and has held numerous safety management positions. In addition to his leadership roles in the oil and gas space, he is a...

Shagun Bhat, PhDView profile

ID: 6891730

Dr. Shagun Bhat, PhD

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Texas

Dr. Shagun N. Bhat has 16 years of experience in Environmental Engineering. He earned his BTech in Chemical Engineering from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University, his MS in Chemical Engineering from Lamar University, and his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Rice University. Formerly, this expert served as a Senior Manager at Environ International Corporation and as a...

Oil & Gas Expert Witness | TexasView profile

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Oil & Gas Expert Witness | Texas

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Texas

This expert has more than 35 years of experience in the maritime and offshore oil & gas industries including an active seagoing career as a deck officer on tankers and bulk carriers; terminal controller in a container terminal responsible for the loading and discharging of ocean-going container vessels; master/offshore installation manager of semi-submersible drilling rigs; and marine surveying...

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William Dee Griffin, PEView profile

ID: 6935985

Mr. William Dee Griffin, PE

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Texas

Mr. William D. Griffin has 51 years of experience in Petroleum Engineering and he earned his BS in Chemical Engineering from Texas Tech University. Today, this expert is licensed as a Professional Engineer in the States of Texas and Louisiana. Formerly, this expert served as a Special Projects Engineer and as a Reservoir Engineering Group Supervisor with Amoco Production Company. He was also the...

Fracking Tools & Applications Expert Witness | CaliforniaView profile

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Fracking Tools & Applications Expert Witness | California

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California

This expert has been a pioneer in the field of seismic reservoir characterization for over 30 years, with his research interests including borehole geophysics and hydraulic fracturing. He obtained over a dozen US and worldwide patents for his work and sold this technology to Western-Atlas International, where it became part of a suite of on-site drill products. In 1992 he became a member of the...

David Ellis Butz, JDView profile

ID: 6985218

Mr. David Ellis Butz, JD

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Ohio

Mr. David E. Butz has above 30 years of experience in the field of Law & Legal. He earned his BA from Bethany College and his JD from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Currently, this expert is a Director and Co-Chairfor Litigation Section at Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.

Fracking Tools & Applications Expert Witness | TexasView profile

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Fracking Tools & Applications Expert Witness | Texas

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Texas

This qualified expert of Fracking Tools & Applications obtained his BS in Chemistry from Oklahoma State University and is a member of multiple Chemistry and Petroleum Professional Societies. This expert has more than forty five years of experience in both research, development, and field use of acidizing and fracturing fluids. He has worldwide experience in fracturing and acidizing stimulation,...

Health & Safety Expert Witness | ColoradoView profile

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Health & Safety Expert Witness | Colorado

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Colorado

This expert is a health & safety expert in oil and gas, construction and mining drawing on his advanced education and about 20 years experience teaching safety practices and techniques reducing incidents and reducing costs/losses. He has worked at a variety of mining, petroleum, and construction companies as their lead environmental health and safety specialist. He has extensive experience...

Natural Gas Engineering Expert Witness | TexasView profile

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Natural Gas Engineering Expert Witness | Texas

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Texas

This qualified expert is a professional engineer who earned his BS from Texas A&M University and his MBA from the University of Houston. He is an advisory board member of GasPro Americas and the Gas to Liquid Technology Forum. Formerly, this expert has served various roles in the gas industry such as an Energy Consultant for Purvin & Gertz, a Gas Plants Manager for Hess Corporation, a VP at...

Oil and Gas Engineering Expert Witness | TexasView profile

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Oil and Gas Engineering Expert Witness | Texas

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Texas

This expert on Oil and Gas Engineering has been in the industry for 30+ years. He has experience with engineering, engineering management, and forensic engineering investigations. He possesses a thorough understanding of design, construction, and operational needs. He obtained his BS in Mechanical Engineering from New Mexico State University and his MS in Industrial Engineering from the...

Oil & Gas Engineering Expert Witness | New MexicoView profile

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Oil & Gas Engineering Expert Witness | New Mexico

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New Mexico

This active consulting petroleum engineer has extensive experience in the drilling, completion, and operational planning on hundreds of vertical and horizontal wells. He earned his BS in Petroleum Engineering Technology from Oklahoma State University and began his career with Chevron. He then worked as a Drilling Rep & Production Engineer for Mesa Petroleum Co. and as a Operations Manager for...

Oil and Gas Expert Witness FAQs

What is the role of an oil and gas expert witness in a legal case?

An oil and gas expert witness provides specialized knowledge about the industry, including drilling operations, pipeline management, environmental impact, and regulatory compliance. They can offer crucial insights to support or challenge evidence in a case.

What types of cases might require an oil and gas expert witness?

Cases involving land rights disputes, environmental damage claims, industrial accidents, contract disputes between oil companies, or allegations of regulatory non-compliance often require an oil and gas expert witness.

Are there subspecialties within the field of oil and gas that an expert witness might focus on?

Yes, some experts may specialize in areas such as petroleum engineering, geology, environmental impact assessment, offshore drilling operations, or energy economics.

How can an oil and gas expert witness assist in cases related to environmental damage?

These experts can assess the extent of environmental harm caused by oil spills or leaks, evaluate cleanup efforts, and provide testimony on industry standards for preventing such incidents.

Why would I need an expert witness with a background in petroleum engineering for my case?

A petroleum engineer can provide detailed insights into drilling operations, reservoir management, production methods, and equipment safety standards. This expertise can be critical in cases involving technical disputes or accidents.

How does Expert Institute select its Oil and Gas expert witnesses?

Expert Institute offers a personalized approach to help you find the highest quality experts. We source actively-practicing professionals who match all your requirements for specialty areas, work experience, litigation history, fee range, certifications, location, and more.

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