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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Crude Oil experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Crude Oil landscape.
This expert has worked in the energy industry for many years completing assignments encompassing the entire energy value chain. This expert was responsible for reservoir engineering evaluations associated with exploration and development projects, assessment of the economic value of acquisition and divestiture activities, analysis of natural gas shut in strategies, pipeline/plant engineering design, pipeline/plant construction and operations management of existing production properties. This expert was in domestic crude oil trading and marketing. In the crude trading group, this expert evaluated transportation logistics, analyzed the operations of refineries, assessed the commercial aspects of potential mergers and asset trades, and formulated options and futures strategies.
This expert has been involved in a wide variety of assignments and is frequently retained to advise clients on both technical and commercial issues related to mergers, asset transactions, project development and start up, bankruptcy/workout, and dispute resolution. This expert has experience in the transportation, processing, refining, marketing, and electrical generation sectors.
Throughout the course of this expert's consulting career, this expert has advised clients on both technical and commercial issues related to mergers, asset transactions, project development, business start-ups, bankruptcy/workout, and dispute resolution.
This expert has experience in the transportation, processing, refining, marketing, and electrical generation sectors and brings many years of direct experience in the energy industry including project evaluation, development, and management; operations management; and contract evaluation/negotiation.
This expert is a frequent speaker at national and international energy industry conferences and is the author of 25 papers and presentations covering the industry's technical, economic, and commercial matters.
This expert began a career supporting operations in an integrated petrochemical complex. This expert held engineering as well as business management positions. This expert moved up the oil and gas value chain, into the midstream sector. As Manager of Natural Gas Engineering and Project Management, this expert led the development of a midstream infrastructure to support the growth in upstream operations a shale play. As Director of Engineering and Pipeline Operations, this expert led the pipeline design, engineering, construction, and commissioning as well as operations and maintenance activities. Development activities included pipeline, gathering, and storage assets for crude oil and gas. This expert draws on diverse experiences in the midstream and downstream sectors to provides analyses of both technical and economic issues and advise clients regarding interests in the energy sector.
This expert began a career in the oil and gas industry, where this expert worked as an Engineer in the Materials Technology Group diagnosing corrosion and water treating issues in upstream production facilities. This expert then became a plant engineer at a large gas processing facility, where this expert was responsible for the support of various gas processing units and gas compression facilities.
This expert worked as a Process Engineer in the Process Engineering Division. This expert developed conceptual designs for onshore production facilities and pipelines to process and transport high paraffin crude oil in arctic environments. This expert was assigned to a subsidiary where this expert performed general process troubleshooting and optimization, technical service work, and project economic analysis for offshore platforms.
This expert then moved to an assignment as Process Engineer on the gas offtake team, responsible for evaluating alternatives for transporting and processing gas. This expert was responsible for performance testing equipment, evaluating expansion projects and performing a rebuild on a fire-damaged offshore platform. This expert provided technical and project support to evaluate asset acquisition opportunities. This expert was responsible for leading a multi-discipline engineering team through the detailed engineering and construction phases of the project.
This expert became the Leader of New Developments, where this expert was responsible for providing concept selection and economic evaluation of all major projects. As part of this effort, this expert and team developed the Development and Production plans and worked closely with various governmental bodies and partner organizations to obtain approvals for these plans and for developing Field Development Plans. This expert became Project Manager for a multi-platform shallow water oil field development. This expert was responsible for leading a team through concept selection, pre-project planning, and scoping and bidding of the Front-End Engineering Design contract.
This expert implemented industry-standard project Front End Loading principles, practices and discipline to the asset by mandating the use of standard designs and a competitive bidding process to reduce costs. This expert developed contracting strategy to reduce costs and execution cycle time while leveraging company resources to maximum benefit, and instituted procedures to ensure safety and integrity of new facilities, and incorporated procurement and planning into the team.
This expert was responsible for completing construction and the start-up of a major gas plant designed to recover methane and helium from a high-acid gas feed stream. This expert also completed a study to determine the cost and schedule to replace the existing gas plant with a Selexol process designed to recover carbon dioxide (CO2) and reject hydrogen sulfide (H2S) from the feed gas. This expert began a consulting career, where this expert had a variety of diverse assignments involving insurance claims, construction disputes, gas transmission issues, oil and gas field operational issues.