Fracking expert witness candidates are typically professional engineers with background in petroleum engineering, environmental engineering, completions engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, and/or hydrology. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request an engineering expert with prior expert witness testimony experience.
Fracking (a.k.a. hydraulic fracturing or hydraulic fracking) is an oil and gas well stimulation technique that involves injecting water, sand and chemical compounds under high pressure into bedrock formations. Hydraulic fracturing has revolutionized oil and gas drilling, but fracking operations regulations are imperative to prevent groundwater contamination, safeguard wildlife, preserve drinking water, and minimize air pollution.
Legal cases involving hydraulic fracturing issues could involve intellectual property, such as patent infringement cases or trade secret disputes. A subject matter expert in fracking might also provide expert testimony in a product liability case, design defect case, personal injury case, or class action suit. Litigation support by a hydraulic fracturing expert could include failure analysis, an expert report, patent invalidity and validity arguments, deposition, expert opinion, and expert testimony at a trial.
Whether the project involves natural gas extraction, hydraulic fracturing fluid, shale gas production, wastewater, refineries, remediation, water supply contamination, horizontal drilling, hydrocarbons, fracking fluid, or any other component of hydraulic fracturing, Cahn Litigation Services has the years of experience needed to efficiently search and secure expert witnesses. Representing a plaintiff or defendant, Cahn is frequently called on by top litigators to locate qualified experts to support fracking matters.
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Fracking experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Fracking landscape.
This expert is a licensed Professional Engineer with many years' experience in the oil and gas drilling industry. This expert is a Completion Engineer with experience using diverting agents, and a focus on maximizing production with state of the art technology and methods. As head of a consulting firm, this expert specializes in frac and refracture design and implementation, injection and water disposal, production optimization, and pressure transient analysis. This expert is active in industry conferences. This expert has some experience as an expert witness, but has never testified at trial.
This expert has a Ph.D. and is a gas and oil engineer and expert witness with hands-on industry experience with large industry players. A former full professor of oil and gas engineering, this expert was department head of three departments of Petroleum and Geological Engineering during this expert's tenure. This expert holds multiple patents and is well published. This expert has significant experience as an expert witness in Fracking and other cases involving oil and gas engineering.
This expert is a Completions Engineer, focusing a consulting practice on Hydraulic fracturing, downhole and horizontal applications, well stimulation and well optimization. As a project manager for numerous projects this expert has overseen operations for fracking and acidizing designs for numerous wells globally. This expert developed a reservoir simulation model that led to a new water injection strategy. The realignment stabilized the reservoir pressure & reduced production decline. This expert is a well-regarded authority in the field with a number of publications, and has served as a testifying expert in a number of matters, including intellectual property (district Court and PTAB). This expert has given Deposition testimony in nine cases, given trial testimony in four, and wrote expert reports in about a dozen more that never required testimony of any kind.
For multiple clients this expert has headed up oil and gas related projects including electrification of fields which involves converting them from gas lift, engine driven beam pumps, or other internal combustion engine driven equipment, to ASD driven electrical equipment. This expert was the Manager of Electric Infrastructure for a large, independent oil and gas producer where this expert constructed and maintained hundreds of miles of overhead lines serving exploration and production equipment. The majority of the equipment were large electric motors being driven by adjustable speed drives (ASDs), similar to what is used in electric fracking systems. This expert is heavily involved in the IEEE Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee (PCIC). This committee is responsible for IEEE standards projects involving electrification and electrical systems in the oil and gas industry. Many of these standards revolve around the interface of electrical motors and ASDs in the oil and gas industry. This expert has published five books, six magazine articles and over 40 other technical papers and articles. This expert has been involved in several hundred litigation related matters. This expert received a PhD in Engineering Management, along with a B.S. in electrical engineering, and a M.E. in Technology Management.