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Drilling practices can result in accidents, misunderstandings, and political or business disputes. There are a lot of subspecialties when it comes to drilling, such as geography, economics, resources, and various technologies are all involved. Our drilling experts have worked as oil and gas executives, engineers, log analysts, petrophysicists, educators, drilling technology consultants, contract consultants, and energy advisors. These experts specialize in:

  • Petroleum engineering
  • Completion and workover
  • Reservoir evaluation
  • Equipment design
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Oilfield production
  • Chemical decontamination
  • Mid-stream facilities
  • Soils and wetlands
  • Drilling completion and production
  • Exploration
  • Offshore drilling
  • Well operations
  • Rig operations
  • Drilling contracts
  • Liability, indemnity, and releases
  • Well planning and design
With hundreds of years of combined experience, our drilling experts have successfully testified for both plaintiffs and defense in a variety of cases, and are prolific international authors and lecturers. Their published works span topics that include managed pressure drilling, relief wells, well control, contract interpretation, drilling hazards management, real-time data for hazards, Iraq and Kurdistan oil and gas operations, the energy cycle, and future impacts of lifting Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).

Here are a few of our favorite Drilling Expert Witnesses:

Texas Drilling, Soil, Gas, Liability Expert #50391

I have 35 years of experience, and specialize in the field of drilling contracts with specific knowledge in the areas of liability, indemnity and releases. I have published on such topics as drilling contracts. I have testified on drilling contract interpretation. I have been named IADC Contractor of the Year.

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Texas Drilling Expert #52656

I have 44 years of experience and specialize in the field of drilling and completions with specific knowledge in the areas of subsurface hazards and risk, well planning and design, and well construction execution. I have published on such topics as drilling hazards management, real time data for hazards avoidance, and drilling performance and reliability.

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Virginia Oil, Gas, Turkey, Drilling Expert #12135

I have 28 years of experience, and specialize in the field of petroleum engineering with specific knowledge in the areas of upstream, downstream and facilities. I have published on such topics as EOR with steam flooding for heavy oil, Iraq and Kurdistan oil and gas operations and Caspian oil and gas operations. I have testified…

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Texas Planning, Drilling Expert #17616

I have 36 years of experience, and specialize in the field of oil industry with specific knowledge in the area of directional drilling.

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Texas Drilling, Rigs Expert #20731

I have 40 years of experience, and specialize in the field of commercial and economic dynamics with specific knowledge in the areas of drilling, production and oilfield services. I have published on such topics as the energy cycle, future impacts of lifting Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) moratoriums and financing oilfield fixed assets. I have testified…

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California Geophysics, Drilling, Shale Gas Expert #29847

I have 30 years of experience, and specialize in the field of oil and gas industry with specific knowledge in the areas of exploration, production and environment (hazards). I have published on such topics as seismic exploration, reservoir characterization and production and drilling. I have provided consulting services to the investment commuinity on more than…

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Texas Petroleum, Drilling, Leasing Expert #31600

I have 25 years of experience in the field of oil and gas production, with specific knowledge of drilling, completion and production. I have testified on oil and gas leases, drilling and completion techniques, and workover operations. I have held several executive positions with private and public oil and gas companies, as well as mining…

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New York Soil, Geology, Drilling, Ecology Expert #31916

I have 10 years of experience and specialize in the field of environmental science, with specific knowledge of soils, wetlands and drilling. I have published on such topics as nutrient cycling in soils, decomposition and ecosystem change.

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Oklahoma Petroleum Engineer, Drilling Expert #34863

I have 30 years of experience, and specialize in the field of energy and chemicals with specific knowledge in the areas of mid-stream facilities, oilfield production and chemical decontamination. I have published on such topics as chemical decontamination, enhanced oil recovery methods and operational safety. I have testified on oilfield operations and crude oil trading….

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Texas Drilling, Marine Risers Expert #36027

I have 30 years of experience in the field of mechanical engineering, with specific knowledge in the areas of oil and gas, equipment design, and operations. I have published on such topics as reliability, design optimization, pressure vessel analysis and test and drilling, completion, production and pipeline. I have testified on equipment design negligence, equipment…

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Texas Petrophysical, Drilling Expert #44211

I have 30 years of experience, and specialize in the field of reservoir evaluation with specific knowledge in the areas of data acquisition from borehole, more than 25 years experience as a reservoir and operations petrophysicist and log analyst. I am familiar and well practiced with both clastic and carbonate petrophysical interpretations. I have worked…

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Texas Drilling, Casing Design and Wear Expert #44778

I have 20 years of experience, and specialize in the field of petroleum engineering with specific knowledge in the areas of drilling engineering, completions and workovers. Engineered one of the deepest wells ever drilled in Texas on land.

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Oklahoma Drilling, Production, Gaswell Expert #45145

I have 38 years of experience, and specialize in the field of petroleum engineering with specific knowledge in the areas of drilling, completion and workover. I have published on such topics as drilling muds. I have testified 10 times on topics such as drilling, completion and workover. I have a knowledge of engineering mixed with…

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Texas Drilling, Well Operations Expert #46052

I have 27 years of experience, and specialize in the field of petroleum engineering with specific knowledge in the areas of offshore drilling, well operations and rig operations. I have published on such topics as subsea tiebacks, managed pressure drilling and industry impacts post-macondo. I have testified on relief wells, well control and source control…

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Drilling Expert #48792

I have 44 years of experience, and specialize in the field of petroleum engineering with specific knowledge in the areas of drilling, engineering and operations.

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