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 Expert  108475

Expert in Applied Surface and Colloid Chemistry

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Louisiana (LA)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
CLAYS AND CLAY MINERALS; MONTMORILLONITE; ATTAPULGITE; HECTORITE; KAOLMITE. A significant portion of Expert's career is devoted to the chemistry and properties of clays and clay minerals, including the occurrence, mining and beneficiation of montmorillonite, attapulgite, seipiolite, hectorite, and kaolmite. His work includes applications in ceramics, animal litter, absorbents, drilling fluids, and environmental applications, including organo-clays in coatings and lubricants.

OIL FIELD CHEMISTRY; DRILLING AND PRODUCTION; CARBON DIOXIDE CORROSION. Expert is recognized by U.S. Federal Courts as an expert in oil field chemistry. He has extensive experience in the development, testing, and use of specialty products onshore and offshore in most oil field producing areas of the world. He is an expert in corrosion and scale problems due to oxygen, carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide, and water composition variables.

COAL-BED METHANE PRODUCTION. Within the past year, Expert has applied his experience to solving new problems in the emerging new technology of coal-bed methane production. Drilling, completion, and production problems complicated by strict environmental rules has made this an area of specialization distinct from other technologies.




carbon dioxide corrosion




clay mineral


coal bed methane production








oil field chemistry


oil well drilling

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Baton Rouge, Louisiana;  Lafayette, Louisiana;  and Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Often requested
with this expert:

Construction Materials
Ceramics Industry
Project Leadership, Process Development and Scale Up with...
Petroleum Production Engineer

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1957   MS   Petroleum Geology   University of Houston  
1950   BS   Ceramic Engineering   University of Texas  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

1992 to 2000


Expert Consulting




1977 to 1992


Expert Labs





1975 to 1977


Petroleum Association of LAF



General Manager


1969 to 1977


NL Industries



Assistant Director of Research


1950 to 1969


NL Baroid


Oil Field Products Lab




Career Accomplishments:

Expert is active in the American Petroleum Institute, Society of Petroleum Engineers, Clay Minerals Society, and the National Association of Corrosion Engineers.


Expert is a Registered Professional Engineer in Louisiana and Texas.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has been awarded five U.S. Patents, and has written 35 publications.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE)  
 - Gulf Pub. Co.  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in clay stabilizers in oil drilling and shale fracturing.
  • Expert in Scale deposits (BaSO4) in Oil Well
  • Corrosion expert for consulting on corrosion inhibitor additiives for steel lubricants.
  • Houston based completion fluid expert for consulting on Completion fluid.
  • Expert in geology testing labs for consulting on a chemical analysis of rock/minerals.
  • Expert in copper corrosion reduction for consulting on copper corrosion inhibitor for brake fluid.
  • Deionized water expert for consulting on deionized water corrosion.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Oil and gas drilling expert for consulting on surface jarring operations.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert conducts a seminar entitled "Composition, Properties, and Testing of Oil Well Drilling Fluids." The course covers principles of drilling fluids; composition and properties; completion fluids; basic mud systems; and drilling problems and hazards.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of specialty chemicals, water-treating, lubricants, corrosion inhibitors, clay sources and clay-based products, and water soluble polymers. His resources include a technical file of suppliers, continuously updated in his areas of expertise.

Other Skills and Services

Expert is recognized by U.S. Federal Courts in Oil Field Chemistry and was an Instructor in the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Southwest Louisiana.


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