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 Expert  713074

Expert in Gas and Oil Pipeline Safety Codes and Standards


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Texas (TX)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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Expert has knowledge and experience in the application of federal, state, and industry regulations and standards for natural gas distribution, gas transmission, and petroleum pipelines. He spent over 23 years as a manager with the Office of Pipeline Safety in the Department of Transportation, including Director and Deputy Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety. He was responsible for directing the national program for the safe and environmentally sound transportation by over 2 million miles of petroleum and natural gas pipelines in the country, including:

Directing issuance and enforcement of design, construction, operation, and maintenance risk-based pipeline regulations, including anti-drug and LNG regulations. Directing a cooperative federal/state pipeline program and grant-in-aid program. Directing a pipeline safety training program and compliance program. Directing over 60 pipeline research projects and developing risk management programs. Testifying before Congress, state legislatures, and UN organizations. Doubled the size of the pipeline safety program. Reduced pipeline failures, deaths, and injuries by 50% over a 23-year period.

He has experience in conducting research and engineering having directed over 60 pipeline research projects in the Federal government to investigate advancing pipeline technology. Research projects include arctic pipelines, offshore pipelines, plastic pipelines, automatic and remote-controlled valves, risk management, leak detection, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition, instrumented internal inspection devices, excavation damage control, underground hydrocarbon storage, excess flow valves, environmental protection, and offshore pipeline inspection.

Expert has experience and has directed the development and issuance of federal regulations for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of LNG plant facilities. He also has experience inspecting LNG plants and conducting LNG accident investigations.

Expert has experience in conducting pipeline inspections of natural gas distribution, gas transmission, and petroleum pipelines to determine if the pipeline complies with federal, state, or industry standards, as well as sound engineering practices. He also has experience in inspecting pipelines to assess corrosion preventive measures, identify leaks, and determine the condition of the pipeline.

He has experience in the interpretation and application of design, construction, operation, and maintenance codes and standards for oil and gas pipelines. He directed the national program for issuing and enforcing regulations for all oil and gas pipelines in the country.

He directed the issuance and enforcement programs for all gas transmission pipelines in the country.

He directed the issuance and enforcement program for all natural gas pipelines in the country.

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Department of Transportation pipeline safety regulation

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petroleum pipeline

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pipeline

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liquefied gas safety

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liquefied gas transportation

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liquefied natural gas

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pipeline inspection

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gas pipeline

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gas transmission

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natural gas pipeline

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oil regulation

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natural gas marketing


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Antonio, Texas;  Austin, Texas;  Killeen, Texas;  and Round Rock, Texas.

Often requested
with this expert:

Oil and Gas Exploration, Production, Construction and...
Petroleum Refining Evaluation
Energy & Process Piping Design
Natural Gas Distribution, Explosion Investigation & Cause,...

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1962   M. Eng.   Civil Engineering   Texas A&M University-College Station   distinguished student
1958   B. S.   Petroleum Engineering   University of Texas-Austin  
1953   Associate of Arts   Pre-Engineering   Texas Southmost College - Brownsville   Phi Beta Kappa

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1997 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

Consultant

 

Expert does gas and oil pipeline engineering consulting, training, and expert witness work on codes and standards for gas and oil pipelines.

1994 to 1997

 

Department of Transportation, Washington, DC

 

Office of Pipeline Safety

 

Deputy Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety

 

With the Associate Director, he directed the national oil and gas pipeline safety regulatory program.

1987 to 1994

 

Department of Transportation

 

Office of Pipeline Safety

 

Director, Standards & Technology

 

Expert directed the development of standards, and research and technology of the national pipeline program.

1983 to 1987

 

Department of Transportation

 

Office of Pipeline Safety

 

Region Chief; Engineering Inspector

 

He conducted pipeline accident investigations and inspections, and managed the federal pipeline safety program for seven states.

1980 to 1983

 

GEO Condor, Inc.

 


 

Vice President

 

Expert performed administration and marketing for the manufacturing of oilfield well servicing equipment.

1971 to 1980

 

Department of Transportation

 

Office of Pipeline Safety

 

Director

 

He managed the Federal national pipeline safety program for oil and gas pipelines.

1964 to 1971

 

The Western Company

 

Engineering

 

Engineering Manager

 

He managed the Engineering Department of the second largest well servicing company in the country. ($650 million annual revenue; over 6,000 employees)


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert was a member of Technical Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Standards Committee (committee of pipeline experts established by law to advise the Department of Transportation on pipeline safety). He is a member of the ASME Pipeline Safety Research Committee and the Gas Piping Technology Committee (ANSI Z-380). He served on the Committee on Minorities in Engineering in the National Academy of Engineering. His past professional affiliations include the International Standards Organization (technical committees), the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the Society of Civil Engineers, and the Society of Professional Engineers.

Licenses/Certifications

He is a registered Professional Engineer in Texas (#23146) and Colorado (#21046).

Awards/Recognition

Expert served in the Senior Executive Service (ES-4) in the Federal overnment and received numerous recognitions and awards.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has over 20 publications including those on hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems, cement blender design, pipeline regulations, and offshore pipeline standards.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Transactions: Pipeline Rehabilitation Conference  
 - Pipeline And Gas Journal  
 - Drill Bit  
 - Gas Digest  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1983 to 1997   Office of Pipeline Safety; DOT   Deputy Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety   With the Associate Administrator, Expert directed the national gas and oil pipeline safety regulatory program.
1971 to 1980   Office of Pipeline Safety; DOT   Director   He directed the national gas and oil pipeline safety regulatory program.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He did pipeline research in Argentina to obtain a waiver from the government regulatory office to operate at higher pressure than permitted by codes. He flew to England to assess research in that matter.
  • He did pipeline safety training in Colombia, South America, in Spanish and English.
  • He reviewed and was expert witness in many accident investigations to determine if pipeline standards had been met.
  • He investigated and was expert witness regarding corrosion protection programs to determine if pipeline standards had been met.
  • Expert was an expert witness in many court litigation cases regarding excavation damage to gas pipeline and associated injuries.
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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:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has extensive experience as expert witness in litigation regarding pipeline safety codes and standards regarding design, construction, operation and maintenance of oil and gas pipelines.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
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  • Determine cause of pipeline explosion
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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.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
to   World Wide   Expert has marketed oilfield servicing equipment (fracturing, cementers, acidizers, and blenders) to companies in Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, Abu Dhabi, and India. He also has conducted marketing studies to assess business opportunities in the U.S. and Mexico for a French/Belgian company providing pipeline rehabilitation services.
2000 to   Colombia   Conducted pipeline training.
2010 to 2011   Puerto Rico   Consultant on design and construction for a proposed 92-mile gas transmission pipeline.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   Expert speaks, reads, and writes Spanish fluently.

Market Research:
Expert's experience as Director of the Federal pipeline safety program provides him with an insight of the codes and standards issues regarding litigation, and provides him the ability to be an expert witness for both plaintiff's and defendant's attorneys in litigation.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Experienced as an engineering manager, he has conducted engineering development of oilfield servicing equipment (fracturing, cementers, blenders, and acidizers) to advance oilfield technology. Expert has experience in locating vendors for general operation and maintenance pipeline equipment.


 

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