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 Expert  719491

Expert in Nuclear Oil Well Logging

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Connecticut (CT)
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NUCLEAR OIL WELL LOGGING; HYDROCARBON DETECTION. Expert (Expert initially, then Expert) is a physicist with extensive knowledge of nuclear oil well logging. His primary area of focus has been on neutron and gamma-ray transport to determine the presence of hydrocarbons in the earth's formations. His knowledge encompasses thermal and epithermal detection, electron optics, quartz crystals, and radiation shielding and protection.

NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTATION; OIL EXPLORATION; PETROLEUM PRODUCTION. For about five years, Expert consulted with Teleco Oilfield Services on the design of nuclear Measurements While Drilling (MWD) tools. He offered expertise in nuclear physics experimental methods, nuclear instrumentation, radioactivity, vacuum technology, photomultipliers, and geophysics. He co-invented the Schlumberger SNP and CNL neutron porosity tools, which are widely used by the oil industry for use in petroleum exploration and production. He developed a borehole accelerator used to make thermal decay time measurements and to do capture gamma-ray spectroscopy. The borehole accelerator is a sealed tube about a foot long and one inch in diameter. It produced 14 MeV neutrons at an intensity of 10(8) neutrons/sec. In order to perfect this device, he used his knowledge of gas discharges, high voltage insulation, and nuclear reactions.

Expert designed and developed neutron tools that use chemical sources. These sources are small doubly encapsulated cylinders, typically 1-3 inches long and less than one inch in diameter. Contained in such capsules is a mixture of beryllium and some other element that happens to be an alpha-emitter (alpha is a helium nucleus).

NEUTRON MEASUREMENT. For the last 20 years Expert was with Schlumberger, he helped design and develop thermal and epithermal neutron measurement tools. These tools are currently the only two kinds of neutron measurements that can be made involving slowed down neutrons. One of the measurements he co-developed brought $200 million in annual revenues.

PATENT LAW. Expert is presently practicing law on a part-time basis. He is very familiar with patent laws and regulations of the United States.


hydrocarbon detection


nuclear instrumentation


nuclear oil-well logging


oil exploration


oil well logging


petroleum production

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York;  Yonkers, New York;  Newark, New Jersey;  Jersey City, New Jersey;  Paterson, New Jersey;  Elizabeth, New Jersey;  Bridgeport, Connecticut;  New Haven, Connecticut;  Hartford, Connecticut;  and Springfield, Massachusetts.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1986   JD   Law   Pace University Law School  
1956   PhD   Physics   New York University  
1942   AB   Physics   Brooklyn College  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1983 to



Independent Consultant


1956 to 1983


Schlumberger-Doll Research




1951 to 1956


New York University


Research Associate


1949 to 1951


St. Peter's College




Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the American Physical Society, Sigma Xi, Society of Professional Well Log Analysts and previously Sigma Pi Sigma. He also holds membership in the Connecticut Bar Association.


Expert has been admitted to practice law before the Federal District Court and all Connecticut courts.


"Depth of the Investigation of the CNL," one of the numerous technical articles Expert has authored, won an award for best presented paper at a meeting of SPWLA.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert holds several patents and has considerable understanding of U.S. Patent and Trademark laws.

Consulting Services:
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:
  • Expert in nuclear science for consulting on monitors (tritium, gamma, neutron) in nuclear context.
  • Expert in history well logging radiation for consulting on history of well logging and API units.
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.

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