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 Expert  723784

Expert in Oil & Gas, Environmental Law, Regulation, Petroleum Geology & Mineral Leasing

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Texas (TX)
Fort Bend County
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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As a practicing environmental attorney for 10 years (1995-2005), he represented several clients in matters involving air quality compliance and alleged environmental effects due to air pollution. He reviewed several air pollutant effect studies and dispersion models, and conducted preliminary statistical analysis of various pollutants released to the atmosphere and relative dispersion thereof. His writing requirement to receive a Masters Degree in Environmental Science from the University of Oklahoma concerned release and dispersion of hydrogen sulfide gas from oil and gas wells, and possibility and range of toxicological effects to human receptors.

air-pollutant environmental effect


environmental compliance


environmental impact

As a petroleum geologist of 10 years (1980-1990), he supervised the core sampling of several oil and gas wells, and described the lithology of those core samples as well as reviewed and utilized petrophysical analyses of the cores for further oil and gas development and exploration drilling.

core sample

As a practicing environmental attorney of 10 years (1995-2005), he has researched, reviewed, and provided legal advice from various environmental codes, both federal and state.

environmental code


environmental protection


Environmental Protection Agency


Environmental Protection Agency regulation


environmental regulation


federal environmental regulation

As a petroleum geologist with 10 years experience (1980-1990), he developed oil and gas production and exploration prospects using various geologic mapping techniques. As a practicing oil & gas attorney (1995-2005) and oil and gas regulatory advisor (1990-1995, 2005-2007), he has routinely reviewed geologic maps for trial and hearings, and supervised the development thereof.

geologic mapping




mineral resource geological investigation


oil exploration


petroleum industry


stratigraphic exploration


petroleum industry



As a practicing environmental attorney of 10 years (1995-2005), and an oil and gas regulatory advisor of 7 years (1990-1995, 2005-2007, he has handled numerous matters for clients and present corporate employer dealing with the regulation of environmental impacts caused by various land uses, including oil and gas drilling, production and refining, above ground and underground storage tank use, waste disposal, land treatment of wastes, and remediation.

land use environmental impact regulation


National Environmental Policy Act


oil regulation


gas industry


legal counsel

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Houston, Texas;  Pasadena, Texas;  Beaumont, Texas;  College Station, Texas;  Baytown, Texas;  Bryan, Texas;  Sugar Land, Texas;  Port Arthur, Texas;  Galveston, Texas;  and Missouri City, Texas.

Often requested
with this expert:

Completions & Workovers of Oil & Gas Wells
Petroleum Exploration and Exploitation
Oil and Gas Exploration, Production, Construction and...
Offshore: Deep & Ultra Deepwater, Exploration, Appraisal &...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1980   BS   Geology   University of La. at Lafayette (formerly Univ. SW'n La.)   Magna Cum Laude
1990   JD   Law   Oklahoma City University   8th in Class
1995   MS   Environmental Science   Univerity of Oklahoma  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2005 to 2007




Hugoton Asset Team


Senior Regulatory Advisor


He supervises all regulatory aspects for major oil and gas exploration and production company operations in Oklahoma and Kansas





Environmental Section




He was employed as a litigation and regulatory attorney, practicing in the areas of environmental, oil and gas, toxic tort, and products liability law.

1980 to 1995


OXY USA Inc. (formerly Cities Service Oil & Gas Co.)


Kan-O-Tec (OK, KS, TX & CO)


Senior Staff Geologist / Regulatory Advisor


Geologist in production (1980-84) and exploration (1985-1990) prospecting for oil and gas in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas and Colorado. Regulatory Advisor (1990-95), supervising regulatory aspects for major oil and gas company in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas and Colorado.

Career Accomplishments:

American Association of Petroleum Geologists, American Association of Professional Landmen, Society of Petroleum Engineers, Oklahoma Bar Association, Louisiana Bar Association


Oklahoma Attorney's License Louisiana Attorney's License

Professional Appointments

Kansas Oil & Gas Advisory Committee, Kansas Corp. Cmsn. Kansas Rules & Regulations Subcommittee, KCC Kansas Oil & Gas Resources Board Oklahoma Oil & Gas Industry Advisory Board, OK Corp. Cmsn.


AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, Pre-eminent Attorney in Area of Practice Research Editor, Oklahoma City University Law Review Scholarship, Outstanding Oil & Gas Law Student, Oklahoma City Mineral Lawyers

Medical/Professional Internships

Worked while earning BS Geology under Pennzoil Petroleum Corp. on mapping project for senior level credit.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has one published work in the Oklahoma University Law Review, a major unpublished work concerning oil and gas remediation law and regulation in Louisiana, and numerous unpublished works for legal seminars and teaching assignments concerning oil and gas law, environmental matters, mineral leasing, water rights, and land use

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2001 to 2004   Louisiana Office of Conservation   Legal Advisor   He worked as part of a consulting group designing a water management program for the state of Louisiana

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Beyond governmental advisory roles, he has not been an active consultant, as he has been employed either by a major oil & gas company as a geologist or regulatory advisor, or as an attorney in private practice with a major law firm, for the duration of his career. However, he has worked actively with numerous consultants in formulating testimony and exhibits for trial and hearings.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in mineral leasing agency for consulting on marketing strategies for mineral rights.
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:
He has testified as an expert witness at regulatory hearings in the areas of petroleum geology, mineral leasing, and environmental matters, and as a practicing attorney for 10 years preparing expert witnesses in the same types of matter and water rights.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert on petroleum industry leasing practices for consulting on oil and gas industry practices leasing practices, valuation of mineral assets.
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  • Expert witness in oil and brine water for consulting on explosion of a brine water tanker.
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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.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   Minor proficiency

Market Research:
As an attorney, he participated in various marketing strategies to expand client base and overall firm recognition.

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:

He has delivered an number of papers for attorneys and petroleum landmen on various aspects of oil and gas, environmental and mineral leasing law; and, served as an adjunct professor at the Univ. of La. at Lafayette in courses dealing with same subject matters.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has hired several environmental and oil and gas expert witnesses as attorney and regulatory advisor, and was part of a vendor contract group as legal advisor in formulating a water management program for the Louisiana Office of Conservation

Other Skills and Services

He has served on several governmental and oil & gas industry committees formulating various regulations and reviewing legislation.


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