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 Expert  729942

Expert in Petroleum Engineering, Drilling Engineering and Operations

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Texas (TX)
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness

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Expert's career in the oil and gas industry spans over 30 years. He has applied this experience in academic, engineering and management positions with entities such as Arco Alaska and Nabors Drilling.

Expert spent his time at Arco as a drilling engineer; he then worked several years as an on-site drilling supervisor. Within a year of joining Nabors as on-site drilling supervisor, Expert became Vice President of the Turnkey Drilling Division of Nabors (based in Houston). During this time Expert cultivated strong experience drilling difficult HPHT wells along the Gulf Coast, including many wells drilled deeper than 19,000 feet. In 2002 he left Nabors and joined his current firm as VP of Operations. There, Expert was responsible for well design of extreme HPHT Deep Bossier, HPHT Knowles Horizontal, and Marcellus and Eagleford resource wells. His responsibilities also included drilling, completion and stimulation operations management; gas gathering; and gas sales.

Expert currently holds a faculty position at the university level. He has earned a Ph. D in Petroleum Engineering. Expert is a 25-year member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, serving as a Distinguished Lecturer in 1995-96.


petroleum drilling well engineering

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Antonio, Texas;  Austin, Texas;  Waco, Texas;  Killeen, Texas;  College Station, Texas;  Bryan, Texas;  Round Rock, Texas;  and Temple, Texas.

Often requested
with this expert:

Oil and Gas Exploration, Production, Construction and...
Frac Tank and Petroleum Engineering
Drilling Fluids
Offshore Oil and Gas Construction Management

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1986   Ph.D.   Petroleum Engineering   Louisiana State University  
1984   M.S   Petroleum Engineering   Louisiana State University  
1981   B.S.   Geology   Louisiana State University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

2009 to




Associate Professor


Teaching and Research

2002 to 2011


Gastar Exploration


Vice President


Operations Management

1996 to 2002


Nabors Drilling USA


Vice President


Operations Management

1990 to 1996


Arco Alaska


Engineer/Sr. Engineer/Drilling Supvervisor


Planning and supervision of drilling operations

1987 to 1990


New Mexico Tech


Assistant Professor


Teaching and research

1981 to 1986


Louisiana State University


Teaching Assistant



Career Accomplishments:

25 year Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).

Consulting Services:
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Numerous depositions and court testimonies.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Drilling expert for consulting on Macondo oil spill
  • Expert for consulting on semi-submersible DP oil rig crew competence.
  • Expert in deep water drilling to consult on securities class action lawsuit.
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:

Developed and taught horizontal drilling short course, presented at Chevron in Houston for over 10 years.


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