An oil rigs expert witness has expertise with platforms built over the ocean with various types of equipment and machinery designed for the purpose of drilling for oil. As an industrial structure, there are certain risks involved, especially if the operation does not adhere to the proper set of rules and regulations, which may result in several types of unforeseen incidents, as well as potential lawsuits. Oil rig expert witnesses are experienced with petroleum engineering, natural gas engineering, mechanical engineering, marine surveying, petroleum geology, structural engineering, and other related disciplines, each of which may be relevant in the event of an oil rig-related court case, as such platforms have a variety of working mechanisms pertaining to several unique fields.
Oil rig expert witnesses are often called into a court case to offer an expert opinion on whether the oil company implemented the proper safety management in relation to regulatory compliance. Oil field systems, carbon dioxide, air pollution, wildfire, and other environmental concerns should all be regulated within the industry for the purpose of soil and water conservation, as oil rigs operate in oceanic environments with what can be potentially hazardous materials and machinery for the surrounding area.
If an unforeseen accident were to occur on an oil rig, whether it involves an oil spill or the injury of an employee, oil rig expert witnesses may be asked to evaluate the situation based on an accident investigation and reconstruction as a means of determining the source of the issue.
ForensisGroup has been providing attorneys with highly qualified oil an gas industry experts for over twenty years with great success. Submit an expert request form or call us today to retain the right oil rig expert witness for your case.