Oil spill expert witnesses are experienced in petroleum engineering and oil field operations. Oil spills are major industrial accidents that can lead to severe repercussions regarding health, the environment, and other issues involving grounds for potential litigation. Oil spills refer to incidents in which petroleum (or oil) is leaked into the environment, most often into oceans and other oceanic and marine based locations. Several different types of machinery and equipment utilized within the industry may cause oil spills, including oil rigs, wells, storage tanks, offshore platforms, barges, freights, and other petroleum-related tools and structures.
Oil spill expert witnesses are often called upon to provide an expert opinion as to whether the individuals responsible for the spill were adhering to the proper rules and regulations set by the industry, the violation of which would create unsafe and dangerous conditions for the employees and surrounding environment. These experts may have experience in the marine-petroleum industry, environmental engineering, physical oceanography, liquid petroleum, petroleum drilling, and other backgrounds related to the oil industries.
Oil spills may result in oil and gas fires and explosions, as well as severe levels of pollution in the surrounding environment. Oil spills expert witnesses may be asked to offer an opinion based on an accident investigation and reconstruction, a failure analysis, an assessment of engineering cost estimates for repair, and the evaluation of environmental damage.
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