Expertise DescriptionI have over 45 years as a practicing civil engineer, specializing in oil and gas pipelines. My expertise includes pipeline: accident investigations; coatings; codes and compliance (federal, state, industry); corrosion; depth of cover; design, construction, operation, and maintenance regulations for all gas transmission, gas distribution, and petroleum pipelines; excavation damage; hydraulics; hydrostatic testing; leakage; liquid natural gas (L.N.G.); oil fields; pneumatics; propane; ROW easements; safety audits; safety inspections; storm drainage; and threaded pipe. I have additional management / oversight expertise in anti-drug company regulations; human resources; contracts; and budgeting. I have expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
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My consulting services include: cathodic protection, construction, seam failure, corrosion, emergency response, excavation, damage, gathering lines, restoration of service, leakage surveys, O&M Manuals, one-call systems, pipeline markers, pipe locating, temporary pipeline marking, MAOP, training, ILI pig, customer meters, coating, hydrostatic testing, pipeline integrity, offshore valves, public awareness program, storm drainage pipe, depth of cover, ROW easement, threaded pipe, IMP, propane; Pipe technology assessment for determining market in U.S.; Pipeline training and pipeline inspection / research; safety audits of gas transmission, gas distribution, and petroleum pipelines, including LNG facilities; investigation and determination of case of pipeline accidents; pipeline safety training at DOT Transportation Safety Institute; development of anti-drug regulations for pipeline company employers; development of initial pipeline inspection and compliance program.
I have a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering a Master's in Civil Engineering from prestigious universities.
I was in charge or issuing and enforcing pipeline regulations for all gas and oil pipelines in the U.S at a major organization.
I participated in many pipeline inspections and pipeline accident investigations, as well as conducted pipeline training at Transportation Safety Institute.
|M.S.||Civil Engineering||Texas A&M University / College Station|
|B.S.||Petroleum Engineering||University of Texas / Austin|
|A.A.||Texas Southmost College / Brownsville|
Awards & Affiliation
National Academy of Engineering