Oil/Gas Expert 530487 TX

Expertise Description

I have over 35 years experience in oil & gas energy with expertise in plant operations, project management, project engineering, construction management, process/facilities engineering, technical and contract due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, process technology licensing, and oil & gas facility commissioning. I have additional knowledge in LNG and oil terminal projects, gas and liquids pipelines, turbine- driven compressor and generator units, liquids pumping stations, condensate stabilization facilities, polymer production, GTL/CTL plants, NGL extraction trains, gas treatment units, petrochemical manufacturing complexes, refinery revamps and additions, offshore fixed platforms and floating production systems handling oil & gas production, fossil-fuel power plants, and oil sands facilities. I have provided consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony as an oil and gas energy expert witness for more than 20 years.

Areas of Expertise

Relevant Experiences

I have extensive experience with industrial gas turbine engines including aero derivatives. As lead process engineer for a gas technology company and as an energy consultant, I have worked on independent power plant (IPP) projects and co-generation facilities in both simple and combined cycle configurations.

I have designed and operated plants utilizing closed-loop and open-loop cooling systems. I understand and have evaluated the parasitic load for a power generation facility and how that affects the net electric power deliverable to the grid. I have reviewed on other matters and am familiar with Power Purchase Agreements between a power generation entity and electricity transmission and distribution companies.

I have previously served as a technical expert and external auditor for utility companies and been engaged on matters involving the performance and construction of independent power plants. I am currently engaged by the Owner on a dispute involving the operation, maintenance, and end-of-life inspection of a GE Frame 5 turbine in a mechanical drive (natural gas compression) application.


Degree Subject Institution
M.B.A. Finance University of Texas at Dallas
B.S. Chemical Engineering Texas A&M University

Licenses Certifications

Registered Professional Engineer, Texas

Awards & Affiliation

American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Houston GPA Midstream Association
Marine Technology Society
Rice Global Engineering & Construction Forum

Primary Affiliation

American Institute of Chemical Engineers