Pipeline Expert 17761 CA(S)


Expertise Description

I am experienced in pipeline engineering issues, having over 35 years of experience. My areas of expertise include: gas and liquid pipelines, pipeline integrity, pipeline hydrostatic testing, and failures of pipelines. I also have experience with compressor stations, pump stations and equipment such as pumps, compressors, and gas turbines. I have more than 25 years of expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise


Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes pipeline engineering/design issues, construction issues, pipeline construction disputes between owners and construction contractors, testing and inspecting deficiencies and inaccuracies, as well as, regulatory compliance and adherence to industry practices deficiencies; integrity assessment deficiencies and inaccuracies and operational deficiencies and inaccuracies. My experience also includes pipeline failure-related soil contamination, damage to and/or destruction of property, and pipeline failure-related injuries and/or deaths to humans.


Relevant Experiences

I have over 43 years of experience in natural gas and liquid hydrocarbon (crude oil, refined products) high-pressure, cross country and urban environment pipelines’ engineering, design, construction, pressure testing, integrity assessment and rehabilitation, construction management and project management.

I have designed/engineered pipelines in the urban streets of the Los Angeles basin for Southern California Pipeline System – a joint venture of Arco, Shell, Texaco and Chevron in California.

I have acted as the construction superintendent of construction crews laying miles of crude oil and natural gas pipelines for Chevron Pipe Line Company, valued at approximately $10 million, in California.

Additionally, I have managed construction crews in the construction of oil and gas pipelines for a major oil production company, valued at approximately $30 million, in the heavily-congested with existing underground utilities streets of Los Angeles County, California, with numerous challenging street and railroad crossings, using jack and bore and horizontal directional drilling (HDD) methods of construction.


Education

Degree Subject Institution
B.S. Mechanical Engineering Concordia University

Licenses Certifications

Certified Project Management Professional
Licenced Professional Engineer in Texas; New Hampshire; Quebec; Ontario; and Alberta

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