Drilling Expert in Oil and Gas Operations

Case Description:

A drilling expert in oil and gas operations was needed for a patent infringement matter. The plaintiff was a company that provides services, products, and engineered equipment to the oil and gas industry, particularly top drive systems. The defendant was a global leader in the design, manufacture, and service of technology-based solutions for the energy industry, including a proprietary case drilling system. The plaintiff alleged that the defendant infringed upon its patent for a pipe running tool used in top drive oil drilling systems.

IMS ExpertServices was asked to find a drilling expert with experience in oil and gas operations. The expert needed to have significant experience as an oil drilling engineer and be able to speak to the operational and mechanical aspect of oil and gas operations. The expert would be asked to review the patent and prior art and opine as to whether or not the pipe running tool is novel.

Experts Presented:

  • Oil & Gas Operations Expert

    This oil and gas operations expert has over 20 years of experience as a drilling engineer. He is familiar with new developments in drilling technology. His experience spans from the pre-top-drive era through the introduction and development of new top drive drilling features. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering and is an experienced expert witness, having testified in court several times. IMS Reference #4998979

  • Petroleum Engineering Expert

    This petroleum engineering expert has nearly 50 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He is the president of a firm specializing in contract planning, drilling, and operations supervision. He is a registered professional petroleum engineer who has held positions with several oil and engineering companies. He has been involved in drilling, operating, and completing over 1,000 wells and is familiar with top drive drilling technology. He has a BS in Petroleum Engineering and is an experienced expert witness, having participated in over 200 cases. IMS Reference #4977413

  • Drilling Expert

    This drilling expert has 30 years of experience in the engineering design, planning, supervision, and management of petroleum drilling. He is a deepwater drilling consultant to a large oil corporation. His drilling experience includes both inshore and offshore drilling in depths up to 7,000 feet. He is also experienced in drilling equipment design, including casing design. He is familiar with the history of top drive technology in the Gulf of Mexico. This expert has a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering. IMS Reference #4999036

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