Oil and Gas

LEVERAGE SPECIALIZED INSIGHT

  • Working in oil and gas is an inherently hazardous job that takes a certain kind of person with a specialized set of skills and knowledge. The same holds true for those who investigate any incidents that may occur. The multi-disciplinary team at AEI has investigated losses involving all facets of the oil and gas industry – exploration and drilling rigs, petrochemical facilities and refineries, distribution pipelines, gasoline stations, and everything in between. We have worked at facilities on and off shore, domestically and overseas.
  • At AEI, we understand the unique technology of oil and gas equipment and how factors such as pipeline overload, material fatigue, critical wear, improper repair, lack of maintenance, and operator error can lead to a wide array of accidents involving equipment malfunctions, drilling rig accidents, and gas leaks associated with fires and explosions.
  • Our oil and gas investigation experts have widespread knowledge and experience investigating refinery fires and explosions, as well as accidents involving the storage and transportation of processed hydrocarbons and other volatile chemicals. We are well equipped to address the full spectrum of possible accidents involving mechanical, chemical, electrical, and structural elements.
  • Whatever the cause, AEI has experts ready to thoroughly investigate pipeline accidents and effectively work with the many government organizations typically involved. We are also experienced in dealing with the property damage, environmental contamination, business interruption claims, severe injury, and loss of life regularly associated with these accidents.
  • Identifying and examining the affected equipment and/or components, and analyzing the history and events preceding the loss allow our experts to determine the root cause of an incident. Understanding the root cause helps our clients make informed decisions on how to handle the claim and prevent future recurrence.

OUR OIL AND GAS INVESTIGATIVE CAPABILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Pipelines
  • Hydraulic fracturing
  • Oil fields and drilling rigs
  • Refining, storage and transportation
  • Specialized equipment and machinery

AEI’S OIL AND GAS INVESTIGATORS

JOHN L. SCHUMACHER

MChE, PE, CFI, CFPS

JOHN M. (JAY) FREEMAN

MS, PE, CFEI

DENNIS E. SHELP

MS, PE, CFI, CFEI

ZACHARY J. JASON

PE, CFI, CFEI

CHARLES R. BROWN III

Consultant, IAAI-FIT

SCOTT D. RASZEIA

MS, PE, CFEI, CID

FRANK H. YOUNG

PE, CFEI, LC, LEED AP