Canadian Natural Gas Liquids
Advised the government of Canada on the reasonableness of a formula used to allocate natural gas and natural gas liquids production revenue at processing facilities. Compared allocations to arm's length third-party gas processing agreements and calculated the recoveries of natural gas liquids and the composition of residue gas streams at hydrocarbon dew point temperature and pressure.
Assessed the profitability of a proposed natural gas processing plant to recover NGL from a retrograde condensate reservoir in Louisiana. Identified and compared third-party off-site processing proposals with options for on-site processing. Developed cost of service calculations to assess condensate pipeline tariff.
Natural Gas Royalty Litigation
Evaluated the design and historical capital costs of a natural gas pipeline system in western Oklahoma. Reviewed system material balances and operator's natural gas measurement practices.
Market Value of Natural Gas
Determined the reasonableness of royalty payments for natural gas by comparing available arm’s-length contracts, pricing, and actual costs of gathering, compressing, and processing the gas.
Testified on behalf of an independent producer and processor as to the fairness of a proposed natural gas agreement, which was negotiated in the settlement of a class action lawsuit by royalty owners in the Fort Worth Basin.
Assisted a major oil company in royalty litigation by demonstrating that plaintiffs had used inappropriate pricing assumptions.