Energy Industry Failures: What to do in Litigation

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ETS Training Center - 1146 Rayford Road
The Woodlands, TX 77386

Tuition: $1,050.00 USD

Class offered upon request with a minimum of 5 students

ETS now offers 9.25 MCLE's for TX Lawyers, 1.15 CEU, 11.5 PDH, 11 CPE for Texas Accountants (no prerequisites required),

ETS is an accredited sponsor, approved by the State Bar of Texas Committee for MCLE's for Texas Attorneys

The objective of this course is to understand the various aspects that cause energy failures and all the information you need to understand everything involved. From Emergency Response to Energy Catastrophes and then Fundamentals, Steel making and Failure Analysis. You take a tour of our lab to see the process we go through to determine failure analysis and some hands on with microscopes. The second day we cover Personal Injury & Contractual Claims under Maritime State Law and examples of how to handle contracts.

Course Topics:
    1. Emergency Response in Energy
    • Legal Liability
    • Indemnity Issues
    • Fact/Evidence Gathering
    • Evidence Preservation
    • Expert Retention
    • Governmental Reporting
    2. Engineering, Rotary Drilling Rigs, Safety, Oilfield Hazards & Offshore Energy Catastrophes
    • Engineering Fundamentals
    • Rotating, Hoisting & Circulating Systems
    • Safety Management Tools
    • Recognizing Oilfield Hazards
    • BPs Macondo Blowout in the GoM
    3. Energy Fundamentals & Steel Making
    • Oilfield Metallurgy
    • Material Properties, Loads and Stresses
    • Steel Making at the Mill
    • Material Test Reports (MTRs)
    • Steel Lot Nos., Traceability
    4. EPI Materials Testing Group Lab Tour 
    • Scientific Tools for Forensic Investigations
    5. Onshore Energy Investigation 1
    • Downhole Casing Failure in Alta Mesa's
    • Brenda Lee Langham Well No 1
    6. Structural Energy Investigation
    • GlobalSantaFes ADRIATIC VII, Hurricane Rita & Devon Offshore Production Facilities in the GoM
    7. Discussions: What happened? What Went Wrong? Whos at Fault?
    • Information gathering, documentation & procurement practices to mitigate failures
    • Steps & methodology take if a failure occurs
    • Evidence Preservation/Chain of Custody
    • Developing none destructive & destructive Testing Protocols
    • Techniques for inspecting, photographing, testing & analyzing evidence / facts
    • Reporting of evidence
    • Deposition and Trial Testimony
    8. Personal Injury & Contractual Claims under State Law
    • Causes of Action
    • Statute of Limitations
    • Allocation of Fault
    • Recoverable Damages
    • Oilfield Contracts: Risk Allocation
Recommended For:
Those that are directly responsible for failure response, investigation and mitigation. Attorneys, Insurance Adjusters, Oil and Gas Engineers, Managers, Risk Managers, Upper Level Managers and Executives will all derive significant value from this course to enhance their careers.

Course Length: 1.5 days

"This course has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 9.25 credit hours, of which 0 credit hours will apply to legal ethics/professional responsibility credit".

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