Stakeholders of Oil & Gas Exploration & Production (E&P) Sites are increasingly becoming the target of lawsuits associated with alleged impacts on human health and the environment. The litigious nature that is now a routine part of oilfield E&P in Louisiana and surrounding states is impacting historical liabilities, new exploration and production sites, and ultimately profits. Attorneys for Legacy Lawsuits routinely rely on Environmental Experts to help translate technical or scientific information into practical terms. Environmental Experts conduct multi-media sampling, prepare Expert Reports, offer expert opinions, guide negotiations, provide testimony, and prepare and implement compliance or remediation plans.
Maxum Resources, LLC provides the following Oil & Gas Legacy Lawsuit support services:
Expert Report Preparation encompasses reviewing historical operations and collecting or reviewing soil, groundwater, sediment, and surface water data. These data are incorporated into an Expert Report to be presented to the Court and jury for litigation support.
Expert Opinions includes reviewing and critiquing opposing expert reports; helping attorneys, the Court, and juries understand the science behind an issue; and evaluating compliance with regulations or performance standards.
Expert Witness Testimony involves making complex scientific issues understandable. Environmental experts provide depositions and testimony to help attorneys understand technical aspects of a case, or help the Court and jury evaluate scientific processes and data.
Negotiation and Compliance services include helping structure a solution acceptable to opposing sides of a lawsuit, mediating compliance negotiations, or monitoring adherence to a Compliance Plan.
Maxum offers environmental expert witness services in the following areas:
- Litigation for Oil & Gas Legacy Sites
- Litigation for Historical or Operating E&P Sites
- Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) Risk Evaluation/Corrective Action Program (RECAP) Evaluations
- E&P Pit Investigations
- Soil/sediment/groundwater investigations
- Soil/sediment/groundwater remediation
- Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (LDNR) Statewide Order 29-B Investigations and Regulations