Signa engineers determine root cause of injuries or death during oilfield operations to ensure fair and honest judgments. Details are explained in a concise report to educate stakeholders on the many moving parts leading up to the incident, and all opinions are supported by expert witness testimony at deposition and trial (if needed).
- We represented a client in the Macondo blowout in the Gulf of Mexico in 2008. Our expert was deposed and our client was dismissed as a defendant.
- We investigated casing that fell out of position during makeup and showed the derrick was not centered over the hole, making casing handling hazardous.
- We showed how failure of a BOP stack element occurred during Managed Pressure Drilling, resulting in a blowout, extensive property damage, and injuries to the crew.