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Trevor Butler

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HKA
Expert Information
Qualifications BSc (Hons), Industrial Design & Manufacturing Engineering
MBA Project Based Risk Management
APAEWE
Professional Memberships MAE
Services Forensic Technical
Sectors Resources
Expert Highlights
  • Award winning oil and gas industry career professional.
  • Proven as a credible expert witness under cross-examination.
  • Decades of industry experience across oil and gas design, construction, maintenance and operations.
  • Fully conversant with current energy transition issues and trends.
  • Engaged in dispute avoidance on wind farm developments involving traditionally oil and gas supply chains.

Trevor Butler is an engineer and a compliance and risk management specialist with over 35 years of oil and gas industry experience. He has been appointed as a technical expert on seven occasions.

Trevor been cross-examined in arbitration and has provided expert opinion on various oil and gas and energy projects across Europe, Asia and Australia. His expert appointments include matters involving failure investigations and construction and technical compliance related disputes on projects with disputed values of up to $800m. Most recently, he has been engaged to provide expert opinion on several matters relating to global ‘Oilfield Best Practices’.

Trevor’s expertise is built from decades of oil and gas design, construction and operations experience. He received multiple industry awards for his work in engineering, maintenance and modifications activity on North Sea producing platforms. His roles have ranged from construction and commission planner, hook-up coordinator and platform manager to principal consultant in quality and risk management, and project control across a variety of major fixed platforms, field wide drilling campaigns, and subsea developments.

Trevor is a recognised expert in drill rig quality assurance, rig-intake, well planning, well equipment and platform to rig system interfaces, with a particular focus on the effective management of supplier, technical, contractual, and regulatory compliance. He is also a skilled and experienced project auditor and incident investigation lead and has devised and implemented formal audit programmes covering all aspects of supplier processes, from design and manufacture to test, installation and operation.

Trevor acted as audit leader to the Statoil (Equinor) Artificial Lift Advisory Group which qualifies new drill rig and well related technologies. He is a certified lead auditor (LRIM, Nexus) and has completed the Legal Experience Training advanced professional award in expert witness evidence (LETAPAEWE).

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Location Glasgow, UK