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Expert Profile

Simon Richards

Simon Richards

Technical Expert


BSc(Hons) ChemEng

Memberships & Associations


Contract Experience


Presentations & Training

In 2009 Simon presented a paper at an oil and gas technical conference in Canada. He has also presented “An introduction to the oil and gas industry” to a non-technical audience, and had several editorial roles on an oil and gas technical magazine.


Oil & Gas
Process & Industrial

Regional Experience

Asia Pacific
Middle East
United Kingdom

Cross-Examination Experience



  • Over 30 years’ experience in oil and gas engineering
  • Extensive experience in oil and gas facilities and pipelines
  • Expertise in design, construction operation, and maintenance
  • Arbitration and Litigation experience
  • Testified at Arbitration


Simon has extensive experience in chemical and process engineering in a career spanning over 30 years. He works in the process industries, mostly in oil and gas with experience on projects from exploration through to commissioning and operation. He has strong experience and expertise in engineering and design of offshore and onshore projects globally.

He has worked throughout the world on many high-profile projects and he continues to provide expert advice and technical assessments for oil and gas development/ investment strategy, reliability, process engineering, as well as oil and gas field developments.

He is a lateral thinker, innovator and natural leader. He has strong forensic thought processes that enable him to reach conclusions in complex situations. He has worked on several major gas development projects including design, operation, maintenance and reliability of oil and gas processing facilities and pipelines.

He was recently part of a technical investigation into sour gas and oil pipeline failures as well as operation and maintenance optimisation for a trans-national oil pipeline. He applies his developed skills in technical investigation, including a focus on root cause analysis to his Expert work.

This expert has the following cross-examination experience:

  • International Arbitration

This expert has recently been instructed by:

  • Brigard Urrutia
  • Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
  • DLA (Piper)
  • Pinsent Masons
  • Stewart McKelvey