Alfonso Lopez de la Osa Escribano Announcement

We are pleased to announce that Alfonso Lopez de la Osa Escribano has joined Accumyn Consulting as an Affiliate Director with a focus on European and Mexican dispute resolution. In addition to his new role with us, Alfonso is the Director of the Center for US and Mexican Law at the University of Houston Law Center. He earned a Ph.D. in Law from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and a Masters in European Law and JD from the University…

Accumyn Welcomes Jorge Milanese

We are pleased to announce that Jorge Milanese has joined Accumyn Consulting as an Affiliate Director. Jorge is an expert in the energy industry with extensive experience in domestic and international business development, acquisition and divestiture, corporate development and upstream asset management. His areas of specialty include upstream investment opportunity identification, both in conventional and unconventional reservoirs, financial and technical evaluation, strategy development and contracts negotiation and administration of operated and non-operated joint ventures. Jorge’s working experience has included engagements with…

Accumyn Welcomes Jessica Morgan

We are pleased to welcome Jessica Morgan, CPA to the Accumyn team as a Senior Consultant. Jessica earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in accounting from the University of Houston's Bauer College of Business. Jessica is experienced in both tax and forensic accounting.  She has assisted with fraud and forensic accounting examinations, and the preparation of expert reports involving accounting disputes. Jessica lives in Houston with her husband and two young daughters. Great to have you on board Jessica! https://www.accumyn.com/our-team/jessica-morgan/…

Ian Threadgold Presented at 2018 ASSP Professional Development Conference

Accumyn’s Ian Threadgold co-presented ‘Best Practice Contractor Management in Oil & Gas Including the Geophysical Sector’ at the 2018 American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Professional Development Conference in San Antonio, Texas on June 4, 2018. His co-author was L. John Barrett, a Safety Specialist with BHP Petroleum. In their presentation, they described oil and gas industry best practices for contractor management including how building relationships and collaboration between client and contractor is critical to properly manage risk, and ensure optimum contract…

Accumyn Welcomes Jan Varma

Accumyn welcomes Jan Varma as a Managing Consultant. Mr. Varma is an industry-recognized leader in the engineering, procurement and construction industry, with over 40 years of experience.  His diversified domestic and international engineering and management experience includes  Process, Power and Industrial business, and a successful track record in multi-billion dollar global capital project execution. Mr. Varma’s core skills include leadership, entrepreneurship, turnkey project management, financial (P&L) responsibility, contract negotiations, strategic planning, global business development, quality management and relationship building. You can ready more about Mr.…

Accumyn’s First Roundtable of 2018: “Turmoil in the Oil Patch Since the 2014 Oil Price Drop”

Accumyn Consulting’s first Expert Roundtable of 2018 focused on “Turmoil in the Oil Patch Since the 2014 Oil Price Drop”. Excellent presentations were made by energy litigator George Niño, Founder of The Niño Law Group, PLLC and the KYO Institute; Accumyn Affiliate Directors Bonnie Milne-Andrews, M.Sc., Oil & Gas E&P Expert; and Dan Watson, PhD Economist and Adjunct Professor of Finance at the Jesse H. Jones School of Business at Rice University. Accumyn President Scott A. Bayley introduced the topic…

Accumyn Affiliate Director Ian Threadgold to Speak at Safety 2018 Conference

Ian Threadgold, Affiliate Director with Accumyn Consulting, has been selected as a speaker at Safety 2018, the American Society of Safety Engineers’ Professional Development Conference. The event will be held in San Antonio, Texas from June 3-6, 2018 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. L. John Barrett from BHP will be joining the presentation, titled “Best Practice Contractor Management in Oil & Gas Including Geophysical Sector,” as a co-presenter. The event’s page can be found here.  

Accumyn Is Pleased To Announce Chip Niemann’s Promotion to Director

Accumyn is pleased to announce that Chip Niemann has been promoted to Director.  In his new position, Mr. Niemann will lead client engagements, providing independent expert services and litigation consulting to outside counsel and clients for complex disputes.  Prior to his new position, Mr. Niemann served Accumyn’s clients as a Manager.  He has prepared expert reports and provided expert testimony. He has extensive experience performing financial, valuation, economic and industry analysis related to financial fraud, breach of contract, employment disputes,…

Accumyn Welcomes Ben Schrader to the Team

Ben looks forward to working with Accumyn's Energy Operations & Economics team as an Affiliate Director providing expert witness and consulting services.  He has over 35 years of operating and consulting experience in the petroleum and chemical industries. His 14-year tenure at Chevron Corporation provided extensive refining and supply experience. Since then he provides consulting and expert services to operating companies and their outside advisors in matters relating to the energy and capital project management sectors. You can read more…

Accumyn Welcomes Mauricio Roca to the Team

Accumyn is pleased to welcome Mauricio as an Affiliate Director. With over 28 years of experience in the insurance, steel, pharmaceutical and retail industries, Mauricio assists insurance companies, agents, accountants and other industry advisors, with agency management, claims consulting, underwriting practices, risk management, risk analysis, standard of care, and other technical assistance. In Chile, Mexico, and Colombia, he has assisted numerous companies in advisory and consulting capacities, and has additionally held executive positions in both private and public organizations. Mauricio has received degrees…

Are US Industries Becoming More Concentrated?

Accumyn Affiliate Director and Rice University professor Gustavo Grullon along with Yelena Larkin of York University and Roni Michaely of Cornell University examine data that provides evidence of the increasing concentration of industry, analyze how operating in concentrated markets has affected firms performance, and present potential explanations for the trend towards concentration in their academic paper, “Are US Industries Becoming More Concentrated?” To read the article please click this link.

Accumyn Welcomes Ross Smith to the Team

 Accumyn is pleased to announce that Ross Smith has joined us as a new Analyst. Ross is a political scientist with experience in international treaties, along with political and legal research. He is looking forward to assisting with client engagements, research, financial analysis, and preparation of expert reports. Ross received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and in History from Northwestern University.

We are delighted to welcome Howard Park to our team.

We are excited that Howard Park has come on board as an Affiliate Director.  He brings over 25 years of experience serving public and private businesses, government entities, and professional firms in business modeling, valuation, investments and economic consulting. He has performed economic projections, analysis of damages, and valuation analysis, often using advanced tools such as big data, Monte Carlo simulations, and other analytics.  Industry experience includes energy, health care, financial services, retail, higher education, EDCs, and government (regional, state,…

Welcome back Stephen Neigut to the Accumyn Team

Accumyn is pleased to announce that Stephen Neigut has rejoined us as an Affiliate Director. He has considerable experience in operation, maintenance, optimization, design, and construction of facilities within the energy sector. His career spans offshore, pipelines, midstream, refining, petrochemical, biofuels, distribution and retail operations. Prior to joining us, Stephen was at Texaco, Aramco, ExxonMobil, LECG,  Shell, and others. Steve is a Texas A&M graduate who earned his Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering and he earned a Masters in Business Administration…

3 Areas of Risk the Oil and Gas Industry Should Monitor as We Emerge from the Slump

In their article “3 Areas of Risk the Oil and Gas Industry Should Monitor as We Emerge from the Slump,” Accumyn’s Bonnie Milne-Andrews and Ian Threadgold recommend that energy professionals focus on people, plant, and processes to ensure safety as industry operations pick back up. The article appears in the March 24-30, 2017 issue of the Houston Business Journal. Click here to read the article.  

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Take STEPS to Improve Your Safety Performance.

Accumyn Affiliate Director Ian Threadgold published his latest article in SHALE Oil & Gas Business Magazine. See the link below to read the full piece, titled “Take STEPS to Improve Your Safety Performance.” “Take STEPS to Improve Your Safety Performance.”    

Welcome Constantine Caracostis to the Accumyn Team

Accumyn is pleased to announce that Constantine Caracostis, Ph.D., has joined us as a new Associate Managing Consultant. He looks forward to working with the team on energy and commercial sector engagements including Capital Project Management, Exploration & Production and Construction Claim & Dispute matters. Prior to joining us, Constantine was with Shell for 15 years as both a Senior Offshore Engineer and an Independent Consultant. He earned both a Ph.D. and master degree in civil engineering. Constantine is a native of Greece and…

OSHA – Enforcer or Your Free Safety Coach?

Accumyn's Ian Threadgold explores how company leadership and their views on workplace safety affect which version of OSHA a company will deal with in his article, "OSHA - Enforcer or Your Free Safety Coach?" in the January/February 2017 issue of Shale Magazine. Click here to read the article. Mr. Threadgold, an affiliate director at Accumyn, is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and serves as a safety management systems expert and auditor in the capital project management, petroleum & chemicals and industrial safety…

Welcome Geoff Fletcher to the Accumyn Team

Accumyn is pleased to announce that Geoff Fletcher has joined us as a new Associate Managing Consultant. He looks forward to working with the team on construction claim and dispute engagements. Prior to joining us, Geoff was a Senior Contract Manager for Shell Global Solutions. Previous positions include Senior Quantity Surveyor for Basra Gas Company (Iraq), a JV with Shell and a Construction Consultant for Faithful and Gould. Geoff is a graduate of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors as part…

Welcome Crystal Thomas to the Accumyn Team

Accumyn is pleased to announce that Crystal Thomas has joined us as a new Associate Consultant. She looks forward to working with the team on safety engagements. Prior to joining us, Crystal was an Incident Investigations Advisor for a major oil company.  Previous positions include Hazardous Materials Accident Investigator at the National Transportation Safety Board and a Ballistics Test Engineer at the Naval Surface Warfare Center. Her work for the National Transportation Safety Board involved high-profile investigations into major domestic and international railroad, aviation,…

Accumyn Consulting’s First Annual State of the Union

Accumyn Consulting presented its first annual State of the Union on Friday, December 2, 2016. During the event, Scott A. Bayley, Accumyn's Founder and President, reviewed the company's performance over the last ten years and the outlook for 2017. Managing Consultant Maria Ritchey and Marketing Consultant Kara Kovalsky provided an overview of operations and business development strategies.

Ian Threadgold Presented at 2016 OSHA Oil & Gas Safety and Health Conference

Accumyn's Ian Threadgold presented ‘The Gold Standard for Contractor Safety Management Guidance’ at the 2016 OSHA Oil & Gas Safety and Health Conference on November 29, 2016. In his presentation, Threadgold provided insights on the best guidance documents available to use for contractor safety management in the oil and gas industry. He explained that it is critical to get more of the smaller and mid-sized US oil and gas companies and contractors using industry best practices due to the fact that in 2014 (last year data…

Why Did Stock Prices Fluctuate So Dramatically During The Internet Boom?

Accumyn's Gustavo Grullon, along with fellow Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University professor, James P. Weston,  explore the many factors that drove the market-wide fluctuation during the high-tech industry boom in their article, "Why Did Stock Prices Fluctuate So Dramatically During The Internet Boom?" on November 9, 2016 as part of Rice University's Business Wisdom website. Click here to read the article. Dr. Gustavo Grullon, an Affiliate Director at Accumyn Consulting, is a professor of finance at Rice University's Jones Graduate School of…

Vote in the 2016 Election

Accumyn encourages everyone to perform their civic duty by voting today in the 2016 Election. For more information on election statistics and results please click here.

Beware Of The Inexperienced Leading Oil Cos. Amid The Slump

Accumyn's Bonnie Milne-Andrews and Ian Threadgold explore the many factors following the downturn that will lead to an increase in oilfield operational risk in their article, "Beware of the Inexperienced Leading Oil Cos. Amid The Slump" in the October 21st issue of the Houston Business Journal. Click here to read the article. Ms. Milne is an experienced exploration and production professional with expertise in domestic and international new ventures, acquisition and divestiture, exploration and drilling operation. She has managed a…

Welcome Kara Kovalsky to the Accumyn Team

Accumyn is pleased to announce that Kara Kovalsky has joined us as a Marketing Consultant. She looks forward to coordinating our marketing plan, managing our website and social media and developing our internal and external  events. Prior to joining us, Kara was a Consultant  for Regester Larkin, an international crisis management consultancy. Previous positions include Communications Assistant at Hess Corporation and Marketing Intern at TGS-NOPEC. Kara is a Baylor University graduate earning her Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing in 2010. Kara is…

Coordinate, Collaborate and Consolidate

Accumyn's Carl Oland explores how oversight activities and audits should be developed to suit proprietary processes in his article, "Coordinate, Collaborate and Consolidate" in the October issue of Quality Process Magazine. To read the article click here. Mr. Oland is an Accumyn Managing Consultant directing its management systems functions that include quality, safety, environmental, and risk management. He is the founder and Limited Partner of Oland Interests, L.P. with over 45 years of experience in design, engineering, quality, and management…

Ian Threadgold to Present at 2016 OSHA Oil & Gas Safety & Health Conference

Accumyn's Ian Threadgold will be presenting 'The Gold Standard for Contractor Safety Management Guidance' at the 2016 OSHA Oil & Gas Safety & Health Conference to be held at the Hilton Americas (across from the GRB convention center) on November 29-30, 2016. For more information and to register please click here. Mr. Threadgold, an affiliate director at Accumyn, is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and serves as a safety management systems expert and auditor in the capital project management, petroleum…

Americans and Their Cars

Accumyn in the News: Accumyn Consulting - Dispute Analysis President Scott A. Bayley wrote the article Americans and their Cars” that appeared in the SHALE Oil & Gas Business Magazine.

Managing Your Savings

Accumyn in the News: Accumyn Consulting - Dispute Analysis President and Director Scott A. Bayley wrote the article “Managing Your Savings ” that appeared in the SHALE Oil and Gas Business Magazine.

The Big Deals That Made Big Oil

Accumyn in the News: Accumyn Consulting - Dispute Analysis President and Director Scott A. Bayley wrote the article “The Big Deals That Made Big Oil” that appeared in the SHALE Oil and Gas Business Magazine.

4 ways to get smart about managing IP in lean times

Accumyn in the News: Accumyn Consulting - Dispute Analysis President and Director Scott A. Bayley wrote the article “4 ways to get smart about managing IP in lean times” that appeared in the Houston Business Journal.

Accumyn in the News

Accumyn in the News: Accumyn Consulting - Dispute Analysis team members appeared on KPRC2 Local 2 News enjoying a 'puppy break'. The initiative was a partnership between BARC Animal Shelter and Uber that allowed offices around Houston to request a puppy break instead of a coffee break. All of the proceeds from this citywide program ($25 per puppy request) went to the BARC Animal Shelter to help find abandoned and stray animals new homes.

5 ways the oil price slump today is different from 30 years ago

Accumyn in the News: Accumyn Consulting - Dispute Analysis President and Director Scott A. Bayley and affiliate director Guy Brasseux wrote the article “5 ways the oil price slump today is different from 30 years ago” that appeared in the Houston Business Journal.  

To drill or not to drill — that is the question

Accumyn in the News: Accumyn Consulting - Dispute Analysis president Scott A. Bayley and director Guy Brasseux wrote the article “To Drill or Not to Drill - That is the Question” that appeared in the Houston Business Journal. Accumyn experts took sides, representing a very timely issue facing the energy industry.