About Us

R.D. Don Deaver is a Licensed Professional Engineer with over 49  years of experience in the oil and gas industry.  Don graduated from  Texas A&M University in 1964, with a Bachelor of Science in  Engineering. 

In 1997, Don created Deatech  Consulting Company, in order to provide expert witness and consulting  services in the areas of pipeline and piping operations and maintenance,  fluid measurement, pipeline and piping design and construction, leakage  testing and analysis, pipeline inspection pigging, mechanical damage  assessment, integrity analyses and management, pipeline and piping  welding, metallurgy, nondestructive testing, valving, corrosion control,  pigging, pressure testing, fracture control, failure analyses, pipeline  and piping repairs, statistical data analyses, stress analyses,  ethylene decomposition, accident investigation, fire exposure, workplace  safety and regulatory compliance.

Don has provided  expert witness testimony and consulting services in cases involving some  of the largest and most catastrophic gas pipeline explosions in the  United States, including the Pacific Gas & Electric rupture in San  Bruno, California; the El Paso Natural Gas rupture and explosion in  Carlsbad, New Mexico; the Olympic Pipeline rupture and fire in  Bellingham, Washington; the Enterprise Gas rupture and fire in Johnson  County, Texas; and the Explorer Pipeline rupture in North Texas.

Don  also sits on numerous boards and committees relating to pipeline  safety, and has authored a number of publications on pipeline safety and  operations.  Links to a number of these publications are listed below.

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