Our focus is clear

We are dedicated to energy

You can get a generalist’s perspective at any firm. We have committed ourselves to delivering the kind of expertise even the experts turn to.

30 years of history

If only wisdom came
without the greys

Ken Baker and John O’Brien founded the company in 1993 to provide independent consulting services to the downstream energy industry. Since then, we have worked on thousands of assignments in matters across the energy supply chain. While hairlines have changed, our founders’ original principles of service, commitment, and integrity are as solid as ever.

Complimentary strengths

Working in strategic tandem

Our advisory work keeps us current with industry trends and practices, which enhances our credibility as expert witnesses. Our work on complex disputes gives us unique insights and perspectives, making us better advisors.

Our symbol of partnership

More than the
sum of our parts

While it’s a common feature among law firms, the ampersand for us represents something special. A symbol that started out as a simple expression of partnership between our founders also represents the relationships that we share with our clients.


Through our affiliations with technical and industry organizations, we stay up-to-date with commercial and technological developments that impact the energy and construction industries.

  • AACE International (AACE)

  • American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM)

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

  • American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP)

  • Association of International Energy Negotiators (AIEN)

  • British Institute of Energy Economics (BIEE)

  • Chartered Financial Analysts Institute (CFA)

  • Engineers & Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC)

  • GPA Midstream Association

  • Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)

  • Institution of Engineers, Australia (MIEAust)

  • National Association of Fire Investigators, International (NAFI)

  • National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)

  • Oil, Petrochemical and Energy Risks Association (OPERA)

  • Project Management Institute (PMI)

  • Risk Engineering Energy Forum (REEF)

  • Society of Construction Law (SCL)

  • Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)

  • Texas Oil & Gas Association (TXOGA)

  • United States Association for Energy Economics (USAEE)

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