• Kellogg School of Management Executive Education
    Corporate Entrepreneurship (1996)
  • Oklahoma State University
    B.S. Chemical Engineering (1989)
Areas of expertise
  • Asset Valuations
  • Project Feasibility
  • Independent Engineer / Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Markets & Strategy
  • Insurance Claims
  • Offshore
  • Pipeline
  • Arbitration
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Ad Valorem Taxes
  • Product Quality
  • LP Planning / Practice
  • Physical Asset Appraisal
  • Pricing
  • Commercial Terms Review
  • Crude Oil Valuation
  • Oil & Gas Production
  • Natural Gas and NGLs
  • Chemicals and Petrochemicals
  • Petroleum Refining
  • Transportation and Storage

Summary of Experience

Mr. Kemp’s expertise combines experience at three large U.S. energy corporations in natural gas/oil production, refining, petrochemicals, natural gas liquids, economics, planning, training, human resources, and engineering.

Charles' consulting assignments have included petroleum asset valuations, shale oil refining/logistics, purchase price allocations, and expert testimony presented in international arbitration, district, and federal courts regarding supply disputes, plant operations, natural gas production, business interruption, safety, and environmental issues. His work includes advising legal teams on costs related to numerous business interruption claims in the Exploration & Production and related industries. Charles has experience in fire investigation, pipeline operations, hydrocarbon measurement, prudent operations, and safety procedures.

Prior to joining Baker & O’Brien, Charles held leadership positions in strategic planning, economic modeling, price setting mechanisms, business development, logistics management, fuel specifications, competitive analysis, and cost reduction. In a career of over 30 years, Charles gained significant hands-on experience in petrochemical supply chain management, refinery linear programs, feedstock optimization, and turnaround planning.

Previous Experience

2007-2008: Valero Energy Corp.,
Director-Planning, Economics and Laboratory

1998-2007: CITGO Refining and Chemicals,
Strategic Planning Engineer
Economics Analyst

1989-1998: Koch Industries,
Director-Business Development, Koch Hydrocarbon Co.
Business Associate-Koch Capital Services
Business and Economics Consultant-Koch Corporate Development Group
Project Manager-Koch Chemical Co.
Process Engineer-Koch Refining Co.