Benton F. Baugh, Ph.D., P.E., NAE

Oilfield Expert Witness / subsea expert witness

President, Baugh Consulting Engineers, Inc.

Distinguished Adjunct Professor, University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering

Distinguished Visiting Professor, Oklahoma Christian University, Mechanical Engineering

Director, OC Church Growth Institute

Publisher, The Christian Array E-Magazine

Phone (713) 419-8683, E-mail [email protected]

Born: October 30, 1942, Harris County, Texas, USA


  • BSME:  University of Houston, 1967
  • One Year in MBA program, University of Houston
  • MSME:    Kennedy‑Western University (Non-resident), 1989
  • Ph.D., ME: Kennedy‑Western University (Non-resident), 1989
  • Army Machinist School, 1961

Continuing education thru numerous technical conferences

Licenses:      Registered as Professional Engineer in Texas, Registration #31635

oilfield expert witness

50 plus years of oilfield machine design, manufacturing, management, consulting, and oilfield expert witness experience at all levels from a junior draftsman to general management.  Substantial theoretical and “hands on” experience.

Oilfield expert witness activities including trial work in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Washington D.C.  Testified in Federal courts in Texas and Louisiana. He also testified before Congress after the Macondo blowout on the safety of offshore operations. Participated in 19 expert witness cases with a balance between the plaintiff and defendant sides.  Cases have related to land oilfield expert witness, subsea expert witness, and personal injury.

Built Radoil, Inc. from a concept to an ISO 9001 manufacturer of critical offshore equipment with segment dominating patented products, and negotiated the sale of the company to a private equity group.

Has as received more than 150 US Patents and has filed more than 50 patents pro se.  Has published 34 industry technical papers.  Has received numerous industry awards including being a member of the National Academy of Engineering, Charter Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, Fellow of the American Society of Engineers (ASME), and Fellow of the Marine Technology Society (MTS).

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