Dispute consulting expertise across the energy industry landscape.

Dispute consulting expertise across the energy industry landscape.

Energy Disputes

Stout’s practitioners have in-depth expertise throughout the Energy industry, providing consulting services from wellhead to Wall Street. Our team includes forensic accounting, economics, and finance experts, with many holding advanced degrees and certifications in those areas. Stout’s team has extensive experience evaluating damages, providing expert opinions, and defending those opinions in courts and arbitrations across the globe.

Whether it is assisting exploration and production companies in disputes with stakeholders or assisting trading entities in disputes over values, our experts provide consulting services to the full energy industry value chain.

Areas of Expertise


We have the expertise to assist you in all areas of chemical disputes, whether feedstocks from natural gas liquids, explosives, fertilizers, polyolefins, or the full range of petrochemical. Our experts have provided testimony on the allocation of costs at integrated facilities, proper accounting procedures, allocation of products, impact of loss of use, damages due to loss of supplies, contract disputes, construction cost overruns, and pricing disputes.

Exploration & Production

Whether it is assisting exploration and production companies in disputes with stakeholders, disputes with regulatory agencies, or contractual disputes, our experts provide the deep expertise and proven testimony to help resolve these disputes.


Stout has provided expert testimony and consulting expertise on volume allocation, value, service interruption budgetary management, regulatory, and catastrophic failures for pipeline companies of all sizes.


Commodity pricing, contractual pricing, and regulatory pricing require deep familiarity with not only the underlying characteristics of each commodity but also the markets available in a specific geographic region. In the global energy industry, local markets often matter. The ability to evaluate those markets and assess the pricing nuances within those markets is crucial to achieving reliable analysis. Our professionals have provided expert testimony across the globe on local, national, regional, and global pricing issues.


Our energy team has provided expert testimony and consulting advice on both upstream and midstream processing issues, such as evaluating volume allocation, pricing, cost allocations, contractual disputes, or service interruptions. From heater treater units located in fields to full gas processing facilities with desulfurization units, we have experience and expertise in resolving processing disputes. Our experts assist clients in removing the veil in order to understand the allocation method in light of contractual requirements or ownership inquiries.


The regulatory environment is perhaps the single greatest uncontrollable variable in the energy industry. It can impact the value, operation, supervision, and structure of companies and projects. Whether it is carefully documenting any financial transfer between parent and subsidiary companies or documenting all interactions with oil ministries, energy companies face an increasing morass of regulations, taxes, royalty burdens, and oversight. Our experts have worked on projects in the U.S. and abroad and have familiarity with most oil and gas producing nations.