John C. McBeath, P.E. | Senior Managing Director | FTI Consulting
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John McBeath

John C. McBeath, P.E.

  • Senior Managing Director
  • Economic Consulting
  • T: +1 512 327 6930
  • F: +1 512 327 7069
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    • 925-A Capital of Texas Highway, South
    • Austin, TX, 78746
    • United States
    • T: +1 512 327 6930
    • F: +1 512 327 7069
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John McBeath is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Platt Sparks and is based in Austin. Mr. McBeath is in the Platt Sparks energy group in the Economic Consulting segment. He has more than 30 years of professional experience and has been involved in a wide variety of petroleum engineering projects, including reservoir engineering studies, log analysis, reserve determination, economic analysis, fair market value determinations, reservoir simulation and enhanced oil recovery studies. He has also participated in numerous projects relating to CO2 enhanced oil recovery, including CO2 source field review, transportation, contract analysis and marketing, as well as detailed flood performance and economic reviews. Mr. McBeath’s practice includes numerous natural gas class-action royalty disputes in Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas and Colorado for several major oil and gas companies.

Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. McBeath was a vice president at Platt, Sparks & Associates. He has also worked as a field engineer for Schlumberger International, with assignments in Kuwait, Egypt, Pakistan and the Sultanate of Oman. While working at Schlumberger, he gained valuable field experience in open-hole and cased-hole logging, drilling, work-over and perforating operations. After returning to Texas, Mr. McBeath worked with the Cadmus Group in an audit of Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission injection well files for the Environmental Protection Agency. In 1994, he was employed by Miller Consulting, Inc., and was exposed to a wide variety of Texas oil and gas regulatory matters, including drilling permit filings, new field discovery and injection well applications, as well as several large research projects involving Gulf Coast salt dome storage.

Mr. McBeath has a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and is licensed as a professional engineer in Texas, Wyoming and California. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers, and the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts.

Professional Experience

  • 2018 – Present, Senior Managing Director, FTI Platt Sparks, Austin, TX
  • 2014 – 2018, Managing Director, FTI Platt Sparks, Austin, TX
  • 1996 – 2014, Vice President, Platt, Sparks & Associates Consulting Petroleum Engineers, Inc., Austin, TX
  • 1994 – 1995, Petroleum Engineer, Miller Consulting, Inc., Austin, TX
  • 1993 – 1994, Petroleum Engineer, The Cadmus Group, Austin, TX
  • 1988 – 1992, Senior Field Engineer, Schlumberger Technical Services, Kuwait, Egypt, Pakistan, Sultanate of Oman
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