> 50%

US oil and gas transported via pipelines we support

> 90%

Brazilian oil and gas operators with whom we partner

> 60%

Oil and gas operators we support in the Gulf of Mexico

Energy companies that are prepared for disruption consistently outperform those that try to respond on the fly. That’s where we come in. We partner with you to identify the “ifs” and prepare for the “whens.”

Our effectiveness is built on deep experience in both oil & gas and utilities. We’ve managed thousands of incidents, large and small – from Deepwater Horizon to small events on a rig or in a facility. We use this experience to develop and enhance over 7,000 plans every year. We design and execute hundreds of drills, exercises and training sessions, per year, as well.

We’re leaders in preparedness-related compliance, and we maintain close working relations with the key regulators.

Over 30 years, that adds up to unrivaled expertise.

Contact a preparedness expert

Bob Patterson

Managing Director

John Carroll

Associate Managing Director

Tony Hurley

Managing Director

Case Studies

Plains All American Pipeline raises the bar for emergency preparedness and compliance

Actions speak louder than words. It’s not enough to have a great plan. When disaster strikes, it’s all about how you respond.

It’s also about having a trusted partner who’s been through it before. We respond to over 1,600 incidents every year. Our front-line experience includes Hurricanes Maria, Irma, Harvey, Sandy and Katrina; 9/11; and Deepwater Horizon. Our resources run deep: we recently responded simultaneously to disasters in more than 20 widely dispersed locations.

We’re your force multiplier. We enable a high-velocity response. The lessons we’ve learned over more than 30 years help you avoid the mistakes of the past and maximize your team’s effectiveness.

Contact a response expert

Bob Patterson

Managing Director

Tony Hurley

Managing Director

Patrick Knapp

VP, Response Services

Case Studies

Crimson Pipeline tackles major incident in California

The recovery phase determines whether your organization or community remains severely damaged, or emerges even stronger than before.

No other firm rivals Witt O’Brien’s recovery experience. We’ve partnered with our clients to win and administer over $40 billion in Federal disaster recovery funds, representing more than 80,000 discrete projects. We’ve helped manage over 1,000 hazard mitigation projects valued at more than $3 billion.

We stand with you to get your business back up and running, stronger than before, as quickly as possible. We know what it takes, because we’ve been there before.

Contact a recovery expert

Brad Gair

Senior Managing Director

Bill Riley

Managing Director

Tony Hurley

Managing Director

Case Studies

Iowa Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives recovers from ice storms