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Primary Area of Expertise

Oil & Gas Contracts

Expert Witness Profile

Randy Albert, the owner and CEO of Shale Advisory Group, is a qualified expert witness in all upstream and midstream oil and gas operations with an emphasis in drilling, leasing and JOA. Mr. Albert retired from CONSOL Energy after a 34 year career, serving the last several years as the Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Albert began at CONSOL as engineer in 1979 and served in various roles until he was tapped to lead the Coalbed Methane Business for CNX. Mr. Albert served in ever increasing operational roles until 2010, when he was named the Chief Operating Officer and given operational responsibility for CNX's entire gas business. Mr. Albert led the rapid development of CONSOL Energy Marcellus Shale program as well as the emerging Utica Shale program. Mr. Albert was also instrumental in leading the $3.5 billion acquisition of Dominion Resources E&P; business in 2010. Mr. Albert is currently the Chairman of the Board of Montage Resources a NYSE traded public company, Board Member at Wellsite Rentals and a past Chairman of the Marcellus Shale Coalition and a Member of the Virginia Tech Mining and Minerals Engineering Advisory Board. He holds a BS in Mining Engineering from Virginia Tech, where in 2016 he was inducted into the Academy of Engineering Excellence, the highest honor bestowed on VT College of Engineering graduates. Mr. Albert has served both as a third party expert witness and a 30b6 witness, and is an expert in Oil and Gas Joint Ventures and Joint Operations in the Appalachian and other basins. His expert witness resume includes extensive written expert reports and rebuttals, testimony at deposition, trial and arbitration for both plaintiffs and defendants as well as calculation of damages post judgement. Mr. Albert is a registered Professional Engineer in WV and VA.

Education & Licenses

Registered Professional Engineer WV and VA