Douglas R. Beal

Eastern Region Environmental Division Manager / PG / New York City

Background

Mr. Beal is the Eastern Region Division Manager with the Environmental Practice Group located in the New York office. He has more than 30 years’ experience as a Licensed Professional Geologist. Mr. Beal has hands-on experience as a petroleum and environmental geologist.

Formerly, as an in-house Senior Environmental Consultant at a major insurance company, he provided technical expertise in the evaluation of environmental claims across the United States and Canada. His claims expertise encompasses the assessment of groundwater contamination, involving source and timing, contaminant fate and transport, cost assessments, remediation cost estimates, settlement negotiations, and litigation support.

Mr. Beal also offers expertise in evaluating oil and gas claims, oil and gas legacy claims, completion “fracking” claims, well blowouts, pipeline releases, and well pad drilling and completion spills. As a former petroleum geologist, Mr. Beal developed oil and gas prospects and provided well site geology for numerous oil and gas wells located in Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York. He later applied this experience evaluating oil and gas insurance claims for a major insurance company.

Mr. Beal also has experience in remediation system design, installation and operation and maintenance. His former environmental consulting experience was as the Remediation Service Manager for a national environmental consulting company. He managed a team focused on remedial design, installation and operation and maintenance of remediation systems for private and military clients across the United States.

He has published papers and conducted presentations on various remediation technologies and on public water supply wells. Mr. Beal’s dispute resolution experience includes litigation.

Education

  • BA Geology, Thiel College
  • BA Environmental Studies, Thiel College
  • Licensed Professional Geologist - Arkansas, Indiana and Pennsylvania