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Mr. Douglas Elenbaas

El-Energy Consulting LLC

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El-Energy Consulting LLC


ElEnergy Consulting is all about energy from Coal in 1907-1956 to Oil, Gas & Underground Natural Gas Storage 1947-2018, 4 generations in energy. My specialty is underground natural gas storage. I consult, lead training schools, and testify as an expert witness. Natural gas work since 1973 as a field operator in gas storage fields. Have completed engineering studies on over 50 underground natural gas storage fields in the USA & Canada. Worked on grass roots storage field developments, conversions of depleted gas reservoirs to gas storage, well flow testing, field abandonments and emergency preparation. Organized and instructed in 11 multi-day underground gas storage training schools for industry professionals. Served as a Board Member for the Pipeline Research Council International and the Gas Storage Technology Consortium. Authored the PRCI 5-year Underground Gas Storage Roadmap in 2015. SPE Mid-Continent Region Service Award Recipient.
Oil & Natural Gas Consulting specializes in valuations of oil & gas properties. Expert witness testimony includes well spacing, leasehold rights, drilling investment disputes, secondary recovery, personal property taxes, post production costs & operating expense disputes.
I research and present to professional groups topics including Crude Oil, Manufactured Gas, Natural Gas, Underground Natural Gas Storage, Energy for today, Michigan's Oil & Gas History and Energy A-Z (for engineering students).
Have authored or co-authored 20 technical papers/presentations.
Have served as an Expert Witness before Michigan Public Service Commission, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the Michigan Tax Tribunal. Named and served as Expert Witness in multiple oil and gas matters.
General Manager for ElOil LLC, family investments in over 200 oil and natural gas wells.
Professional Engineer in the State of Michigan