Daniel Johnston has over 40 years experience in the international sector conducting oil and gas reserve certifications, field development feasibility studies, evaluating exploration potential of licenses and concessions, providing expert testimony, and working with both International Oil Companies (IOCs) and National Oil Companies (NOCs) or Oil Ministries on contract analysis and design, joint operating agreements, farm-in/farm-out agreements, purchase-sale-agreements, negotiations, disputes, mediations and renegotiations.
He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology from Northern Arizona University, with minors in Mathematics and Meteorology and an MBA (Finance) from the University of Texas at Austin.
He has published numerous books and articles and he lectures on the subjects of: Economics and Risk Analysis, Petroleum Fiscal System Analysis and Design, and Financial Analysis.
He is one of the co-founders of the Journal of World Energy Law and Business (JWELB) published by the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) and the Oxford University Press (UOP). The first issue was published in March, 2008.
Since 1985 he has performed forensic analysis and/or provided expert testimony in over 50 disputes in over 30 countries involving contract interpretation issues, economic, financial and accounting matters, industry standards and practices, contract interpretation, and damages or compensation assessment.