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Darrell Smith

Darrell Smith

Energy Loss Adjuster, Charles Taylor Adjusting

Telephone +1 713 840 1642
Mobile+1 713 906 1993

5433 Westheimer, Suite 200

About This Individual
  • With an extensive oilfield and insurance career spanning over 40 years, he is returning to the energy loss sector following a position as Sales Manager (Houston) for an oilfield service company that specializes in the distribution of Oil Country Tubular Goods.
  • Prior to this position, he worked for 14 years as an adjuster in Houston with DeHart, Hopkins & Rodriguez; Bateman-Chapman (Americas) Inc. and B.C. Johnson & Associates.
  • He has worked a wide range of domestic and international claims specializing in Well Control, Onshore/Offshore Construction, Rig Physical Damage (including offshore fixed and deep water floating platforms and subsea installations), LOPI, Business Interruption and Pollution.
  • Over the course of his career, Darrell has negotiated numerous complex million-dollar claim settlements.
Major Loss Experience
  • Various deep water claims for pipeline collapse during installation and floating platform titanium riser hanger failures (Gulf of Mexico)
  • Deep water marine riser failure (South Atlantic)
  • Various massive surface blowouts resulting in pollution and third-party claims (GOM, Louisiana, Mexico & Bolivia)
  • Pipeline construction claim due to damaged installation vessel (Offshore Argentina)
  • Numerous onshore and offshore physical damage claims caused by named storms/hurricanes.