Jane K. Kidd is an economist and an expert in petroleum, natural gas and electric power markets. Her expertise includes market pricing and economic valuation, competitive analysis, evaluation of competitive effects of proposed mergers and acquisitions, and the economic impact of regulation. She has served as an economic expert witness in federal and state courts and in regulatory and arbitral proceedings.
Ms. Kidd has been retained by corporate clients, legal counsel and government agencies in a wide variety of energy-related engagements. Her experience spans nearly every segment of the oil and gas industry—from exploration and production to refining, processing, transportation, marketing and distribution—as well as related petrochemical, technology, and maritime service sectors. Her clients include crude oil and natural gas producers, national oil companies, midstream operators, refiners, LNG manufacturers, pipelines, utilities, and local distribution companies. She also has been engaged by a number of state agencies in oil and gas matters, including the States of Alabama, Alaska, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico and New York.
Much of Ms. Kidd’s work has involved crude oil and natural gas valuation issues. She has served as an economic expert in numerous mineral interest disputes involving oil and natural gas production on private, state, federal and tribal lands. These disputes involved claims of underpayment pertaining to proceeds and market value lease royalty provisions, deductions, affiliated transactions and gas processing. Her analyses have included netback calculations, comparable sales and costs, cost of service, the value of natural gas liquids “uplift” from gas processing, and calculation of royalty obligations on class-wide bases.
Ms. Kidd also has experience navigating economic issues involving electric power and renewable energies. She has advised pipelines and utilities about strategic initiatives related to cost of service, rate design and regulatory restructuring.
Ms. Kidd earned a master’s degree in applied economics and bachelor degrees with honors in political science and economics from Southern Methodist University.
She served as president of the International Association for Energy Economics Houston Chapter and is a member of Women’s Energy Network.