Trial Graphics

Trial Graphics

Our trial graphics team brings decades of oil and gas technical experience, highly talented artists and animated graphics experts to fulfill your trial presentation needs. We understand geological, geophysical and engineering data and turn your complex evidence into litigation graphics that are accurate, informative, and easy to understand. Your litigation consulting experts and legal team doesn’t have to hold our hand or spend hours explaining oil and gas terms and technologies…we get it. We also know it’s difficult for the juror to envision something they’ve never seen or know little to nothing about. Creating legal graphics and animations that explain what happens on the wellsite and in the subsurface is our specialty. Whether it’s a tool failure, formation damage or human error, we can communicate your side of the story to a judge or a jury with maximum effectiveness.

Explosions - Wrongful Death or Personal Injury Animations

Our trial graphics team has many years of providing legal graphics and courtroom animations for the oil and gas industry. Some case experience examples include: toxic effects of hydrogen sulfide, well blowout fires and other equipment explosions, blowout preventer failure, fracing accidents and workers struck by falling pipes and tongs, failing high-pressure connections, pipeline leaks caused by corrosion, and environmental surface and drinking water contamination from produced saltwater.

Graphics to Uphold Safety Standards

Worker health and safety is a priority of everyone in the oil and gas industry to prevent oil field accidents. The industry has a commitment to excellence, not only to protect U.S. workers, but to workstirelessly to keep surrounding communities and the environment healthy and safe.

Refinery Explosion and Refinery Animation

When an oil refinery explosion or chemical plant explosion occurs, it is important to communicate what happened and why. We are adept at creating technical 3d models and industrial animations to visualize complex facilities and operations for a variety of uses including trial graphics and courtroom animations.
Please take a look at this refinery explosion and refinery animation to see how we can also incorporate audio and sound effects to communicate important facts and bring technical animations to life for your next project or trial presentation needs.

Oil and gas trial presentation support

Hydraulic Fracturing Location Casing Failure

Oil Rig Explosion Caused by Blowout Preventer Failure

Equipment and Tool Malfunctions

Vertical Well Sidetrack Due to Lease Restrictions

Drilling or downhole problems can be hard to explain, especially to the layperson of the jury. Stuck pipe caused by dog-legs in the well, tool or product failure, dropped slips or a pipe wrench in the hole can be costly and may permanently compromise access to known hydrocarbon bearing formations. Legal disputes over lease or drilling rights, leaks or environmental damage can often require animated graphics or subsurface visuals to understand the facts. Our knowledge and experience producing trial graphics for the oil and gas industry allows us to technically and creatively “think outside the box” and offer suggestions for a favorable verdict.


Watch the Example Animation

Take the layperson, judge and jury to the location…from the court room.

No need for hard hats and steel toe boots. Our custom and licensable animations can quickly educate laypeople from all walks of life with the experience of a trip to the field without ever leaving their seat.


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We can help with all your trial graphics and courtroom animation needs.

  • Wrongful Death
  • Personal Injury
  • Explosions
  • Surface Damage
  • Breech of Contract
  • Tool Malfunctions
  • Environmental Damage
  • Onshore / Offshore Exploration
  • Royalty / Reserve Disputes
  • Drilling / Fraccing Disputes
  • Royalty / Pollution Issues
  • Drilling / Mineral Rights

Geoscience experience to accurately make your case

Our trial presentation background includes work on a variety of environmental cases, as well. This varied geoscience experience, combined with our technical animation and trial graphics expertise will give you the edge when you enter the courtroom.

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Some of the things our clients have to say

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John and his team provided us with an amazing product. The graphics are remarkable and effectively convey all the geological/production messages we had in mind at the beginning of the project. Communication was excellent and final edits/additions were promptly implemented. Due to severely depressed oil prices, the team completed 15+ hours of final edits at no cost to us. Thank you again…
Marco Martines Geological Lead - Exploitation of Occidental of Oman
- I have been using your firm's graphics and animations in the oil and gas law classes I teach at LSU, and they have been a big help. Many of my students have no oil and gas industry background, and some of them have never taken a geology course. In one of my classes, we recently were discussing a legal…
Keith B. Hall Director of Mineral Law Institute, Campanile Charities Professor of Energy Law
I started working for Venado Oil & Gas as the Director of Administration and one of my first tasks at hand was the development of the company website. My knowledge of website design and working in the oil and gas industry made this task very challenging. The decision to contract John Perez graphics to design the website was absolutely the…
Paul R. Janacek Venado Oil & Gas, LLC
I teach the oil-and-gas law courses at Texas Tech School of Law, and it is the rule rather than the exception that my students start my courses with little or no familiarity with the oil-and-gas business. In fact, more often than not, they know a lot that isn’t so! To be able to effectively teach the law on a subject…
William R. Keffer Janet Scivally and David Copeland Endowed Professor of Energy Law, Director of Energy Law Programs, Assistant Director of Bar Preparation Resources, Texas Tech University School of Law
I have admired the work of John Perez Graphics for many years and finally had an opportunity to utilize their services in creating a presentation.  I was asked to give a presentation at a large conference and wanted to deliver a “wow” presentation to a non-oil and gas audience.  The presentation needed to explain some of the complexities of our industry…
Jay Still CEO & President - Guidon Energy
John, You and your Team did a remarkable job – You guys and Gwen and Her Team have turned out the most impressive Annual Report EVER !! Thanks and we look forward to working with your Team again next year……
David M. Demshur Chairman of the Board & CEO - Core Laboratories
John once again provided us with some beautiful graphics which will be very useful in illustrating some of our plays in West Texas. We have imposed some tight deadlines for him, and he has always delivered.
Michael White Geological Team Lead - OXY
I enjoyed working with your crew on the CSM project. The results occupy a prominent spot in the lobby of the new Petroleum Engineering Building for all to admire. Thank you for the opportunity.
Robert J. Weimer Geology Professor Emeritus, Colorado School of Mines
- The illustration looks OUTSTANDING! I don't foresee the need for any changes at this point, at all. The project was initiated on December 9th with a drop dead completion date of February 6th. Although the project grew in scope, your team still delivered on time! Again, thanks to you and your team. You made my geologic visions a reality, and…
Brian W. Wilhite Geological Research & Strategic Planning, Woolsey Energy
- Thanks so much. This has been a good project. Please pass on my gratitude to all the staff that worked on this - as you probably know, they are a talented bunch!!!
Tim Rasmussen MDU Resources Group, Inc.


Trial presentation expertise means we see the red dots.

To us, every chart tells a story. Every bit of data reveals more of the bigger picture. And when we go to work creating legal illustrations, mapping or animations for your side of a case, we don’t let anything slip past us.

More than once, we have honed in on the “red dot” in a case—the overlooked, key piece of information—that helped our clients win the trial or settle in their favor. So don’t just get a graphic designer to work up some pictures for you. This is too important. Let us be your advocates before you ever set foot in the courtroom with trial graphics that make the difference.

We’ll help you c_nn_ct the d_ts…