Our Principal


Harold E. McGowen III, PE


Harold E. McGowen, III is a Registered Professional Engineer with over 30 years of experience in the upstream oil and gas industry. His business background is robust, having started and been a part of building and selling several companies including working with Private Equity. His bent and background is highly technical, and he has worked as an engineer and manager for several organizations, giving him a broad view of the industry. He has been involved in all steps of the oil and gas exploration and production process.


Harold has provided expert witness services to assist in patent litigation and inter partes reviews related to down-hole tools, materials/chemicals, horizontal drilling, hydraulic fracturing, and other oilfield-related technologies.  Harold has also provided expert witness services related to hydraulic fracturing "crashing", equipment failures, and operational negligence. 


Education: BS Mechanical Engineering - Texas A&M University, College Station.



Navidad Energy Experts

About Us

Our Mission


Navidad Energy Advisors combines insights developed through years of building and leading businesses with the technical acumen required to provide objective and results-oriented analysis and deliverables to meet our customers’ needs.

Our Values


  • Leadership: Reject passivity
  • Safety: Place people first
  • Collaboration: Build a better brain
  • Integrity: Be people that can be trusted
  • Accountability: Accept responsibility
  • Innovation: Always seek the better way
  • Passion: Committed in heart and mind
  • Quality: Exceed expectations