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On behalf of an owner, analyzed a mechanical contractor’s $7 million marine lien delay and disruption claim against a major oil company on an offshore oil production project. The claim involved the value of equipment, piping, and structural installations on two refurbished rigs.

Offshore Oil and Gas

Nigeria

On behalf of an owner, analyzed a mechanical contractor’s $7 million marine lien delay and disruption claim against a major oil company on an offshore oil production project. The claim involved the value of equipment, piping, and structural installations on two refurbished rigs.

Transportation

Nigeria

On behalf of a contractor, prepared a response to an owner’s experts’ reports for an ICC arbitration in London regarding the reasonableness of a bid estimate and the cost to complete an airport project.

Gas, Gasification, GTL, LNG, and NGL

Nigeria

On behalf of an owner, performed a comprehensive “cold eyes” contract risk analysis of the EPC contract documentation, including legal and non-legal exhibits and appendices, contained in the ITT. Provided a written list of recommendations with supporting justification of contractual provisions in the ITT that should be amended, deleted, and/or inserted so as to properly mitigate the client’s risk against spurious and/or undue claims/change orders. Also provided written recommendations as to what impact a project-wide incentive program would have on the contract contingency estimates.

Gas, Gasification, GTL, LNG, and NGL

Nigeria

On behalf of an owner, performed a comprehensive audit of issues that caused substantial delay and cost overruns on a multibillion-dollar gas-to-liquids processing plant. Issues included evaluation of the man-hour and cost estimate for the project, labor productivity, effect of design changes, assessment of the EPC contractor’s management performance, and government-caused problems. Delays and cost overruns were tied to issues to allocate responsibility of the parties.

Gas, Gasification, GTL, LNG, and NGL

Nigeria

On behalf of an owner, provided schedule quality assurance services regarding a gas supply expansion project. Evaluated schedule metrics and appropriateness of the critical path of the baseline schedule.

Gas, Gasification, GTL, LNG, and NGL

Nigeria, Germany

On behalf of a major U.S. oil company, evaluated a civil subcontractor’s delay claim regarding foundation and civil works associated with a GTL facility. Evaluated the integrity of the subcontractor’s schedules and verified the impact of changes to the subcontractor’s schedule. Participated with the EPC contractor and owner to achieve a settlement of the time extension and cost components of the subcontractor’s claim.

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