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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.

Offshore Oil and Gas

Texas

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

Texas

Defended an oil and gas producer against an $8 million claim from an EPC contractor and shipyard for additional costs alleged to have arisen as a result of a significant increase in scope and project delay. Analysis revealed that defendant had failed to properly consider nearly $8 million in paid extra work. Claim was settled in mediation.

Offshore Oil and Gas

Trinidad

On behalf of an owner, evaluated contractors’ claims for delays and cost overruns associated with two offshore gas pipeline projects.

Offshore Oil and Gas

Angola

Reviewed an owner’s contracting strategy, ITT packages, contract terms and conditions for FEED contracts, and draft procedures for design and fabrication management of an FPSO project.

Offshore Oil and Gas

Brazil, United Arab Emirates

On behalf of an owner, assessed a contractor’s claims involving change orders, delays, and acceleration regarding the design and installation of the topsides for a deep-sea crude oil FPSO project to be installed in Brazil. Evaluated the contractor’s claims regarding loss of productivity for the refurbishment work of the FPSO vessel and for the topsides installation in Dubai. Also supported the owner in resolving a subsea contractor’s prolongation claim.

Offshore Oil and Gas

China, Mexico

Performed a schedule analysis of delay claims between a general contractor that performed engineering, procurement, construction, mobilization, installation, and operation of an FPSO including topsides processing equipment as well as hull and marine system, and the O&M service contractor on the FPSO to deploy in an offshore area approximately 10 km off the coast of Mexico at a water depth of approximately 32 meters.

Offshore Oil and Gas

Egypt (Offshore)

Prepared a claim on behalf of a contractor related to extra work and delays on the construction of an offshore oil platform. Assessed contractual entitlement, owner-responsible and weather-related delays, and the costs associated with the extra-contractual work and delays for an international oilfield and marine services company offering full integrated services.

Offshore Oil and Gas

Texas, Louisiana

On behalf of a paint manufacturer, prepared an expert report refuting an EPC contractor’s claim for delay and disruption allegedly resulting from work associated with removal of lead-containing paint from the process plant modules and platforms of an offshore oil production facility installed in the Gulf of Mexico. Case settled prior to trial. The project also involved the defense against the owner’s delay claim for recovery of lost profits due to the delay to the achievement of first oil allegedly caused by the lead abatement program. Presented an expert report demonstrating that the project would have been delayed because of concurrent delay by the EPC contractor. Testified in deposition, which resulted in a successful settlement of the dispute.

Offshore Oil and Gas

Gulf of Mexico

On behalf of a paint manufacturer, prepared an expert report refuting an EPC contractor’s claim for delay and disruption allegedly resulting from work associated with removal of lead-containing paint from the process plant modules and platforms of an offshore oil production facility installed in the Gulf of Mexico. Case settled prior to trial. The project also involved the defense against the owner’s delay claim for recovery of lost profits due to the delay to the achievement of first oil allegedly caused by the lead abatement program. Presented an expert report demonstrating that the project would have been delayed because of concurrent delay by the EPC contractor. Testified in deposition, which resulted in a successful settlement of the dispute.

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