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On behalf of an EPC contractor, performed claims analysis, damages assessment, and delay evaluations on a $250 million refinery expansion project involving $20 million in damages. The primary issues included bid error, loss of labor productivity, delay and acceleration.

Refineries, Petrochemical, and Chemical

California

On behalf of an EPC contractor, performed claims analysis, damages assessment, and delay evaluations on a $250 million refinery expansion project involving $20 million in damages. The primary issues included bid error, loss of labor productivity, delay and acceleration.

Refineries, Petrochemical, and Chemical

Alberta, Canada

Analyzed damages for an owner defending numerous change order claims on an international oil refinery upgrade project. Provided critical assessments of the contractor’s pricing of its change order estimates.

Refineries, Petrochemical, and Chemical

Illinois

On behalf of an EPC contractor, analyzed an owner’s $19 million claim firm relative to home office and field cost budget overruns under a reimbursable contract for a $200 million refinery project.

Refineries, Petrochemical, and Chemical

Trinidad

Performed schedule delay and change order analysis in support of an owner’s defense of a $10.5 million claim on upgrades to piping, boiler and flare facilities in a major international oil refinery.

Refineries, Petrochemical, and Chemical

Trinidad

On behalf of an owner, analyzed various contractor’s delay and change order claims on a major gasoline optimization project, including modifications to an existing FCCU unit, a new alky-acid unit, an isomerization unit, a new heavy naphtha hydrotreater and continuous catalytic regeneration platformer unit, and offsites facilities modifications. Claim evaluations included an assessment of the integrity of the contractor’s baseline and schedule updates, preparation of alternative impact analysis of delays allegedly caused by scope changes as well as concurrent delays caused by the contractor. Also conducted cost support reviews for the change order amounts, recalculation of time-related costs based on delay analyses, and determination of damages based on assessment of contractual entitlements under the terms of the contract. Participated during negotiations to achieve settlement of the change order claims.

Refineries, Petrochemical, and Chemical

Iraq

Prepared an expert report for an ICC arbitration in London concerning a refinery project in Iraq.  Prepared analyses and provided opinions regarding the delays that occurred during the project and the parties responsible for the project delays.  Prepared analyses and provided opinions concerning the validity of the costs the contractor incurred as a result of terminating its subcontracts and executing new subcontracts with replacement subcontractors.

Refineries, Petrochemical, and Chemical

Louisiana

On behalf of the owner of a large petrochemical complex in Louisiana, assessed a scaffolding subcontractor's claim for increased costs on a unit price subcontract where it installed more scaffolding quantities than originally planned and during a longer period due to project delays. Prepared an expert report.

Refineries, Petrochemical, and Chemical

Greece

Served as tribunal appointed experts for technical and schedule delay issues associated with an €18 million claim and a €145 million counterclaim on a major oil refinery upgrading and expansion project in Europe.  The disputes were being resolved in ICC arbitration proceedings.  Prepared expert reports and testified before the tribunal.

Refineries, Petrochemical, and Chemical

Texas

On behalf of an owner, evaluated the performance of an EPC contractor performing a multibillion-dollar expansion of a U.S. Gulf Coast Refinery under a reimbursable contract. Issues included poor project management performance, delay, disruption, defective designs, and gross negligence, all of which led to significant increased project cost over the initial project budget and multiple budget reforecast during project execution.

Refineries, Petrochemical, and Chemical

Russia

Provided technical and project management consulting advice to the project management consultant who represented the owner of a refinery in Russia that was undergoing a revamp. Additional advice included the identification of key performance indicators and EPC contracting issues.

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