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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.

Offshore Oil and Gas

Gulf of Mexico

On behalf of an owner, analyzed a claim associated with the placement of undersea oil and gas pipelines in the Gulf of Mexico. Prepared an expert report regarding technical issues of entitlement for cost overrun issues and substantiation of the accounting records to support the costs associated with the claim. Testified in arbitration.

Offshore Oil and Gas

Norway, Gulf of Mexico

On behalf of an owner, evaluated a contractor’s $87 million delay and disruption/loss of productivity claim resulting from alleged design changes to a semi-submersible hull and mooring system project for an offshore oil and gas production facility that was fabricated in Norway for installation in the Gulf of Mexico. Evaluated contractor’s entitlement to unresolved change orders and contractor’s alleged delays associated with owner interference, late owner approvals, ABS approval delays, and out-of-sequence work. Prepared an expert report and testified in arbitration.

Offshore Oil and Gas

Gulf of Mexico

On behalf of a major U.S. oil company, analyzed an owner’s damages resulting from the delayed installation of an oil production facility due to defects in the fabrication of shackles. Identified the owner’s direct costs and time-related costs from its job cost project files. Analyzed the owner’s project CPM schedules to identify critical path delays associated with the work to replace the defective mooring shackles.

Offshore Oil and Gas

Gulf of Mexico

On behalf of an owner, evaluated outstanding contractual payments, unresolved change orders, and alleged delay costs alleged by a contractor for the fabrication, transportation, and installation of Pipeline End Terminations and Jumpers for an offshore oil production facility.

Offshore Oil and Gas

Finland, Gulf of Mexico

Performed an analysis in support of an owner’s claim against an international EPC contractor’s performance, delays, and $100 million cost overrun regarding a Spar production facility that was fabricated in Finland for installation in the Gulf of Mexico. Issues involved material delays, welding rework, quadrupling of labor man-hours, wet mating of hard and soft tank/truss, delay, liquidated damages, conversion of contract issues, and related damages.

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