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Gas, Gasification, GTL, LNG, and NGL

Australia

On behalf of an owner, analyzed rework costs caused by defective engineering and poor project management performance by the EPCM contractor of a LNG facility. Developed a basis for estimating the rework costs and prepared several comprehensive reports that the owner used to facilitate a large settlement against the contractor.

Gas, Gasification, GTL, LNG, and NGL

New Brunswick, Canada

On behalf of an insurance company, analyzed delays related to the construction of an LNG terminal in New Brunswick. The delay analysis included equipment to unload tanker, transfer to LNG storage tanks, vaporization of the LNG, and metering of the gas as it was introduced into a natural gas pipeline. The owner filed the claim because materials were lost overboard at sea in severe weather while being shipped to the site.

Gas, Gasification, GTL, LNG, and NGL

Australia

On behalf of a contractor, evaluated defective design and project management performance problems associated with an offshore underwater gas extraction facility, offshore pipelines, and an onshore gas processing plant. The contractor was a joint venture of the design firm and the underwater pipeline installation company. Under a lump sum turnkey contract, the contractor was responsible for carrying out project design, engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning. The owner terminated the contractor and sought damages recovery.

Gas, Gasification, GTL, LNG, and NGL

Algeria

On behalf of a major international oil company, analyzed the quantum aspects of an EPC contractor’s $130 million delay and changed conditions claim. The claim involved the relocation of a gas processing plant project site after construction had commenced because of the discovery of unfavorable soil conditions. Prepared an expert report and rebuttal expert report and testified in ICC arbitration. The EPC contractor’s claim was denied, and the owner’s liquidated damages claim was upheld.

Gas, Gasification, GTL, LNG, and NGL

Nigeria

On behalf of a major U.S. oil company, analyzed the integrity of a Korean contractor’s EPC schedule regarding logic problems, constraints, and reasonableness of the critical path for a major petrochemical plant project.

Gas, Gasification, GTL, LNG, and NGL

Georgia

On behalf of an owner, participated in the preliminary analysis and evaluations of delay and disruption claims by an EPC contractor on a large LNG project in the southeastern United States. Evaluated multiple EPC contractor delay claim submissions and reports that included calculation of delay costs. The owner used these independent evaluations in pre-mediation discussions and negotiations.

Gas, Gasification, GTL, LNG, and NGL

Australia

On behalf of an owner of an LNG plant, assessed an EPC contractor’s positions with respect to the eligibility of management personnel entitled to be included in delay costs.

Gas, Gasification, GTL, LNG, and NGL

Nigeria

On behalf of an owner, evaluated a piping module subcontractor’s delay claim 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.

Gas, Gasification, GTL, LNG, and NGL

Trinidad

Assisted with the development of a project management controls unit for a natural gas company. Prepared written findings and recommendations for establishing a project management controls unit and developing a project management methodology using a stage gate process.

Gas, Gasification, GTL, LNG, and NGL

Wyoming

Provided analysis regarding schedule delay and cost overrun issues on an NGL processing project involving construction of central process and satellite facilities. Performed the analysis work on behalf of an owner to identify the magnitude and compensability of potential affirmative claims against a prime contractor.

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