International Projects

Since 1996, Long International has provided services for clients and projects located in over 40 countries and spanning six continents. Our international experience is described in the listings below.

Afghanistan
Other Government Buildings
On behalf of the contractor, reviewed eight Requests for Equitable Adjustments on U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force projects concerning differing site conditions, electrical design deficiencies, and owner-directed changes.

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Algeria
Combined Cycle Power Plants; Cost Estimate Reviews
On behalf of the equipment supplier, developed estimates to complete on four power plant projects that were left incomplete by the contractor.
Gas Plants
On behalf of a major international oil company, performed an analysis of the quantum aspects of the EPC contractor’s $130 million delay and changed conditions claim involving the relocation of a gas processing plant project site after construction had commenced because of the discovery of unfavorable soil conditions. Prepared Expert Report, Rebuttal Expert Report, and testified in ICC arbitration. The EPC contractor’s claim was denied and the owner’s LD claim was upheld.
Schedule Quality Assurance Services; Gas Plants
On behalf of the owner, performed a detailed schedule quality assurance review of the engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and start-up activities of the central processing facility (CPF) in Algeria. The CPF consists of utilities, inlet separation, two oil trains, associated gas compressors, natural gas liquids and injection gas units. Identified logic problems and overuse of constraints, which made the indicated critical and near critical path questionable.

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Angola
Floating Production, Storage and Off-loading Facilities
On behalf of the owner, performed an analysis of a Japanese contractor’s $35 million change order, delay, and loss of productivity claims on an LPG FPSO project that was fabricated in Japan and installed in Angola.
Floating Production, Storage and Off-loading Facilities
Reviewed owner's Contracting Strategy, ITT packages, and Contract Terms and Conditions for FEED contracts, and draft procedures for management of the design and fabrication of an FPSO project.
Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Plants
On behalf of the owner, analyzed schedule delay claims by the prime contractor on an LNG facility being constructed.
Offshore Oil & Gas Production Facility
On behalf of the owner, performed an analysis of a $45 million delay and disruption claim by a South African contractor involving the engineering, fabrication, and erection of two oil production facilities for a major U.S. oil company. Visited the facility offshore Angola during hook-up and commissioning to evaluate the contractor’s performance. Advised the client on the merits of the contractor’s claim to facilitate settlement.
Offshore Oil & Gas Production Facility
On behalf of the owner, performed an analysis of an $85 million change order and delay claim regarding an offshore Compliant Piled Tower constructed in Texas and topsides facilities fabricated in South Korea for installation offshore Angola.
Offshore Oil & Gas Production Facility
Retained by a major U.S. oil company to evaluate the status, record keeping, schedules, and costs relative to the design and construction of hulls and topsides for two oil and gas processing offshore platforms being constructed in Korea for installation offshore Angola. The evaluation followed a visit to the contractor’s fabrication yard and focused on the analysis of cost overruns, schedule delays, and entitlement, and an assessment of the potential for claims from the prime contractor.
Petrochemical Plants
On behalf of the owner, performed an analysis of a contractor’s $11 million claim involving disputed change order work, loss of productivity, late materials deliveries, and other delay events on a new petrochemical plant project. Issues involved customs clearance delays and inadequate project management by the contractor.
Schedule Quality Assurance Services; Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Plants
On behalf of the owner, analyzed the EPC schedules for a $2.7 billion LNG facility. Verified the schedule work scope against contract requirements. Evaluated schedule metrics, reviewed schedule logic, and assessed the reasonableness of the critical path.

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Argentina
Chemical Plants; Schedule Quality Assurance Services
Supplied dispute resolution services in support of a chemical company who was defending against $150 million in impact claims made by a European EPC contractor on several polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plants. Participated in the document discovery, research, organization and coding of over 500,000 project records into an internet-based document repository. Assisted in answering interrogatories and prepared questions for fact witness depositions. Scrutinized the entitlement of alleged critical path schedule delays due to late and continuous changes, technology changes, late turnover package approvals, weather impacts, and slow agency reviews potentially affecting 15,000 schedule activities. Developed a comprehensive delay allocation model used to quantify and document critical path and concurrent delays affecting the schedules. Correlated issues to schedule activities. Employed a retrospective CPM schedule delay analysis methodology to correctly calculate entitlement for compensable delay costs and evaluate concurrent delays due to approved change orders, fact-based project issues, and weather impacts as supported by project records. Based on the findings, the contractor’s claims were grossly overstated and unsupported in which the owner enjoyed a favorable settlement at a small fraction of the total dispute. Performed extensive schedule quality assurance review studies of the contractor’s contemporaneous EPC project schedules to determine if these schedules were fit for delay analysis including identification and resolution of open-end activities, over use of constraints, incorrect as-built dates, missing as-built dates, missing original scope, and missing logic.
Petrochemical Plants
On behalf of the owner, performed an analysis of a contractor’s delay and loss of productivity claim on the design and construction of a polypropylene project.
Petrochemical Plants
On behalf of the owner, performed an analysis of delays, acceleration, change orders, unit rate, and loss of productivity claims totaling $20 million by a major U.S. engineering contractor and counterclaims by a major U.S. chemical company on an ethylene plant project.

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Australia
Contract and Procedures Reviews; Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Plants
On behalf of the owner, evaluated contract terms and conditions and contract procedures for an EPC contract for an LNG facility. Recommended clauses to resolve potential inconsistencies, ambiguities, and conflicts. Prepared clauses for cost and schedule control procedures.
Gas Plants
On behalf of the contractor, evaluated defective design and project management performance problems associated with an offshore underwater gas extraction facility and 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 an LSTK Contract, the contractor was responsible for carrying out the design, engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of the project. The owner terminated the contractor and sought recovery of damages.
Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Plants
Contract awareness services on an LNG Development Project. Carried out detail review of all contract agreements (FEED, LOA & Subcontractor). Prepared “Contract Obligations Matrix” and delivered “Contract Awareness Workshops.”
Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Plants
On behalf of the owner, performed an analysis of rework costs caused by defective engineering and poor project management performance by the EPCM contractor of an LNG facility. Developed a basis for estimating the rework costs, and prepared several comprehensive reports that were used by the owner to facilitate a large settlement against the contractor.
Offshore Gas Production Platform and Onshore Gas Plant
On behalf of the owner, performed an analysis of an owner’s claim regarding defective designs and installations associated with an offshore gas production facility, pipeline, and onshore gas processing plant. Testified in arbitration.

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Belgium
Refineries
On behalf of a European/Japanese joint venture EPC firm, evaluated a $75 million claim on a refinery upgrade project. Assessed the technical entitlement of over 100 change orders forming the basis of the claims as well as the schedule analysis to demonstrate entitlement to an extension of time and delay damages. Evaluated the contractor’s methodology for performing its schedule delay analysis and quantum calculations, and its loss of productivity analysis for proof of damages for labor cost overruns.

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Brazil
Floating Production, Storage and Off-loading Facilities
Consultant to the contractor’s project management team administering the lump sum contract for the conversion of two tankers to FPSOs. Provision of full claims resolution services along with commercial and contractual support in defending claims received from four topsides subcontractors and the vessel conversion contractor. Prepared claims for extension of time, acceleration, disruption, prolongation, and other lesser issues. Various claims successfully settled in excess of US$60 million.
Floating Production, Storage and Off-loading Facilities
On behalf of the owner, assessed contractor’s claims on behalf of the owner for 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.
Floating Production, Storage and Off-loading Facilities
Seconded to the contractor’s in-house claims and arbitration team regarding arbitration associated with an offshore oil & gas project. Assisted with document discovery for quantum meruit and delay and disruption claims. Analysis and production of cause and effect logs (timelines), drafted the “statement of facts” construction history, reviewed and audited arbitration case documentation, and provided general claim and arbitration best practice and procedure guidance. Assisted and interfaced with expert witness consultants and lead counsel, in contemplation of the settlement of a claim in excess of US$400 million by arbitration in New York.
Floating Production, Storage and Off-loading Facilities
Consultant to the contractor’s project management team administering the lump sum contract for the conversion of two tankers to FPSO. The project included two wells and 150,000 barrels of oil per day floating production systems and associated sub-sea scope. Consulting services included arbitration support and claims resolution. Contract value: US$2.5 billion.
Floating Production, Storage and Off-loading Facilities
Reviewed, analyzed and critiqued a contractor’s baseline schedule and schedule updates related to claims for disruption, delays, changed conditions, and increased costs totaling more than $700 million on a $2.5 billion turn-key contract.
Floating Production, Storage and Off-loading Facilities
Assisted the owner in creating a negotiating strategy for a cost overrun claim on an FPSO located in Brazil.

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Canada
Chemical Plants
Claims and contract support on prime EPC contract for a hydrogen plant. Prepared change order requests, claims preparation and submission, contract review, preparation of contract deliverables and a notice matrix, all to ensure compliance with contract terms and conditions with issuance of notices for timely reimbursement. Acted as commercial advisor to the Project Manager and the contractor’s Executive Management team.
Coal-Fired Power Plants
Performed schedule delay expert witness services with respect to a $34 million dispute between an electrical power generator and a consortium of power distributors. Issues involved the analysis of concurrent delay. Services included performing a delay analysis with respect to a forced outage resulting from an alleged Force Majeure event. Schedule impacts were identified and quantified that resulted from accelerating the start of planned outage work moved by the power plant operator to be in parallel with necessary work associated with the forced outage. Testimony was provided that addressed impacts to the outage affected by moving the start of planned outage work to be performed concurrently with forced outage work.
Coal-Fired Power Plants
Performed schedule delay expert witness services with respect to a $34 million dispute between an electrical power generator and a consortium of power distributors. Issues involved the analysis of concurrent delay.
Coal-Fired Power Plants
Assisted the general contractor in $2 million dispute with the owner of a 200 MW Power Plant in New Brunswick regarding increased labor costs associated with late delivery of owner supplied equipment, late design information, and defective design information.  Case was settled during negotiation on terms favorable to client.
Coal-Fired Power Plants
Performed schedule delay expert witness services, including providing testimony during arbitration hearings, with respect to a $30 million dispute between an electrical power generator and a consortium of power distributors. Issues involved the analysis of concurrent delay.
Contract and Procedures Reviews; Schedule Quality Assurance Services; Gas Plants; Risk Analysis; Project Performance Reviews; Cost Estimate Reviews
Retained by a major U.S. gas generation and distribution company to review existing plans and procedures for Change Order Management and Project Cost and Schedule Control, and suggest modifications/ enhancements to those plans and procedures. Provided templates for the contents of these plans and procedures. Also prepared proforma EPC Contracts for lump sum and reimbursable cost work.
Dams
Prepared detailed as-planned and as-built schedule analyses for the contractor on a dam project. Participated in negotiations between the contractor and the Province of Alberta.
Fiberglass Insulation Plant
On behalf of the owner, evaluated delays and cost overruns on an insulation manufacturing facility in Alberta. Analysis of schedule and cost data in support of the owner’s $28 million counterclaim against the EPC contractor’s $20 million claim. Testified as CPM schedule and cost expert witnesses for the arbitration.
Gas Plants
Provided claims analysis services for the insurance company regarding the reconstruction of a natural gas plant in British Columbia following an explosion. Performed a schedule analysis to determine when the reconstruction of the plant could have been completed absent the improvements to the facility made by the owner.
Gas Plants
Provided expert testimony in arbitration, on behalf of the designer and module fabricator, regarding owner claims of faulty workmanship, delayed project completion, and increased project costs and the designer's counterclaims of unpaid invoices and change orders related to the design and fabrication of modules and the construction of a gas processing facility. Provided deposition testimony regarding an expert witness rebuttal report.
Hydroelectric Power Plants
Providing claims prevention and claims analysis services on behalf of the owner of a hydroelectric power plant.
Hydroelectric Power Plants; Training Seminars
Provided a Claims Prevention Training Seminar for a hydroelectric power producing company in Canada.
Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Plants
On behalf of an insurance company, performed an analysis of delays to the construction of an LNG terminal in New Brunswick, including equipment to unload tanker, transfer to LNG storage tanks, vaporize the LNG, and meter the gas as it is introduced into the natural gas pipeline. The claim was filed by the owner as a result of materials being lost overboard at sea in severe weather while being shipped to the site.
Mineral Processing Plants
On behalf of the equipment supplier, performed an evaluation of a contractor’s time extension request and delay, disruption, and extra work claim on a coke stacker/reclaimer facility.
Nuclear Power Plants
On behalf of the Ontario Provincial government, evaluated delays to the restart of a power plant Unit at the Bruce Power Nuclear Electricity Generation Station located in northwest Ontario. The operator of the nuclear Unit suffered a force majeure outage and, as a result, was entitled to balancing payments from the Ontario government while the Unit was being repaired and restarted. The Provincial government was concerned that the delays that the Unit operator experienced were excessively long. Evaluated whether the operator managed the unit’s outage schedule in the most efficient manner.
Nuclear Power Plants
On behalf of underwriters, as a result of a potentially insured event, evaluated whether other causes of schedule delay to the shutdown and refueling of a nuclear power plant would have caused concurrent delays to the project. Participated as a member of the Loss Adjuster's team of experts concerning a CAD $140 million Property Damage claim and a CAD $255 million Delayed Start-Up (DSU) claim. Evaluated Primavera schedules, analyzed opposing experts reports, and provided support to loss adjusters, counsel, and underwriters at market meetings.
Offshore Oil & Gas Production Facility
On behalf of the EPC contractor, analyzed a claim for delay during the design and construction of an offshore platform. Prepared an Expert Report in anticipation of arbitration. The case settled.
Oil Sands Facilities
On behalf of the insurance company, performed an analysis of a $500 million claim for business interruption losses due to delays to the start-up and commissioning of an upgrader refinery that was built to process synthetic crude oil from an oil sands production facility. The delays were allegedly caused by a fire at the oil sands production mine site, which delayed the transport of bitumen to the refinery through a 200-plus mile pipeline. Prepared detailed CPM schedule analyses and an expert witness report. Designated as a CPM expert witness in support of the ICC Arbitration in Alberta.
Oil Sands Facilities
On behalf of the insurance company, performed an analysis of a $200 million insurance claim for non-traditional coverages resulting from delays and cost overruns in the construction of a oil sands mine facility and upgrader unit in Alberta. Prepared expert witness reports in support of the ICC Arbitration.
Oil Sands Facilities
Provided contract/entitlement analyses, schedule review and risk assessment, for the owner, relative to the design, procurement and construction of a synthetic crude oil upgrader.
Oil Sands Facilities
Performed an analysis of a major fire at an upgrader in Alberta that processed synthetic crude oil from an oil sands facility. Our client, a major construction company and its insurer, was defending against liability for property damage and business interruption damages amounting to $1 billion.
Oil Sands Facilities
Lead cost and schedule consultant retained by a group of insurance companies to evaluate the reasonableness of a $200 million cost estimate and cost/schedule risks associated with the repair of fire damage to four electrostatic precipitators and enclosures in a large oil sands plant in Alberta. The engagement involved site visits and interviews, and the evaluation of rebuild cost and schedule estimates and supporting documentation, with particular emphasis on assumptions, construction means and methods, labor costs and productivity, field indirect costs, contingency, and expediting and delay costs. Final work products included written reports which addressed the bases for and reasonableness of the repair schedule and cost estimate, and the cost impact of several expedited repair schedule alternatives, and oral presentations to loss adjusters and insurance company representatives.
Oil Sands Facilities; Project Performance Reviews; Cost Estimate Reviews; Contract and Procedures Reviews; Schedule Quality Assurance Services; Risk Analysis
On behalf of the owner, performed an in-depth integrated cost and schedule risk analysis for a $14 billion oil sands project. Added logic ties and key interface milestone details into the Level II schedule to develop a Risk Analysis Schedule. Provided an assessment as to whether the current schedule and cost forecast was achievable. Provided a “to go” risk analysis on schedule and cost for each project area as well as an assessment of the overall cost (including indirects) and schedule risks. Evaluated current trends in the schedule and cost forecast including field productivity effects. Reviewed the project control processes, provided an assessment including: evaluation of systems/flow of data from EPCs/GCs to the owner, change management processes, and contracts processes for back-charging and processing of claims. Reviewed how material quantities were being managed. Delivered recommendations to further de-risk and improve the probability of achieving project goals.
Oil Terminal Projects
On behalf of the owner, performed an analysis of causes of cost overruns incurred by the contractor on an oil terminal project in Alberta. Review and compared bid package drawings with Issued for Construction drawings, welding data, and other information to determine if the owner had a basis for disputing the contractor’s costs. Participated in mediation to resolve the dispute.
Petrochemical Plants
On behalf of the insurance company, performed an analysis and prepared an Expert Report/testimony regarding an owner’s alleged business interruption loss due to an unplanned shutdown of an MTBE plant in Alberta.
Petrochemical Plants
On behalf of the insurance company, performed an analysis of a $50 million loss for property damage and business interruption resulting from cracking to a reactor vessel at a glycol process plant facility in Alberta. Prepared deposition questions and assisted loss adjusters and counsel for the underwriters with cost and schedule analyses.
Petrochemical Plants
On behalf of the EPC contractor, performed an analysis of change order, delay, and loss of productivity claims on a linear alpha olefin (LAO) Project.
Pipelines
On behalf of the owner, evaluated cost overruns and productivity issues associated with the construction of 30- and 36-inch pipelines in British Columbia and Alberta.
Pipelines
Performed an audit of a contractor’s $23 million claim and an owner’s counterclaim on a pipeline project in Alberta. Reviewed contractor’s cost records, schedules, contract, and claim document, and advised the owner on the strengths and weaknesses of each party’s position.
Project Performance Reviews; Contract and Procedures Reviews; Schedule Quality Assurance Services; Hydroelectric Power Plants
Provided claims prevention and claims analysis, claims management, contract administration, and dispute resolution services on behalf of the owner of a CAD $6.2 billion hydroelectric power and transmission line construction project.
Refineries
Performed an analysis of the expediting costs associated with the $320 million rebuild of a refinery in Alberta following a fire. This work was performed in support of the insurance company’s interest on a property damage claim filed by the owner of the refinery. Analyzed the trade-offs of increased time-related costs that would have been incurred had the work not been expedited compared to the increased costs as a result of a fast track schedule. The results of the various scenarios were evaluated using Monte Carlo calculations to derive a probabilistic determination of the range of costs as a function of the variables involved in the analyses. Analyses contributed to a successful settlement between the insurance carrier and the owner.
Refineries
Analyzed damages for the 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.
Risk Analysis; Schedule Quality Assurance Services; Oil Sands Facilities
On behalf of the owner, performed a schedule quality assurance review and schedule risk assessment of the integrated master schedule for a $14 billion oil sands project.
Roads, Highways & Bridges
On behalf of the contractor, performed an analysis of cost overruns associated with the construction of a heavy haul road in Alberta.
Schedule Quality Assurance Services; Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Plants
On behalf of the owner, provided quality assurance reviews of the EPC contractor’s schedules for an LNG facility.
Smelters, Furnaces, and Calciners
On behalf of the owner, performed an audit of the EPCM and general contractor’s cost records to identify potential billing discrepancies and problems on cost reimbursable contracts for a calciner expansion project.

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Egypt
Steel Mills
Performed the design/supply and supervision, including managing local subcontracts, and with post-contract control, claims execution, and provision of an advisory role in legal/commercial matters with the client on several Direct Reduction Steel Plants.

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England
Heavy Rail
On behalf of the owner, developed issues packages, chronologies, and narratives regarding delays associated with the installation of communications systems on the London Underground project. Analyzed issues and schedule delays associated with the design and installation of new communications systems. Developed an as-built critical path schedule for delay analysis.

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Equatorial Guinea
Offshore Oil & Gas Production Facility
Carried out contract and claims prevention review on ITT/bid contract and general documents (commercial risk identification and mitigation) for an offshore contractor performing transportation, installation, and commissioning associated with the construction of an oil field development project.

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Finland
Gulf of Mexico; Offshore Oil & Gas Production Facility
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 involve 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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Germany
Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) Facilities
On behalf of a major U.S. oil company, evaluated a civil subcontractor’s delay claim regarding foundation and civil works associated with a Gas-to-Liquids 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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Grand Cayman Islands
Cost Estimate Reviews; Hotels
Prepared a construction estimate cost analysis for the developer on a five star resort property.

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Greece
Refineries
Served as Tribunal Appointed Experts for technical and schedule delay issues associated with a €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.

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Guam
Schools
Evaluated scope changes and assessed compensable damages, for an electrical and mechanical subcontractor, related to delays and disruptions encountered during the construction of a high school.

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Gulf of Mexico
Gas Plants
Provision of claims support and ad-hoc contract administration, including some bid document preparation for a contractor on a gas receiving station.
Offshore Drilling Rig
Insurance and warranty claim preparation and negotiation on the installation of offshore drilling rigs. Management of claim team and preparation of documentation to support insurance claims for two failed semi-submersible drill rig thrusters.
Offshore Drilling Rig
Prepared an insurance claim and negotiated damages to offshore drilling rigs as a result of Hurricane Katrina, including management of a team and preparation of documentation.
Offshore Drilling Rig
Managed the settlement of multi-million dollar insurance claims for an offshore drilling contractor arising from Hurricane Katrina and numerous other damage and warranty claims.
Offshore Drilling Rig
Prepared and negotiated a damage claim for a failed derrick structure resulting in extensive damage to the construction of the DD2 rig, including project delay and prolongation during the pre-commissioning phase.
Offshore Drilling Rig
Commercial/contractual support in defending a claim received from a Korean contractor who was fabricating the hull and drill rig for a semi-submersible platform project at its Korean facility.
Offshore Drilling Rig
Claims and contract awareness services on a new semi-submersible drill platform in the Gulf of Mexico. Carried out detailed review of all contract agreements (FEED, LOA & Subcontractor). Prepared “Contract Obligations Matrix” and delivered “Contract Awareness Workshops.”
Offshore Oil & Gas Production Facility
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 involve 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.
Offshore Oil & Gas Production Facility
Provided project controls coordination services during inception/feasibility/design stage of a deepwater project. Management of the owner’s contracts for the hull and moorings, risers, and installation with four contractors and various subcontractors. The focus was on the identification of “cost management” deficiencies, reporting thereupon to Project Services Director and suggesting and implementing damage limitation measures. Acted as the first line of defense against the contractors’ efforts to depart from their contract obligations.
Offshore Oil & Gas Production Facility
On behalf of the paint manufacturer, prepared an Expert Report refuting the 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. This 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, and testified in deposition, resulting in a successful settlement of the dispute.
Offshore Oil & Gas Production Facility
On behalf of the owner, assessed fabrication defects on two offshore oil production facilities. Developed the supporting cost documentation to establish the quantum for the owner’s claim. Prepared Expert Report for testimony in ICC arbitration in London.
Offshore Oil & Gas Production Facility
Provision of contract administration services and mentoring in-house contract and change control team for an offshore oil & gas contractor. Drafted and issued contractual letters in connection with changes, delays, potential extension of time, etc.
Offshore Oil & Gas Production Facility
On behalf of a major U.S. oil company, performed an analysis of the 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 & Gas Production Facility
On behalf of the 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 & Gas Production Facility
On behalf of the 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 & 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
Ship Building
Evaluated project documents, records, schedules, and costs and determined the potential for claims against the Ship End User and others on a new US Navy Early Warning Radar Vessel ship build project. Assisted with briefing executive management and counsel. Assisted with preparation of budget for claim for defective specifications, constructive changes, extra work, prolongation and disruption. Total value of claim: exceeded US$25 million.
Ship Building
Initial review of ship designer’s request for equitable adjustment due to alleged causes of cost overrun by ship integrator on a US Navy Early Warning Radar Vessel ship build project. Claim settled before review was completed.
Undersea Pipeline; Undersea Pipelines
Performed minor dispute resolution, claims execution, and settlement of change order requests for a pipeline installation contractor. The disputes included insurance “differences” caused by frustration/ force majeure following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Claims included additional pipeline installation and procurement, extra pipeline crossings, and other miscellaneous smaller claims for disputed extra work. Closed out change order requests, prepared fully substantiated claims and assisted in resolving major differences between the employer and the contractor.
Undersea Pipelines
Prepared an extension of time claim for subsea pipeline fabrication and installation, fabrication and installation of subsea structures and riser installation using flexible reel pipe lay vessel. A one-month delay was caused by delayed pipe delivery.
Undersea Pipelines
A pipe insulation supplier experienced delays (not client related) which resulted in a potential two-month project delay. Through a proactive relationship with the insulation contractor’s project team, reduced delay and mitigated all impacts to the project. The net result was successful completion of the project with no claims being levied against the subcontractor.
Undersea Pipelines
Provided contract administration, dispute resolution, claims execution and settlement for a design, procure and install contract for 160 mile oil and gas pipeline and risers to platforms. A number of change orders and claims were later the source of litigation. Gave evidence to facts, via depositions taken in preparation of a court appearance.
Undersea Pipelines
Contract management and commercial support including change management services for a contractor performing subsea installation of offshore pipelines.
Undersea Pipelines
Evaluated the impact of a labor strike to daily productivity and progress on a pipeline lay barge, and identified other project events that may have contributed to the negative impact on the project schedule. Also provided expert testimony (at deposition) on behalf of the labor union related to these issues.
Undersea Pipelines
Identification, management, preparation, and resolution of a 30-day extension of time claim and successful settlement of a prolongation claim for a contractor performing subsea installation of offshore pipelines.
Undersea Pipelines
On behalf of the owner, performed an analysis of a claim associated with the placement of undersea oil & 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.

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India
Pipeline and Compressor Station Projects
On behalf of the compressor manufacturer, performed an analysis of delay and performance problems on a gas compressor/pipeline project resulting in liquidated damages in excess of $50 million. This project involved ICC arbitration in Geneva, Switzerland.
Refineries
On behalf of the owner, reviewed CPM schedules submitted for arbitration to verify their authenticity for use in a delay analysis by opposing expert. Prepared examination questions for counsel to cross-examine opposing expert at arbitration regarding causes of delay to the reconstruction of a refinery that was damaged by a cyclone.

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Indonesia
CPM Schedule Preparation and Updating; Combined Cycle Power Plants
Prepared the detailed schedule for a multi-block combined cycle conversion project.
Floating Production, Storage and Off-loading Facilities
Project controls lead for the project team and project management office performing installation of subsea pipelines and onshore facilities. Assisted in the project FEED stage closure (change in project direction), development of FPSO implementation option studies, and development of a project execution plan and cost management plan.
Schedule Quality Assurance Services; Geothermal Power Plants
On behalf of the owner, performed an evaluation of the integrity of a contractor’s schedule and analysis of delay and loss of productivity claims associated with the design and construction of a new geothermal power plant project. Performed schedule quality assurance review studies of the contractor’s submitted Recovery Schedule compared to its Baseline Schedule. Identified and recommended resolution of hundreds of open-end activities, problems with constraints, and critical and near-critical path problems. Contractor alleged delays associated with late drawing comments by the owner, customs clearance problems, and scope of work changes, and that the contractor had to accelerate to overcome the delays. Issues involving the schedule being “at large” were also analyzed. On behalf of the owner, performed schedule quality assurance review studies of the contractor’s submitted Recovery Schedule compared to its Baseline Schedule. Identified and recommended resolution of hundreds of open-end activities, problems with constraints, and critical and near-critical path problems.

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Iraq
Chemical Plants
On behalf of the Japanese EPC contractor, prepared a claim, developed a document database, and performed an analysis of costs and schedules for a $450 million fertilizer plant. Prepared a $100 million claim against the owner, which was abandoned as a result of the Gulf War. Successfully negotiated one Turkish and two Korean subcontractor’s claims against the Japanese prime contractor.

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Ireland
Wastewater Treatment Plant; Wastewater Treatment Plants
The project centered on the EPC design/build of a state-of-the-art sewage treatment plant to replace an old existing and over utilized facility in order to meet the current and future needs of the city. Due to site constraints the plant involved stacking SBR’s on top of each other, and building the new works parallel to maintaining the old plant prior to demolition. EU environmental regulations were critical to maintaining high standards of odor and treated water outputs. The plant ultimately failed to meet performance standards, was delayed in construction, and had operational issues for the local residential areas. Engaged to provide support in developing the main contractor’s construction claims (in conjunction with the main contractor’s consortium partners) against the owner and assist with resolution of insurance claims for E&O problems during the design process. This involved CPM and disruption analysis, plus coordinating outside counsel and other experts to support the contractor’s position.

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Italy
Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Plants
On behalf of the owner, performed an analysis of delays and project management performance deficiencies in defense of a $40 million claim of an EPC contractor for additional overhead and fee on a cost reimbursable contract for the management of the design and construction of an LNG Terminal Project that was delayed over 18 months. Analyzed deficiencies in the EPC contractor’s schedules, and performed an analysis of concurrent delays. Prepared the basis of a counterclaim by the owner against the EPC contractor.

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Japan
Floating Production, Storage and Off-loading Facilities
On behalf of the owner, performed an analysis of a Japanese contractor’s $35 million change order, delay, and loss of productivity claims on an LPG FPSO project that was fabricated in Japan and installed in Angola.

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Jordan
Chemical Plants
On behalf of the EPC contractor, performed an analysis of the technical entitlement of over 400 change orders associated with an engineering and construction contractor’s $60 million claim on a magnesium oxide production plant. Determined the cause-effect relationship between the changed work and the resulting schedule impact and additional costs. Provided expert testimony at an ICC arbitration hearing in London. Contractor alleged that the FIDIC based contract provided relief under the Variations clause; the owner argued that it was a fixed price contract and no relief was available. Also analyzed cause-effect relationship of improper operation by the owner and resulting poor magnesium oxide production from the facility.

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Kuwait
Chemical Plants
Appointed by a National Petroleum Company to perform an Estimate Check on the contractor’s Class 2 Estimate for a new Mega Project, Control Level (+20% / -15%). Supervised the work, prepared report, and presented findings.
Hospitals
Prepared a $45 million claim including delay analysis and damages calculations for an Italian construction firm who constructed two hospitals.
Pipelines
On behalf of the owner, performed an analysis of delay and disruption impacts incurred by a construction company on the revamp of an oil and gas gathering center. The project involved extension of and tie-ins to large diameter, high-pressure crude oil headers and collection pipelines.

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Mexico
Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Plants
The project involved the EPC construction of a green field LNG terminal including major berthing facilities and on-shore storage, processing, and pumping services. Provided lead contract and claims support to the EPC contractor Joint Venture to ensure recovery of owner caused impacts throughout the construction process. This involved managing and defending a major claim from the international earthworks subcontractor through litigation proceedings in both the U.S. and Mexico. This involved detailed rebuttal of schedule, disruption, and damages analyses.
Mineral Processing Plants; Training Seminars
Provided Claims Prevention Training Seminars for a Mineral Processing Engineering firm in Denver, Tucson, and Mexico City. Recommended clauses to resolve potential inconsistencies, ambiguities, and conflicts. Prepared clauses for cost and schedule control procedures.
Nitrogen Plant
Performed an analysis and prepared an Expert Report in support of the owner’s entitlement to claims against the EPC contractor involving the standard of care in its management of the design and construction of a nitrogen plant project. Issues involved design life requirements of the plant components, prudent industry practices performance standards, and alleged improper design by the contractor. Prepared an Expert Report and testified in arbitration.
Offshore Oil & Gas Production Facility
On behalf of a Swedish subcontractor, reviewed its claim against the EPC contractor for delay and loss of productivity associated with the fabrication and assembly of living quarters for an offshore oil production facility.
Refineries
Reviewed and critiqued contractor-prepared change requests, prepared a preliminary evaluation of the contractor’s costs to date, and performed a detailed “but-for” analysis of the project schedule to establish a reasonable completion (absent supplier-caused delays) for the $1.6 billion expansion of a refinery.

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Netherlands
Chemical Plants
On behalf of the EPC contractor, performed an analysis of the delays associated with the punchlist handover work, mechanical completion, and startup/ commissioning of a chemical plant. Issues involved industry norms for pre-commissioning, mechanical completion, commissioning and start-up of the project, and whether the parties followed the contractual specifications for mechanical completion and turnover of the facility.
Chemical Plants; Schedule Quality Assurance Services
Supplied dispute resolution services in support of a chemical company who was defending against $150 million in impact claims made by a European EPC contractor on several polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plants. Participated in the document discovery, research, organization and coding of over 500,000 project records into an internet-based document repository. Assisted in answering interrogatories and prepared questions for fact witness depositions. Scrutinized the entitlement of alleged critical path schedule delays due to late and continuous changes, technology changes, late turnover package approvals, weather impacts, and slow agency reviews potentially affecting 15,000 schedule activities. Developed a comprehensive delay allocation model used to quantify and document critical path and concurrent delays affecting the schedules. Correlated issues to schedule activities. Employed a retrospective CPM schedule delay analysis methodology to correctly calculate entitlement for compensable delay costs and evaluate concurrent delays due to approved change orders, fact-based project issues, and weather impacts as supported by project records. Based on the findings, the contractor’s claims were grossly overstated and unsupported in which the owner enjoyed a favorable settlement at a small fraction of the total dispute. Performed extensive schedule quality assurance review studies of the contractor’s contemporaneous EPC project schedules to determine if these schedules were fit for delay analysis including identification and resolution of open-end activities, over use of constraints, incorrect as-built dates, missing as-built dates, missing original scope, and missing logic.
Contract and Procedures Reviews; Petrochemical Plants
Reviewed the owner’s contract for the engineering, procurement, and construction of a polyethylene plant. Recommended clauses to resolve potential inconsistencies, ambiguities, and conflicts. Prepared clauses for cost and schedule control procedures. Recommended changes to project management, scheduling, and project controls provisions to improve the owner’s visibility into the progress reporting on the project.
Petrochemical Plants
On behalf of the owner, performed an analysis of delay and disruption claims on the engineering, procurement, and construction of an ethylene cracker project.

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New Zealand
Offshore Oil & Gas Production Facility
Managed the overall evaluation and integrity of tender process for EPC contracts associated with offshore pipelines and platform installation, an offshore platform, and production station. Facilitated decision-making by the Execution Managers based on appropriate information approved by the Tender Evaluation Manager.

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Nigeria
Airports
On behalf of the contractor, prepared a response to the owner's experts' reports, for an ICC arbitration in London, regarding the reasonableness of the bid estimate and the cost to complete the airport project.
Contract and Procedures Reviews; Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Plants
On behalf of the owner, developed the implementation of a contracting strategy for 10 MM TPY grass roots LNG liquefaction plant. Assignment included preparation of bid packages and bid evaluations for 8 LSTK contracts that covered every portion of the project. Facilitated senior shareholder meetings to arrive at the strategy and to approve its implementation.
Floating Production, Storage and Off-loading Facilities
Prepared failed mooring component claims on an FPSO & Buoy project. Work included damage limitation, mitigation, cost recovery from subcontractors, and resolution of ex-gratia claim request. Claim value exceeding US$15 million. Further claim submission for loss and expense incurred as a direct result of increased security risk. Total claim value: exceeded US$5 million.
Floating Production, Storage and Off-loading Facilities
Production of a claims and dispute prevention register specifically for contract terms and conditions and for contract exhibits during pre-contract/tender package stage of an offshore gas pipeline project. Reviewed possible causes and effects, categorized risk (high or low), and recommended mitigation action. Identified possible project risk areas and proposed risk share measures to reduce cost impacts. Suggested enhancements to the contract exhibits. Evaluated project controls to avoid/mitigate claims and disputes.
Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) Facilities
On behalf of a major U.S. oil company, evaluated a civil subcontractor’s delay claim regarding foundation and civil works associated with a Gas-to-Liquids 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-to-Liquids (GTL) Facilities
On behalf of the owner, performed a comprehensive audit of issues that caused substantial delay and cost overruns on a multi-billion 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-to-Liquids (GTL) Facilities
Evaluated the merits of a schedule delay claim submitted by a pipe fabricator on a GTL project in Nigeria and assisted the owner in settlement negotiations.
Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Plants
On behalf of the 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 and 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.
Offshore Oil & Gas Production Facility
On behalf of the owner, performed an analysis of 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.
Pipeline and Compressor Station Projects
On behalf of the owner, performed an analysis of an EPC contractor’s $43 million claim on behalf of the owner involving hundreds of alleged P&ID changes to the FEED design of a compressor station and pipeline project, and resulting delay to the completion of the project. Analyzed the technical entitlement to the P&ID changes based on standard industry practice for design development, the owner’s specifications, and the timing of the changes.
Schedule Quality Assurance Services; Gas Plants
On behalf of the 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.
Schedule Quality Assurance Services; Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) Facilities
On behalf of the owner, evaluated a piping module subcontractor’s delay claim associated with a Gas-to-Liquids 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.
Schedule Quality Assurance Services; Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) Facilities
On behalf of the owner, performed an analysis of the EPC contractor’s schedules for a multi-billion Gas-to-Liquids facility. Verified the schedule work scope against contract requirements. Evaluated schedule metrics, reviewed schedule logic, assessed the reasonableness of the critical path and provided recommendations for optimizing the schedule. Also evaluated a cumulative impact claim.
Schedule Quality Assurance Services; Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) Facilities
On behalf of a major U.S. oil company, performed an analysis of 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.
Undersea Pipelines
Produced a claims and dispute prevention register specifically for contract terms and conditions and contract exhibits associated with an Offshore Gas Pipeline Project. Review of possible causes and effects, categorization of risk (high or low), and recommendation of mitigation action.

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Northern Mariana Islands
Marine Port
Prepared a contractor’s request for an equitable contract adjustment for changes in the scope and execution of the work required by a major redesign of marine harbor facilities for a port project.
Other Government Buildings
Prepared a request for an equitable contract adjustment including an entitlement analysis, “windows/but-for” schedule analyses, and an evaluation of damages related to the construction of a municipal facility. Also provided expert testimony (at deposition) on behalf of the contractor related to entitlement, owner-caused impacts to the project schedule including changes in scope, damages, and the owner’s assessment of liquidated damages against the contractor.

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Norway
Floating Production, Storage and Off-loading Facilities; Contract and Procedures Reviews; Schedule Quality Assurance Services
Schedule Quality Assurance Review. Review and critique of Consortium Partner's detailed fabrication schedules, ascertained the schedule’s suitability to be used as a tool to analyze concurrent delays by maintaining CPM schedule logic to properly understand the Client's, and the Consortium Partner's liability for delay, disruption, and impact damages, and any relationship between proceeding activities being the responsibility other Parties. Provided guidance on “best practice” recommendations for on-site schedule control, progress reporting, schedule development, and labor productivity. Recommended suitable effective documentation and record keeping to aid in the support or defense of possible future claims and integration of schedule activities with available cost details to accurately establish the cause and effect relationship between problems, issues, events, schedule impacts, productivity losses and cost overruns and/or the need for acceleration/mitigation recovery counter measures.
Gulf of Mexico; Offshore Oil & Gas Production Facility
On behalf of the 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 & 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

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Pakistan
Gas-Fired Combined Cycle Power Plants
On behalf of the owner, reviewed the EPC contractor's $12 million force majeure delay claim due to heavy rain and flooding. Provided schedule delay analysis services related to the 404 MW Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Power Plant Project. Scope of work included review and analysis of the EPC contractor's extension of time claim and preparation of the client's response.
Gas-Fired Combined Cycle Power Plants
Engaged by the owner to prepare and submit to the insurer a $43 million Delayed Start-Up claim on a 175 MW combined cycle low BTU gas fired power plant. The claim included a detailed project delay and cost analysis related ten insurable incidents of which six were serial failures of the gas turbine due to design errors in the fuel nozzles. The delay analysis was complicated due to issues involving alleged concurrent delay, betterment, corrosion, and the impacts of policy extensions and modifications in coverage and waiting periods.
Hydroelectric Power Plants
On behalf of the contractor, prepared a schedule delay analysis on the construction of a hydroelectric power plant. Delays were caused by site access delays, an increase in the structures and excavation quantities, structural steelworks delivery delays, and delays in the construction of a railway bridge.

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Russia
Housing
On behalf of the owner, analyzed a Russian and Turkish contractor’s claim for change orders, delay, and loss of productivity, and the owner’s counterclaims for default due to inadequate project management performance and substandard installations of a residential community project. Developed a document database, inspected the site, reviewed contractual entitlements, and provided the owner with a basis for negotiating a settlement with the contractor.
Offshore Oil & Gas Production Facility
On behalf of the owner, evaluated its position for a claim against the EPCM contractor for mismanagement, cost overruns, and delays on the performance of a cost reimbursable contract to design and build an offshore oil & gas production facility. Performed a schedule and cost variance analysis to identify where delays and cost overrunds occurred, and the allocated causes for such overruns against the owner and the contractor.
Oil Terminal Projects
On behalf of a major U.S. oil company, assessed a Korean contractor’s $75 million delay and acceleration claim on an oil terminal project. Assessed the contractor’s CPM schedules, change orders, increased staffing claims, and the owner’s counterclaims.
Project Performance Reviews; Refineries
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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Saudi Arabia
Petrochemical Plants
Engaged by the owner to prepare and submit to the insurer a $24 million Delayed Start-Up claim on an ethyleneamines plant.
Petrochemical Plants
Engaged by the owner to prepare and submit to the insurer a $20 million Delayed Start-Up claim on a 400,000 mt/a polypropylene plant. The claim addressed the delays to the start of commercial operation due to two sequential failures of the sixth stage of the heat pump compressor steam turbine. The analysis was compounded by the need to address the effect of temporary repairs and allegations of betterment due to changes in design and material in the repair of the steam turbine rotor.
Petrochemical Plants
Engaged by the owner to prepare and submit to the insurer a $24 million Delayed Start-Up claim on a 450,000 mt/a polypropylene plant. The claim addressed the delays to the start of commercial operation due to fourteen incidents of insurable damage. Three of the incidents were near sequential damage to the Reactor Effluent Compressor, which the owner claimed as one continuous event. The delay analysis was complicated due to the debate over the root cause of the damage to the Reactor Effluent Compressor, and consideration of the impact to the claimed delay due to policy extensions incorporating modifications in coverage and waiting periods.
Petrochemical Plants
Engaged by the owner to prepare and submit to the insurer a $2 million Increased Cost of Working Claim under a marine policy. Components of the Plant’s fired heaters were lost at sea during transit from the fabricator resulting in a four-month delay in delivery of replacement parts. The owner and EPC contractor agreed to an acceleration plan which recovered 74 of the 120 days lost to re-fabricate and deliver new parts. The delay and acceleration analysis verified the delayed fired heaters were on the critical path, the acceleration was actual, and that no other concurrent delays impacted the critical path.
Schedule Quality Assurance Services; Gas Plants
On behalf of the owner, performed analyses and prepared Expert Reports regarding schedule delays and increased costs associated with an EPC contractor’s $138 million claim on a gas plant expansion project. The work involved correction of the contractor’s baseline schedule and schedule updates, assessment of impacts allegedly due to change orders, welding defects, late delivery of drawings by the owner, and contractor performance problems. Prepared time impact and as-built but-for schedule analyses to address time extension entitlement, compensable delay, and loss of productivity. Developed a chronological database and assisted the law firm with witness statements and document disclosure requests. Completed a comparative assessment between the project’s radiography records for the rejected pipe joint welds, and the results that were developed from the owner’s radiography expert’s interpretation of the films. Evaluated the opposing experts’ schedule delay and damages analyses and assessment of responsibilities for project management performance problems. Performed extensive schedule quality assurance review studies of the contractor’s contemporaneous EPC project schedules to ensure that these schedules could be used for delay analysis. Identified and documented numerous problems with open-end activities, overuse of constraints, missing original scope, incorrect as-built dates, missing as-built dates, and missing logic links. The dispute was resolved prior to arbitration.

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Scotland
Offshore Oil & Gas Production Facility
On behalf of a major U.S. oil company, evaluated potential delay claims from the contractor associated with a DCS & Alarm Management Upgrade to an offshore platform in the North Sea.

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Singapore
Gas-Fired Combined Cycle Power Plants
The project centered on disputes between the major contractor and the mechanical/electrical subcontractor on alleged delay and disruption impacts during the construction of a 380 MW power facility due to alleged late information, delayed procurement, and changes. Project completion was significantly delayed and the subcontractor claimed the contractor caused the negative schedule impacts, subsequently submitting a request for an equitable adjustment (REA) and filing for arbitration. Team Leader engaged to consult on the main contractor’s defense of the claim both during the contract execution works and the post completion arbitration events. This involved day-to-day contract administration, claims preparation, and overall management of claims team, outside counsel and experts.
Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Plants
On behalf of the owner, performed an analysis of a $15 million cost overrun and cumulative effect claim by an electrical subcontractor on an electrical and instrumentation building to be installed offshore on an LNG facility. The subcontractor alleged increased complexity of the work, loss of productivity and delays associated with changes to its scope of work, and subsequent acceleration. The owner alleged that the changes did not cause the alleged quantum sought by the subcontractor, and that the subcontractor underbid the work and mismanaged its resources.
Offshore Drilling Rig
Prepared an insurance claim as a result of a failed applied paint system on a drill rig. The work was carried out partly in Singapore and later in Trinidad. Direct costs claimed including prolongation for the project management team, rig wet and dry tow, and shipyard shared costs.

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South Africa
Offshore Oil & Gas Production Facility
On behalf of the owner, performed an analysis of a $45 million delay and disruption claim by a South African contractor involving the engineering, fabrication, and erection of two oil production facilities for a major U.S. oil company. Visited the facility offshore Angola during hook-up and commissioning to evaluate the contractor’s performance. Advised the client on the merits of the contractor’s claim to facilitate settlement.

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South Korea
Offshore Oil & Gas Production Facility
On behalf of the owner, performed an analysis of an $85 million change order and delay claim regarding an offshore Compliant Piled Tower constructed in Texas and topsides facilities fabricated in South Korea for installation offshore Angola.
Offshore Oil & Gas Production Facility
Retained by a major U.S. oil company to evaluate the status, record keeping, schedules, and costs relative to the design and construction of hulls and topsides for two oil and gas processing offshore platforms being constructed in Korea for installation offshore Angola. The evaluation followed a visit to the contractor’s fabrication yard and focused on the analysis of cost overruns, schedule delays, and entitlement, and an assessment of the potential for claims from the prime contractor.

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Spain
Chemical Plants; Schedule Quality Assurance Services
Supplied dispute resolution services in support of a chemical company who was defending against $150 million in impact claims made by a European EPC contractor on several polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plants. Participated in the document discovery, research, organization and coding of over 500,000 project records into an internet-based document repository. Assisted in answering interrogatories and prepared questions for fact witness depositions. Scrutinized the entitlement of alleged critical path schedule delays due to late and continuous changes, technology changes, late turnover package approvals, weather impacts, and slow agency reviews potentially affecting 15,000 schedule activities. Developed a comprehensive delay allocation model used to quantify and document critical path and concurrent delays affecting the schedules. Correlated issues to schedule activities. Employed a retrospective CPM schedule delay analysis methodology to correctly calculate entitlement for compensable delay costs and evaluate concurrent delays due to approved change orders, fact-based project issues, and weather impacts as supported by project records. Based on the findings, the contractor’s claims were grossly overstated and unsupported in which the owner enjoyed a favorable settlement at a small fraction of the total dispute. Performed extensive schedule quality assurance review studies of the contractor’s contemporaneous EPC project schedules to determine if these schedules were fit for delay analysis including identification and resolution of open-end activities, over use of constraints, incorrect as-built dates, missing as-built dates, missing original scope, and missing logic.
Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Plants
On behalf of the owner, performed an analysis of a $15 million cost overrun and cumulative effect claim by an electrical subcontractor on an electrical and instrumentation building to be installed offshore on an LNG facility. The subcontractor alleged increased complexity of the work, loss of productivity and delays associated with changes to its scope of work, and subsequent acceleration. The owner alleged that the changes did not cause the alleged quantum sought by the subcontractor, and that the subcontractor underbid the work and mismanaged its resources.
Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Plants
On behalf of the owner, performed an analysis of delays and project management performance deficiencies in defense of a $40 million claim of an EPC contractor for additional overhead and fee on a cost reimbursable contract for the management of the design and construction of an LNG Terminal Project that was delayed over 18 months. Analyzed deficiencies in the EPC contractor’s schedules, and performed an analysis of concurrent delays. Prepared the basis of a counterclaim by the owner against the EPC contractor.

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Sweden
Offshore Oil & Gas Production Facility
On behalf of a Swedish subcontractor, reviewed its claim against the EPC contractor for delay and loss of productivity associated with the fabrication and assembly of living quarters for an offshore oil production facility.

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Tanzania
Schedule Quality Assurance Services; Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Plants
On behalf of the government, evaluated the quality of the CPM schedules prepared by several international oil companies for the development of an LNG facility in Tanzania.

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Thailand
CPM Schedule Preparation and Updating; Coal-Fired Power Plants
Prepared a detailed schedule for a two unit “hybrid” power plant consisting of fluidized bed boilers, steam turbines, combustion turbines, and heat recovery units. Also developed multi-currency project cost systems to report consistent financial information in U.S. dollars while individual contracts fluctuated in multiple currencies.
Gas-Fired Heat Recovery Generator
On behalf of the piping manufacturer, performed an analysis of the fabrication of piping components as an element of the fabrication and erection of Heat Recovery Steam Generators including the identification of aspects of the delay resulting from the actions of the various parties included in the project. Prepared an Expert Report which led to settlement of the matter.
Offshore Drilling Rig
Prepared an insurance claim as a result of a failed applied paint system on a drill rig. The work was carried out partly in Singapore and later in Trinidad. Direct costs claimed including prolongation for the project management team, rig wet and dry tow, and shipyard shared costs.

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Trinidad
Contract and Procedures Reviews; Gas Plants
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.
Contract and Procedures Reviews; Pipeline and Compressor Station Projects
Reviewed owner’s ITB packages, contracts, project controls procedures, and contract administration procedures, and presented a Claims Prevention Seminar. Recommended clauses to resolve potential inconsistencies, ambiguities, and conflicts. Prepared clauses for cost and schedule control procedures.
Contract and Procedures Reviews; Smelters, Furnaces, and Calciners
Created an EPC contract and contract exhibits for the owner’s use in negotiating the EPC of a $1 billion aluminum smelter. Recommended clauses to resolve potential inconsistencies, ambiguities, and conflicts. Prepared clauses for cost and schedule control procedures.
Cost Estimate Reviews; Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) Facilities
Performed project management audits of a Gas-to-Liquids facility to assist with evaluating the outstanding engineering and construction scope, assess restructuring of the Project Management Team, and assist with the development of a Request for Proposal for the selection of a Project Management contractor.
Cost Estimate Reviews; Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Plants
On behalf of the owner, performed an analysis of the adequacy of a cost estimate and construction risks associated with the upgrade of an LNG facility.
Gas Plants
Evaluated the owner’s project management and cost and schedule control procedures for performing major capital projects. Prepared stage gate project development procedures, and developed cost and schedule control procedures.
Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) Facilities
On behalf of the Receiver in a bankruptcy proceeding, performed project management audits of a Gas-to-Liquids facility to assist with evaluating the outstanding engineering and construction scope, assess restructuring of the Project Management Team, and assist with the development of a Request for Proposal for the selection of a Project Management contractor.
Petrochemical Plants
On behalf of the EPC contractor, performed an analysis of delay and acceleration claims on the engineering, procurement, and construction of an ammonia plant project.
Pipelines
On behalf of the owner, performed an analysis of a French contractor’s $14 million delay and increased quantities claim on a 36-inch gas pipeline and valve station project.
Project Performance Reviews; Floating Offshore Natural Gas Platform
Data analysis on a Natural Gas Floating Platform. The scope of work included analysis of Project Daily Reports, Vessel’s Master Daily Logs, Daily Work Tickets, and Contractor/Client Correspondence.
Refineries
Performed an analysis of various contractor’s delay and change order claims on behalf of the owner on a major Gasoline Optimisation 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, preparing alternative impact analysis of delays allegedly caused by scope changes as well as concurrent delays caused by the contractor, reviewing cost support for the change order amounts, recalculation of time-related costs based on delay analyses, determination of damages based on assessment of contractual entitlements under the terms of the contract, and participation during negotiations to achieve settlement of the change order claims.
Refineries
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
On behalf of the owner, performed an analysis of a Canadian contractor’s $25 million delay and disruption claim against the owner of a refinery. The venue was international arbitration under Uncitral arbitration rules. The contractor’s scope of work involved the construction of a new visbreaker unit, modernization of instrumentation facilities, and a revamp of a fluid catalytic cracker oil upgrading process unit. This project involved the organization of thousands of documents and assessments of alleged delays and disruption impacts identified in change orders, correspondence, meeting minutes, disruption notices, monthly progress reports, and CPM updates. The scope of work also included a detailed CPM schedule analysis and the quantification of damages. Prepared an Expert Report in international arbitration prior to settlement of the dispute.
Refineries
On behalf of the owner, performed an analysis of a major international contractor’s $22 million delay and disruption claim on a $100 million refinery upgrade project involving new hydrotreater and sulfur recovery units. Prepared a detailed schedule delay analysis, damage analysis, and provided mediation testimony which resulted in a successful settlement of the dispute.
Schedule Quality Assurance Services; Universities
On behalf of the owner, performed a schedule quality assessment of a CPM schedule regarding a new university building for the University of the West Indies.
Training Seminars; Petrochemical Plants
Provided Claims Prevention Training Seminar for owners and contractors in Trinidad.
Training Seminars; Pipeline and Compressor Station Projects
Provided Claims Prevention Training Seminar for the National Gas Company.
Undersea Pipelines
On behalf of the owner, evaluated contractors’ claims for delays and cost overruns associated with two offshore gas pipeline projects.
Wastewater Treatment Plants
On behalf of the owner, performed an analysis of a $1.7 million claim for schedule delays and disruptions during the construction of two wastewater treatment plants and barometric condenser conversions at an oil processing unit. Prepared detailed CPM schedule analyses and Expert Reports. The dispute was successfully resolved prior to the arbitration.

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United Arab Emirates
Contract and Procedures Reviews; Refineries
Acted as the Project Management Advisor for FEED execution of a refinery hazardous waste facility and preparation of EPC contract documents.
Floating Production, Storage and Off-loading Facilities
On behalf of the owner, assessed contractor’s claims on behalf of the owner for 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.
Gas Plants
Contract and commercial support during negotiation meetings with a U.S. supplier who may have supplied defective equipment. All discussions were subject to a detailed root cause analysis and material testing.
Offshore Drilling Rig
Worked as part of team preparing claim for increased engineering man-hours associated with the construction of two semi-submersible drill platforms. Man-hour losses resulted largely from client preferential engineering, overzealous comments, untimely responses to clarifications, excessive RFIs, multiple drawing revisions, changes to IFC drawings, and other similar related engineering and design-related matters.
Offshore Drilling Rig
Worked as part of team preparing claim(s) against contractor and subcontractors performing the design, procure and construction of new semi-submersible drilling platforms. Also, prepared extensive claim defense dossiers. The claims were mostly in connection with contractor caused delays, disruption, lack of preservation leading to damaged equipment, defective workmanship, lack off appropriate resources, rebuttal of alleged delay in key engineering deliverables, and other similar related matters. Total value of claims: exceeded US$50 million.
Refineries
Evaluated a contractor’s delay and disruption claim against a major equipment supplier including a review and analysis of the as-planned and as-built schedules, preparation of a retrospective “but-for” analysis of the project schedule, and an assessment of damages relative to the expansion of a refinery.
Refineries
Evaluated a contractor’s delay and disruption claim against a major equipment supplier including a review and analysis of the as-planned and as-built schedules, preparation of a retrospective “but-for” analysis of the project schedule, and an assessment of damages relative to the expansion of a refinery.

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United Kingdom
Chemical Plants
Prepared an Extension of Time Claim for a Japanese contractor related to the construction of civil, structural, and building design and construction work related to a chemical plant project in the U.K. The contractor’s execution of the work was impacted by late access to the site, additional work, and changed work.
Fiber Optic Underground Cable Systems
Managed all quantity surveying services and oversight for numerous projects and clients including Eurobell, Deutsche Telecom, English Heritage, English China Clays, and Flag Atlantic (USA) for a new cable landing station in Land's End.
Gas-Fired Combined Cycle Power Plants
EPC design build of a 280 MW gas fired combined cycle power expansion to a refinery brown field site. Managed and directed contract administration and claims procedures team, as well as defending and negotiating a series of owner/subcontractor claims against EPC contractor. Dispute management also included preparation of a major force majeure weather impact claim.
Nuclear Power Plants
A government controlled nuclear management company required a third party review and upgrade analyses of its bidding processes and contract conditions for the de-commissioning and new construction of nuclear power plants. Reviewed the contract/bidding documents and provide an independent risk management report covering best practices, PMBOK application, project success goals, and general procedures for upgrading contractor performance.
Office Buildings
Developed procedures aimed at improving efficiency, competitiveness and profitability for an interior building consultant and contractor. Developed procedures for analyzing contractual risks on new work opportunities.

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US Virgin Islands
Refineries
On behalf of the contractor, performed an analysis of a contractor’s pipe fabrication loss of productivity claim on a project involving the upgrade to an existing refinery.

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Venezuela
Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) Plants
Prepared CPM fragnets depicting schedule delays and analysis of productivity losses on a natural gas liquefaction project.
Offshore Drilling Rig
On behalf of the owner, analyzed the project schedule including engineering, procurement, fabrication, assembly, shipping, installation and commissioning activities relative to delays and disruptions to the conversion of three offshore drilling rigs into gas compression stations.
Offshore Gas Compression and Wellhead Platforms
On behalf of a major U.S. oil company, performed an analysis and provided deposition testimony regarding a claim against a contractor for $29 million in improper charges on a reimbursable contract for the fabrication of one offshore gas compression platform and two wellhead platforms.
Refineries
Prepared a mechanical contractor’s $20 million claim for delay, additional work, labor disputes, and loss of productivity regarding a $790 million delayed coker project at the Cerro Negro oil upgrading project. Assisted counsel in the preparation of its briefs and document discovery requests, and prepared an Expert Report which was intended for witness testimony at ICC arbitration hearings in Geneva, Switzerland; however, the case settled before the hearing was conducted.

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