Oil, Gas & Petrochemical

CCi experts have worked on onshore and offshore oil and gas facilities for decades.

CCi has experience in refineries and other mid-stream facilities as well as production and energy generating facilities on shore utilising downstream technologies.

Sector Background

The downstream oil and gas (O&G) sector operates in a similar fashion to power generation and other heavy  industrial processes. All these industries require sector-specific expert witnesses who can demonstrate working complex project experience. Our experts understand downstream production, we know the sector and we understand its needs.

How CCi Can Help

Delays in downstream projects can be financially damaging. Most developments will play a part in producing, storing or transporting products for market. Any delay to completion of a plant may mean lost or deferred revenues. We have experienced delay and quantum experts to hand who can react quickly with no learning curve.

Our Expertise In Oil, Gas & Petrochemical

CCi experts have worked on refineries, chemical plants, plastics plants, waste-energy plants and more. Our experts are familiar with the needs of both on-plot and off-plot requirements. We can also assist in devising methodologies for recovering deferred revenues.

Scope of Work

As well as expert witness services, CCi is ready to advise on the technical and project control clauses that assist lawyers in drafting O&G contracts that manage and diminish project risk.

CCi Experts Have Experience of Downstream O&G Cases

CCi has O&G experts who have testified in the courts and in international arbitrations across the globe. CCi experts have experienced cross-examination and joint-expert testimony on cases involving major global producers.

Sector Specific Understanding Of Issues and Solutions

Downstream delays and changes need to be assessed and valued accurately, so an existing knowledge of the sector is both necessary and economical for the client. CCi has the systems and the experts you need for downstream conflicts.

Oil, Gas & Petrochemical: Delay, Quantum And Technical Experts

Our specialist consultants, advisors and experts are strategically based around the globe, acting to protect your interests on construction, engineering, energy and technology projects. We focus on providing three core skill sets — planning, quantum and technical — which are intrinsically linked. These disciplines allow us to offer an integrated approach as well as individual expertise across this sector.

Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Projects

CCi have worked on Oil, Gas & Petrochemical projects worldwide, here are some examples:

Puhoi to Warkworth Motorway

Location: Auckland, New Zealand

CCi provided Independent delay expert service for the Contractor. The project was delivered through Public-Private Partnership between the New Zealand Government and the Northern Express Group (NX2) to design and construct a four-lane highway with a central median safety barrier. The motorway is approximately 18.5 kilometres. CCI provided an independent review report assessing the delay and recovery periods following multiple covid rated delay and disruption events along with other major landslide issues.

Bruce Highway – Cairns Southern Access Corridor – Stage 3

Location: Cairns, Australia

CCi was engaged by the consortium contractor to review the collaborative project agreement (Contract), recommend a mechanism for time extension under the Contract, and assess the Contractor’s submitted extension of time and associated costs claim. The collaborative project agreement was a bespoke contract that is unique for the project and was not aligned with any of the common standard forms of contracts. CCi’s team developed a risk allocation matrix for the project and created flow charts for the contractual obligations in terms of extension of time notices and claims.

Tamworth 330KV Capacitor Banks and SVC Works

Location: Tamworth, Australia

CCi was engaged by the Subcontractor responsible for all civil and concrete works, to assess the contractual position in terms of extension of time entitlement and to produce a consolidated extension of time along with associated costs claim. CCi produced a compelling claim document that enabled the Subcontractor to recover over 80% of its claimed prolongation costs with an opportunity to negotiate the remainder. CCi’s experience was fundamental to the demonstration of the entitlement, production of the supporting evidence, and the negotiation of the settlement.