Oil and Gas

Breakwater evaluates the unique cost and schedule risks inherent in the development of complex upstream, midstream, and downstream oil & gas projects.  We identify the key drivers of project cost overruns, schedule delays, and performance variances to help our clients timely and successfully evaluate and manage project risks.  At the start of projects, we review key contract clauses related to the project costs and schedule and work with our clients to establish best practices to monitor and track contract deliverables.  When design changes, added scope, force majeure events, or other issues impact the project, we investigate and document the incremental cost and schedule variances to facilitate timely and equitable resolution of contract adjustments.

When disputes arise, we assist our clients through all potential stages of the dispute process.  We have also presented our findings in settlement negotiations, mediations, and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings.  Our experienced expert witnesses have testified on economic damages and schedule delay issues United States Federal and State courts and in domestic and international arbitration forums such as the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

Representative Projects Include:

  • Offshore Production & Exploration Facilities
  • Offshore Transportation & Installation
  • Oil & Gas Pipelines
  • Subsea Pipelines
  • Refineries
  • Petrochemical Plants
  • LNG Import/Export Facilities

Services Include, But Are Not Limited To:

  • Independent Forensic Analysis
  • CPM Schedule Delays
  • Schedule Acceleration
  • Changed & Added Work
  • Repair Costs
  • Quantity Variances
  • Labor Productivity
  • Project Cost Audits
  • Economic Damages & Lost Profits
  • Contract Reviews
  • Change Order Preparation & Evaluation
  • Claims Preparation & Evaluation
  • Mediation/Settlement Support
  • Expert Witness Testimony

Contact Breakwater

If you are interested in retaining Breakwater Forensics to provide forensic analytics, expert witness, and/or business consulting services for you or your company, please provide details of your needs and we will contact you to discuss how we can assist you.