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Pipeline Sabotage Leads to an Explosion of Force Majeure Claims

Case Study January 25, 2023

A gas pipeline experienced a series of events where saboteurs detonated explosives that damaged it and its associated facilities, causing numerous pipeline outages and associated force majeure claims. Baker & O’Brien was retained to provide an...

Construction Contract Termination Dispute – Assessment of Progress and Completion of Work

Case Study January 25, 2023

A storage terminal owner terminated its construction contract for a brownfield project with its contractor and filed claims for deficient and incomplete work. Baker & O’Brien was engaged to analyze the project’s completeness at the time of con...

Construction on a Slope – Hazard Awareness on Pipeline Construction

Case Study January 24, 2023

A pipeline inspector was fatally injured while operating an off-road vehicle on a steep hill along the pipeline construction route. Baker & O’Brien was engaged to determine the incident cause and to opine on the site responsibilities of the va...

Why 2023 Will Be a Pivotal Year for Energy Security and LNG

January 13, 2023

2022 Q3: U.S. Refining Margins Pull Back But Remain Elevated

RIF November 16, 2022

Baker & O’Brien Presents at the 2022 Opportunity Crudes Conference

Presentation/Webinar October 24, 2022

EPC Dispute – No Fairytale Ending for EPC Partnership

Case Study October 12, 2022

An EPC project missed its completion milestones and experienced cost escalations, resulting in Contractor claims that engineering progress was overstated at the time the contract was converted to lump sum. Baker & O’Brien analyzed records and ...

Power Plant Construction Dispute Energized by Missed Milestones

Case Study October 12, 2022

After key project schedule milestones were missed for a combined cycle power plant mega project, the Contractor and its Subcontractor began faulting one another for the delays and cost escalation. Baker & O’Brien analyzed the project documents...

Problems with Sulfur Removal Unit Causes a Stink

Case Study October 12, 2022

An abrupt natural gas plant shutdown due to a power outage caused major equipment damage, and a faulty repair followed. The failed repair required additional material replacement and repairs. Baker & O’Brien was retained to assess the circumst...

Baker & O'Brien Presents at the 2022 GPA Midstream Convention

Presentation/Webinar September 12, 2022

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