Project Feasibility

If you build it, will they come? Whether it is examining future supply and demand scenarios, assessment of a specific technology, or a complete technological and economic analysis for a new project, our consultants can give you the full spectrum of project feasibility analyses.

Case Studies

E&P field development projects are not always commercially viable – what happens when partners disagree?

April 19, 2023

After the consortium members of an Exploration & Production (E&P) field development project determined the project was commercially unviable, one partner filed a claim challenging the decision. We evaluated cost studies, development plans, and the decision-making process to assess the adequacy of exploration and appraisal work necessary to inform a risk-based decision on commercial viability. In addition, Baker & O’Brien prepared an expert report detailing the essential phases of E&P development projects and provided opinions on this project's technical and commercial aspects.

Negative Project Outlook Hits Shareholder Value: What was Known and When?

October 1, 2020

Disputes between owners and EPC contractors, are often about schedule and budget. Baker & O'Brien was engaged to opine on the impact of the extreme climate location on project execution considering personnel capabilities and the quality of fabrication and construction work. Our findings pertaining to mitigation plans, field modifications, logistics plans, site living conditions and labor productivity were presented to an arbitral tribunal in report and orally.

The Value of Outsourcing a Specialty Chemical

January 1, 2016

This dispute pertains to the acquisition of a specialty chemical business, whose product contained an ozone-depleting substance that could not be legally marketed. Baker & O'Brien was called in to assess technology and the capital cost for improvements to meet environmental regulations as opposed to plant closure and alternative product outsourcing. We presented our expert opinions during an arbitration proceeding.