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Deliverables Management

Even the most watertight case starts to get soggy when people and files are not kept safely on board.

Beyond our expertise, we make the whole process of engaging us smooth sailing. When disputes span months, or longer, it’s a drain on your associates to keep track of reports and other expert-relevant documentation. We also handle the logistics side of getting experts to sites around the world to undertake their investigations or give their expert testimony.

While the content may be different, but legal challenges are a project just like any other—and an expensive one at that. We can also direct our project management skills to help legal teams and law firms manage disputes more efficiently, freeing up time to focus on the matters that require your own expertise. 

To help you keep a tight rein on your dispute, we can provide our toolkits and easy-to-use software that makes logging and tracking a breeze, or by providing project management specialists to work with you. 

Contact us today to discuss how we can help your next case

“Epeus is a highly-regarded project management consultancy, that continues to attain and exceed my expectations.”

Fiona Bannister, Technical Services Manager, Centrica Energy Upstream

"We brought you guys in to scare us into action, and you delivered in buckets.”

Don Jacobsen, EVP, Shell

“Epeus understands the key requirements that are needed to achieve successful rig startups. Their personnel have deep experience and are knowledgeable in the areas of rig delivery.”

Brian Hay, Director, Rig Engineering, Global Wells Organization, BP

“Whenever we’ve needed Epeus personnel, they’ve always got there fast—anywhere in the world.”

Sachin Mehra, Vice-President, Asset Management, Valaris (ENSCO)

“The rigorous approach of Epeus’ project readiness review service quickly gave us a set of robust and independent insights into the state of readiness of our field development project. The findings proved to be extremely valuable.”

Leonardo Adami, Director, Petroleum Equity

“The bondholders appreciate the candour and view you guys provided. It was one of the key ingredients to getting consensus on the overall transaction.”

Ken Becker, Director, AMA Capital

"We needed knowledge and experience of a large complex project environment and leadership for our on-site technical team to get us across the finish line. Epeus stepped up to help us implement our project strategy with good discipline."

Peter Anson, Director, Projects and Sites Energy Business Unit, Valmet Technologies Oyj.

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  • CLAIM SIZE $400m+
  • LAW FIRM HFW (for the plaintiff)
  • JURISDICTION English Law

A change in conditions raises the spectre of a dispute

We deployed a multidisciplinary team around the globe to investigate engineering aspects of this their client’s mega-project. The investigation and communications were seamlessly handled and the operator’s position strengthened, ultimately meaning the case didn’t go to arbitration.

Read full story: Prepared to walk away

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Contract cancellation due to alleged poor rig performance

In South America, a drillship under contract offshore was declared unfit to drill, severely compromising our client’s operations. Our team of experts was called in to survey the rig and assess the performance issues. We provided ongoing advisory and witness support during the case at the International Court of Arbitration, London, UK. 

Read full story: A Fistful of Experts

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SNAPSHOT

  • CLAIM SIZE $500m
  • LAW FIRM Stephenson Harwood (for the defendant)
  • JURISDICTION Uncitral rules

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  • CLAIM SIZE $120m
  • LAW FIRM Ince (for the defendant)
  • JURISDICTION LCIA rules

Arbitration over the alleged botched FPSO conversion 

The claim, arising from the hull repair of an FPSO vessel operating in West African waters, was based on engineering and construction methodology. Initially asked for one kind of expert, we suggested another approach which helped the client see the whole picture. Retained as an expert witness, we provided an opinion on the quantum of the claim and the project management approach of the vessel owner. 

Read full story: Seeing the bigger picture

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Jack-up construction claims

Our client called us when the construction of a new jack-up rig in Asia went wrong. The project experienced major changes, several delays, and engineering issues. We were brought in to provide independent reviews of both how the changes were managed and the new rig design, alongside quantity surveys and expert witness reports.

SNAPSHOT

  • CLAIM SIZE $100m
  • LAW FIRM Confidential
  • JURISDICTION LCIA rules