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Drilling & Production (Offshore) Expert Witnesses: 2
Andrew Avalon, PE, PSP
8633 Willow Kane Court
Orlando, FL 32835
T: (407) 445-0825 F: (407) 445-0821
Long International provides expert engineering and construction claims analysis, expert testimony, project management consulting, and insurance claims analysis services. Our focus is on heavy industrial projects including oil and gas, petroleum refining, petrochemical, chemical, mining/mineral processing, power, cogeneration, and other industrial projects. We analyze claims, not limited to, disputed change orders, schedule delay, acceleration, time extensions, liquidated damages, loss of productivity, defective specifications, and deficient project management performance.
Richard J. Long, P.E., P.Eng., Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Long International, has over 50 years of U.S. and international consulting experience involving construction contract disputes analysis and resolution, arbitration/litigation support and expert testimony, project management, engineering/construction management, cost and schedule control, and process engineering. As an internationally recognized expert in the analysis and resolution of complex construction disputes for over 35 years, Mr. Long has served as the lead expert on over 300 projects having claims ranging in size from US$100,000 to over US$2 billion. He has presented and published numerous articles on claims analysis, entitlement issues, CPM schedule and damages analyses, cumulative impact claims, and claims prevention.
Rod C. Carter, CCP, PSP is President of Long International and has over 20 years of experience in construction project controls, contract disputes and resolution, negotiations, mediation, arbitration support, and expert testimony on scheduling, loss of productivity, and quantum issues. He has experience in entitlement, schedule, and damages analyses on over 30 construction disputes ranging in value from US$100,000 to US$7 billion, related to oil and gas, oil refinery, LNG, heavy civil, nuclear, environmental, chemical, power, industrial, commercial, and residential construction projects. Mr. Carter is proficient in the use of Primavera P6 and P3 software, and he has extensive experience in assessing the impact to engineering and construction works of RFIs, change orders and other events. Mr. Carter specializes in loss of productivity, cumulative impact, and quantum calculations, and had a lead role in assessing damages on more than a dozen major disputes. In addition, Mr. Carter has developed cost and schedule risk analysis models using Monte Carlo simulations to address the uncertainty of estimates and claims.
Michael J. Vallez, P.E., MBA, LEAN SIX SIGMA is a Senior Principal with Long International and has over 40 years of hands-on and leadership experience in project management, engineering/construction management, cost and schedule control, change management, claims, and dispute resolution. He has served in executive management roles for both the owner and contractor working on world-class oil and gas, power, and international mining projects. Mr. Vallez has a proven ability to organize, integrate and manage the work of multi-disciplined technical specialists and project construction teams to achieve corporate financial goals and objectives of return on investment, safety, operational performance, cost, and time. In all, he has provided leadership on several billion dollars’ worth of projects in the chemical, heavy civil, mining, power, oil and gas, industrial, and commercial sectors. Mr. Vallez has written several books on the subjects of construction management, safety, and effective project leadership.
Ajey Chandra, PE, is an accomplished executive with extensive experience in multiple facets of the International Energy Industry. Mr. Chandra is Director of Muse, Stancil & Co., and the Managing Partner of the Houston office where he also leads the Midstream Practice Area. He joined Muse in 2014 after 28 years of experience in various facets of the midstream Oil and Gas industry, including operations, engineering, business development, management, and consulting.
Mr. Chandra has had a wide variety of assignments covering all aspects of the energy industry during his career, and has had several long-term expatriate assignments overseas, including Europe and Southeast Asia. His operating, consulting, and management experience includes working at Amoco, Purvin & Gertz, Hess, and NextEra Energy Resources prior to joining Muse. Mr. Chandra has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the University of Houston. He has also attended Executive Education classes at Harvard Business School and is a Professional Engineer in Texas.
Litigation Support - Mr. Chandra has helped resolve complex industry issues. He has been retained to provide expert testimony in the litigation of royalty cost allocations in Alaska, revenue/cost sharing disputes involving joint venture contracts in Europe, in bankruptcies, and in other disputes involving plant processing interruptions. His expertise has also been relied upon in cases ranging from the classification of hydrocarbons to the resolution of insurance disputes to the economics of rate cases.
Mr. Chandra's services include Expert Testimony, Settlement Negotiation and Evaluation, Arbitration and Mediation Support, and Insurance Dispute Resolution.
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