International Construction Consulting, LLC
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Consulting in the Upstream & Midstream Oil & Gas Industry

My name is Greg Lamberson, I am an independent consultant with experience in all phases of the business, project, engineering, and construction management for upstream and midstream oil, gas, products, and energy-related facilities, including pipelines.  I am accomplished at working within integrated environments with multi-discipline and multi-cultural staffs to ISO, US, and various foreign standards, procedures, and specifications in a variety of geopolitical climates. 

I also specialize in project troubleshooting - if you would like an assessment of your project and comprehensive, professional feedback outlining a path forward for successful execution - please contact me.

My background includes 30+ years experience, with 22 years  internationally, in the management, engineering, design, planning, and construction of upstream oil, gas, and energy related facilities, pipelines, fuel storage and distribution systems, including near-shore and offshore marine facilities and structures (jackets & topsides); brownfield work; and modularization.

I am well versed in economic analysis, strategic planning, and execution of energy projects in North, Central, and South America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Central Asia, China, Russia, the Far East, and Africa.

I work under a variety of contractual structures, including hourly, day rates, monthly rates, lump sum, not-to-exceed, unit rates, etc; short term or long term.  My confidence

I can put together Feasibility Studies for small and large projects, including field developments (both standard and CBM) and can follow through with assembling complete project teams for EPC project execution that can be integrated into the Client organization.  This would include Project and Construction Management, i.e. Cost & Schedule, Quality, Safety, Environmental, Contracts, etc.  Please feel free to contact me for a rate sheet for various disciplines or a formal proposal to perform your scope of work on a cost reimbursable, time rate, or lump sum basis.

I can assist in developing optimum contracting strategies.  Part of my expertise  includes  providing overviews and tools to aid in the development of upstream and midstream work breakdown structures for projects worldwide, including detailed ITT packages and Tender Evaluation Plans.  I have an MBA with a focus on international business and have a tool to assist in developing contracts and contracting strategies to facilitate companies in building and implementing winning strategies for upstream energy projects, domestically and internationally.  The strategies discussed and associated templates are applicable to small companies and projects as well as large and includes contract types, work breakdown structures, invitation to tender (ITT) packages, leveraging tactics, risk assessments, etc.  This document adheres to: standard business ethics in general; to the key US laws (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Anti-boycott, Export Controls, and Trade Sanctions); and Host country laws which have extra-territorial effect.

I have a comprehensive, proprietary project management system (International Project Management System or IPMS) that guides the Project Manager through the complete project execution process, including 1) the Assessment phase i.e. determining project feasibility and alignment with business drivers, to the 2) Evaluation phase, including constructability, selecting the concepts and completing preliminary filing requirements; submitting permit application and progressing the project to the level required for the 3) Definition phase which includes finalizing project scope and developing costs and schedules to fund the project, all the way through 4) Execution (engineer, procure, construct, and commission an asset consistent with project objectives) and 5) Operations, i.e. Start-up and evaluation of the asset to ensure specified performance and maximum return to the stakeholders. 

I can also provide Project Management training, including developing leadership values and visions.  I assisted in the development of Project Management curriculum for the Department of Sciences at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan.

I provide expert witness and consulting services to companies involved in litigation. 

Other areas of expertise include developing:  business strategies; Estimate Confidence Packages; External Affairs Plans; key elements for project committments and appropriations, including re-appraisals; project/execution risk management; assessing current strategies, organizational planning, business structures, business development planning, etc. 

Additionally, I can develop a comprehensive Independent Project Review (IPR) Plan along with implementation, which would entail performing IPR's at the various critical stages over a typcial project life-cycle, which at a minimum would be at: 

  • Pre-definiiton (going into FEED)
  • Pre-detail design
  • Pre-constrution
  • Pre-Start Up

In addition to the Project Review Plans mentioned above, I can put together detailed Surveillance Programs for Engineering, Procurement, and Construction activities, as well as experienced teams to carry them out.  

 See the "Experience and Background" Page for additional information on my skills, background, education, publications, and languages. 

See the "Recent Projects" Page for additional details on recent major capital project experience as well as major studies and project support provided.

See the "Overview and Newsletter" page a full copy of my CV; an example of the quality of my deliverables; a copy of my current Newsletter and a listing of previously issued Newsletters; my approach to Business Ethics, including adherence to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA); and a Construction Execution Plan Preparation Guideline.

 

 

 

 

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