Homero Russares

Homero joined Watson Millican & Co. in May 2020.  He has over 25 years of contracts, procurement, commercial and project development experience in the power, upstream and refining industries.

Homero’s industry and consulting experience includes international construction-related claims, change management, supply chain, contracting, construction interference, contract management, contract strategies,  project  development,  power plant performance modeling and project financial analysis. Homero is proficient with gas-fired and diesel generation power technologies and has procurement and contract experience in power plants, offshore platforms and Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) facilities. Homero has on-site project experience in the North Sea, Latin America, United Kingdom and the Caribbean and is fluent in Spanish.  Homero has authored expert reports and testified as an expert in a power plant construction matter for an ICC arbitration in Latin America.

  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering – Southern Methodist University – 1995

Example Engagements

  • Expert reports and testimony concerning an EPC dispute involving fit-for-purpose design, contractual obligations, and warranties for a cogeneration power plant in Latin America. The arbitration was under ICC rules and conducted in Spanish.
  • Analysis of the effects caused by owner interference in the procurement of a FPSO vessel in South America.  The analysis was part of a report for an arbitration under ICC rules held in New York.
  • Assessment of commercial and market assumptions for a power and steam facility in the state of California. The matter was settled prior to my deposition.
  • Construction quantity growth and design deficiency analysis for a dispute involving the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) of a cogeneration power plant in Southeast Asia.
  • Investigation and analysis of the contracting and procurement process following an explosion in a gas processing in the state of Texas. This matter was settled prior to mediation.
  • Assessment of damages caused by the theft of intellectual property from an oil and gas equipment services company in the state of Texas.
  • Assessment of the technical validity of claims due to an environmental incident of a major oil and gas company in the United States.
  • Owner’s Procurement and Contract Specialist for the $1B Eldfisk II 2/7S Offshore Platform EPC Contract between Kværner Stord and ConocoPhillips.  This assignment covered the contract and procurement management of all the EPC project phases including detailed engineering, procurement, construction, sail away, offshore hook-up and close-out.
  • Procurement and Contract Specialist for ConocoPhillips’s Wood River Refinery Coker Expansion Project. Homero’s responsibilities included the design and execution of an emergency contract and procurement strategy to extract scope from a non-performing EPC contractor. He was also responsible for the tendering, award and contract management of new equipment and services with local suppliers and resolution of outstanding disputes prior to close-out.
  • Power Business Developer for ConocoPhillips. Homero’s responsibilities included the assessment of new power ventures, generation facility shutdowns and utility rate negotiations for ConocoPhillips refineries in the West Coast of the United States. Homero also served as commissioning engineer for the Immingham Combined Heat and Power Project located in Humberside UK.
  • Power Development Engineer for ElPaso Energy. Homero’s project development responsibilities included power plant site evaluations, capital cost estimates and power efficiency analysis for initiatives in Brazil, Honduras, Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador.
  • Power Development Engineer for Coastal Power. Homero served as Owner’s engineer representative for projects under development and construction.  His responsibilities included EPC contract negotiations, construction engineering, commissioning and start-up. Homero’s assignments included the development engineering of a 50 MW power plant in Panama and the development engineering and EPC of a 50 MW power plant in Nicaragua.

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