Kevin Bunten

Kevin has more than 25 years of international engineering and project management experience working for both owners and contractors. He specializes in project execution with extensive experience in project development and front end engineering along with detailed engineering, construction, and commissioning in the following sectors: liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) processing and marine transportation; gas plants and gas processing, upstream oil and gas, process industries, power generation, oil sands and heavy oil and steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD), floating production and storage offshore (FPSO) topsides, and pipelines. His skill set includes project development, project execution planning and management, engineering management, project benchmarking, risk management, international workshare, implementation of new technologies, and ‘Design One Build Many’ execution drawn from his experience across a mixture of operations, commissioning, design, and corporate roles. Kevin’s international experience includes projects in, amongst others, the United Kingdom, Canada, USA, Australia, Poland, Russia, Nigeria, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, China, and the Middle East.

Kevin is a registered professional engineer in Canada, a chartered member of the IChemE in the UK, and holds the PMP designation. Kevin has testified in international arbitrations and court cases involving gas processing plants and field development, upstream oil and gas, fertilizer, and heavy oil in London and Canada.

  • BEng – Chemical Engineering with Energy Resource Engineering – Heriot Watt University – 1996
  • M.B.A. – Edinburgh Business School, Heriot Watt University – 2017

Example Engagements

  • Gas Project Development Dispute – Testified in the High Court in London on matters relating to the development of a gas plant project and field development in Nigeria. Issues included front-end loading, benchmarking project development and execution status, gas plant design, pipelines, offshore field integration, and feed gas composition variability.
  • LNG Project Power Plant Dispute – Led large expert team in an arbitration regarding assessment of project management, construction, and commissioning of a power plant integrated into a large-scale LNG facility. Issues included termination and re-entry (re-start), execution strategy, risk allocation, work scoping, SIMOPs, productivity, cost control, readiness for start-up, and regulatory compliance.
  • Oil Sands (SAGD) Dispute – Testified (remotely) in an arbitration regarding a steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) project dispute. Issues included front-end loading, risk allocation, status of engineering, engineering processes, international workshare, cost estimate accuracy, contingency and escalation, construction disruption and productivity, and schedule impacts.
  • Power Plant Dispute – Led large expert team in a civil case in Australia regarding contraction of a power plant. Issues included remeasure quantities, scope definition, disruption, insulation and cladding, field welding of steel structures, scaffolding, logistics, pipe cleaning and flushing, and concrete structures.
  • Fertilizer Plant EPC Dispute – Testified in an arbitration regarding an EPC contract dispute for a fertilizer plant. Issues included scope definition, process engineering, contract technical basis, status of engineering, engineering productivity, and paint and concrete coatings.
  • Upstream Oil & Gas Project Development – Testified in an arbitration regarding front-end loading, engineering design reviews, engineering document review process, engineering deliverables suitability assessment, sour gas processing, sulphur processing, RAM analysis, HAZOP and HAZID, feed stream variability, and rely upon data.
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant – Technical and Project Management expert for an EPC contract dispute relating to a wastewater treatment plan in Northern Europe. Issues included front-end loading, contract risk allocation, equipment specification, engineering processes, HAZOP, boiler system, and salt handling system.

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