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Offshore Energy Expert Witness & Litigation

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Offshore Energy Expert Witness & Litigation

ABL energy teams include a large number of recognised expert witnesses, experienced in providing trusted and impartial opinions and evidence on various marine operations concerning energy infrastructure and/or asset performance issues. Our expert witnesses boast long-term experience working across some of the world’s largest and most complex offshore energy development projects. This, combined with our broad range of engineering and marine disciplines, positions our expert witnesses perfectly to support clients across all types of energy claims, disputes and litigation.

Expert support across all energy claims, disputes and litigation

Clients include operators, contractors, vessel/rig owners and their legal and insurance interests, as well as government departments and statutory authorities.

Our expert witnesses include specialists across a range of energy technologies: offshore wind, rigs, OSVs (offshore support vessels) including jack-ups, marine operations experts, DP specialists, decommissioning specialists, pipeline and SURF, and hybrid propulsion expertise, amongst others.

Across our teams’ many decades in de-risking offshore energy operations, ABL Group has built a trusted reputation with clients to provide forensic, comprehensive and impartial advice and evidence to support a range of energy claims and, disputes and litigation. We bring the deepest pool of expertise across marine and engineering disciplines to support drawing together the most detailed picture to assist clients in legal proceedings.

Our Areas of Expertise include:

  • Transportation & installation (‘T&I’) offshore oil & gas / renewable energy assets
  • Pipeline & SURF (subsea, umbilicals, riser and flowlines)
  • Mooring failure
  • Performance disputes
  • Machinery failure
  • Fixed and floating object/asset damage
  • Jack-up punch through damage or loss
  • Drilling and BOP performance disputes
  • Project cargo loading/discharge, stowage
  • Towage issues
  • Seaworthiness issues
  • Salvage & wreck removal
  • Navigation issues
  • Collisions and groundings
  • Dynamic positioning (DP) incidents)
  • Suitability of proposed installation spread or jack-up
  • Bunker disputes

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