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Caroline Alabi

Caroline has over 27+ years experience, with 15 years as a Project Controls Professional developing and implementing cost controls in capital programs and projects, with an emphasis in the oil and gas industry. Extensive experience in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM), and the downstream sector. Developed Estimate to Complete/Estimate at Completion workbook to forecast project at completion performance. A recipient of a Core Innovative award and an Outstanding employee performance. Provide constant Mentorship to the Cost Control team.

 Career Highlights:

  • Senior Project Cost Controller  for BASF: Responsible for cost control process on various large capital projects through detailed engineering and the construction phase of the project. Prepare, maintain project cost forecast, and proper variance explanation for the root cause analysis. Prepare Work Breakdown Structures, Cashflow, and preparation of project cost reporting.
  • Lead Cost Engineer for BP-Husky: Responsible for project cost forecast, Work Breakdown Structures, Benchmarking, Cashflow, Management of Change tracking, Finance, Procurement & Supply Chain Management Interface, and Project Reporting on projects more than half a billion dollars.
    Projects include Crude Processing Metallurgical Upgrade to safely enable increased capacity of Hi-TAN crude, feed optimization for the Desalters, and installation of a new FCC Naphtha Post Treater at the BP-Husky Refining LLC (BPH) Toledo Refinery in order to meet the US EPA Tier 3 gasoline regulations.
  • Lead Cost Engineer at BP GOM Thunderhorse Offshore Water Injection (Worley Parsons): A BP brown field project on water injection efficiencies on the Thunder horse platform. Where she was responsible for EPC cost reporting and forecasting, management of project change control, WIP /VOWD, internal financial reporting to Worley Parsons.
  • Project Controls Lead at BP Thunder Horse & BP Atlantis (FMC Technologies Inc) :FMC managed BP projects in the GOM for subsea production system; Scope included subsea trees, manifolds, pressure cap, and completions services to BP.

Tom O'brien

Thomas has 34+ years project management and project service and controls experience in various sectors, such as, the oil & gas. infrastructure, buildings, power, petro-chemical commercial construction industries. Hands on experience in all phases of EPC work from FEED through execution and close out. Contract administration, , scope development and execution. Experience in onshore and offshore. As well as upstream and downstream work. Field Construction experience compliments outstanding technical skills.

SME in Planning and Scheduling, Project Controls, Risk Analysis and Claim Mitigation. Experience writing and auditing Project Execution Plans (PEPs) and Procedures. Expert use of industry software including Primavera P6 and MS Project. PMI Cost Management REP.

Career Highlights:

Project Services/Controls /Manager on the following Oil & Gas major projects:

Jazan ASU Project – Largest (6) Train Air Separation Units in the world. Jazan, KSA
BP Plant Wide Modernization Project included (4) new units (Crude, Coker, Hydrotreater, SRU) ($10.2B). Whiting, IN
Pipeline Crude Oil “C” Sunoco Oil
(4) Simultaneous New LSG Units ($2.1B). USA
(3) Simultaneous New Ultra-Low Diesel units ($900M). USA Regen Head Replacement & New COB Boiler, Marcus Hook PA Offshore Platform and Undersea pipelines replacement, Bahama Oil Co, Schedule Risk, Cost Risk, and Claims Management assignments include:

Defend claims for various clients in the Middle East.
Defended Claims and Deposed as Expert witness on FPL Co-gen, Marcus Hook PA ($750M).
Authored claim for a contractor for $3.6M, settled for $3.1M, Successfully Defended $20M delay claim on behalf of the owner on New Gas Oil Hydro Treater Unit ($1.2B).
Negotiated $20M claim to $6.2M), Successfully Defended schedule delay claim on behalf of the owner on Mining & Metal: Phase 2 & 3 New Tunnel and Aluminium Smelter ($14 B) Terms Confidential.