We have been supporting clients on complex and challenging projects in oil, gas and mining for over 40 years

HKA is one of the world’s most experienced providers of consulting, expert and advisory services to the resources sector. For more than four decades, our specialists have been supporting clients on their complex and challenging projects in oil, gas and mining.

Those challenges range from growing regulatory pressures and sharp cyclical swings in prices and activity to the loss of expertise to retirement and to other sectors, unbalanced risk distribution on projects, and exaggerated claims.

From concept to decommissioning, we have been involved in every phase of resource projects’ lifecycle, and we know the lessons learned. Through the CRUX research programme, we analyse and share this knowledge. The CRUX 2020 Insight report set out the findings from our analysis of claims and disputes on more than 1,100 projects, including 185 in the resources sector across 33 countries. Together worth in excess of one trillion dollars. The money and time at stake was significant. Claims averaged 55% of the planned cost of the projects involved. The potential impact on programmes was no less severe, with time extensions sought that would prolong schedules by 67%, on average.

Our multi-disciplinary teams put these insights to good use on behalf of our clients. Wherever in the world, they draw on expertise in contract and construction law, delay and quantum analysis, quantity surveying, forensic accounting, and engineering specialisms from process and structures to geology and metallurgy.

HKA’s track record spans pioneering developments and many high-profile projects, such as the Jaxan Refinery and Terminal in Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan’s Kashagan oil field development in the northern Caspian Sea, the Swinoujscie LNG terminal in Poland, and the Gorgon LNG Plant on Barrow Island off the north-west coast of Western Australia.

We work with owners and employers, international contractors, specialist subcontractors, and international law firms, applying our knowledge and unrivalled expertise to achieve the best outcomes possible for our clients.

Our project experience includes:

  • Liquefied natural gas (LNG)
  • Offshore oil & gas
  • Onshore oil & gas
  • Refineries & terminals
  • Petrochemicals
  • Pipelines
  • Mining