Professor David Newman joins HKA as Technical Director

HKA announced today that Professor David Newman has joined HKA as Technical Director in the oil & gas expert team, based out of the London office.

David is an Oil and Gas Engineering and Management expert with in excess of 40 years international project experience in the UK, Europe, the Middle and Far East, India, CIS, and Latin America. He specialises in the design, development and management of onshore, offshore and subsea oil and gas infrastructure, including oil and gas production and processing facilities, FPSOs, static and rotating equipment and oil and gas transport systems (pipelines).

David is a subject matter expert in a number of specialist areas relating to oil and gas infrastructure, namely Risk-Based Asset Integrity Management and Process Safety Management, Pipelines Engineering, Materials Engineering, Corrosion Engineering, Risk Management and Reliability Engineering, Ageing Assets, Health & Safety Management Planning and Implementation.

Having written, produced and delivered numerous oil and gas training courses to international delegates, David has a passionate interest in oil and gas education and training for students, as well as professional engineers, technicians and managers. He has also contributed to academic teaching and supervision at UK universities and delivered oil and gas related subjects at international conferences.

“David enhances the FTS oil & gas expert team, with his wealth of experience in risk based Asset Integrity Management of surface and sub-sea production facilities. I am looking forward to working with David in growing our technical team further and adding value to our client service offering.”

Trevor Butler, Partner, Oil & Gas Technical Lead

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HKA is a leading global consultancy in risk mitigation and dispute resolution, using our multi-disciplinary expertise to provide a comprehensive set of specialist services:

  • Expert, Claims and Advisory services for the capital projects and infrastructure sector
  • Forensic Accounting and Commercial Damages services for all types of contracts, including commercial and investment treaty disputes
  • Consulting services to support companies working on US Federal Government contracts.

Headquartered in the UK, HKA brings a proud record of excellent service and high achievement to bear on today’s challenges. As trusted independent consultants, experts and advisers, we help clients manage disputes, risk and uncertainty on complex contracts and challenging projects.

We work with government agencies, local authorities, contractors, legal firms, and other professional service providers, as well as owners and operators, financial institutions and insurers. Clients have access to leaders and problem-solvers who decode complexity through collaborative working and innovative thinking, making the best possible outcomes a reality for our clients, every time.

As well as more than 500 expert witnesses, HKA now has in excess of 500 advisors and consultants – across 40+ offices in 18 countries – with the skills and experience that are essential to get to the heart of even the most complex issues. Our people have vast first-hand experience spanning all major industries and the world’s most complex megaprojects, as well as an international track record of achieving successful outcomes.

HKA’s global portfolio includes some of the world’s largest and most prestigious commissions across a wide range of industries including buildings, industrial and manufacturing, power and utilities, resources, transportation infrastructure, technology, financial services, government contracts and non-profit.

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