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Petroleum & Chemicals

The FTI Consulting team of experts includes former chemical industry executives, industry analysts, journalists, policymakers and market researchers. The team provides guidance in the areas of downstream petroleum refining and petrochemicals operations. FTI Consulting also provides clients with strategic communications services. Our consultants help manage a wide range of issues, including:

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Our Industry Sectors

Dispute Advisory Services

The dispute advisory services team at FTI Consulting helps clients evaluate damages claims in the petroleum refining and chemical industries. Our experienced industry experts help petroleum and chemical clients navigate the challenges of feedstock price volatility and globalisation while deciding on the most advantageous strategic positioning along the commodity to speciality chemicals spectrum.

Team members not only track current industry trends, but they have the experience to assess contemporary developments within a historical context. Dispute advisory services specialists have substantial experience testifying in courts, as well as in international arbitrations and mediation settings.

The chemicals experts on the dispute advisory services team specialise in helping clients operating in sectors throughout the petrochemicals industry, including: Team members have extensive understanding of:

  • Petroleum refining
  • Refinery/petrochemical interface
  • Petrochemicals
  • Polymers and plastics
  • Engineering resins
  • Commodity chemicals
  • Specialty/performance chemicals
  • Alternative fuels
  • Natural gas/natural gas liquids

Corporate Finance/Restructuring

Our dedicated team focuses on advising companies and stakeholders in the chemicals and petroleum sector. We have significant experience in delivering operational and financial solutions with respect to businesses facing external and internal challenges in the sector.

  • Transaction support and due diligence
  • Restructuring and Chapter 11 assistance
  • CRO/interim management services
  • Carve-out planning and implementation assistance
  • Litigation support and expert witness testimony
  • Valuation services
  • Strategic planning and capital structure analysis
  • Industry outlook and insight
  • Evaluation of structural issues
  • Technical and economic analysis
  • Working capital management
  • Centralised back office services
  • Benchmarking of key performance metrics

Our sector experts will be an integrated part of a global delivery team to ensure that our review and assessment of the business is focused on the key issues likely to have a material impact on future operating and financial performance.

Forensic & Litigation Consulting

FTI Consulting assists clients with numerous forensic and litigation issues. These include:

  • Trial services
  • Dispute advisory services
  • Investigations and forensic accounting
  • Global risk and investigations
  • Intellectual property
  • Financial and enterprise data analytics
  • Construction solutions

The team has vast expertise in numerous representative petroleum and chemicals industry sectors, including:

  • Petroleum refining
  • Refiner/petrochemical interface
  • Petrochemicals
  • Polymers and plastics
  • Engineering resins
  • Commodity chemicals
  • Specialty/performance chemicals
  • Feedstock/feedstock processing
  • Alternative fuels
  • Natural gas/natural gas liquids
  • Logistics and transportation

The Forensic and Litigation Consulting team also has the necessary process industry experience to assist clients with a wide range of business needs, including:

  • Litigation support/dispute resolution on technical, scientific and commercial issues
  • Business consulting
  • Strategic planning and project development led by experienced veteran consultants
  • Technical, economic and market assessments
  • Damages assessment/quantification
  • Expert testimony
  • Insurance claims and risk management
  • Business interruption
  • Contract disputes
  • Environmental regulation and compliance
  • Anti-trust/competition support, including the identification of key issues, application of appropriate economic and financial theories and development of objective opinions on liability, damages and merger filings
  • Governmental regulation and compliance throughout facility life cycles, as well as guidance on making proposed regulations technically sound, more acceptable and easier to understand
  • Banking and finance assistance, including discerning trends, identifying inconsistencies, evaluating variance impacts and providing guidance on the project horizon
  • Regulatory advocacy and compliance

Strategic Communications

The chemicals industry team within Strategic Communications includes sector experts who have represented a broad range of organisations and companies, from multinationals to start-ups. Our clients have access to professionals who are focused exclusively on their company's specific industry, have a broad network of relationships with key influencers and provide communications counsel based on in-depth industry knowledge and expertise. Our comprehensive suite of integrated communications services includes:

  • Corporate communications
  • Financial communications
  • Public affairs
  • Creative engagement
  • Strategy consulting and research

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