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Expert Profile

EUR ING. Kevin Slater

EUR ING. Kevin Slater

Technical Expert

Qualifications

ONC Mechanical & Production Engineering
HNC Mechanical & Production Engineering
CEng Chartered Engineer
CMarEng Chartered Marine Engineer
Legal Experience Training Advanced Professional Award in Expert Witness Evidence (LETAPAEWE) accredited by Pearson Learning at a level 7 (Masters level)
BTEC
EUR ING (European Engineer)

Memberships & Associations

MIMarEST
FEANI
MSUT
MEI
ACIArb
AMAE

Contract Experience

Bespoke

Sectors

Energy
Marine
Oil & Gas
Process & Industrial

Regional Experience

Africa
Asia Pacific
Europe
Middle East
United Kingdom

Cross-Examination Experience

Yes

Highlights

  • Chartered Engineer
  • Chartered Marine Engineer
  • 40 years of experience across various industry sectors
  • Extensive experience of Subsea Systems and Subsea Control Systems
  • Appeared as an expert witness on numerous occasions

Summary

Kevin Slater is a European Engineer, Chartered Engineer and Chartered Marine Engineer, and is multi skilled with over 40 years’ combined experience across various sectors in the energy industry, including offshore upstream Oil & Gas industry, power generation, mining, manufacturing and construction.

Prior to joining Diales, Kevin was Chief Engineer, Technical Authority, Lead Engineer and Manager for international companies, operators and EPCM contractors in the UK and worldwide, and has held responsibility for projects in the oil and gas and industry sectors including technical compliance, contractor management, client interfacing and reporting, leadership, commissioning, design, failure investigation and analysis.

He has gained expert witness experience on oil and gas refineries, LNG developments, offshore oil and gas projects, and rail systems. Previous experience includes international arbitration, project investigation risk review and analysis, risk avoidance, claim resolution, expert witness and lead technical audit and inspection.

Kevin built his knowledge with years of hands-on experience gained on-site and offshore, which laid the foundations for his knowledge and ability, as Technical Assurance and Lead Engineer for a number of major operators and contractors across the UK and Europe. He has developed an excellent technical ability gained from a diversity of projects from various industries and has more than 20 years’ experience specialising in integrated subsea systems and subsea control systems for clients in the UK and around the world including Angola, Egypt, Nigeria, Norway, the Caspian Sea, Gulf of Mexico and North Sea regions.

Kevin uses proven and robust commercial acumen to manage, drive and deliver value on major and complex projects. He is respected by his peers and clients alike for his integrity, level-headedness and common-sense approach to conflict resolution and dispute management. Kevin is an effective negotiator, deploying diplomacy and tact to resolve difficult and contentious issues for clients. He strives to restore client and contractor relationship conflicts and identify common ground which provides optimal solutions and resolves difficult and contentious disputes.

Kevin is passionate about the environment and is dedicated to delivering Diales commitment in the Energy Transition to assist the energy industry move from fossil fuels to renewable and sustainable energy solutions to help combat climate change.

This expert has the following cross-examination experience:

  • International Arbitration
  • Successfully completed external cross examination courses

This expert has recently been instructed by:

  • King & Spalding
  • SLCG
  • White & Case
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