Scottish Branch Webinar: How NEC4 can support collaborative contracting in the Oil and Gas industry

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This is a joint webinar between the Pipeline Industries Guild and NEC, hosted by our Scottish Branch Chair John Richardson, to provide an introduction to the NEC4 suite of contracts for the Oil and Gas industry and how these support collaborative contracting. The session will also look at issue to consider in their application within the industry and how these can be addressed.


The webinar will commence with a presentation followed by an open forum for questions.

The webinar will cover

  • Background to NEC4
  • NEC contracts and structure
  • Key provisions that support collaboration
  • Flexibility in risk allocation
  • Considerations when using NEC4 in the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Open forum

The webinar will be delivered by Ian Heaphy and John Richardson of SGN and Scottish Branch Chair for The Pipeline Industries Guild. Ian is a member of the NEC4 Contract Board has been directly involved in drafting and shaping the fourth generation of NEC contracts.

Ian will be supported by Sean Kennelly FRICS FCIArb LLM from Palm Commercial Services Ltd. Sean is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and works on NEC3/NEC4 projects in Oil & Gas, Pharmaceuticals, Nuclear, Civils and HS2. Palm currently supports projects in Europe, Dubai, Australia and Israel.


John is Head of Innovation and current Chair of PIG Scottish Branch, and has experience of negotiating and delivering NEC projects within the Oil & Gas, Petrochemical and Pharmaceutical industries.



December 8th, 2020 from 12:00 PM to  1:30 PM