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Description of Practice
Mike Haney helps solve complex disputes in manufacturing, energy, construction, finance, & government. Trained mediator & arbitrator with engineering & MBA degrees, his open & collaborative style meets parties where they are, and he has spoken frequently on industry issues worldwide.
With 30+ years of business experience in energy, engineering, construction, technology, finance, government and startups, Mike Haney brings his problem-solving skills and collaborative approach to clients and parties struggling to resolve complex issues and disputes. His open and collaborative style meets parties where they are, and he has helped clients address their toughest business, construction, strategy and relationship issues. His capital construction project experience is particularly extensive. He has led engagements related to numerous large capital projects, including construction, manufacturing capacity expansion, LNG, crude oil refineries, crude and product pipelines, upstream energy projects & R&D, petrochemical, natural gas, oilfield tool manufacturing and power generation facilities. Approach Mike Haney’s approach relies heavily on communication – with a particular focus on providing the opportunity for the parties to speak directly to one another and be heard by the other side. A strong presence in contentious client meetings around the world, Mike has a unique ability to encourage all parties to communicate their case, especially in situations with significant differences in education, experience, age, race, class and other factors between the parties.
Professional Background Mike’s unique background helps him address the widest possible range of business issues and resolve the most contentious disputes. A native Texan, he started his construction experience early in life, then earned mechanical engineering and business degrees at Rice University. From there, he spent three years on Wall Street, and after earning an MBA from the University of Texas, he launched a long and successful energy consulting career. He has worked in organizations large and small: from several successful startup ventures to a Fortune 7 conglomerate. His extensive management, consulting and professional services experience, with full P&L responsibility, includes a deep understanding across the energy sector – having advised all of the major oil companies, several national oil companies in the Middle East, North Africa and Latin America, and numerous other oilfield services firms. Along the way, he worked in construction, technology, and government, both as an operating executive and advisor. Experience Mike has advised manufacturing, energy, private equity, finance and service companies regarding strategic issues, operations improvement and dispute resolution. In addition to consulting roles at Accenture, Arthur D. Little, and Booz Allen & Hamilton, he successfully started up several new ventures and worked in energy, manufacturing and investment banking firms. Based in Houston, Mike has worked around the world, completing projects in Algeria, Peru, Colombia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere on five continents. His specialty is connecting with clients and meeting them where they are, looking to identify and solve key issues and challenges. He has structured and developed numerous project financing & execution strategies for energy & manufacturing projects around the world. A recent startup involved founding the Houston office and running the Americas group for an international consultancy focused on oilfield services firms. With full P&L accountability, he delivered dozens of industry speeches on key industry topics.
Mediation Training: University of Houston Law Center
Arbitration Training: Manousso Mediation and Arbitration
Mediation Approach & Philosophy
Mike Haney’s approach relies heavily on communication – with a particular focus on providing the opportunity for the parties to speak directly to one another and be heard by the other side. A strong presence in contentious client meetings around the world, Mike has a unique ability to encourage all parties to communicate their case, especially in situations with significant differences in education, experience, age, race, class and other factors between the parties.
Complex Case Experience
• 30+ years advising clients & companies on strategic business issues and decisionmaking • Strategic advisor and consultant across the oil & gas, chemicals and manufacturing sectors • Completed dozens of high-profile advisory projects involving negotiations & strategic change • Construction & construction products manufacturing experience • Investment banking and project finance experience: healthcare and energy sectors • Software development, e-commerce and broadband network experience • Successful startup entrepreneur, founding software development & professional services firms • Frequent speaker at energy industry events, including the Offshore Technology Conference • Published articles in both the Journal of Petroleum Technology and Offshore Magazine • International experience in Algeria, Peru, Colombia, Belgium, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Canada, South Korea, UK, France, Mexico, Qatar, Australia, and Bolivia, among others • Elected official overseeing $600+ million in appraised value of property, while lowering tax rates
Representative Capital Projects Experience: A large North African NOC needed help developing its upstream and midstream investment strategy. Mike developed a strategic forecasting model to see the interactions between increasing oilfield production and limited energy transportation and distribution infrastructure. The model portrayed existing and proposed infrastructure in field production, pipelines, internal demand, and export capabilities. The client used the model to prioritize future capex and find the most profitable strategic options for its oil and gas production. A large Latin American national oil company considered how to modernize and upgrade its largest crude oil refinery. Mike assessed all logistics options for crude and products, including rail, pipeline, and ships, to develop a 20+ year forecast of crude and product prices. These were used in detailed LP models of each proposed refinery configuration, and then to create extensive economic models to evaluate and compare these options. The client used the results of the work to strategize and plan $2+ billion in refining investments. A major manufacturer of comprehensive systems and components for the oil and gas industry engaged to complete an FPSO market analysis project addressing whether the same types of integrated, standardized approaches the company has used in the drillship market will address the needs of the FPSO sector. Through analysis and interviews with market participants we tested several key business hypotheses related to FPSO project delays, leasing challenges, and potential for standardization. As a follow up to the project we developed additional content related to the findings and published a "white paper" on integration and standardization trends in the FPSO sector. These materials will help the client build its case with potential customers to develop FPSOs faster and more efficiently.
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