Ian Graham "KIGraham Limited"
2005 to Present

Since 2005 I have worked through my own limited company, KIGraham Limited.  

Prior to this I had worked for a number of companies, as can be seen below.  I made the decision to go limited to allow me to develop my interests in areas of the industry that I was not able to get exposure to whilst working for other companies.  

With training and development being constrained to areas of my expertise I was not able to develop my interest in either planning or Information Technology, something that I am able to now as a limited company. 

Please find below, a chronological listing of the projects and companies I have been involved with since my commencement in this industry

I have also included below a downloadable version of my curriculum vitae that summarises the information contained on this website.


September 2012 - Present

Position: Projects Controller

Employed via GDF Suez to provide project controls support for the topsides and jacket contracts for the Cygnus Project.  Due to be complete in Mid-2015 this comprises of four platforms, three bridge linked and the supporting jacket contracts.

The jackets and accommodation platform will be fabricated by BiFab in Methil, Fife, Scotland.

The remaining three platforms will be fabricated by Heerema in Hartlepool, England.

Total project value £1.4BN of which I am responsible for £688mm



February 2011 - Ithaca Energy: Athena Project

Position: Project Controller

Employed via Ithaca Energy Limited to provide Project Controls support to the Athena Project. 

The project comprises the retro-fit of BW Athena to be an FPSO (Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading) vessel, subsea tie backs including xmas trees and umbilical connections to the Athena. 

Total project value in excess of £180MM.  



June 2009 - February 2011 - Conoco Phillips: Asset Life Extension Project (ALEP); Rubislaw House, Aberdeen

Position: Senior Cost Engineer

Employed via Project Services Network to support the Asset Life Extension Project, a long term project to extend all Conoco Phillips offshore gas assets in the Southern North Sea.  

The scope comprises fabric maintenance, decommissioning and fabrication of the structure and associated pipework and equipment on thirty plus assets.  

Approximate value £315 million over four years.


February 2008 - June 2009 - Rig Design Services (RDS) Hansard Drive, Wynyard Business Park,Stockton on Tees.

Position: Project Controls Manager

Employed as Project Controls Manager for the Wynyard office. Seconded to the Aberdeen office to apply project controls to the Lundin Thistle Rig upgrade for the North Sea. The project was then expanded to include the installation of a top drive to the drilling installation.  

Approximate value of the initial project £20 million, with the addition of the topdrive at £9 million. 


January 2008 - February 2008 - AGIP KCO: Kashagan Development – Bolashak Onshore Project; Atyrau, Kazakhstan

Position: Senior Consultant

Seconded through Rider Hunt International to AGIP KCO to assess the value of work done for the main contractor on the project.  In relation to a major claim submitted by the contractor.

Duties included the development of a valuation system that would assess the contractor’s project milestones and quantities installed on the project and derive a value of work done as well as assessing the anticipated forecast to complete. Also to assist in the development of the claims defence for AGIP KCO.



July 2007 - December 2007 - AGIP KCO: Kashagan Development Experimental Programme, Brentford, London.

Position: Senior Consultant

Seconded through Rider Hunt International to AGIP KCO to review and assess costs and quantities derived from a reconfiguration of the Kashagan Development Experimental Programme D Island.   

This exercise involved the production of a number of detailed reports for senior management to show the cost impact of reconfiguring the project following an extensive HAZOP and Engineering review.

Island D contract value approximate two hundred million dollars.


September 2006 - July 2007 - Simon Carves Limited:  Polyethylene One Project, Wilton Teesside.

Position: Senior Contracts Administrator

Responsible for the Structural Steel contract and the Design and Build contract for the construction of the control room work.

This role included the measurement and valuing of all the works, agreement of variations, star rates, valuations and final accounts with the   addition to claims resolution. 

Approximate combined contract value £12million.

 July 2006 - September 2006 - British Nuclear Group: Sellafield Decommissioning, Sellafield, Seascale. 

Position: Lead Cost Engineer

Recruited by British Nuclear Group (BNG) to review and further develop cost management systems for the decommissioning of existing facilities at the Sellafield Reprocessing Complex, Seascale, Cumbria. 

An ongoing maintenance project at Sellafield.



October 2002 - July 2006 - Rider Hunt International, Craven House, Station Rd, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1EX

Employed as Lead Quantity Surveyor by Rider Hunt International.  Initially based in the USA but returning to be based from the UK.  Seconded on to the following projects:

April 2006 - July 2006

Cambinda Gulf Oil Company - Tombua – Landana Project; Based in Houston, Texas

Seconded to Cambinda Gulf (Chevron) to compile a Bill of Quantities for the Tower construction on the project.



March 2006 - April 2006

Noble Drilling Corporation - Noble Dave Beard Rig Upgrade; Houston, Texas and Dalian, China. 

Based in Houston with site visits to Dalian, China. 

Responsible for detailed analysis of cost savings achieved by Noble Drilling for undertaking their Rig Upgrade in China in comparison to the works being undertaken in other fabrication yards around the world.



 October 2005 - March 2006 - ConocoPhillips China Bohai Bay Phase II Expansion Project, Houston Texas.  

Based in Houston seconded to ConocoPhillips to compile a master bill of quantities for the wellhead platform C and satellites.

Responsible for a team of Quantity Surveyors based in Houston to undertake the topsides re-measurement and responsible for an equivalent team in the UK to copmile the jacket measure.

The master bill was then used in China to compare progress offshore by the planning teams and also utilised to calculate weights for the offshore installation topsides hook up.


October 2005 - March 2006 - Chevron Angola Malongo Onshore Terminal Expansion Project, Houston Texas

At the same time as undertaking the Bohai Bay Project above I had an additional team of Quantity Surveyors working on the above project for Chevron Angola.

Our remit was to provide consulting support to Chevron, provide help to developing the contracting strategies and also to commence compilation of Bills of Quantities, Labour Norms and schedules of rates of various Angolan projects to provide Chevron with a historical database to assist in estimating, tender analysis and benchmarking.


November 2003 - September 2005 - Parsons Flour Daniel: Second Generation Project (SGP), Sour Gas Injection Project (SGI) and associated Infrastructure Projects.

Tengiz Refinery, Kazakhstan. 

Sour Gas Injection Unit, Tengiz

Located on site at Tengiz, Kazakhstan.

  • Responsible for a team of quantity surveyors to do the following:

  • Prepare procedures

  • Measure all “issued for construction” drawings

  • Review and agree all measured works with the Contractors

  • Assess, value and agree all variations

  • Agree final accounts

  • Preparation of reports

  • Contract administration including contractual letter writing

  • As well as the overall provision of support to the project manager and his construction team.

Total project value (SGI/SGP/Infrastructure) US $3.5Billion


The Tengiz Refinery

As Lead Quantity Surveyor I was responsible for twelve Local Kazakh Quantity Surveyors (24No in total including back to backs) and six ex-pat Quantity Surveyors.  

Initially I interviewed a lot of the Local Quantity Surveyors, establishing their capabilities including having them undertake skills tests.  Following this, we devised rotations for the Local Quantity Surveyors to have them experience all the elements of the projects we were on and all the different disciplines that we did the re-measurement for.

A number of the Local Quantity Surveyors have now gone on to work on similar  projects in Kazakhstan at a more senior level.