Gregory Pilkinton
Senior Director

Contracts and Negotiation Expertise

Gregory Pilkinton is a Senior Director at Ankura, based in Houston. He has extensive experience in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) markets and significant sales, operational, and financial management experience in oil and gas and aerospace industries. Gregory has been an industry recognized speaker, has served on university boards, and has written technical papers within the acoustical engineering field.


  • Experience

    Gregory’s professional experience includes:

    • Ammonia Plant Litigation – Developed expert witness support documentation through pleadings, claim review, and project review of over 100 documents.
    • EPC Contract Advisory – Developed, negotiated, and finalized an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) agreement between an LNG terminal owner and its contractors, subcontractors, and vendors.
    • Multiple construction disputes – Led commercial support effort to defend change orders and claims on a $25 billion overseas LNG project and a $6 billion domestic LNG project.
    • Multiple Construction Project Audits – Conducted audits worldwide on EPC projects and associated support functions.
    • Sales Process Advisory – Conducted reviews of operational, executional, and financial risks and recommended contingency and funded liabilities funding amounts.

  • Honors & awards

    • Special Space Flight Achievement Award, Johnson Space Center
    • I.N.C.E. Undergraduate Education Award (1997)
    • Daniel W. Mead Writing Contest Winner (Civil Engineering, 1995)

  • News & events
    • 4th EPC Contract & Risk Management Conference, 01/10/2017, “Risk Mitigation on Large-Scale Projects”, Houston, TX
    • Argus Latin America LNG Summit, 05/15/2017, “North American LNG Export Projects, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Insights & innovation
    •  “Source Quantification using Partial Coherence in a Controlled Experiment,” NOISE-CON ’98; Proceedings of the 16th National Conference on Noise Control Engineering, Ypsilanti, MI, Apr. 5-9, 1998 (A98-35913 09-71), Poughkeepsie, NY, Noise Control Foundation, 1998; p. 503-508, with Simmons, William E.; Wenneman, Wayne F.
    •  “Prediction of vehicle noise signature using source directionality in combination with statistical energy analysis.” Proceedings of the AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference and Exhibit, 5th, Bellevue, WA, May 10-12, 1999; p. 714-720; with Cimmerman, Benjamin
    •  “ISS Acoustics Mission Control,” NOISE-CON ’03 Proceedings of the 21st National Conference on Noise Control Engineering, Cleveland, OH, Jun. 23-25, 2003 (nc03 021, 62.3, 63.2)