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 About Us



Oil & Gas, Construction and Infrastructure

Palm Commercial Services was founded in 2011 by Sean Kennelly FRICS FCIArb LLM with the objective to provide our clients with a robust solution to fill any knowledge gaps in their own team whilst utilising their vast technical and operational know how to Identify, Prevent, Mitigate, Manage and Close out all risks as a team in collaboration with all key stakeholders.

Our team of industry experts have over 20 years experience each in Oil and Gas, Infrastructure and Construction industries, particularly in managing and providing projects and contractual / commercial support to the sales, proposals and project teams in an international environment from feasibility studies through to EPC Turnkey projects.

During this time we have realised that there is a real gap in knowledge in relation to interpreting, drafting and negotiating commercial and contractual provisions and understanding the inherent risks that are associated with these provisions.

Palm is regulated by Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.  


Palm is a member of the NEC Contract Users Group.

Palm is accredited by Achilles Utilities Vendor Database (UVDB) scheme.


Our team are members of renowned institutions and professional organisations such as:

Sean Kennelly has the following professional qualifications and accreditation's.

  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)

  • Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS)

  • RICS APC Interview Assessor (

  • Master of Laws - LLM Construction Law and Arbitration (Merit)

  • NEC Contract Tutor - Previously Accredited Tutor for the publishers of the NEC Contract


  • NEC3 and NEC4 Contract Training and Consultancy Service (Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutical, Rail, HS2, Water, Highways)

  • HS2 Tender management for various Tier 2 subcontractors

  • Pharmaceutical plant upgrades Scotland

  • Refinery & Petrochemical projects

  • Crossrail Paddington Station - Worked as part of the Crossrail Ltd Project Manager's team.  Responsible for contract administration duties.

  • Saudi Aramco. Multi Billion dollar upgrade (onshore and offshore) of world's largest offshore oilfield Safaniya, Saudi Arabia

  • Joseph Gallagher Ltd.  Largest tunnelling subcontractor in the United Kingdom.  Welsh Water reservoir upgrade.

  • Drilling Tender Barge EPCI project (Bassdrill Alpha)

  • Offshore Windfarm projects

  • FPSO projects for use in West Africa

  • Accommodation modules for Kazakhstan

  • Land finding and acquisition

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