General Manager

Eric provides the strategic leadership to the company, working with and leading the Atteris Management Team. The team’s focus is to establish, implement and over-see the long-term goals, strategies, plans and policies of the company. In addition, Eric also acts as Principal Consultant.


Eric is a civil engineer with 29 years’ experience in the pipeline industry, both offshore as well as onshore. In his career to date, he has worked for pipeline construction contractors, engineering design consultancies, as well as offshore oil and gas operators. His geographical experience covers Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and North America. Eric has been the initiator and design manager for several innovations and research and design programs in the subsea pipeline industry. This has included the development of improved pipeline on-bottom stability design methodologies, pipeline secondary stabilisation and protection designs, subsea scarp crossings, and pipeline shoreline and waterway crossings based on conventional open cut & cover, horizontal directional drilling and tunnelling. Eric founded Atteris Pty Ltd in 1999, an engineering consultancy for the subsea and pipeline industries.

Industry involvement

Eric is a member of the AS 2885 Part 4 Subcommittee and is actively involved with the APGA, Energy Pipelines CRC, Petroleum Club of WA (Next Generation Mentoring Program), and is also a guest lecturer for the University of Western Australia. Eric is a proponent to bridge the gap between the onshore and offshore pipeline industries in Australia and globally. He has been achieving this through his involvement with APIA and Energy Pipelines CRC which has resulted in the development of the Offshore Pipeline Engineering Competency Standards and an engineering guideline for the design, construction, inspection and maintenance, and decommissioning of pipeline shoreline and river crossings.

Technical Papers

  • 2004, “Application of Trenchless Technology to Cross a Pristine Shoreline”, ASTT No-dig Conference, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2005, “A State of the Art Shore Crossing”, APPEA Conference, Perth, Australia
  • 2010, “A New Facility for Research on the Stability of Pipelines on Unstable Seabeds”, OPT Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 2011, “Pipeline Shore Approach Design – Case Study”, OMAE Conference, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 2011, “A Fluid-soil-Approach to Stability Design of Submarine Pipelines”, OTC, Houston, United States of America
  • 2012, “Pipeline Stabilisation using Pre-trenching and Sand Backfill”, OMAE Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2012, “Rock Berm Design for Pipeline Stability”, OMAE Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2012, “Pipeline Stability Revisited”, Great Southern Press, Journal of Pipeline Engineering
  • 2013, “ Expanding APIA’s Pipeline Engineer Training Program – Offshore Competencies”, APIA Convention, Adelaide, Australia
  • 2014, “Effect of Sediment Supply on Suction Scour under a Rock Berm”, International Conference on Scour and Erosion, Perth, Australia