Qualifications & Experience

Following a masters in Physics and a computing startup the majority of Erik’s engineering career has been in the petroleum industry, from drilling engineer to principal professional and discipline head Petroleum Engineering with consultancies and operators. 

He has worked from single-issue projects and problems through to integrated full-field development studies, including CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage). 

From 2014 he has branched out to sustainability, renewables and transition engineering, triggered by an in-depth study of Climate Change. He analyses and advises on energy, renewables, sustainability and transition projects of varying scales. 

Erik is currently working on the Transition Engineering edition of the Project Engineer’s Toolkit textbook, incorporating both transition engineering basics and a systems-engineering component into the familiar practical guide format. 

Personal Interests

Erik is co-founder and director of Aberdeen Climate Action CIC, a member of the Policy Forum of Transform Scotland, a Climate Reality Leader®, and a life-long highly experienced ocean sailor. His latest ocean crossings were part of a mentoring journey, helping to deepen the skills in long-distance passages and resilience of an experienced qualified Yachtmaster. He speaks on transition, climate change and climate action often in engineering context, has lectured at a local university, participates in forums (including with the IPM) and has given evidence to the Scottish government committee on Energy etc. 

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