Carl Erbrich

Carl has practiced for over 25 years in the offshore geotechnical consulting industry. His early career was spent in the UK, initially at Fugro McClelland and then at Kvaerner Earl and Wright. His most notable achievement during this period was his leading role in the design of the pioneering ‘bucket foundations’, for the Sleipner SLT and Europipe 16/11 jackets for Statoil. Carl’s first involvement in the Australian offshore industry also occurred during this time, performing advanced analyses for the Goodwyn Pile remedial project. Carl moved to Australia in 1995 initially to work on the first incarnation of the Gorgon project, and he subsequently joined Advanced Geomechanics in 1996.

He has been the Engineering Technical Authority and a Director of Advanced Geomechanics since 1997, and in these roles has played a pivotal role in almost every engineering project undertaken by AG since that time, including Bayu Undan, Laminaria, Yolla, Pluto, various NW Shelf upgrades (inc. NRB, Angel, TSEP), Marlin B, Gorgon, Ichthys and Prelude. Carl has been responsible for the development of numerous design methodologies and software tools and is also a leading expert in the application of advanced numerical methods and has authored and co-authored over 20 technical papers. Carl is also a longstanding member of the API Geotechnical Resource Group (RG7) and ISO Foundation Panel (P4).