MMI extends its congratulations to Dr. Eric Peterson and Dr. Rodolfo Sancio, who have recently been appointed as a Principals within the Geosyntec Family of Companies.

Dr. Eric Peterson, Technical Advisor, is a Technical Process Safety and Risk Manager with more than 25 years of system modeling experience in the oil, gas, LNG and petrochemical industries.  Dr. Peterson, based in Texas, has an extensive background in the oil and gas industry, responsible for multiple Quantitative Risk Assessment (e.g., CFD based) safety and risk studies (offshore & onshore), including more than a dozen for LNG facilities, that led to successful FERC RR13 submissions. Dr. Peterson’s primary field of expertise is within: QRA consequence modeling (gas dispersion, explosion and fire); sensitivity and optimization work (e.g., toxicology, helideck availability, wind chill, PFP application, etc.).  Dr. Peterson is an active participant in several professional organizations affiliated with the Oil & Gas industry; authoring, reviewing and producing dozens of papers and conference presentations.  Dr. Peterson currently is a member of the Technical Steering Committee of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ (AIChE), Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS), Steering Committee of Texas A&M’s Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center (MKOPSC) and AIChE Sustainable Engineering Forum (SEF) Chair for General Programming.  Dr. Peterson currently serves on the CCPS Guidelines for Facility Siting and Layout committee, which is to come out as a new edition in 2015.

Rodolfo’s practice focuses on onshore and offshore geotechnical engineering projects for the upstream and midstream oil and gas and petrochemical industry. He has practical knowledge of theoretical soil mechanics and dynamics as well as state-of-the-art analytical techniques for the examination of sands, clays, and silts.

Clients value Rodolfo’s ability to identify and address construction issues related to site preparation and development in challenging environments. His work has carried him to all parts of the world, including sites in the Arctic Circle; Saharan and Sub-Saharan Africa; the Caribbean; Canada; the Gulf of Guinea; the North Caspian Sea; Sakhalin Island; and Sout America. He has conducted numerous site development feasibility studies; earthquake reconnaissance missions and post-earthquake assessment of the performance of earthen structures and foundations; and large-scale modeling projects. He has assessed the issues related to the safety of offshore pipelines in cold regions; wave induced liquefaction analysis; and pipeline flotation issues.