• The University of Western Australia (M053), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Phil is the Shell Professor of Offshore Engineering and Director of the ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub on Offshore Floating Facilities at University of Western Australia.  He is a highly experienced offshore geotechnical engineer, with over 25 years oil and gas experience and previously held the position of Global Director of GeoConsulting for Fugro. At Fugro he was a champion of innovation and technology development, working to integrate specialist consulting teams around the world, and with a commitment to sharing expertise and streamlining access to leading edge design approaches.  Prior to joining Fugro, Phil was a Director of specialist geotechnical consulting firm Advanced Geomechanics, based in Perth.

Phil is a Fellow of The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia, the current Chair of ISSMGE Technical Committee 209 ‘Offshore Geotechnics’, and a committee member of ISO Working Group 10 / API Resource Group 7.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Education/Academic qualification

Engineering, PhD

Award Date: 10 Sept 2001

Engineering, B.Eng (1st Class Hons)

Award Date: 29 Mar 1995

Commerce, B.Comm

Award Date: 28 Mar 1995


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