The McClelland Lecture is the honour lecture of ISSMGE TC209, with the recipient selected by a panel of peers from across the offshore geotechnical profession.
The 7th McClelland Lecturer will be delivered at the 5th International Symposium on Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics in June 2025 (Nantes, France).
Announcing the 7th McClelland Lecturer Dr Philippe Jeanjean
ISSMGE Technical Committee 209 Offshore Geotechnics is delighted to announce that Dr Philippe Jeanjean of bp has been invited to deliver the 7th McClelland Lecture.
Philippe has made substantial contributions to the field of offshore geotechnics. This includes developments in offshore site investigation where he helped guide the development of large diameter, high quality soil sampling systems and various insitu testing apparatus such as the Stinger CPT; and in integrated geohazard studies including his leadership of diverse teams of geologists, geophysicists, oceanographers, geotechnical engineering, risk and reliability experts and numerical modelling specialists to address risks associated with several deepwater Gulf of Mexico projects. In recognition of his contribution to the field of site characterisation, the United States Board on Geographic Names approved the naming of an underwater feature in the Gulf of Mexico as Jeanjean Basin in 2015.
Philippe has also pioneered new engineering practices for the design of jetted conductors and led physical modelling campaigns that have informed the performance on suction anchors and laterally loaded piles and with latter culminating in a framework that will be included in the next edition of ISO 19901-4.
Philippe chaired API Committee RG7 from 1999-2014, and ISSGME TC209 on Offshore Geotechnics from 2009-2017. He has delivered several named lectures, including as Coulomb Lecturer (2019) and Spencer J. Buchanan Lecturer (2021), and co-chaired the 4th International Symposium on Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics held in Austin, 2022.