P.G.F. Sliggers (Frank)

Frank Sliggers is a (part time) staff member of the Offshore Engineering Section at the Faculty of Civil Engineering at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands.  

Frank graduated in civil engineering from TU Delft in 1972 and (after completing national service) he joined Shell International Petroleum Company and during more than 35 years he has worked on a large number of oil and gas development projects around the world.  From 1975 until 1999 he worked primarily abroad in the Far East, Australia and the UK. This work included several roles in design engineering, fabrication, offshore installation and maintenance/inspection of offshore platforms.  From 1999 until retirement at the end of 2010 Frank held several positions in the Shell Technology and Projects Division in Rijswijk, including Manager Offshore Structures Engineering, Global Discipline Leader for Offshore Structures and Metocean engineers, and finally General Manager of Engineering and Projects.

Frank joined the Offshore Engineering Section in early 2012 and has been teaching Introduction classes in Offshore Engineering and Bottom Founded Offshore Structures Design, and participates in MSc graduation projects. Frank’s contributions are based on the experience from  industry, thus helping to make a link between theory and practice.  

Main interests focus on technology related to the design and construction of steel and concrete offshore structures, the use of jack-up drilling rigs, life cycle management of offshore facilities, project  management, HSE and Quality.  

Frank Sliggers

Lecturer Offshore Engineering