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Tony Edwards

Stepchange Global


CEO of Stepchange Global Limited, Tony has extensive experience in the oil and gas exploration and production industry worldwide. Tony has a BA degree from Keele University in Geology and Chemistry, and a Doctorate in Metamorphic Petrology from the University of Manchester. He had a 17 year career with BP that spanned R&D through to front line operations and project management. He was a founder member of BP's Integrated Operations Program, Field of the Future, and was subsequently the global director for the Advanced Collaborative Environment Program that rolled out real time collaboration centers around the BP portfolio of assets. In 2006 he moved to BG-Group to launch its digital oilfield program under the name iValue. In January 2009 he co-founded Stepchange Global, a dedicated digital oilfield consultancy and advisory company, and has since advised Statoil, BP, PETRONAS, ConocoPhillips, Total, Santos, Origin Energy, Baker Hughes, HP, BHP Billiton, Emerson and BAE systems on their Integrated Operations strategies.

Tony is regarded as one of the key thought leaders in Digital Oilfield and Integrated Operations and has been active in both the SPE and EAGE. He was the chairman of the organising committee for the highly successful Intelligent Energy Conference in 2008, and is now on the SPE intelligent Energy committee for 2014. Tony was invited to sit on the SPE Annual Technical Conference Committee for 2011 and was Chairman of the Digital Energy Section.

Tony has written numerous papers on the subject of intelligent energy and collaborative working. The most recent paper was co-authored with Dr Anne Quaadgras of MIT.


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How to digitalise exploration and operations The Geological Society
13 Nov 2019
Solving E&P problems with Machine Learning & Analytics The Geological Society
21 Nov 2016
Cost Reduction in This Era The Geological Society
05 Jun 2015
Upstream Tech 2014 Royal Society of Chemistry
23 May 2014
Developments with the digital oilfield Hallam Conference Centre
04 Dec 2012
Getting data tools implemented faster Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
25 Oct 2012
Doing more with subsurface data Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
25 Oct 2012
Doing more with drilling data Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
24 Oct 2012
Developments with digital oilfield IT infrastructure Hallam Conference Centre
02 Jun 2011

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