CEO of Stepchange Global Limited, Tony has extensive experience in the oil and gas and mining sectors worldwide. Tony has a BA degree from Keele University in Geology and Chemistry, and a Doctorate in 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. In 2006 he moved to BG-Group to launch its digital oilfield program. In January 2009 he founded Stepchange Global, a dedicated digital oilfield advisory company, and has since advised Equinor, BP, PETRONAS, ConocoPhillips, Total, ExxonMobil, Shell, Santos, Origin Energy, Suncor, GAZPROM, Repsol, Premier Oil, and ExxonMobil on their oil and gas Integrated Operations and Digital Transformation strategies. In mining, Tony has worked on Integrated operations implementations for BHP in Australia, Canada, and Chile, for Barrick Gold in Argentina, and Teck resources in Chile. Tony is particularly interested in the People, Process and Organisational change that is needed to maximize the benefit from the latest wave digital technologies. This includes new operational models that are real time, remote, collaborative and multidiscipline.
Over the last five years Tony has combine his operational experience in running unmanned platforms with the application of Digital Technologies in major projects to advise on radically minimum manned and remotely operated and project concepts that are lower in CAPEX and OPEX whilst delivering improved safety and reliability.
An Senior Associate with Stepchange Global Limited, Nick has more than 30 years’ experience in the global oil and gas exploration and production industry. Nick has a bachelor’s degree in geophysics from the University of Reading, a masters in Engineering Geology from the University of Durham and an MBA from Aberdeen Business School. Nick has worked within various technical and managerial disciplines for a number of global companies. In these roles, Nick has designed, project managed and delivered Integrated Operations facilities, along with real-time business workflows and solutions for both operators and service companies, with a strong focus on the drilling and completions discipline.
A local representative partner of Stepchange Global Limited in ex-USSR countries, Pavel has more than 10 years’ experience in the implementation of the Integrated Operations practices. Pavel has an engineer’s degree in physics from the State University of Perm.
As a consultant, he was involved in more than 20 projects in CIS countries and worldwide as on expert positions as on managerial positions too. And he has strong experience and skills in all phases if the Integrated Operations implementation – from the initial analysis to the support of the existing CWE.