Geoscience For Everyone


field VISITS

Individual or group bespoke field visits to #ScotlandsGeoLab


Training course in the classroom, online, or in the field


Oil & Gas consultancy across the Upstream lifecycle


Balgownie Geoscience was set up in 2020 by Steve Adams upon his ‘retirement’ from full-time employment in the Upstream Oil & Gas Industry.  Balgownie Geoscience is his vehicle for continuing to be involved in all aspects of Geoscience – learning, educating and participating.

Steve was born in Fife, Scotland and after growing up and attending schools in Scotland and Hong Kong decided on a career in Geoscience.  A B.Sc in Geology from Durham University and a M.Sc. in Petroleum Geology from Imperial College, London followed.

Steve is a successful, dynamic and enthusiastic Geoscience leader and practitioner with over 37 years of global E&P experience with significant expertise in the North Sea, South East Asia, Africa and the Middle East.  He has worked across the E&P lifecycle and from Majors, Independents, Consultancies and Private Companies. His key skills and competencies include;

  • Technical & Commercial Leadership
  • Development Geoscience
  • Exploration Geoscience
  • Fieldwork
  • Staff Development
  • Reserves Certifications & Expert Opinions
  • Government & Partner Liaison
  • Relationship Management



“21st century society faces unprecedented challenges in meeting the resource needs of a growing global population which aspires to higher living standards, while learning to live more sustainably on our planet.”

The Geological Society

Geoscience focus has changed through its history.  From the development of the science, through early classic field mapping, the development of key theories such as continental drift and into the 19th and 20th Centuries where focus shifted towards the understanding and exploitation of natural resources.

The 21st Century will see the continued development of the understanding of our earth and our neighbouring planets. The energy transition away from fossil fuels is accelerating fast and geoscientists can be a vital part of the shift towards a low-carbon energy future.

Balgownie Geoscience are here to support the next generation of geoscientists through training, knowledge sharing and cross discipline communication …. and also to have a bit of fun doing it!!


Balgownie Geoscience founder and Managing Director Steve Adams is also a founding member of the Scottish Geology Trust.

Please also support this great cause in anyway you can.