About Us

A Geoscience consultancy set up in 2020 to provide cross-geoscience support, advice and guidance


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



Through his well developed global contact network and industry alliances Steve can build cross discipline teams to undertake larger scale projects.



Training courses to suit individuals or industry both in the classroom, online or in the field

field VISITS

Individual or group field visits to classic Scotland East Coast basins, areas and localities


Oil &Gas consultancy with expertise in Asset Evaluation, Exploration, Field Development Planning and Business Development