Tony obtained his PhD from University College London and joined the petroleum industry in 1977. He held senior technical and leadership positions with Equinor (formerly Statoil) for 20 years, including VP Exploration Americas, VP North America, and Senior Advisor to Exploration Management (until 2019).
Having retired from Equinor, he now holds the position of Global Chief Scientist with the Energy & Geoscience Institute (EGI) at the University of Utah.
He has worked petroleum provinces all over the world, with emphasis on NW Europe, the Arctic and the Americas. His achievements include major oil and gas discoveries in Norway, Brazil, Gulf of Mexico and Canada.
Tony has published on stratigraphy, NE Atlantic – Arctic evolution, basement reactivation, basin modeling, passive margin structure, hyperextension, exhumed petroleum systems and exploration risk analysis. He has edited books on basin modeling, resource quantification and passive margins.
He was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Petroleum Geoscience between 2006 and 2009, and chairman of the Geological Society Petroleum Group 2001-2003; chaired the 2003 Petroleum Geology of NW Europe conference and edited the subsequent proceedings (2005).
Tony serves on the advisory boards of several universities and currently holds an Honorary Professorship at Durham University.