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QED Energy Associates

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QED Energy Associates is committed to providing the best engineering technician training and consulting services in the upstream petroleum industry.  QED’s team of expert consulting technicians is managed by the QED Executive Team.  Email any of QED’s Executive Team members listed below to get started with services today.

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QED Executive Team

courtney stephens

Courtney Stephens

Founder and CEO

Courtney started in the oil patch in 2002 and was trained as a Petroleum Analyst at Netherland, Sewell and Associates, Inc.  She then expanded her skill set as an Engineering Technologist at Waterous and Co. (now Scotiabank), contributing on various domestic and international mandates as a part of the technical team.

In 2005, Courtney moved to Marathon Oil Company, serving as a Senior Engineering Technician in the Southern Business Unit.  While at Marathon, Courtney worked on the Barnett Shale Team, the Southern US Exploration Team, the North America Diversity Council, and the Upstream Domestic Business Development Team as a Senior Commercial Analyst.  Additionally while at Marathon, Courtney founded Marathon’s Technician Community of Practice and was a key member of the organizational development team that created Marathon’s Technician Training Curriculum. Courtney is an expert in ARIES and PHDwin V2 and V3.

Courtney holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Centenary College of Louisiana (Magna Cum Laude, Departmental Honors).  Courtney is featured in the book 101 Careers in Mathematics: Fourth Edition which can be purchased from the American Mathematical Society Bookstore.  Courtney’s career profile is featured on the Mathematics Association of America Career Profiles Page.  Courtney was honored to be named Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the Houston West Chamber of Commerce in 2012.  Courtney was featured in VoyageHouston in 2017.  She is proud to have been awarded the Young Alumni Leadership Award by Centenary College of Louisiana in 2017.

erin randolph

Erin Randolph

Managing Director, Training

Erin is a former math teacher and started at QED in 2012. She has served our clients in the role of reservoir engineering technician in a number of on-site assignments at oil and gas operators, non-operators, investment banks, royalty firms, and more.

As our lead curriculum designer, Erin creates training modules to optimize our process for making great reservoir engineering technicians.  Also a database conversion lead, Erin has triumphed over thousands of database conversions making sure to always preserve the original modelers intentions in a dynamic way. Erin is an expert in ARIES and PHDwin V2 and V3.

Erin graduated Summa Cum Laude from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor’s degree in education and a specialization in secondary mathematics in December of 2003.   She was an 8th grade math and algebra teacher from 2004 – 2012 in the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District.  Erin is a QED Level 9 Technician, the highest certification ever awarded to any technician by QED.

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Ashley AƱez

Managing Director, Sales and Operations

Ashley started at QED as a temporary receptionist in March 2015 and quickly rose up the ranks at QED.  Her can-do attitude and her professionalism are second-to-none.

By Summer 2015, Ashley was managing all of QED’s contract negotiations and operations of our on-site and off-site technical teams.  Ashley serves as a non-technical project manager and is responsible for management of all client and staff relations.  Ashley’s style of business development is non-confrontational and relaxed.  A former bartender, Ashley listens to our clients and figures out how QED can best serve them both accurately and economically.  Ashley designs all QED promotional rates and marketing, and she oversees the invoicing and accounting personnel.

Ashley graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Houston, C. T. Bauer College of Business in 2013 where she majored in Business and minored in Accounting and Marketing.

frankie delgado

Frankie Delgado

Managing Director, Technical

Frankie joined QED in 2016.  He manages day to day consulting for a variety of our clients.  He leverages the power of our in-office consulting team to meet tight deadlines at client request.

As a reservoir engineering technician, Frankie provides excellence in services in a variety of products and is our resident expert for GIS and SQL projects.  Frankie holds the record at QED for fastest Rubik’s Cube solve on-site. Frankie is an expert in ARIES and PHDwin V2 and V3.

Frankie graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in urban and regional planning in December of 2012.  Frankie is a QED Level 8 Technician.

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QED Energy Associates
9575 Katy Freeway, Suite 120
Houston, Texas 77024