PhD, PGeo


Enlighten Geoscience is a Calgary-based consultancy focused on geology and geomechanics. From the regional to the wellbore scale, Enlighten has global experience in a wide range of subsurface applications including oil and gas, geothermal and other areas. Its founders are Amy Fox – who has a PhD from Stanford University in Geophysics, specializing in geomechanics, and more than 20 years of consulting experience – and Neil Watson – who has a B.Sc. in Geology and has 35 years of experience in a variety of operational and consulting roles.

Amy Fox earned an undergraduate degree in Geology from the University of New Hampshire and a Masters and PhD in Geophysics from Stanford University. She started her consulting career in 1998 with GeoMechanics International (GMI) in Palo Alto, California. Between 2004 and 2007 she earned her doctorate, completing a thesis entitled “Characterization and Modeling of In Situ Stress Heterogeneity.” Immediately afterwards, GMI asked her to create a training program and career progression for their technical staff of 50+ people globally. Baker Hughes bought GMI in 2008, and in 2009 Amy moved into a corporate training and development role. In 2011 she returned to operations and soon moved to Canada. She has authored or co-authored several articles for industry publications and enjoys giving lectures at luncheons and conferences.

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