Elite Energy Consultants: Stephen Finnie – Locke Reflects on a Decade of Innovation and Impact in Australia’s Upstream Oil & Gas Industry

Celebrating Elite Energy Consultants’ 10 Years of Energy Success in Australia

Stephen Finnie – Locke is ready to celebrate. His company, Elite Energy Consultants, is celebrating its tenth successful year in the rough-and-tumble world of Australia’s oil and gas industry. Stephen reflects on what it takes to build a decade of success in the Australian energy market.

“Australia is not an easy market,” Stephen shares. “To thrive here Elite has to consistently push the boundaries of innovation, efficiency, and sustainability. We owe our success to the power of vision, adaptability, and unwavering commitment to excellence.”

Elite Energy Consultants specializes in Product and Commercial Allocation, Production Engineering, and Emissions Management  within the energy industry. Founded almost two decades ago in Scotland, Elite Energy Consultants emphasizes customer satisfaction, teamwork, and a global perspective, with offices in the UK, USA, and Australia, reflecting its core values of innovation, integrity, and collaboration. 

Stephen believes that the company’s core values are the secret to its success in the Australian oil and gas industry. From its beginning ten years ago, the company faced challenges, particularly entering the market as the underdog against global players.

“Because we started as the ‘little guy,’ we have had to prove our value every step of the way. Elite managed to outsmart the competition by being agile with innovation and delivering customer-centric solutions to our client’s needs,” Stephen explains.

Elite’s customer-centric approach separates them from the competition, who often only focus on the bottom line.

Stephen shares, “Our customers get the best of us. We have matured from the new guy on the market to the go-to partner for sustainable, cost-effective, and fit-for-purpose solutions in the oil and gas industry. The pillars of our business are adaptability, responsiveness, and customer focus. Our customers feel this in every interaction.”

Customer focus is a value that Stephen shares with his business partner, Charlie Moncur, Elite’s Chairman. Together, they have built a team with over 100 years of collective experience in the industry.

Stephen observes, “Our Leadership & Team members are the real client enablers. They are the people out there every day creating wins for our customers, and driving success for Elite as a result.”

Spearheaded by Stephen, Elite Energy Consultants has transformed operational practices and reshaped industry norms in Australia’s oil and gas sector. To do this, the company focuses on delivering business and technical solutions to predict , control and manage energy production and transportation sustainably. Stephen is passionate about supporting their clients with cutting-edge data and technology to improve their operations.

“I am so proud that Elite Energy Consultants has revolutionized operational efficiency, optimization, and carbon footprint reduction for major operators and transporters of oil and gas in Australia,” Stephen reports.

And the fact they have accomplished this in Australia is important to Stephen. He felt strong ties to Australia his entire life. His Scottish grandfather fought with the Royal Australian Air Force during WWII.

“Even today when I am walking The streets of Perth I can hear my grandfather singing ‘Waltzing Matilda’ as he did when I was a boy,” reminisces Stephen. “Australia is not just a market for us; it’s our home.”

The story of Elite Energy Consultants is one of resilience, innovation, and a relentless pursuit of excellence. From its humble beginnings in Scotland over 17 years ago to its global presence today, the company has remained true to its core values of adaptability, responsiveness, and customer focus.

“We’ve always believed in being with the client, for the client,” Stephen remarks, determinedly. “Our commitment and loyalty are what set us apart.”

At the heart of Elite’s success lies its people-first approach. Fueled by the Scottish spirit of loyalty, tenacity, and hard work, the company has cultivated a culture of excellence and innovation.

Driven by a commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship, Elite Energy Consultants has emerged as a leader in emissions reduction and is now spearheading technological solutions to support carbon capture initiatives.

“What we focus on is what we can do,” Stephen explains, his tone resolute. “Our solutions are not just about delivering better outcomes; they’re about making a meaningful impact on the world around us while supporting industry and commerce to prosper.”

The journey to success has not been without its challenges. Challenging industry norms and entrenched mindsets means advocating for more empathetic, client-centric approaches to consulting and technical implementations.

As Elite Energy Consultants celebrates a decade of innovation and impact in Australia, its sights are firmly set on the future. With creativity, sustainability, and energy management excellence as guiding principles, the company remains poised to tackle the challenges of tomorrow with the same fervor and determination that have defined its past successes.

“We’ve upset the marketplace, we’ve surpassed the competition,” Stephen says with a smile. “But we’re not done yet. The best of us is yet to come.”

For more information on Elite Energy Consultants, visit www.ei-cs.com/.