Courtney L. Stephens 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 ScotiaWaterous) 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. In 2010, Courtney founded QED Energy Training, LLC, a firm dedicated to the training and development of top caliber technicians, providing a variety of services including potential testing, certification testing, benchmarking, introductory and advanced training, and technical consulting. QED’s clients include Tudor Pickering Holt, Aurora Oil and Gas, Zenergy Inc., Tammany Oil and Gas, Blue Tip Energy Management, XOG Resources, Lantana Oil and Gas Partners, Marathon Oil Company, and many others. Courtney holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Centenary College of Louisiana (Magna Cum Laude, Departmental Honors).