Mr Edd Lewis

Geospatial Analyst (Standards)

Location: BGS Keyworth

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ORCID: 000000032685383X


Edward Lewis is a senior geologist with ten years’ international, multi-commodity exploration experience from grassroots to a pre-feasibility level working in the oil & gas, coal & minerals industries. His experience ranges from small cap junior exploration companies, government surveys, major mining companies and international consultancies. Work has included product management, software design and development management, interpretation and integration of geospatial data using GIS, 3D modelling and statistical packages, planning and implementation of exploration and resource drilling programs, drilling supervision, geosteering, supervision of 2D & 3D seismic acquisition, due diligence studies, geological mapping, sampling QA/QC; due diligence studies, target generation including regional prospectivity, program design and implementation for grassroots exploration. Petroleum work includes Haynesville Shale and Eagle Ford Shale in the US, Anadarko, Amadeus, McArthur, Otway, Galilee, Drummond, Bowen and Pre-Caspian Basins in Australia. Metalliferous work includes numerous deposit types for Copper, Gold, Iron and Uranium in Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Greenland, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, Namibia, Jordan, Chile and Australia.


  • 2018 – ongoing : Geospatial Analyst (Standards), British Geological Survey, Keyworth, Nottingham
  • 2016 –2018 : Senior Geologist (Minerals), International Geoscience Services (IGS) Ltd, Keyworth, Nottingham
  • 2016 –2016 : Senior Geologist (Modelling), Geological Survey Ireland, Dublin
  • 2012 –2016 : Consultant (Geology), SRK Consulting (Australia), Brisbane
  • 2012 –2012 : Senior Project Geologist, Rio Tinto Iron Ore, Newman, Western Australia
  • 2010 –2012 : Associate Exploration Geologist, SRK Exploration Services Ltd, Cardiff
  • 2010 –2010 : Geosteering Geologist, Geosteering LLC, Houston, TX
  • 2009 –2009 : Project Geologist, Stratex International PLC, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • 2008 –2009 : Graduate Geoscientist, Rio Tinto, London


  • Frank Arnott Award, Innovation in Data Visualisation & Integration - Team Deep On Data, 2nd place

Current projects and collaboration

Professional association

  • The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists

Published outputs

Key papers

  • Benham, A, and Lewis, E. 2017. How semantic technology makes geodata more discoverable, more useful and more valuable, Applied Earth Science, 126:2, 41-42
  • McConachie, B A, Stanmore, P, Creech, M, McLean-Hodgson, L, Kushkarina, A, and Lewis, E. 2015. Reserves Estimation and Influences on Coal Seam Gas Productivity in Eastern Australian Basins. AAPG Asia Pacific Region, Geoscience Technology Workshop, Opportunities and Advancements in Coal Bed Methane in the Asia Pacific, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, February 12-13, 2015, AAPG Search and Discovery Article #10749 (2015)
  • McConachie, B A, Stanmore, P, McLean-Hodgson, L, Kushkarina, A, and Lewis, E. 2015. Unconventional Gas Reservoir Productivity in Australian Proterozoic Rocks — Studies From the McArthur, Beetaloo, Mount Isa and Amadeus. International Conference and Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia 13-16 September 2015: pp. 501-501.

Research interests

  • FAIR Data Principles - Findable, Accessable, Interoperable & Reuseable
  • Free and Open Source Software
  • Quantitative analysis of Geological Risk - Prospectivity Analysis
  • Standards for Interoperability


  • 3D Modelling
  • Mineral Exploration
  • Project Management
  • Resource Estimation
  • Software Development Management