Geothermal Technologies Strengthens Science Team

by Geothermal Technologies | Feb 1, 2021 | Announcements

Geothermal Technologies, Inc. (GTI) is pleased to announce that it is continuing to build its team with the addition of Dr. Alfred Lacazette and Steve Cumella.

Al is an internationally recognized expert in structural geology, natural rock fracture systems, the interaction of hydraulic fractures with natural fractures, interpretation of passive seismic/microseismic data, borehole imaging, fracture density and orientation statistics, and the chemical and mechanical interplays of fluid-rock interaction. He is the author of 35 papers on these and other subjects, wrote the technical specifications for the borehole imaging and orientation statistics modules of two major software packages, and holds a patent on passive seismic imaging. He has over 30 years of domestic and international (26 countries) experience with oil & gas operating (Texaco, EQT) and service (Western Atlas, Baker Hughes, Golder Associates, Global Geophysical Services) companies, and as an independent consultant for numerous companies in exploration, production, reservoir characterization, R&D, software development, business development, and core and outcrop-analog studies as well as geothermal and mining experience. Dr. Lacazette’s professional activities have focused on the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), where he served two terms on the Reservoir Development Committee, six terms as an Associate Editor of AAPG Bulletin, is a Charles H. Taylor Fellow of AAPG, and a founding member of AAPG’s Petroleum Structure and Geomechanics Division. He also reviews papers for a number of scientific journals.  Al received his BS and MS degrees in Geology from the University of Kentucky and his PhD in Geoscience from Penn State University.

Steve is an exploration and development geologist with extensive domestic and international experience. He has been geologic manager for $400 million development programs and has generated successful oil and gas prospects. Steve also acted as project manager for remedial investigation/feasibility study for the U.S. Army at Jefferson Proving Ground, Indiana. He was awarded the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists’ Outstanding Scientist Award in 2005 and the American Association of Petroleum Geologist’s Robert H. Dott, Sr. Memorial Award for Best Special Publication in 2010. He was an AAPG Distinguished Lecturer in 2011. He is past executive editor of The Mountain Geologist and was president of the Grand Junction Geological Society in 1991. Steve received his bachelors and masters in geology at University of Texas at Austin.

“We are pleased to welcome Al and Steve to our science team”, says J. Gary McDaniel, CEO of GTI.  “We are continuing to grow our world-class team of experts as we advance our novel geothermal energy technology.  And, the knowledge and experience that Al and Steve bring to the table further expands our team’s capabilities.”


About Geothermal Technologies, Inc.:

Geothermal Technologies (GTI) was founded in 2018 to commercialize technology that was developed at the Johns Hopkins University.  GTI’s GenaSys™ Geothermal Energy Harvesting System revolutionizes how we harness renewable energy.  GTI’s innovative technologies, when coupled with recently developed oil & gas and power generation technologies, enable the company to produce clean, renewable, low cost, baseload electricity, throughout the world, for decades to come.