Meet The Team
Riccardo Pasquali B.A. MSc. PGeo EuroGeol
Ric has over 20 years experience in natural resource consultancy, project management and project development. His core areas of expertise include geology, geothermal energy (shallow and deep), environmental geology and energy efficiency. Ric has advised local authorities, government agencies as well as private sector clients on geothermal energy development solutions, regulatory and legislative frameworks as well as providing project management services during exploration and development stages. As part of these skills he has also provided services to large private sector companies and local authorities on hydrogeological and contaminated land matters. In addition to working on large scale development projects, Ric specialises in providing advice on groundwater supply development, drilling programme management, energy efficiency and microgeneration to both residential customers and SMEs. Ric is also an associate consultant of SLR Consulting Ireland Ltd. and a non-executive board member of the Institute of Geologists of Ireland.
Geothermal Association of Ireland (Vice-Chair)
Institute of Geologists of Ireland (PGeo No. 172)
European Federation of Geologists (EuroGeol No. 749)
European Geothermal Energy Council
Aisling is completing her B.Sc in Geography & Geosystems in NUI Galway. Aisling has previously undertaken a key role in the Geothermal Association of Irelands’ (GAI) communications and has assisted in the delivering the outreach and communications as a key speaker in ‘Drilling Into Geothermal’ webinar series aimed at enlightening the public on the geothermal energy industry. Aisling was the creator and editor of a new bi-monthly newsletter aimed at key stakeholders, academics and working professionals in the industry and collaborated on a communications strategy to increase online presence. Aisling joins GeoServ on part time basis to provide support in project development as a junior geoscientists tasked with supporting the data gathering and system design project workflows at the company. Her role also includes working on the EU GeoBoost project to assist in defining the Irish GHSP market conditions and making recommendations on improvements in data gathering and reporting.
Nicholas Wall – BSc. NCEA Dip Eng. MIEI
Nicholas is qualified engineer with over 20 years experience . Nicholas specialises in the design, management and implementation of drilling projects with specific focus on the geothermal sector. His skills include the development of detailed project implementation strategies at early project development and at advanced stages. His experience includes the delivery of many commercial projects where bespoke drilling and completion solutions are required. Nicholas also specialises the completion of water wells and geothermal boreholes. Nicholas’ role includes facilitating the identification and selection of key project infrastructure solutions, the supervision of installation and project implementation steps as well as assisting GeoServ in the development of new drilling and geothermal system installation technologies
Kevin J Mallin – Drilling Engineer
Kevin is a drilling engineer with over 40 years of experience across resource drilling and exploration, including geothermal, minerals and Oil and Gas sectors. His project work includes hydrocarbon appraisal drilling (Namibia), Geothermal Resource Potential (Slovakia), Drilling programme and engineering consultancy to the Glasgow and Cheshire Geothermal Energy Research Centres (UK), Drilling Management for deep geothermal projects. Kevin has extensive experience of the drilling sector through his career. Following an initial 12 years’ experience as a drilling contract professional around the globe since 1975, he set up Bluewater Drilling Service in 1987 and subsequently became EMEA Regional Director for Ingersoll Rand Deep Drilling Development & General Manager at Dando Drilling International. Kevin then became the MD at H&F Drilling, one of the UK’s largest independent manufacturers and suppliers of specialist drilling equipment (Sold to Atlas Copco – September 2010) before working as an independent consultant. Kevin is currently on the board of a BTES company and advising a number of early stage geothermal start-up companies.
Naomi has over 22 years experience in business management in the agri-food and catering sectors. She joined GeoServ in 2019 and has the overall responsibility of HR and day to day management of the company operations. Naomi is also facilitating the identification of new business opportunities for the deployment of GSHP renewable heating and cooling applications linked to the catering and agriculture sector.
Head of Operations
Alex is a mechnaical engineer with over 20 years experience in the construction sector. Before joining GeoServ, Alex has worked extensively in the delivery of specialist groundworks projects in Ireland in the role as site manager and supervisor. Alex also has extensive experience in the plumbing and plant room fit out sector, having worked for over 15 years in completing commercial installations in Italy and Eastern Europe. He joins our team with a role of managing the delivery of our commercial scale shallow geothermal projects.
Dr Mark Muller
Dr Muller is a senior geophysicist with over 20 years of industry and research experience specialising in magnetotelluric, reflection seismic, refraction seismic, magnetic and gravity methods. Mark’s core areas of expertise include:(i) high-level survey design, budgeting, logistical planning, data acquisition, processing, modelling, interpretation and geological integration assignments and (ii) project management, program technical review, quality assurance and staff mentorship and training roles. Mark brings expertise in the geophysical exploration and assessment of low- and high-enthalpy geothermal resources drawn from multi-disciplinary commercial assignments and research projects located in Ireland, Philippines, Canary Islands and South Africa. He has supervised ten postgraduate MSc and PhD students in their investigations of geothermal resources using magnetotelluric and other geological/geophysical/hydrological methods and has trained over thirty people in different aspects of the magnetotelluric method, drawn from government agencies, industry and academia and from countries including South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, India, Ireland, Netherlands, Switzerland and the UK. He holds a PhD from University of Cambridge, UK and an MSc from University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.
Geothermal Association of Ireland (GAI) – Member
European Geosciences Union (EGU) – Member
American Geophysical Union (AGU) – Member
Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), USA – Member
South African Geophysical Association (SAGA) – Member & Past President
Rory Dunphy - Senior Geologist
Rory is a highly experienced geoscience professional with over 18 years broad technical and management experience in the Geothermal and Petroleum Sectors. His most recent geothermal experience involved designing Irelands National Geothermal Database and informing policy development for the Irish government. This included developing a deep geothermal evaluation process, designing screening tools for geothermal exploration, and planning a high impact deep geothermal pilot and designing extensive 3D seismic survey in Dublin city centre. An accomplished project manager, Rory has led complex large scale onshore deep high temperature drilling projects involving challenging environment seismic acquisition, pipeline & facility construction, and local community engagement. As a subsurface manager he has led data analytics projects, reservoir modelling & asset teams, and exploration activities. This experience gives him a thorough understanding of business and operational needs that informs a pragmatic subsurface approach to geothermal evaluations. Rory is technical expert in geomechanics and natural fracture characterization with hands-on experience applying a variety of geomechanical methods to explore and appraise unconventional & geothermal resources. Throughout his career he has focused on being truly multi-disciplinary and complimented his geological background with knowledge in rock physics, induced seismicity, reservoir and completions engineering, and drilling operations. From previous experience in a stakeholder management role in Ireland Rory believes the fundamental key to success on any project is stakeholder engagement. His extensive experience in this area means he spends the time to understand client and community needs, and to ensure work is integrated with other project partners. Rory joins our team to support the development of GeoServ’s ever increasing pipeline of projects.