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The Team

Riccardo Pasquali  B.A. MSc. PGeo EuroGeol   
Ric has over 15 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.

Professional Memberships:
Geothermal Association of Ireland – Chairperson
Institute of Geologists of Ireland (PGeo No. 172)
European Federation of Geologists (EuroGeol No. 749)
European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers
European Geothermal Energy Council
ASHRAE – Ireland Chapter

Keith Harlin (Male) B.A. Geology MSc is a geologist with extensive experience in hydrogeology and geothermal resource assessment and mapping.  Keith has worked extensively on baseline data gathering for geothermal projects and on the implementation of strategies for the integration of geothermal energy resources and the use of ground source heat pumps at local community level.  Keith is currently involved in providing advice to clients in Ireland that actively wish to quantify, integrate and promote geothermal energy resources to local communities.  Keith is also carries out internal active research on thermal properties of the subsurface and is responsible for the thermal properties testing servcies at GeoServ.  Keith also has extensive project operation experience and manages our turnkey services for shallow geothermal collectors.

Dr Mark Muller – Associate Consultant Mark Muller Larger
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.

Professional Memberships:
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

Nicholas Wall – BSc. NCEA Dip Eng. MIEI – Associate Consultant
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 – Associate Consultant (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 Drillling 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.

John Healy – Associate Consultant (P.Grad.Dip. – Senior Project Manager – GT Energy, Engineering Surveyor – Total Grid Surveys)
With over 5 years experience in the geothermal sector, John manages GT Energy’s engineering and planning department. His role includes the development of projects with local authorities, public bodies and commercial companies. At GT Energy, John has gained valuable experience with the planning sector in Ireland and the UK for geothermal projects. He project managed and obtained full planning permission for Ireland’s first geothermal plant in Dublin. In the UK, he was project lead in obtaining full planning permission for GT Energy’s geothermal heat project on Devonshire Street in Manchester. He joined GT Energy from one of Ireland’s leading civil engineering companies.