SPEAKERS


President and Principal Drilling Engineer,
Geothermal Resoruce Group

Mr. Rickard has extensive experience in twenty-four countries, on six continents, and at more than eighty geothermal fields worldwide. He has been involved in the geothermal industry for over 40 years. He specializes in project management, drilling management, rig supervision, troubleshooting, well workovers, and problem well diagnosis. He has an established record of reducing costs through innovative engineering, and successfully managing geothermal exploration and drilling programs.

 

His experience, working as a drilling engineer in the U.S. and overseas, has given him the ability to communicate well with both project management and well site personnel. He has also used his knowledge to develop and teach geothermal drilling technology and other technical courses and conduct geothermal research and development efforts.

 

Prior to starting his own company, Mr. Rickard worked almost 15 years for Unocal Geothermal where he started as a field engineer and then became district drilling manager and division drilling training coordinator. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Montana Tech and has published many technical papers. Mr. Rickard is a registered Professional Engineer and is serving on the Geothermal Resources Council Board of Directors and the Geothermal Energy Association Board of Directors. He is also a member of the American Association of Drilling Engineers and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

WILLIAM M. BILL RICKARD
President and Principal Drilling Engineer,
Geothermal Resoruce Group

Mr. Rickard has extensive experience in twenty-four countries, on six continents, and at more than eighty geothermal fields worldwide. He has been involved in the geothermal industry for over 40 years. He specializes in project management, drilling management, rig supervision, troubleshooting, well workovers, and problem well diagnosis. He has an established record of reducing costs through innovative engineering, and successfully managing geothermal exploration and drilling programs.

His experience, working as a drilling engineer in the U.S. and overseas, has given him the ability to communicate well with both project management and well site personnel. He has also used his knowledge to develop and teach geothermal drilling technology and other technical courses and conduct geothermal research and development efforts.

Prior to starting his own company, Mr. Rickard worked almost 15 years for Unocal Geothermal where he started as a field engineer and then became district drilling manager and division drilling training coordinator. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Montana Tech and has published many technical papers. Mr. Rickard is a registered Professional Engineer and is serving on the Geothermal Resources Council Board of Directors and the Geothermal Energy Association Board of Directors. He is also a member of the American Association of Drilling Engineers and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.


President and Principal Drilling Engineer,
Geothermal Resoruce Group

Mr. Rickard has extensive experience in twenty-four countries, on six continents, and at more than eighty geothermal fields worldwide. He has been involved in the geothermal industry for over 40 years. He specializes in project management, drilling management, rig supervision, troubleshooting, well workovers, and problem well diagnosis. He has an established record of reducing costs through innovative engineering, and successfully managing geothermal exploration and drilling programs.

 

His experience, working as a drilling engineer in the U.S. and overseas, has given him the ability to communicate well with both project management and well site personnel. He has also used his knowledge to develop and teach geothermal drilling technology and other technical courses and conduct geothermal research and development efforts.

 

Prior to starting his own company, Mr. Rickard worked almost 15 years for Unocal Geothermal where he started as a field engineer and then became district drilling manager and division drilling training coordinator. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Montana Tech and has published many technical papers. Mr. Rickard is a registered Professional Engineer and is serving on the Geothermal Resources Council Board of Directors and the Geothermal Energy Association Board of Directors. He is also a member of the American Association of Drilling Engineers and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

SAM ABRAHAM
Vice President , Geothermal Resource Group

Sam Abraham has over 26 years of experience in the drilling industry, exploration and production wells in Indonesia (offshore and onshore), geothermal in New Zealand, Turkey, California, Nevada, Idaho, Hawaii, the Caribbean Islands, Kenya, and Ethiopia. He has extensive knowledge of drilling techniques and practices on high temperature and pressure wells, especially on remote drilling and start-up projects, with the ability to prioritize under pressure and to problem-solving difficult situations using an analytical approach. His in-depth understanding of the well design, preparing drilling programs and well cost estimates, HSE policy implementation, preparation of RFQ’s, contracting and tender evaluation, permitting and logistics, drill well on paper exercises, end of well reporting, lessons learned, and cost analysis is outstanding. The understanding of the safety practices and governmental regulations pertaining to drilling and working as the project coordinator on site during the drilling project has solidified his ability to be a valuable team leader. Sam performed a drilling assessment review for the geothermal drilling project in Kenya and was the drilling instructor for the drilling engineering training module with USAID/EAGP training program. He has been on the expert’s panel for the US Department of State workshop, April 2014, on how to drill wells more cost effectively and assisted the World Bank for preparing framework for drilling rules and regulations for East Africa (May 2014), which he presented as the African Union Code of Geothermal Drilling Practices at the African Union meeting on June 13, 2016.

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