Ben is a subsurface resource professional, trained as a geoscientist and educator. His previous employment includes ExxonMobil Upstream Companies, Noble Energy, and Woodard & Curran, Inc. AB, Bowdoin College; MBA, Texas A&M University; PhD, Dartmouth College.
Talal is an expert in energy investing and a thought leader. He held senior roles at JP Morgan in finance and risk, lectured at Harvard and the London School of Economics, and received his PhD in Foundations of Physics from Cambridge. His publications include the book, Objectivity, Invariance and Convention, published by Harvard Press.
Johanna's extensive expertise spans the Oil and Gas industry, where she has excelled in engineering, regulatory, policy, and management roles. Her professional journey includes significant contributions at Noble Energy, SM Energy, Extraction Oil & Gas, and the Clean Air Task Force. Currently, Johanna is a valued member of the Board of the Energy Leadership Institute. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering from Montana Tech.
Catherine is an energy sector and finance senior executive with experience leading both large scale and early-stage companies. Formerly global CMO, CEO commodities EMEA at JP Morgan and Head of FICC at another leading financial institution, she currently serves on the Board of the Independent System Operator of New England.
Lia N. Sedillos has over 20 years in the Oil & Gas industry. Most recently as VP of Technical Sales at Covia Corporation and Engineering and Operations Manager at Noble Energy. BS in Engineering and a ME in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, MBA from Tulane University
Our business focuses on 4 areas within the creation of geothermal power in the oil and gas space. They are as follows:
Gradient Geothermal offers a comprehensive solution for oil and gas operators looking to optimize their energy use and reduce their carbon footprint. Our HXC Sled fit-for-purpose ORC equipment can be used to cool produced fluids to meet pipeline specification and generate onsite, emissions-free, geothermal electricity for use on the pad or to be net-metered to the grid.
At Gradient Geothermal, we offer a comprehensive solution for oil and gas operators looking to optimize their energy use and reduce their carbon footprint. Our HXC Sled plus fit-for-purpose ORC equipment can be used to cool produced fluids to meet pipeline specification and generate onsite emissions-free electricity for use on the pad or to be net-metered to the grid.
Before installing our equipment, we provide a specific use case evaluation of your thermal resources and the associated economic benefits of such an installation. This benefit analysis includes a thorough review of all applicable tax credits and incentives, as well as the project's all-in carbon emissions accounting.
Gradient Geothermal provides our HXC System fit-for-purpose ORC equipment to operators for a fixed monthly fee. Our equipment can be used to cool produced fluids to meet pipeline specification as well as generate onsite emissions-free electricity for use on the pad or to be net-metered to the grid.
In May 2022, we partnered with Grant Canyon Oil and Gas LLC and ElectraTherm to successfully generate clean, lower-carbon electricity at an oil field in Nevada. The energy is used to power a portion of Grant Canyon’s operations at the oil field, reducing total greenhouse gas emissions from their operations. This was the first step in our goal to provide affordable energy that bridges the gap between fossil fuels and renewable energy.
With the highest percentage of continuous output of any renewable energy source, geothermal energy is an essential component to transitioning the energy grid to non-carbon sources. Though extremely important, the development of geothermal energy has lagged behind its other renewable counterparts due to the high costs of exploration and drilling and the lengthy permitting process required.
Our team has a deep background in Oil and Gas, Geothermal Energy and Energy Markets.