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We combine unique knowledge, expertise, management and leadership skills to create a groundbreaking drilling system.
Our vision is to become a leader in bringing 21st century technologies to drilling industry.
We are hi-tech company developing a ground-breaking technology platform PLASMABIT® for milling and deep-drilling.
PLASMABIT® technology enables massive time and cost savings compared to related existing technologies. We open up vast new possibilities in geothermal energy, oil & gas and other industrial segments.
We are world pioneers in plasma milling. Our team of 110+ professionals has successfully accomplished the first ever plasma milling underwater and the first ever plasma milling in a High Pressure/High Temperature environment. First applications are under preparation for release shortly.
We are members of international organisations European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC), European Technology Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling, Decom North Sea (DNS) and East of England Energy Group (EEEGR).
11 years ago
It was eleven years ago when founders Igor, Dušan, Ivan and Tomáš had the breakthrough idea for “geothermal energy everywhere”. They did not think then that in few years they will be preparing for the first real tests of this unique technology in the North Sea. Back then they only wanted an independent source of energy for a technology incubator they built in Bratislava.
They understood that the upper 10 kilometres of the Earth crust contains unimaginable quantities of thermal energy. Only a fraction of percent of its utilization could mean assuring the energy needs of mankind for centuries to come. Each kilometre deeper means an increase of temperature by 25C to 35C. Hence in 6-20 km depth water can be converted to high grade steam to drive electrical generation turbine.
But how to get to this deep geothermal energy?
An Entrepreneurial spirit and sense of curiosity led them to explore all existing drilling methods. This showed there is no technology to drill deeply at low cost. Traditional drilling is cost efficient to 5 km. Each kilometre deeper is exponentially increasing cost beyond a sustainable RoI.
This is why geothermal energy is only utilized where it is available at shallow depths. For example, Iceland, parts of the USA, New Zealand, Philippines or small parts of Italy. Here they use geothermal energy for heating, electricity production, heating roads, stadiums, pools or greenhouses.
The majority of other regions are entirely dependent on fossil fuels often transported at great environmental and financial cost.
So an ambitious goal with a global impact was created. Namely to end the cost barrier for deep drilling and to make deep geothermal energy accessible to all.
After testing of various innovative methods, they replaced traditional drilling bits with the high-energy arc of electric plasma. This disrupts the rock by high temperature similar to the surface of sun.
And so the story of the GA Drilling technology revolution began
Today the development of PLASMABIT® technology is known to many. After 11 years of research and development by at the company’s own technology centre, a prototype is tested and ready for its first industrial application. This will be the environmental plug & abandonment of thousands of depleted oil and gas wells. The first application of PLASMABIT® is going to be a driver and platform for the development of further applications. The next is expected to be geothermal deep-drilling.
Nigel Jenkins is a business growth advisor, whose recent engagement was leading, Decom North Sea to become the representative body for the UKCS decommissioning industry. He brings board level experience from a variety of sectors, including onshore and offshore oil, gas and process, nuclear, environmental, and manufacturing.
Gerald has been Chairman of the Executive Board and President of Schoeller- Bleckmann Oilfield Equipment AG. His main focus is on drilling string components and hi-tech downhole tools for drilling and completing directional and horizontal wells.
Iain specialises in engineering design primarily focused on abandonment and re-abandonment operations supporting Field Operations, New Product Development and Technical Sales in GA. He is also engaged as an instructor for well abandonment across the well engineering and C&WI disciplines.
American climate expert and policy maker, co-founder and CEO of the Climate Leadership Council. He is a co-author of the plan called “The Conservative Case for Carbon Dividends“ with respected USA politicians and business leaders.
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