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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 120+ 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.
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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.
In Royal Dutch Shell Floris acted as manager in Brasil, Netherlands, Argentina, Egypt and Turkey. His final position was a 10-year period as President and CEO of the Royal Dutch Shell companies in Saudi Arabia. Currently he is active in the Middle East in a wide range of Advisory and Consulting roles.
Ferenc has 28 years business advisory and management experience in oil & gas business, as well as in investment banking and consultancy. He acted as manager especially in the area of upstream business development. Ferenc established successful international projects and strategic alliances in the upstream business for the Hungarian MOL Group worldwide. Currently, he is active with business development advisory mandates with prestigious companies.
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.
Roy is experienced professional in the field of Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS), he directed several geothermal companies. Roy has been an advisor on EGS to governments in Europe, USA, Australia and the Far East. As the Task Leader for the EGS Annex of IEA/GIA, Roy represented them at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. In 2018 Roy received GRC’s award for his contribution to EGS technology.
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.
Cornelius has extensive experience in corporate communications, media relations and public affairs focused on energy and petroleum segments. He acted as BP Petroleum Senior Director; before as Senior Media Relation Director for Amoco Corporation with large portfolio of successful campaigns, crisis management and media relations background within the oil & gas industry.
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