THE JRG ENERGY TEAM
Executive & Legal Team
Operations Manager, Geothermal Project Manager
John began his career as a wireline field engineer with Schlumberger and progressed throughout the North America and Australasia geo-markets. This work included onshore, offshore, deepwater, mineral, and geothermal exploration. He later moved to New Zealand to pursue the geothermal industry, accepting a position as Well Services Manager with a geothermal service company and contributed to the success of many different projects within the upstream geothermal sector. These projects include wireline and slickine logging, well intervention scale removal using slickline and capillary tubing, design/ commissioning of anti-scalant systems in geothermal wells, well testing and analysis, and well intervention training. John started JRG Energy in 2013 and has worked in several locations throughout the world including Africa, Mexico, Armenia, Caribbean, New Zealand, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the US.
Business Development, Geothermal Project Manager
Patrick has 15 years of strategic business development, creative marketing, brand management, and communications experience, with over 13 years dedicated to the geothermal industry. Patrick has spent his career helping energy service companies redefine their brand within the energy sector while positioning and promoting geothermal at every opportunity. In doing so, Patrick has leveraged his extensive global network to forge new relationships with partners and customers for JRG. Patrick leads all North American business endeavors and serves as the JRG's chief liaison for the Latin American geothermal, mining and O&G sector. He has been an integral part of the JRG team since 2015.
Legal Adviser, Renewable Energy Expert
Sebastián Saá’s practice focuses on Energy and Natural Resources matters, particularly on government contracting, international negotiations, and mergers and acquisitions. He has broad experience in taxes and tax structuring, as well as energy project financing. Sebastián Saá was a partner in a prestigious Ecuadorian firm, where he led the Energy and Natural Resources area, as well as the New Businesses area. He handled various local and international clients in oil and gas industry and renewable energy. Sebastian has obtained accreditation in negotiations, and centers much of his practice on handling complex negotiations. He has also represented diverse public sector energy entities, which has provided him a comprehensive vision of the business. Sebastian holds an LLM from George Washington University and a Graduate Diploma in Energy and Natural Resources from University of Melbourne. Sebastian has been part of the JRG Energy team since 2016.