• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024
  • About

John Redfern

Eavor Technologies Inc.

President & Chief Executive Officer

John Redfern is a serial entrepreneur in the data analytics, oil service and energy tech verticals. Most recently, John cofounded of Eavor, the World's leading Advanced Geothermal Solution (AGS). John spent his early career in executive roles at multiple international oil co’s and oil service co’s including as a Director at Hess in London, President of Accumap in Calgary and President of IHS Energy in Denver. Prior to Eavor, John spent 13 years in China cofounding a series of start-ups, the most recent of which was LocalGravity, a leading retail data analytics platform in China. John holds a degree in Engineering Physics from Queen’s University in Kingston, Law degrees from McGill University in Montreal, and an MBA degree from INSEAD in France.

Sessions With John Redfern

Monday, 6 March

  • 10:30am - 11:10am (CST) / 06/mar/2023 04:30 pm - 06/mar/2023 05:10 pm

    Transferring Technologies for Next-gen Geothermal

    While the current technology only taps a very limited amount of the total available potential, geothermal energy could play a crucial role in the energy transition as a source of clean firm power and a significant contributor to heat markets wherever it is available. Several innovative techniques including Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS), Advanced Geothermal Systems (AGS) and Superhot Rock (SHR) are currently being developed to unlock the potential of geothermal energy by artificially creating conditions that allow for the extraction of subsurface heat present at different depths everywhere in the world. Technology providers and startups—from a spectrum ranging from core geothermal technology to core oil and gas exploration and production—are developing solutions to overcome existing technical challenges. This session will focus on the current status of next-generation geothermal technology, its drivers and inhibitors and discuss what needs to be done to accelerate its deployment globally.