About GEOLOGICA GEOTHERMAL GROUP
Geologica’s structure and organization as an industry-driven small business allows for a hands-on approach by ownership and senior staff in the day to day aspects of project execution. Our cost and overhead structure allow us to assign experienced senior staff members to directly perform technical work which, at most large firms, would be undertaken by mid-level technical staff. Thus, we provide the unique advantage of “high-end” geothermal consulting capabilities with the cost-effectiveness of a small business enterprise. Our technical expertise includes geology, hydrogeology, geochemistry, resource exploration, development, and management, regulatory compliance, and environmental planning as well as chemical, process, geotechnical, and civil engineering.
Because of our principals’ unique experience working throughout the United States and abroad, we specialize in providing local service to our clients wherever their sites may be. Typically, services are coordinated through a single point of contact with the client. The benefit of using Geologica Geothermal Group to conduct geothermal resource services in a particular region, nationwide, or worldwide include:
- Organization: A single point of contact working through a dedicated team of principal investigators aware of the specialized needs of your company
- Responsiveness: We understand the fast track nature of doing this type of work and are equipped to meet schedules with firm closing dates and other critical transaction deadlines
- Quality: Quality of work is achieved by: (1) a corporate culture based on high quality; (2) established, strict corporate protocols and format guidelines; and (3) an internal review process for all documents
- Cost Savings: Overall project costs are reduced through: (1) communication with our clients regarding their final project goals; (2) proper scoping; (3) appropriate use of innovative technologies; (4) identification and minimization of uncertainties; and (5) efficiencies gained from the combined experience of our personnel
Information Technology & Database Management
Geologica Geothermal Group’s staff have many years of experience in managing large amounts of complex project data gathered from geographically diverse sites on tight time schedules, and presenting that information to our clients in a logical, smooth, concise, and compliant reporting format. To minimize the inherent risks our clients are exposed to in resource development, it is imperative that our collection, assessment, and reporting of resource assessment information be scrupulous. To track and manage this volume of information, Geologica Geothermal Group can implement a customized database management system using industry-standard tools and file formats. The system enables our technical, management, and administrative staff to work together to maintain up-to-the-minute information about the status of projects taking place across the country. With these tools, a Project Manager can have real-time information about the environmental baseline assessments for each property and, in turn, can provide that information to our clients as agreed upon throughout the performance of the project. Database development tools typically include Microsoft Excel and Access, ArcGIS, and Rockware. These technologies can be readily combined to provide controlled, on-demand access to project-related information over the Internet.
Quality & Value
Project and Cost Management
Geologica Geothermal Group understands the complexity of consulting on multiple sites in several regions concurrently; we respond quickly and effectively accessing our geographic distribution of personnel. Geologica Geothermal Group will oversee all projects from a single location, though projects may be staffed locally. This centralized management approach will allow us to minimize costs while serving the client’s goals and objectives.
Geologica Geothermal Group’s project teams are coordinated and supported by proven procedures and techniques for planning, budgeting, scheduling, and controlling work efforts. We routinely utilize computerized project cost forecasting and project scheduling systems. This system enables us to report current expenditures at any time by task. The main goal of our cost control system is to complete projects in a timely, professional manner, thus keeping within the proposed budget.
Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC)
The basic method by which Geologica Geothermal Group maintains control and responsibility over a project is through developing, implementing, and adhering to a program or project-specific Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP). The QAPP will define quality assurance requirements for data handling, design procedures, plan specification preparation, task coordination, and design review. It will guide field, office, and management personnel in all aspects of the project. Geologica Geothermal Group develops the QAPP as an initial step in the project, and acting through the Program Manager, enforces the QAPP on subcontractor activities. Internal quality control will take place at several levels. Task supervisors are responsible for checking work performed under their direct supervision. Senior members of the team provide critical reviews of work performed by other team elements at each step of the project. Ultimate responsibility for the quality of the project rests with the Program Manager, who is a Principal of the firm, and represents the management of Geologica Geothermal Group.