U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Office of EERE
Director, Geothermal Technologies Office
Douglas Hollett is the Director of the Geothermal Technologies Office in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). In this role he is responsible for both technical and project oversight and for new technologies designed to advance geothermal's role in the U.S. energy portfolio. Through research, development, and demonstration efforts that emphasize the advancement of hydrothermal and enhanced geothermal systems (EGS), Geothermal Technologies is working to provide the nation with an abundant, clean, renewable base-load energy source.
He has more than 29 years of experience in the oil and gas industry with Marathon Oil. While at Marathon, he served as the Manager for Unconventional New Ventures, where he was responsible for capturing and initiating new global opportunities in shale gas and tight oil reservoir through using new drilling and completion technologies. He was also responsible for starting a number of new exploration projects in North America, as well as executing the company's large-scale business entry into Poland, where significant potential for new natural gas resources exist and could serve the European market. He additionally served as Manager, International New Ventures, which included identifying and growing new global energy projects, and as General Manager of Atlantic Canada, where he led the first modern deep-water drilling campaign in Canada.
He was previously the Chairman of Petroleum Research Atlantic Canada (PRAC) from 2001-2004, a unique multi-stakeholder research organization designed to rapidly fund and advance prioritized research in a variety of technical disciplines.
He has worked for Unocal conducting frontier field studies, the U.S. Geological Survey mapping in California and Colorado, and the Massachusetts Audubon Society doing integrated land use planning.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Geology from Williams College, an Master of Science in Geology from the University of Utah, and a master's certificate in project management from York University.