Tuesday, November 17, 2015

USA, Colorado: Bud Johnston is New NREL Geothermal Laboratory Program Manager

New Geothermal Lab Manager Joins NREL

Henry (Bud) Johnston
Henry (Bud) Johnston joined the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) on October 12 as the new Laboratory Program Manager for the Geothermal Technologies Program.

"NREL's geothermal program capabilities include resource assessments, techno-economic modeling, regulatory and permitting processes, and data analysis and visualization," said Johnston. "I'm excited to lead NREL's geothermal program as we continue to advance our capabilities in key areas during the next five years. These opportunities for growth reside in the development and deployment of technologies supporting geothermal exploration and production, desalination and mineral recovery, and direct use and distributed generation."

Previously, Johnston worked with Shell for 30 years, most recently serving as reservoir engineering discipline lead within international unconventional resources at Shell's headquarters in the Netherlands. In that role, he was responsible for technical assurance of reservoir engineering for Shell's international unconventional resource projects.

At Shell, his experience also included a number of broad engineering, systems analysis, technology assessment, and technology management roles, along with focused assignments that allowed him to develop a deep subject matter expertise in reservoir engineering.