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Douglas Hollett - Director, Geothermal Technologies Office

Photo of Douglas HollettDoug Hollett is 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 program and R&D oversight in new technologies designed to advance geothermal's role in the U.S. energy portfolio.

He has more than 32 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, most recently with Marathon Oil, where he was Manager for Unconventional New Ventures with the responsibility for capturing and initiating new domestic and international opportunities in shale gas and tight oil reservoirs. He also served as Manager, International New Ventures, which included identifying and growing new global energy projects, and as VP and General Manager of Atlantic Canada, where he led the first modern deep-water drilling campaign in Canada.

While in Canada, Doug was concurrently 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, environmental and safety and operational disciplines. Other jobs at Marathon included Business Development, North America and International Exploration, and Rocky Mountain Production Operations.  In addition to experience throughout North America, he has led projects in Southeast Asia, Latin America, Canada, Europe, North and East Africa, Australia, and Russia. Prior to Marathon, he 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, a Master of Science in Geology from the University of Utah, and a master's certificate in project management from York University.