Dr. Jörg Baumgärtner



"One of the leading specialists in the world on developing and producing geothermal energy from Enhanced Geothermal Systems "Hot Dry Rocks"

(A. Larking, Green Rock Energy Ltd.)







Since 2009

Member of the management of BESTEC Services GmbH and Special Advisor Operations of EGS Energy Limited, England.

Since 2006

Member of the management of BESTEC Drilling GmbH.

Since 2001

Majority shareholder and CEO of BESTEC GmbH, Member of the management, and the shareholder and supervisory boards of the EEIG "Heat Mining" in Soultz-sous-Forêts (France)

July 2010 - June 2012

CEO of Pfalzwerke geofuture GmbH.

2007 - March 2013

Non-Executive Director of Green Rock Energy Limited, Australia.

1990 - 2001

Socomine S. A., coordinator of the European geothermal HDR research project in Soultz-sous-Forêts (France).

1989 - 1990

Scientific assistant at the Department of Geophysics at the Ruhr-University Bochum, participant of the German Continental Deep Drilling Program (KTB).

1987 - 1989

Post-doctoral studies (stipend of the Humboldt Foundation) at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California and at Dowell-Schlumberger Inc. in Tulsa, Oklahoma, fields of specialization: logging and stimulation of deep wells, independent reviewer in projects in the United States and Israel.


Doctoral Degree (Dr. rer. nat.) from the Ruhr University Bochum, fields of specialization: Hydraulic surveying in deep boreholes, rock stress analysis, logging; participation in various international projects in Iceland, France, Indonesia, Switzerland, the Sowjet Union, the USA and Cyprus.


M.A. in Geophysics from the der Ruhr University in Bochum; field of specialization: rock stress analysis in deep wells.