We are a team of oil and gas veterans who believe that geothermal is the future of the hydrocarbon industry, the solution to climate change, and a rare opportunity to unite all behind a common clean energy cause. 

Our Team


Dr. Lev Ring


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Dr. Lev Ring is a 25-year oil and gas industry veteran, retiring in 2017 as Global Head of Engineering and R&D at Weatherford. Prior to joining Weatherford, Lev was co-founder and CTO of Enventure Global Technologies, a Shell/Halliburton joint venture. Lev holds more than 100 patents in the areas of drilling, well construction and well completion, and has received numerous awards for his work, including the 2016 World Oil Innovative Thinker Award, and the 2008 Offshore Technology Conference Spotlight on Technology Award. He holds a Ph.D. in Applied Physics and Mathematics from the Russian Academy of Sciences, and an M.S. and B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.


Lance Cook


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Lance retired from Shell in 2016 after 36 years as VP of Technology and Chief Scientist of Wells. At Shell, Lance worked globally on projects in Deepwater and onshore. As CEO/COO and founder of two Shell joint ventures, Lance has provided services for companies outside of Shell such as BP, Exxon, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, and Chesapeake. He has been granted over 80 patents, and managed a global team of more than 850 staff while at Shell. His oilfield expertise is wide ranging, from well construction, operations and manufacturing, to directional drilling and hydraulic fracturing. He holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

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Chris Anderson

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Chris Anderson is the Curator of TED, a nonprofit devoted to sharing valuable ideas, primarily through the medium of TED Talks. A journalist by training, Chris founded Future Publishing and Imagine Media, which he merged and took public in London in 1999. This success allowed Chris to create a private nonprofit organization, the Sapling Foundation, with the hope of finding new ways to tackle tough global issues through media, technology, entrepreneurship and, most of all, ideas. In 2001, the foundation acquired the TED Conference, then an annual meeting of luminaries in the fields of Technology, Entertainment and Design held in Monterey, California, and Chris left Future to work full time on TED.

Our Partners

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Sage combines innovative approaches to heat harvesting with modern oilfield expertise and methodologies to enable geothermal energy anywhere in the world – terawatts of clean, secure and baseload energy by 2050.

Sage’s Phase I demonstration will be drilled in Texas in early 2021.


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Sage Deal Models a Hopeful United Future for Geothermal

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