About

Kenneth B. (Keg) Alexander, CPG #10594, Consulting geothermal geologist

with expertise in geothermal exploration and resource assessment, contaminant hydrogeology, soil and groundwater remediation, coordination of scientific field surveys, and technical due diligence for financial transactions

CAREER HISTORY

 

Geothermal (10 years)

  • Director & Principal Geologist, Middle Earth Geoscience, Auckland, New Zealand, October 2014-present

  • Geothermal Geology Team Leader, IESE - Auckland UniServices, The University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2013-14

  • Senior Geologist, Geologica, San Francisco, California, USA, 2012-13

  • Senior Geologist, Sinclair Knight Merz, Auckland, New Zealand, 2008-12

 

Environmental & Water Resources (17 years)

  • Independent Consulting Hydrogeologist, Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA 2006-08

  • Senior Hydrogeologist, Geomatrix Consultants, Oakland, California & Seattle, Washington, USA 2001-06

  • Senior Hydrogeologist & Vice President, Streamborn, Berkeley, California, USA 1996-2001

  • Project Hydrogeologist, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants, San Francisco, California, USA 1994-96

  • Staff Hydrogeologist, McCulley, Frick & Gilman, Inc., San Francisco, California, USA 1990-94

 

EDUCATION

  • M.A., Geological Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, USA, 1990

  • B.S., Geology, Virginia Tech, USA, 1988

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Reservoir Geomechanics, Stanford University Online course, 2014

  • Certificate, Sustainable Business, Bainbridge Graduate Institute, Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA 2007

  • Accelerated Site Characterization, Nielsen Environmental Field School, 2003

  • Environmental Isotopes in Groundwater Resources, NGWA, 2002

 

REGISTRATIONS

  • Registered Practising Geothermal Professional, AGEG, 2014

  • Licensed Geologist & Hydrogeologist, Washington, No. 2281, 2003

  • Certified Professional Geologist, AIPG, No. 10594, 2001

  • Certified Hydrogeologist, California, No. 512, 1997

  • Professional Geologist, California, No. 6153, 1995

 

 

RESIDENCE                                         CITIZENSHIP                                        LANGUAGES

New Zealand                              New Zealand & United States                                 English

 

PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

Alexander, K.B., Cumming, W., & Marini, L., 2016.  Technical review of the geothermal potential of Ngozi and Songwe geothermal prospects, Tanzania.  Proceedings 6th African Rift Geothermal Conference, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2-4 November 2016.   Link to paper

Alexander, K.B., Cumming, W., & Marini, L., 2016.  Technical review of the geothermal potential of Kibiro geothermal prospect, Uganda.  Proceedings 6th African Rift Geothermal Conference, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2-4 November 2016.  Link to paper

Alexander, K.B., 2016.  Geological characteristics of Kibiro, Uganda & Ngozi-Songwe, Tanzania geothermal prospects.  Western Branch of East African Rift System (EARS) Workshop, Kigali, Rwanda, 9-11 March 2016.

Alexander, K.B. & Harvey, M., 2014.  Cost-effective aerial imagery and CO2 flux surveys for geothermal exploration.  Proceedings 5th African Rift Geothermal Conference, Arusha, Tanzania, 29-31 October 2014.

Alexander, K.B. & Ussher, G., 2011.  Geothermal resource assessment for Mt Longonot, Central Rift Valley, Kenya.  Geothermal Resource Council Transactions, Vol. 35, October 2011.  Link to paper

Alexander, K.B., 2010.  Geothermal resource assessment for the island of Efate, Vanuatu.  Presentation at the GeoNZ 2010 New Zealand Geothermal Workshop.

Harvey, M. & Alexander, K.B., 2010. Soil CO2 flux surveys for geothermal exploration – lessons learned.  Presentation at the GeoNZ 2010 New Zealand Geothermal Workshop.

White, P., Ussher, G., Lovelock, B., Charroy, J., Alexander, K. & Clotworthy, A., 2010.  Mita, a newly discovered geothermal system in Guatemala.  Proceedings, World Geothermal Conference, Bali, Indonesia.

Alexander, K.B., 1990.  Correlation of structural lineaments and fracture traces to water well yields in the Edwards Aquifer, Central Texas: The University of Texas at Austin, Master’s thesis, 113 p.

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