Louis Capuano, Jr.
Mr. Capuano is a graduate from University of Southwestern Louisiana with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering. He has worked in the drilling industry since 1971. In 1974, Mr. Capuano moved to Santa Rosa, CA to open the geothermal office for Aminoil USA. Mr. Capuano has worked continuously in the geothermal industry since 1974, in most of the geothermal fields throughout the world. He has experience with vapor dominated fields, liquid dominated fields, geopressure geothermal reservoirs, and EGS geothermal systems.
Mr. Capuano built ThermaSource into a successful, well-recognized, full service provider for the drilling of wells in the geothermal industry. Mr. Capuano is a member of the Geothermal Resources Council (GRC), Geysers Geothermal Association, Geothermal Energy Association (GEA), and International Geothermal Association (IGA). Mr. Capuano has served on Industry Advisory Panels for LBL, DOE, Los Alamos National Lab, and Sandia National Lab. He is also Member of the founding Committee of the Geysers Geothermal Association and served as it’s founding President from 1983-85. He is a Board of Directors member since founding of organization and member of the Executive Committee until 1991. He has been a Member of Industry Advisory Panels for LBL, DOE, Los Alamos National Lab, Sandia National Lab, as well as a Board member of the Geothermal Energy Association headquartered in Washington D.C. He has also presented papers and performed duties as instructor and organizer at numerous geothermal workshops and seminars. He also teaches the week long class on Geothermal Drilling at the University of Nevada in Reno, NV. This session is offered yearly as the National Geothermal Academy, a U.S. DOE sponsored workshop that gives college credit for the 8-week course.