Prof. Jon Gluyas

Executive Director - Durham Energy Institute

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Prof. Jon Gluyas serves as the Executive Director of the Durham Energy Institute. He is also the Ørsted/Ikon Chair in Geoenergy, Carbon Capture & Storage in the Department of Earth Sciences at Durham University. With career experiences in both industry and academia, he worked for 28 years within the oil industry. From 2001 to 2009 Jon co-founded two oil companies, the latter one with $300 million of initial equity. His technical background relates to the redevelopment of old or abandoned fields, which combines both geosciences and reservoir engineering. Prof. Gluyas now researches carbon capture and storage, geothermal energy and petroleum geosciences while maintaining strong links with industry. Recent work in the field of geothermal energy includes being involved in the drilling of the three most recently drilled deep geothermal wells in the UK.

Jon is also a member of SES 2019’s advisory board!