Geothermal Energy Utilization

Associated with Oil & Gas Development


Roland Horne


Roland N. Horne graduated BE in Engineering Science in 1972, PhD in 1975 and DSc in 1986, all from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He is now the Thomas Davies Barrow Professor of Earth Sciences in the Department of Energy Resources Engineering at Stanford University, and Director of the Stanford Geothermal Program. He was formerly the Chairman of the Department of Petroleum Engineering at Stanford from 1995 to 2006. He is best known for his work in well test interpretation, production optimization, and tracer analysis of fractured geothermal reservoirs. So far in his academic career he has supervised the graduate research of 34 PhDs, and 95 research MS students. In 2000 he received the Lester C. Uren Award from Society of Petroleum Engineers.


Contact Information:  Energy Resources Engineering,

                                     Room 065,

                                     367 Panama St.,

                                     Stanford, CA 94305-2220

                                     Tel.: 650-723-9595