For Dr. Aleksei Titov, Fervo Energy represents an opportunity to apply his skills and knowledge of distributed fiber optic sensing technology towards geothermal reservoir development. As a geophysicist, Aleksei utilizes expertise in various fields (e.g., strain, temperature) to study the physical characteristics of the subsurface. At Fervo, he plays a pivotal role in shaping our research and development strategy, evaluating investment opportunities, and optimizing reservoir performance across our growing project portfolio.
What made you want to join the Fervo team?
My first encounter with Fervo was in 2018, when I was an intern at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. I shared an office space with Fervo co-founders Tim Latimer and Jack Norbeck, who were fellows in the Cyclotron Road division there. I was astonished by their plans. When I learned about the opening of a fiber-oriented geophysicist position at Fervo, I decided to take a chance, as I wanted to apply my skills while making a transition into the clean energy space.
Favorite part of the job?
I enjoy being in the field acquiring data myself or supervising our partners to understand the conditions in the field that impact our data. Another enjoyable aspect is the pleasant challenge of working with various datasets. Most of all, I enjoy the opportunities I have to learn something new every day, either from fellow Fervonians or from analysis of the data.
Top three words to describe your time at Fervo:
Opportunity, curiosity, perseverance
Any advice for those interested in working in geothermal or the clean energy space?
There are a lot of opportunities in the world of geothermal/clean energy. Be curious about the trends and how your skill set can be transferred to possible roles. Working on something innovative is not always easy, and you need perseverance to overcome the challenges. However, if you take a chance and join this industry, you will be rewarded for contributing to something positive that changes the world for the better.