Matthew Minnick

Reservoir Engineer (RESPEC) Special Advisor

Dr. Matthew Minnick is RESPEC’s Geothermal Subject-Matter Expert and Program Manager. He earned his BS and MS in Geological Engineering from South Dakota Mines and his PhD in Geological Engineering with a minor in Computer Science from the Colorado School of Mines. He has 15 years of experience in geological engineering focused on geothermal resource assessment and reservoir engineering, subsurface-flow modelling, three-dimensional (3D) earth modelling, advanced GIS applications, and machine learning. His geothermal experience ranges from traditional high-enthalpy systems in the Taupo Volcanic Zone of New Zealand and volcanic arc systems in Colombia, South America, to low-enthalpy sedimentary heat reservoirs and direct-use applications in Canada.