Laura Nofziger- Vice President and Managing Director, AltaRock Services, LLC.
Laura has recently re-joined the AltaRock team as the Senior Vice President and Managing Director of AltaRock Services, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AltaRock Energy, Inc, where she is leading a team of 24 technical and field professionals, including the Blue Mountain Geothermal Power Plant operations and maintenance staff and the technical and business development team members within AltaRock.
She has 16 years of energy industry experience in production, reservoir and fracture stimulation engineering and management. Laura previously served as eni Petroleum’s Production Manager over their Nikaitchuq asset on the North Slope of Alaska where she was responsible for overall management of Production & Operations activities, including well performance, plant performance, maintenance activities, production team staffing, HSE performance & compliance of the operations staff, as well as financial & strategic planning of the asset. As production manager, she managed a team of more than 200 people, a 40,000 BOPD processing facility, over 40 extended-reach horizontal wells, and the asset’s operating budget. Prior to her position at eni, Laura was the lead engineer for AltaRock Energy (ARE) in Seattle, Washington. While at AltaRock, she aided in the development of patented EGS technologies, prepared a proposal to the Department of Energy, which resulted in a $6M grant, for the Newberry EGS Demonstration. She has been involved in all aspects of geothermal project management, from greenfield development through plant operations. Prior to AltaRock, Laura worked as a production engineer for several independent oil and gas companies, overseeing onshore southern US assets where she consistently demonstrated the ability to increase production from older fields through workover and bypassed pay recommendations.
Laura holds a BS in Petroleum Engineering from The University of Texas. She is the proud mother of four children and the wife of a retired Air Force officer.