Andreas Reinicke Education and Professional Career Content

Professional Career and Education

Professional Career

Sept. 2022 –

Project Manager Advanced Geothermal Systems & Novel Drilling, Institute of Geophysics, ETH Zurich

Coordination of industry-academia RD&D projects focusing drilling & completion technology to enhance production and economically de-risk medium deep to deep geothermal energy exploitation for heat and electricity

May 2018 –
Aug. 2022

Project Manager Geosciences & Subsurface Optimization, Nagra

Coordination of RD&D portfolio targeting technology developments for engineered barriers in subsurface storage facilities incl. long-term monitoring, lab investigation programs, full-scale testing, data base management, and model-based safety & performance assessments

June 2016 –
April 2018

Theme Lead Natural Barriers & Technical Lead Thermite for P&A, Shell Global Solutions

Coordination of the natural barrier program (clay / shales) and technical lead of the thermite technology for plug and abandonment well operations incl. lab evaluation, full scale testing and field trialing

Feb. 2012 –
May 2016

Project Lead Novel Hole Making & Lateral Drilling, Shell Global Solutions

Project coordination for development of jet-drilling based production enhancement tools focusing novel hole making concepts, wellbore stability assessments and model-based evaluation of productivity enhancement concepts

Nov. 2009 –
Jan. 2012

Research Scientist (Postdoc) – Fracability & Fracture Healing of European Gas Shales, GFZ Potsdam

Identification of parameters controlling fracability and fracture healing in shales for production engineering purposes investigating proppant embedment and shale fluid sensitivity

June. 2004 –
Oct. 2009

Research Scientist (PhD) – Hydraulic Fracturing of a Deep, Sedimentary, Geothermal Reservoir, GFZ Potsdam

Quantification (petrophysical, geomechanical) of damage mechanisms in stimulated reservoirs incl. model-based evaluation of stress distribution in fractures and hydraulic fracturing campaign design and analysis


2004 – 2009

PhD in Geomechanics, University of Potsdam

1996 – 2003

Diploma in Geo-Engineering with Major in Geophysics, Technical University of Berlin