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DEEP Earth Energy Production appoints Alison Thompson to Board of Directors

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Alexander Richter Alexander Richter 21 Oct 2011

Saskatchewan, Canada based development company DEEP Earth Energy Production appoints Alison Thompson to its Board of Directors.

DEEP Earth Energy Production Corp. is pleased to announce the appointment of Alison Thompson as a new director. With over 15 years of experience in project
management, business and technology development in the international energy sector, Ms. Thompson brings an impressive record of accomplishments in the evaluation of new technologies against the triple bottom-line criteria of economic, social and environmental benefits. She was instrumental in pioneering early-stage research on the potential to leverage high temperature geothermal resources in the Oil Sands to produce electricity, steam and heat while with a Suncor Energy led industry consortium. Additionally, she spearheaded joint government and industry research on low temperature geothermal resources for Oil Sands in collaboration with Nexen, Shell and the Alberta Energy Research Institute. She is the inaugural recipient of the Belle Mulligan Award for Leadership from the Canadian Investor Relations Institute as a result of her work with Magma Energy and the Canadian Geothermal Energy Association (CanGEA).

Ms. Thompson holds Bachelor and Master of Chemical Engineering degrees from McGill University, a Professional Engineering designation from APEGGA, a U.S. Engineer Intern designation, as well as a Master of Business Administration degree from Queen’s University. Ms. Thompson’s energy experience is diverse. She is currently the Chair and a Founder of CanGEA, an Officer of Alterra Power (formerly Magma Energy), which has one of the world’s largest geothermal portfolios, and is the Chair of Borealis GeoPower. She is an external evaluator for the BC Innovation Council, as well as for the Canada Foundation for Innovation. Ms. Thompson has served on the Board of Directors and was a member of the Finance and Audit Committee of Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada. Internationally, she has a seat on the Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency’s Geothermal Implementing Agreement and is the Geothermal Energy Forum Chair at the 20th World Petroleum Congress. She has served on the European Union’s Enhanced Geothermal Innovative Network for Europe’s Stakeholders Committee.

President and CEO Kirsten Marcia commented, “I am pleased to welcome Alison to DEEP; she brings a wealth of energy experience to our team with an outstanding international reputation in the geothermal sector. Her project management, technical abilities and professional history strengthens our board of directors as we develop Saskatchewan’s first geothermal power project.”

Source: Company release via e-mail