Nick O’Neill is a director of PIP with over 30 years experience in oil exploration. He obtained a degree in Geology from Trinity College Dublin in 1977, a Masters in Petroleum Geology from University College Dublin in 1986 and a Diploma in Strategy and Innovation from University College Cork in 2011. He has a particular interest in the sustainable development of natural resources and the promotion of Ireland as a place to explore. Nick has contributed to a number of strategic reports for the Irish Government on energy policy including geothermal energy, strategic gas storage, CO2 sequestration and has contributed as a stakeholder to the development of the Irish Geothermal Energy Bill. He is responsible within SLR Ireland for generating new business in the Energy sector with particular focus on renewable energies including geothermal energy. Nick has developed applications of oil and gas exploration and resource risk evaluation risk strategies for the geothermal sector.