About us

Veegeo, founded by Floris Veeger in 2012, provides technical advise and support for geothermal projects. As strategic partner and technical advisor Veegeo was part of several of the pioneering geothermal operations in the Netherlands. After these projects were realised, Veegeo stayed on to provide geothermal well production support (e.g., Aardwarmte Vierpolders and Nature’s Heat). Furthermore, Veegeo was part of the team that, for the first time in the Netherlands, drilled to 4 km depth for geothermal exploration (Trias Westland I), or provides urban district heating (Haagse Aardwarmte Leyweg).

At present we have expanded to a dynamic team of young and experienced subsurface specialists that contribute to the development of a robust geothermal industry in the Netherlands. Our team thrives to make the difference, is proactive, and does not shy away from innovative projects such as the first GRE-tubing/-lining for geothermal energy. We are determined to support our customers and colleagues with thorough field-analyses and precise advise. Read more about the variety of services we provide.

Last June 2022 we entered a new and exciting phase for our team with the merger with Sproule. Sproule is a leading consultancy firm based in Calgary, Canada, providing deep technical expertise and commercial insight across the entire energy value chain. Sproule has a 70-year legacy of driving value for clients through independent, expert technical, operational and commercial analysis. Together with their Reservoir Services (Reservoir Characterization and Certification), Energy Advisory (Transactional Advisory and Carbon Management) and Asset Management business units, our Geothermal team is now strengthened to leverage strategic and technical support based on a cross-disciplinary approach across operational, technical, and commercial drivers.

Our team

Floris Veeger, M.Sc. Managing Director Geothermal

Floris is Managing Director Geothermal at Veegeo. He founded Veegeo almost 10 years ago while working as a freelance geothermal production engineer in the preliminary Dutch geothermal industry. Providing strategic advise to all subsurface related E&P activities for several of the pioneering geothermal operations in the Dutch greenhouse horticulture region, Floris was, and is, significantly involved in shaping the current geothermal landscape in The Netherlands. His background in resource engineering (B.Sc. Applied Earth Sciences and M.Sc. Resource Engineering from Delft University of Technology) and vast experience as a driven project manager, including a stint as interim operation manager of a large mining services company in Australia, makes him a well-respected expert and prolific leader for more sustainable future.

Han Claringbould, Ph.D. Senior geologist / consultant geothermal energy

Han joined the team after gaining over 10 years of experience investigating exploration-related, Earth scientific problems at several leading academic institutes and companies. After studying geology at Utrecht University (B.Sc.) and Colorado School of Mines (M.Sc.), he was a faculty fellow at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University in New York. His Ph.D. research at Imperial College London and following work at the Earthquake Research Institute of The University of Tokyo involved upper-crustal stress- and strain-evolution. At Veegeo Han is responsible for all geology-related services and seismic risk management, while overseeing the research and innovation efforts. Recently he developed a novel monitoring tool that currently analyses seismic activity around eight geothermal operations.

Marleen Peeters, M.Sc. Technical Authority Wells

Marleen is a seasoned well engineer with over 30 years of experience working in the oil and gas industry. Working across the world (incl. UK, Norway, UAE, Malaysia) at a large multinational in various well/drilling engineering roles, she joined Veegeo as senior well engineer and manager after a brief period as technical support at an NGO and senior wells inspector at State Supervision of the Mines (Staatstoezicht op de Mijnen). Marleen holds a M.Sc. degree in Reservoir Engineering from Delft University of Technology and has proven to be a versatile and effective professional. At Veegeo she is responsible for geothermal project management, reviewing well engineering and drilling execution, permits and mining law dispensations, audits of the Veegeo Wells Integrity Management System (WIMS), and guiding our junior engineers.

Gord Brasnett, M.Sc., P.Geo Associate, New Energy

Gord has over 11 years of consulting experience working primarily in the field of environmental and engineering geophysics. After completing degrees in Geophysics and Physics from the University of Alberta, he began his career as a consultant by completing numerous assignments across Western Canada. His project work has supported environmental reclamation, pipeline, hydrogeology, geohazard, arctic engineering, and construction sectors. In 2022, Gord completed a graduate degree in Sustainable Energy Development at the University of Calgary, with research focused on mapping the economic potential of geothermal projects across the province of Alberta. Gord is expanding Veegeo’s geothermal consulting capabilities into Canada while working alongside Sproule’s Energy Advisory team. He supports clients with expertise in data analysis and project management, providing insights into emerging emissions reductions technologies in the North American market such as geothermal, carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS), and hydrogen.

Steven Leijnse, M.Sc. Senior well / drilling engineer

Steven is senior well engineer / drilling manager at Veegeo. Working up the ranks for over 25 years in the oil and gas industry at several renowned companies, Steven brings a tremendous amount of know-how to the geothermal well engineering field. He has a proven track-record in safely executing challenging drilling operations for different natural resources. At Veegeo, Steven leads multiple geothermal well design and drilling efforts, while also contributing to several workover and well intervention projects. Having received a M.Sc. degree in Petroleum Engineering at Delft University of Technology, he currently provides lectures on drilling and completion for the M.Sc. Petroleum Geology course at Anton de Kom University in Paramaribo (Surinam), and is the Continuous Education Officer at the SPE Netherlands chapter.

Douglas Westera, M.Sc. Senior Engineer

Douglas is a Senior Engineer with over 18 years of industry experience in reservoir engineering, production operations, well operations, business development, renewable energy, business case proposals and economics. Starting in the oil and gas industry in 1996 (Nigeria) he has provided organizations with; subsurface expertise, well interventions & drilling planning proposals, abandonment candidates, production plant optimizations, well start-up procedures, production forecasts, reserve evaluations, reservoir simulation, dataroom due diligence evaluations, and modelling tight reservoir stimulations. Through this work experience Douglas leads and performs corporate reserves evaluations and contingent and prospective resource assessments for global E&P companies. Additionally, he provides technical management support in geothermal well operations.

Tijn Nederstigt, M.Sc. Geothermal Geoscientist

Tijn, geothermal geoscientist, joined the team after starting his career in energy and engineering consultancy. In his prior role at a major international engineering firm Tijn built a portfolio of renewable heat projects, including numerous feasibility and preliminary design studies on the implementation of direct-use geothermal in industry and urban environments. Tijn has a background in geoscience from Utrecht University, with a special interest in applied geophysics. He further utilized these skills at the Earthquake Research Institute at The University of Tokyo, performing analyses of subsidence mechanisms in sedimentary basins. At Veegeo Tijn is involved in all subsurface geology-related services as well as the maintenance and improvement of the geohazard monitoring workflows.

Linda Penning, B.A. Office manager

Linda is the office manager at Veegeo. Linda takes care of all administrative tasks, external relations, and billing matters. With a B.A. Communication degree at Hoge School InHolland, she gained significant corporate experience as recruitment consultant and logistics organiser at different companies, including an 8-month stint at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. She is an invaluable member of the team, providing effective organising support while efficiently managing all bureaucratic issues that arise.

Wuis Glerum, M.Sc. Junior geothermal production engineer

With his recent B.Sc. Applied Earth Sciences and M.Sc. Geo-Energy Engineering (the recently introduced course with focus on sustainable energy) degrees from Delft University of Technology, Wuis is well-equipped to take up the different challenges he faces as a junior geothermal production engineer at Veegeo. Using his skills in experimental modelling of gas diffusion in porous materials from his B.Sc. research and static contact angle measurements for subsurface hydrogen storage from his M.Sc. work he has a hands-on approach to find mitigation strategies for the vastly different geothermal systems the team supports throughout the Netherlands. As previous treasurer of his student society Wuis is comfortable directly interacting with suppliers to provide our clients with technical as well as cost-beneficial advise for their specific geothermal system.

Isabelle Llaneza, B.Sc. Junior Geothermal Production Engineer

Isabelle is junior geothermal production engineer while finishing her M.Sc. degree in Geo-energy Engineering at Delft University of Technology. Previously, she received her B.Sc. Applied Earth Sciences at the same institute. Besides supporting Veegeo's Wells Production Management team she is also finishing up her M.Sc. project on optimizing material selection for geothermal operations. This research project involves detailed field and lab-analyses of different materials used in geothermal doublets. The main objective is to understand key parameters such as durability and corrosion resilience. Furthermore, Isabelle is the current president of the SPE Delft Student Chapter.

Axel Sandén, M.Sc. Project lead workovers & well testing

Axel is project lead for workover and well testing at Veegeo. After receiving his B.Sc. Applied Earth Sciences and M.Sc. Petroleum Engineering degrees at Delft University of Technology he joined Veegeo, where he specializes in ESP and completion engineering, production monitoring and optimisation, and geothermal well testing and stimulation. Axel quickly became a leading geothermal engineering expert, contributing to the design and execution of the first GRE(-lined) doublets (Trias Westland I & II) in the Netherlands. His resourcefulness and vast knowledge of geothermal well engineering is greatly appreciated while leading our customers’ workover and well intervention projects.

Leen Vlaming Senior completion & intervention specialist / supervisor

Before joining Veegeo Leen built a prolific career as well services engineer, and well interventions and completion workshop manager in the oil and gas industry across the world (incl. Vietnam, Albania, Trinidad). With over 35 years of experience working for large multinationals, Leen brings his deep understanding of well completions and interventions to the geothermal industry. As senior well completion and intervention specialist at Veegeo, he supervises multiple projects during the key realisation and production phases of our customers’ geothermal projects. With his significant experience as safety performance coach, Leen is a well-regarded professional, assuring safe and effective operations.