Zelandez is the leading brinefield services provider to the upstream lithium-brine industry. Our purpose as a company is to accelerate the world’s lithium supply, which is why we develop specific lithium focused technology and services for our clients. Bringing our experience from oil & gas and mining, we apply new, cutting edge technology and proven methodologies to the lithium brine exploration business which helps clients move faster, reduce risk, and save money. Most service companies sell logs or raw data and leave it up to the client to interpret and decide what the data is telling them. We provide a full service. We provide only processed and interpreted geophysical data, delivering to the customer just-in-time insights which they can start using immediately to make informed decisions. Enabling the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energies is important for all of humankind. Lithium-based batteries are key for this transition and we are proud to be helping our customers supply the industry of the future.
Prior to Zelandez, Gene spent 10 years in Upstream Oil & Gas with Schlumberger. First as a wireline field engineer on remote deepwater rigs and later in operations management roles. He has worked extensively across Europe, Africa and Latin America. Gene’s deep knowledge in oilfield technology combined with his passion for the Lithium industry is what led him to found Zelandez. He has a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.
Fernando has a Geology degree from the National University of La Plata in Argentina. After two years of participation in Sedimentology research projects, he started his professional career in a Core Laboratory performing petrographic and diagenetic studies. Then Fernando joined Schlumberger where he spent almost 10 years as a Geoscientist performing well logging data processing, interpretation and integration across South America and became an expert in borehole image analysis. His understanding and passion for well logging data leads him to find new ways to use and combine logging data in the Lithium Industry.
Christian serves as the Operations Manager for Zelandez Argentina, where he ensures our geophysical logging teams deliver first-rate and reliable data for rapid decisions. Prior to Zelandez, Christian spent 15 years in the Oil & Gas sector as lead engineer and lead sales roles for matrix acidizing, hydraulic fracturing, and well production services in the Gulf of Mexico at Schlumberger. Christian holds an Electronic Engineering degree from UEB University in Bolivia.
Nahuel Sarraf serves as Wells Team Manager at Zelandez, leading two innovative business lines: Onsite Well Supervision, ensuring efficient drilling operations, and Well Diagnostic & Recovery for production and well integrity monitoring of brine production wells. Prior to Zelandez, Nahuel spent over a decade in the Oil & Gas industry. as a production logging expert with Schlumberger and later as Company Man with Total Energies in Argentina and Bolivia. Nahuel’s holds an Electronic Technician degree, an MBA, and he is currently pursuing a Lithium Production Diploma.
Azul serves as Director of Process Performance at Zelandez, spearheading the development of new service lines and providing innovative technological solutions for lithium processing, production of its derivatives, and water consumption and recovery. Prior to Zelandez, Azul held process engineering and commissioning manager roles in the mining industry, focusing on lithium and gold processing, and various water treatment methodologies such as coagulation/flocculation, ultrafiltration, and reverse osmosis. Azul’s holds a Chemical Engineering degree from the National University of Salta, and a Master’s in Water Treatment from Rey Juan Carlos University in Spain, with speciality in Water Management from the European University of the Atlantic.
Daniel Neve joined Zelandez in 2018 as Director of Operations and Engineering and is currently SalarIQ Product Manager, developing new services and sensor packages for the extraction of brine.
Lucas serves as Business Development Manager at Zelandez, is dedicated to expanding the company’s presence across lithium projects in Argentina, Bolivia and Chile, focussed on providing solutions to customer’s technology needs and challenges. Prior to Zelandez, Lucas spent over 15 years in the Oil and Gas industry, specializing in wireline reservoir characterization, Sales & Marketing, and resource planning at Schlumberger. Lucas holds an Electronic Engineering degree from the National University of Córdoba in Argentina.
With experience in capital raising and company structure, Clint focuses on partnerships, deal construction, and assisting with recruitment and company strategy. Prior to Zelandez, Clint is also the founder of SaferMe, a software as a service company, and previously helped build and successfully exit a financial services company. Clint has a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.
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