Introducing the GeoGold Team

Our company, GeoGold Kárpátia Ltd. – as the legal successor of GeoGold 2002 LP. established in 2002 – provides services in the field of hydrogeology, geology and shallow geophysics since 2005.

Our company works with well-trained, experienced geologists and geophysicists.

We have developed excellent relationships with Hungarian universities educating Geological and Geophysical courses; some of their most respected experts are regularly involved in our projects. 


We are proud to work with Dr. Imre Müller, who with a professional knowledge and commitment to science, helps GeoGold Kárpátia Ltd. in its long-term plans.

OUR TEAM

Antal Serfőző

I graduated as a Geologist from Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest, Hungary) in 2001. That time I’ve been a member of Environmental Expert’s Office Ltd. for three years, working as a hydrogeologist.

From 1999 I had the opportunity to learn hydrodynamic modelling, which gave me a huge advantage later on. Spending five years at the company also highlighted my entrepreneurial spirit was stronger than to be an employee, so the combination of creativity and risk-taking character encouraged me to change.

In 2002, together with my university classmate István Bagi and other partners we established an LP, then an Ltd.

The name of GeoGold Kárpátia Ltd. refers to acquisition of water research projects from the whole Carpathian basin. Over the years, I have led numerous projects where cross-border professional relationships have proven to be very important. 

The protection of water resources orientated me towards water research supported by geophysics. We commenced instrument acquisitions with a Hungarian-developed geoelectric instrument and even today, we keep appreciating domestic R&D intellectual capital. . I truly believe our portfolio needs to be completed with product development.

2018 has been a turning point and the company’s dreams become true: GeoGold stepped forward and has undertaken water exploration projects in Tanzania. In the medium term we would like to further strengthen our international presence. 

In my personal life my top priorities and hobbies are providing proper education to my children, go running and hiking as well as reading books. 

Zsuzsanna Páll

I graduated from the Hungarian Faculty of Applied Arts/ Department of Textile Design in 2003. During my university years I took on Romanian-Hungarian translation and interpretation works for the Environmental Expert’s Office Ltd.. Those years were really difficult for the Hungarian textile industry and I was driven by curiosity and need for work, so I joined to GeoGold.

The beginning was not easy at all and the company got contracts through state and EU tenders. In exchange I learnt how to navigate in the maze of writing tenders and EU procurements. Later on, I also committed to dealing with public procurement documentations. My further responsibilities include office management, finance and banking.

Utilizing my creativity I work on website and flyers’ layout design and I create informative presentations. 

The GeoGold team is more like a family due to my efforts. “Little tricks” needed to be put in practice to achieve this; we celebrate birthdays with cakes, carnivals, May 1st and Christmas with outdoor cooking. 

Besides my family life, my creative being keps me going on and I also take part in group exhibitions.

Tibor Mátrahalmi

I have been working for the company since 2011, when I graduated as a Geologist with a specialization in hydrogeology from the Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest, Hungary)

Over the years I have been involved in numerous geological and geophysical projects. My main responsibilities are about realization of water security plans and licensing of water wells.

As a kid I loved geography and liked to be evaluated at elementary and high school competitions.

Recently, one of my favourite projects was conducting water research tasks in Tanzania with a geophysical instrument improved by the company.

In my civil life I like playing chess, I teach chess as a FIDE-Master, and I also took a degree in chess coaching at Semmelweis University of Physical Education.

István Striczki

I graduated as a Geologist with a specialization in hydrgeology from the Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest, Hungary) in 2011. I also earned a master’s degree in Economics from the Corvinus Unversity of Budapest in 2017.

I joined GeoGold Kárpátia Ltd. in 2011. Since then, I have been working on various hydrogeological and geophysical projects including planning, field survey and data processing. From the second half of 2017, I have been involved in the company’s financial and business management as well.

As a hydrogeologist, my favourite project is our water research project in Tanzania, where we had the opportunity to face with the severe problem of water scarcity. We could also witness what it means to be able to give real help through geological research.

Magdolna Ambrus

I graduated as a Geologist and Geophysical Engineer from the Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. I have 25 years of experience in groundwater protection where I’ve been able to make use of my human ecology academic expertise (graduated from Eötvös Loránd University- Budapest, Hungary).

As a project manager I coordinated several cross-border projects related to water resource management and nature conservation (throughout Romania, Hungary and Slovakia).

We have been working on numerous common topics and projects since GeoGold was founded. I am active member of the team since 2019 May. 

Recently I’ve been leading national and international water resource protection projects and participate in field measurements as well as research and design works.

My favourite pastimes are climbing, caving and diving, so the project in Aggtelek-karst area is much-loved one for me, where tasks are a complex compound of  nature conservation surveys, analyses and measurements.

Ilma Balázs

I’ve been working in the company since 2007 as a Geologist and Geophysical Engineer. 

During this time I participated and led several national and international hydrogeological and geophysical projects. At the beginning most of the tasks were focusing on diagnostic investigation of water resources and environmental protection. Nowadays geophysical surveys are gaining ground. 

Usually Ive been involved in projects as a true-born generalist dealing with field geophysical measurements, data processing and interpretation, well hydraulics testing, hydrodynamic modelling, planning and writing of tenders.

My favourites are classic research projects, where we use a variety of methods; we analyze data from different points of view and systemize them accordingly. That’s why I enjoyed so much the water research projects in Aggtelek and Tanzania.

Some say that lucky are people whose work coincides  with their hobby. I think that I’m one of those lucky persons, who also like hiking, climbing, and reading a lot.

Márton Bujdosó

I received my Master’s degree in Geophysics from Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest, Hungary) in 2017. During my university years I had the opportunity to work on many projects and to practice what I had learnt. I joined the company in 2018 October, where my job is planning, implementing and evaluating engineering geophysical projects. I find it important to carry out field work precisely and effectively with having proper quality control, as some would say “There is no delicious food without good ingredients”.

I like to spend my free time in nature and do a lot of trips both inside and outside the country. I’m also passionate about taking classic and drone photos, which I would like to use for illuminating my professional presentations.

György Bence Fehérvári

 I’ve graduated from the Szent István University, (Gödöllő, Hungary) with a degree in Agricultural Environmental Management Engineering, specialized in Nature conservation and landscape ecologyin 2010. 

Geology, collecting minerals and fossils has been part of my life since my childhood. I participated in several kids’ camp as a volunteer and environmental educator. Later on, I organized nature conservation and geological education camps with the Pangea Cultural and Environmental Association.

I’ve been working with GeoGold KárpátiaKft. since 2018. My main tasks are preparation and coordination of field measurements, land adjusting, maintenance and storage of the special instruments.

My favourite project was the geophysical survey of radioactive waste repository, Bátaapáti, where I worked from the preparation stage till the completion of the measurements.

In my spare time I like to go hiking and I keep volunteering in my association. I take part in several environmental education and volunteering programs including river tours and archaeological excavations.

Sándor Jákfalvi

I graduated as a geologist and hydrogeologist from Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest, Hungary) in 2010 and I’ve been working for GeoGold Kárpátia Ltd ever since. During my university years I took on field work at the company.

Over the years, I have been involved in hydrogeological and geophysical projects where my main tasks included diagnostic works of water resources, organizing field measurements, sampling and drilling. I also got familiarized with hydrodynamic modelling. 

My current responsibilities include hydrogeological modelling, field geophysical survey, instrument testing and developing. 

My favourite works  are related to complex research projects that combine hydrogeological, geophysical tasks and modelling, for example civil engineering of mobile dams and modelling of fractured aquifers.

As a hobby I’ve challenged myself in several team sports but cycling remains the most relaxing one.

I graduated as a geologist and hydrogeologist from Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest, Hungary) in 2010 and I’ve been working for GeoGold Kárpátia Ltd ever since. During my university years I took on field work at the company.

Over the years, I have been involved in hydrogeological and geophysical projects where my main tasks included diagnostic works of water resources, organizing field measurements, sampling and drilling. I also got familiarized with hydrodynamic modelling. 

My current responsibilities include hydrogeological modelling, field geophysical survey, instrument testing and developing. 

My favourite works  are related to complex research projects that combine hydrogeological, geophysical tasks and modelling, for example civil engineering of mobile dams and modelling of fractured aquifers.

As a hobby I’ve challenged myself in several team sports but cycling remains the most relaxing one.

Dr. Imre Müller

Returning from Switzerland to Hungary in 2002, as a retired university professor I immediately joined hydrogeological education at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. That’s when I met the founders of GeoGold. Many professional conversations, field trips, and the application of geophysical methods led to sympathy and friendship. I have been part of the new scientific adventure and challenges where I was not only a professional advisor but also a really good friend following the path of GeoGold… as if I were a “Godgrandfather”.

Emese Naumov

I started my university studies at The Faculty of Natural Sciences of the University of Pécs, then I continued my master’s degree at Eötvös Loránd University, majoring in geology and paleontology. I have been working for GeoGold Kárpátia Kft. as contributor Since 2018. From the beginning of 2021, I can deal with primarily hydrogeological projects as an internal employee. 

During my time at GeoGold Kárpátia Kft., I was able to get acquainted with the beauties of our profession through various projects. I gained experience in shallow geophysical surveys, water base protection works, well hydraulic tests, well construction, research and development works.

As part of complex cross-border water protection projects (Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, Ukraine), I’ve experienced and learn many new things every day.

As practicing caving the hydrogeological research of Aggtelek carried out in 2018-2020 was one of the most important project to me. Furthermore, due to its complexity, the REVITAL1 project in the Aknaslatina area.

My hobbies are caving, rowing, and the fine arts.

Kartal Gergely Szőts

I graduated as an exploration geophysicist at Eötvös Loránd University in 2015 and have been working at GeoGold Kárpátia Ltd. since the beginning of 2020.

My duties at work concern designing and implementing geophysical surveys, as well as processing and evaluating the geophysical data. Conducting precise work and providing high quality data are important to me both during field activities and data processing.

I enjoy spending my free time among my family, hiking, or doing some volunteering.

Mátyás Levente Magyar

I graduated from Eötvös Loránd University in 2014 as a geologist, majoring in mineralogy, petrography, mineral prospecting. After my university education I was mainly involved in project works, so I had the chance to learn about many and various geological tasks. Immediately after my studies, I was involved in a large-scale geological exploration in Hungary as a junior geologist, followed by geological mapping in Serbia and Bulgaria for a gold exploration company. Later, I also got to know the technical side of deep drillings as a well-site geologist.

I joined to the team of GeoGold Kárpátia Ltd. in spring 2020. My main tasks including creation and testing of geological concepts, building GIS databases mainly for domestic and foreign projects dealing with water retention, managed aquifer recharge methods. In collaboration with my colleagues, I take part in delineation of geophysical tracks, go on field visit and field measurements.

In my spare time I enjoy video editing, playing board games, DIY tasks around the house and hiking.

Norbert Fukker

I completed my bachelor’s degree in Earth Sciences at Eötvös Loránd University, specialising in Geophysics. Subsequently I gained my master’s degree from the department of Geology at the University of Perugia. During my time at university I often participated in geophysical surveys; these experiences helped me a lot since I’ve started working. I have been part of the GeoGold team since 2020.

I have been involved in a broad range of geophysical projects, from engineering geophysics to larger scale water research projects. My tasks have included: planning surveys, implementing field activities, and data processing.

I like to spend my free time travelling and hiking, so the most exciting projects for me are the ones in remote, unknown areas, for instance our karst research project in Albania. 

Ferenc László Lajkó

In 1976 I graduated from Budapest University of Technology – Faculty of Electrical Engineering University.

My first job was at the Telecommunications Industry Research Institute. Later, I worked as a development engineer at Hybrid Factory Unit of Microelectronics, and then at Linearlab Kft.

From 2015, I led the development of SLINGRAM low-frequency induction geophysical instrument. After the completion of the prototype, I took part in several measurements between 2017-2018 in Bátaapáti and 2018-2019 in Tanzania.

From 2018, I led the development and testing of MODRES PRO1.

I am currently working on the development of a digital VLF-RMT instrument. In addition, I take part in instrument repairs, field measurements and tests that help with my daily work.

In my free time I do sports, I am very active in the fields of rowing, running and cycling in the veteran age group.

Levente Menyhárt

Since 2019 I’ve been a member of Geogold company. My friend Antal Serfőző was looking for a man who is willing to work with extreme terrain and weather conditions. As known driving off-road vehicles are holding many risks also, I could tell a lot about driving on slippery mountain slopes. The composition of geophysical survey teams is changing frequently, and the location and related circumstances presents many challenges.

My hobbies are hiking and climbing, so I especially liked the measurements in Székelyföld, Aggtelek, Tokaj and Albania.

Told about us

“We have been working on a development with GeoGold Kárpátia Kft. for a year and a half. Our cooperation has been proven to be reliable and professional. Their colleagues are prepared and committed, they are working with a proactive attitude, precisely and with high standards. I hope we can work on more successful projects in the upcoming years. ”

András Frontóproject manager of DACHS Hungary Kft

“Geogold Kárpátia Kft. and their employees have always emphasized the importance of climate protection and adaptation. By transferring their knowledge and experience as designers, consultants, their contributors will also be more climate-conscious and environmentally aware, which will not only shape souls, individual attitudes, but also make municipal development much more effective.”

dr. György KukelyManaging Director of MEGÉRTI Ltd.

“With Antal Serfőző we have known each other for 15 years and our company relationship is close to 5 years so as a customer and as a contractor we also rely on each other’s knowledge and experience.

We are fully satisfied with the geophysical and hydrogeological surveys and services performed by GeoGold Kárpátia Kft. I strongly recommend them to my partners.”

József StefánManaging Director of Geohidroterv Ltd.

“Astonishing what extreme ideas GeoGold can come up with that always proved to be feasible in practice. Their creativity meets flexibility. ”

Tamás JakabManaging Director of Intergeo Budapest Ltd.

“The Aggtelek National Park Directorate is the only one of the ten national parks of Hungary that was founded primarily to preserve geoheritage conservation values. The Board of Directors’ primary mission is to preserve, present and research these values. We have a continuous professional relationship with GeoGold Kárpátia Kft. for more than ten years. The specialty of the company is the high level of professionalism, precise, fast and flexible work, which has always been accomplished even under extreme conditions (eg narrow, wet caves). In the framework of our cooperation they carried out geophysical measurements and tracer tests to discover unknown cave passages and to localize the exact catchment area of ​ karst springs.”

Peter GruberAggtelek National Park Directorate