Seasoned. Passionate. Successful.  These distinctions mark our Executive, Technical, and Business team.   We work hard to earn and maintain your trust and, along with our Technical Staff, work with you–24/7–in solving your toughest seismic problems.

Zhaobo “Joe” Meng
Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Joe has more than 27 years of experience in the oil & gas industry and academia. Joe specializes in raytracing methods such as TOMO, Gaussian Beam, and Kirchhoff. Before starting In-Depth, he was the Director of Seismic Velocity Modeling in the Technology Organization at ConocoPhillips. He was also a Co-Founder of Nexus (acquired by WesternGeco in 2008). He has a Ph.D from the Center for Wave Phenomena (CWP) at the Colorado School of Mines, he received an MS degree from Harbin Institute of Technology and has received a BS degree from Shandong University. He also serves as a Board Member of the SEG Foundation and was the Chairman of the SEG Scholarship Committee 2017.

Bin Gong
Chief Operating Officer / Chief Technology Officer

Bin has 20+ years of experience with the oil industry and academia. Bin specializes in wavefield methods, such as finite difference, RTM, FWI, and Velocity Estimation. Before joining In-Depth, he was a Staff Geophysicist at ConocoPhillips, and worked for GXT in the imaging team prior to joining ConocoPhillips. Bin has an excellent track record in tuning up resource-intensive applications in the industry. He has a Ph.D from Rice University, an MS from Chinese Academy of Sciences, and a BS from Beijing University.

Layton Payne
Executive Vice President, Business Development

Layton has over three decades of successful experiences as a marine and land geophysicist (Maxus Energy, Arkla), professional sales, marketing, and product development with several large geophysical service companies, including PGS, GX Technology, Geotrace, Fugro Jason, and Landmark Graphics. He has a B.S., Geology, from Louisiana State University, and an MBA-level Strategic Marketing certificate from Cornell University.

King Sim Lee
Senior Vice President Geophysics

King Sim is a seasoned geophysicist with extensive global expertise and experience in solving specific geophysical and imaging problems in a wide range of petroleum basins. He has broad and in-depth knowledge of all aspects of data acquisition, time processing, depth imaging and 4D reservoir management. King Sim was previously a geophysical consultant with Chevron Energy Technology Company. Before joining Chevron in 2004, King Sim was the manager of Geo-Solutions for Shell E&P Asia Pacific. King Sim graduated from University of Malaya with an MS and BS degree.

Feng Qiao
Senior Vice President, Geosciences

Feng has 16+ years of experience with the oil industry and academia. Feng is an expert in velocity modeling, anisotropic parameter estimation, and tomo/waveform inversion. Before joining In-Depth, he was a Software Engineer/Geoscientist at WesternGeco in Houston. Feng is also an expert in both hardware & software aspect of computing systems. Feng has a Ph.D from Rice University, and an MS and BS degrees from Fudan University.

Pete Bridge
Senior Vice President,
Land Sales

Prior to joining In-Depth, Pete was the Director of Data Processing Sales and Central Manager for 13 years at Vector Seismic Data Processing, which was acquired by Schlumberger. Pete was formerly the Land Processing Manager at Veritas/DGC for 5 years. Pete graduated from Mount Royal University with a PLM degree, and the University of Winnipeg with a BSc.

Tianjiang “TJ” Li
Vice President, Production

TJ has 11+ years experience in the oil industry. TJ is an expert in advanced prestack depth imaging as well as time processing. Before joining In-Depth, he was a senior seismic imager at CGG in Houston. TJ has a Ph.D from Pennsylvania State University and a BS degree from the University of Science and Technology of China.

Joel Latchman
Vice President, Sales
Staff Geophysicist

Joel has 10+ years of experience and expertise in both time processing and depth imaging. He began his career offshore, in the Barents Sea. Prior to joining In-Depth, Joel was Processing Manager at Geotrace Technologies and Senior Geophysicist at Geokinetics in Houston. Joel has a BSc in Electrical Engineering from The University of the West Indies.

David Hren
Manager, Data Processing

David has 4+ years of processing experience and expertise in both time processing and depth imaging, including model building and imaging complex areas using RTM. Prior to joining In-Depth, David was processing geophysicist at CGG in Houston; David has a Ph.D. in Mathematics from New Mexico State University.

Firas Jarrah
Manager, Reservoir Services

Firas has nearly 10 years of experience as a geoscientist in reservoir characterizations, seismic attributes analysis, AVO Analysis, rock properties prediction, seismic interpretation, prospect generation, and projects management. Prior to joining In-Depth, Firas worked with both Lumina Geophysical and GX Technology (ION) in Houston. He is responsible for executing and managing seismic reservoir characterization and quantitative interpretation projects. Firas has a Master degree in Geophysics from the University of Houston.

Our IP portfolio and strategy has attracted some of the brightest geophysicists and processors to join our rapidly growing ranks.  Our Technical Staff makes the time to gather all the available evidence, debate it, rigorously test it, reject the meaningless, reconcile the discrepancies, and then come to a solid conclusion that is both defensible and as close to the “ground truth” as possible.