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 President

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.

Peter M. Eick
Chief Consultant

Peter Eick consults for In-Depth Compressive and is also the owner of Serenity Geophysical Consultants, LLC, a company that acquires and QCs seismic data. He has 30 years of experience designing and acquiring seismic surveys worldwide. He worked for 25 years at ConocoPhillips as a Principal Acquisitions Geophysicist with a specialty in land seismic, including microseismic and VSP surveys. Peter is an active researcher with 48 US and 28 international patents granted and is the co-inventor of the ZenSeis™ acquisition seismic method. He is a licensed Professional Geophysicist (#16), Continuing Education Instructor for the SEG, and an active member of the SEG, GSH, and AAPG. Peter has a BS degree in Geology from Michigan Technological University and an MS degree in Geophysics from University of Utah.

Bin Gong
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 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 (now ION), Geotrace, Fugro Jason, and Landmark Graphics (now Halliburton). He has a B.S., Geology, from Louisiana State University, and an MBA-level Strategic Marketing certificate from Cornell University.

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.

Tao Jiang
Manager, Research and Development

Tao Jiang has spent 17+ years in both oil industry and academia.  He is specialized in sparse inversion, seismic modelling and migration, rock property characterization, seismic attribute inversion and effective medium theory.  In 2016, he joined In-depth Geophysical, Inc. He is leading the R&D effort in compressive seismic designing and processing system. He received Geophysics degrees: BSc from Peking University; MSc from Chinese Academy of Sciences; and PhD from 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.