Leadership and Our Owners

INOVA is an independent joint venture company owned 51% by BGP Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of China National Petroleum Corporation and 49% by ION Geophysical Corporation.

BGP Inc. is one of the world’s largest land geophysical service contractors, offering 2D, 3D, 4D, VSP, and multicomponent field services to E&P clients through more than 50 international seismic crews in 45 countries. BGP also provides geophysical field services that extend beyond seismic, including surveys that require gravity, magnetic, electromagnetic, and geo-chemical measurements.

ION Geophysical Corporation is a leading provider of geophysical technology, services, and solutions for the global oil & gas industry.  ION's offerings allow E&P operators to obtain higher resolution images of the subsurface to reduce the risk of exploration and reservoir development, and enable seismic contractors to acquire geophysical data more efficiently.

INOVA operates with a separate, independent management structure overseen by an outside Board of Directors.  The Board comprised of seven individuals, four members were appointed from BGP and three members were appointed from ION. The JV Board – chaired by Mr. Meng Qiang of BGP – meets quarterly to review INOVA’s financial performance and to approve INOVA’s strategic and operating plans.  Mr. Glenn Hauer, formerly SVP of INOVA’s Product Management, was appointed as CEO of INOVA by the JV Board on October, 2012.


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