Mike Mellen, SPE, was promoted to vice president of ION’s GX Technology business unit within the company’s GeoScience division. He joined ION in 2012 as vice president, integrated geoscience, for ION’s GeoVentures division. From 1997 to 2011, Mellen held various positions at Halliburton and Landmark, most recently as senior director–Halliburton technology. Previously he led Landmark’s technology unit and was global director, geoscience and reservoir engineering consulting, for Halliburton. He began his career at Marathon Oil in 1981, where he served in a variety of technical roles, including as geophysicist special projects and chief geophysicist for Egypt, then Gabon. Mike earned a bachelor of science degree from the University of California and a master of science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology—both in geophysics.
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