Mehdi Belrhalia joined Ikon Science on 1st May 2017 based in Abu Dhabi and is now responsible for all of Ikon’s Middle East & India markets.
Mehdi joins Ikon from CGG GeoSoftware where he was responsible for the Middle Eastern business development for the CGG Jason & HampsonRussell software businesses lines. A Geophysicist by background, he has held various technical and business related positions in Africa and Europe with Schlumberger for about 12 years before moving to Abu Dhabi in 2009.
Ikon Science will be opening an office in Abu Dhabi imminently to provide a strong customer focus to our local client base and Sean Bale will be relocating from Dubai to Abu Dhabi.
Mehdi commented ''I am delighted to join the Ikon Science team at this key moment in its development in the region. By being closer to our customers we shall increase our understanding of their most challenging reservoir issues and be able to deliver extra value by integrating advanced Rock Physics modelling early in the reservoir characterization cycle.The result for operators will be reduced risk and greater returns on their exploration & development activities."
David Flett, President - Asia Pacific & Middle East, commented ‘’On behalf of all of us here at Ikon Science I welcome Mehdi to the Ikon team. He has been helping to solve reservoir characterisation challenges in the region for many years. His understanding of the market, his technical background and his client focused attitude will bring great value to Ikon’s operations and to the clients who work with us.’’
Mehdi will be at the EAGE in Paris to integrate with our core team and will be contacting our Middle Eastern network in person over the upcoming weeks and months.