Executive Management


Rune Eng – President & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Eng has a broad range of experience in the seismic industry. He has held various executive positions in the oil industry, most recently in Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) and before that Fugro-Geoteam, Sevoteam and a senior consultant position in Digital Equipment Computing (DEC). Mr. Eng is a Norwegian citizen based in the Oslo office.


Dean Zuzic – Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Dean Zuzic joins Spectrum from the position of CFO at Norsk Gjenvinning. Zuzic has broad experience from several companies where he held positions as CFO and CEO and as a member of the Board of Directors. Among others, he has previously worked at Kid Interiør AS, Plantasjen ASA, Saga Securities and McKinsey & Co. Zuzic is a graduate of economics from BI Norwegian Business School. Mr. Zuzic is a Norwegian citizen based in the Oslo office.


Jan Schoolmeesters – Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Mr. Schoolmeesters holds a PhD in Geophysics from Delft University of Technology (the Netherlands) and joined Spectrum as COO in August 2011. He has substantial experience in the seismic industry having served 16 years in various roles in PGS with a technical, operational, and commercial background. His previous position was with PGS as President of Asia Pacific. Mr. Schoolmeesters is a Dutch citizen based in the Oslo office.


Svein O. Staalen – General Counsel
Mr. Staalen was previously Corporate Legal Counsel in Det Norske Veritas (DNV). Prior to that, he worked eight years as a lawyer in the law firm Haavind and two years as Corporate Legal Counsel in the Nycomed Group. He holds a Master’s of Law degree from the University of Oslo and a Diploma in English Commercial Law from the College of Law, London. Mr. Staalen is a Norwegian citizen based in the Oslo office.


Neil Hodgson – Exec. Vice President Geoscience
Dr Hodgson joined Spectrum in 2012 having previously worked for BP, BG and Premier Oil in a number of exploration and development roles over a 30+ year career. His last role prior to joining Spectrum was Exploration Director for Matra Petroleum. Neil directs a team of geoscientists working globally who are helping place new seismic programmes in the most prospective areas, and develop new ways to illustrate how Spectrum’s seismic library will help clients discover oil and gas. Neil is AAPG Europe President Elect, and a British citizen based in the UK office.


Richie Miller – Exec. Vice President Multi-Client, Americas
Mr. Miller holds nearly 30 years of experience within the seismic industry. He joined Spectrum from CGGVeritas where he held the position as Director of Marketing & Business Development. During that time, he was responsible for developing the data library, identifying new opportunities and general business development of the US and South American libraries. Additional positions with other global companies included Marine Acquisition Manager, Senior Geophysicist and Director of Geology & Geophysics. Mr. Miller is an American citizen based in the Houston office.


Graham Mayhew – Exec. Vice President Multi-Client: Africa, Mediterranean & Middle East
Mr. Mayhew joined Spectrum in March 2013. He brings with him over 30 years’ experience in the seismic industry, having previously worked for Western Geophysical, Cogniseis, Landmark and WesternGeco in various managerial roles. During the last 15 years Graham has been focusing his efforts on developing new ventures and the Multi-Client business in Africa for WesternGeco where his last role was Multi-Client manager for Europe and Africa. Mr. Mayhew is a British citizen based in the UK office.


Ian T. Edwards OBE – Exec. Vice President, North-West Europe and Asia Pacific
Mr. Edwards brings a wealth of knowledge from the oil and gas industry, with a career that has spanned almost 50 years. He started his career in 1970 with Phillips Petroleum. In 1982 he became one of the initial team of JEBCO Seismic Ltd and focussed on the UK and then the Soviet Union. This was followed in 1992 by his move to Digicon Geophysical where he was responsible for starting the Data Library and Geological Services departments for the EAME Division. Throughout his time with Digicon/Veritas and finally CGGVeritas in 2010, he held various senior positions with his last role as Senior Vice President Data Library EAME and Global New Ventures. In late 2010 Mr. Edwards was one of the original members of the Executive Team of Dolphin Geophysical responsible for Global Multi-Client Surveys and New Ventures. During his career Mr. Edwards has initiated many unique Multi-Client seismic surveys which have stimulated industry investment and exploration. He was also responsible for the concept of the highly successful PROMOTE Licensing mechanism in the UK. Ian studied Geology at Birkbeck College, University of London and later Law at London University externally. He has also studied at the Rice University School of Management in Houston and completed the Veritas Global Leadership Development Program in 2004. In January 2018 Ian was awarded an OBE in the Queens New Year Honours for Services to the UK Exploration Industry. Ian is a British Citizen.


Mike Mellen – Exec. Vice President, Seismic Imaging
Mr. Mellen joined Spectrum in July 2017 bringing over 30 years of diverse experience in petroleum exploration & development, E&P technology, operations, research and leadership. He began his career at Marathon Oil Company as a geophysicist focusing on seismic acquisition/processing and prospect development primarily in Africa/Middle East and the Gulf of Mexico. He later joined Halliburton where he held a variety of technical and leadership roles including Global Director – Subsurface Evaluation and Sr. Director Landmark Technology (head of R&D). Prior to joining Spectrum, Mike was Business Unit Vice President of Data Processing & Imaging at ION Geophysical (GX Technology). Mike has an M.Sc. in Geophysics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and attended the Executive Development Program at Wharton. Mr. Mellen is an American citizen based in the Houston office.