• INOVA is an independently managed company 100% owned by BGP Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of China National Petroleum 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.

INOVA operates with a separate, independent management structure overseen by a Board of Directors. The Board is comprised of seven directors, six directors representing BGP and one outside director.

Board of Directors

The seven member board reviews and approves INOVA’s strategic and operating plans and appoints and evaluates members of the Executive Management team.


  • Mr. Li Jinyong - Chairman of the Board, INOVA and General Counsel, BGP


  • Mr. Fan Junzhi – Legal Manager, BGP
  • Mr. Arnaud van Goethem – former Senior Vice President and Director, Sercel
  • Mr. Meng Qiang – President and former Chairman, INOVA
  • Mr. Wang Qi – Director of Equipment and Materials Department, BGP
  • Mr. Xia Ying – Member of the Strategy and Technology Committee
  • Ms. Yang Yi – Manager (Planning) of Finance and Assets Department, BGP


Carey Mogdan – Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Mogdan was appointed Chief Executive Officer in July 2020. Prior to his promotion, Mr. Mogdan was the Chief Operating Officer, responsible for INOVA’s business development, sales, marketing, manufacturing operations, customer service, repair and rental business. Before joining INOVA, he was Vice President at Tarpon Energy Services. Earlier in his career, Mr. Mogdan held senior management roles in manufacturing operations and was responsible for greenfield and operational expansion both domestically and internationally. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alberta and designations from the Canadian Institute of Management, the Project Management Institute and the American Society for Quality.

Meng Qiang – President

Mr. Meng was appointed President in July 2020. Previously Mr. Meng held the position of Chairman of the Board, responsible for management and coordination of INOVA’s business within China. Prior to joining INOVA, Mr. Meng had nearly 30 years of work and management experience in the oil and gas geophysics industry. He previously served as the Director of Business Administration and Legal Department and as Deputy Director of the Audit Department of BGP. He managed equity investment and M&A business, equity management, strategic management, policy formulation, legal affairs, and internal control at BGP. Mr. Meng graduated from the Party School of the Central Committee of CPC, majoring in Economic Management. He also studied and earned relevant certificates at several renowned universities such as De La Salle University of the Philippines and Tsinghua University of China.

Gavin PulfordChief Financial Officer

Mr. Pulford is responsible for international finance, human resources, legal and IT for INOVA. He is a strategic finance and operations leader with extensive international management experience and has held senior and other financial management positions in South Africa, England, Canada, and the USA. Mr. Pulford holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Cost and Management Accounting and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Production Management.

Zhou Xianglin – Chief Financial Director

Mr. Zhou was appointed Chief Financial Director of INOVA in March 2023. Previously, Mr. Zhou held the position, Director of Finance, responsible for reviewing and summarizing financial information and coordinating INOVA’s finances with BGP. Prior to joining INOVA, Mr. Zhou had almost 15 years of work and financial management experience in the oil and gas geophysics industry. He has served as Director of Tax at BGP and Director of Finance at BGPI. At BGP, he managed tax compliance, planning, audits, and negotiations with Chinese tax authorities and at BGPI, he managed the planning, organizing and control of the overall financial operations of overseas projects. Mr. Zhou graduated from Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing, China, majoring in Finance and Taxation. He also studied and earned an Executive MBA from the University of Texas at Arlington in the United States.

Dr. Arjun Selvakumar Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Selvakumar is responsible for creating and overseeing INOVA’s technology vision, goals and roadmap; product development and strategic technical alliances. Prior to joining INOVA, he served as Vice President of Product Development for Colibrys, Inc., a global supplier of micro electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) based products, and Director of Research and Development within Applied MEMS, Inc. and ION Geophysical, Inc. Dr. Selvakumar has 20 years of leadership experience in concepting, developing and launching MEMS products in the energy, industrial and medical arenas as well as seismic exploration products. Dr. Selvakumar earned his Ph.D. and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering degree from the National Institute of Technology in India.

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