Ikon Science appoints Mark Sams as vice president of services

May 17, 2022

Ikon Science, a leading global provider of geoprediction and open subsurface knowledge management software and data services, announced the appointment of Dr. Mark Sams to the role of Vice-President, Services. Dr. Sams will provide leadership for Ikon’s data services group across the Asia Pacific, supporting the company’s growth in the region.


Dr. Sams is recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities in rock physics and seismic quantitative interpretation. His career spans 40 years of academic and industry experience in rock physics and seismic reservoir characterization, and has conducted hundreds of global projects in these fields of work.

Prior to joining Ikon Science as Vice-President, Services, Dr. Sams was most recently engaged as a Specialist in Quantitative Interpretation for Petronas Carigali in Malaysia. Additionally, he served as Ikon’s Quantitative Interpretation Manager, Asia Pacific before joining Petronas. He brings a deep understanding of the Asia Pacific market to his new role.

“We are excited for Mark to lead our Services efforts in the Asia Pacific,” explained Dr. Denis Saussus, Chief Executive Officer of Ikon Science. “His renowned knowledge and global expertise is a valuable part of our continued commercialization of our data services portfolio, and supports our technology products.”

Connect with World Oil
Connect with World Oil, the upstream industry's most trusted source of forecast data, industry trends, and insights into operational and technological advances.