Episode 51: What is geophysics?

In this episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with Dean Mento, Senior Petroleum Geophysicist at IHRDC and dynamic educator. Dean and Andrew discuss what’s exciting about being a geophysicist, the career options available, the problems geophysicists solve, and much more. If you like adventure and solving complex problems or need help explaining your work to friends and family – this episode is for you.

Interviewee biography

Mr. Mento is the Senior Petroleum Geophysicist at IHRDC, where he creates, manages, and updates geophysical collateral for IHRDC’s IPIMS online courses. He worked at Halliburton-Landmark for 18 years prior to joining IHRDC. He has also worked for Lockheed Martin and Amoco Production Company. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in physics and a MS in Geology (Emphasis Geophysics).

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Interview: Dean Mento

Original music by Zach Bridges.

This episode was hosted, edited, and produced by Andrew Geary. Special thanks to the SEG podcast team: Jennifer Crockett, Ashley Rodriguez, Ally McGinnis, and Mick Swiney. 
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