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John Hanson

John Hanson is founder and managing director of IDS (Independent Data Services), the world's largest provider of web delivered upstream reporting services covering all aspects of the operational reporting environment, including StockNet, IDS' asset tracking and inventory management service.

The business grew out of a 1995 project to develop a database to analyse a number of geopressured wells offshore Vietnam.

Mr Hanson was previously general manager of Geoservices SA / Bohai Oil Company joint venture based in Tianjin, China, a company he joined as a mudlogger after finishing his geology degree in at the Polytechnic of North London in 1979.

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