Dennis Hedke is a Consulting Geophysicist, Principal at Hedke Geoscience Consulting, LLC, based in Wichita, KS. He obtained his B.S. in Geophysics from Kansas State University (1976), and his M.S. in Materials Science from the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science (1979).
Over the course of his career, he has worked primarily with small to mid-sized Independent Oil and Gas firms, in roles from Staff Geologist/Geophysicist, including a position of Geophysical Manager with Woolsey Operating Company, Wichita. He was also a partner in Hedke-Saenger Geoscience, LTD, Wichita.
Additionally, he held Senior Management positions in a publicly traded company, Trinity Energy Resources, Houston, TX. He has exploration and development experience in multiple U.S. Basins in the Mid-Continent and Rocky Mountain regions, as well as abroad in the countries of Colombia, South America, and Chad, Africa, Turkey and Azerbaijan.
He was involved, as lead geophysicist, in a research project managed by the Kansas Geological Survey, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, over the course of many years, utilizing both conventional P-wave, as well as Multi-Component seismic, characterizing many significant hydrocarbon accumulations in both clastic and carbonate reservoirs, for purposes of possible CO2 sequestration.
He served in the House of Representatives, commencing in January 2011, where he was then appointed in December 2012 to be Chairman of the House Energy & Environment Committee, a position he held until he retired at the close of the 2016 Session.
Past-President of the Kansas Geological Society
Past-President of the Kansas Geological Foundation
Co-Founder and Past-President of the Geophysical Society of Kansas
Active Member of the AAPG
Active Member of the SEG