Seitel is a leading provider of seismic data and related geophysical expertise to both the petroleum industry and the rapidly evolving carbon sequestration industry. Our main focus is to provide high quality seismic data in the onshore, offshore and transition zones of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. We have one of the largest seismic data libraries in North America.
Seitel’s mission is to provide all industries, including hydrocarbon exploration and carbon sequestration, with licenses to high-quality seismic data at cost-effective prices, while operating with utmost integrity, safety and sustainability.
You can demand a lot from us in all matters of sustainability, because we demand even more from ourselves. From workplace improvement to HSE to community outreach, we are dedicated to conducting ourselves safely, responsibly, ethically and compassionately. It’s a culture that fully encompasses our values and aligns with your goals.
Early Learning Program
Every year, Seitel helps young students at Panda Path School experience the joy of reading and storytelling by presenting The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss as a fun and spirited play, and gifting each child with their very own Dr. Seuss book. During the holidays, Seitel Santa and his elves purchase gifts and delivers them to the children at the school.
Fitness, Nutrition, Personal Safety
Walking with our community
Seitel was instrumental in establishing a relationship between Spring Branch ISD and Big Brothers/Big Sisters, bringing the mentoring expertise of BBBS into the SBISD system. This resulted in Seitel employees establishing mentoring relationships with SBISD middle school kids during the 2019/2020 school year. While the mentoring program has been halted by covid, Seitel looks forward to re-establishing this vital community program for the 2021/2022 school year.
President, CEO, Director
Mr. Monson has been President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Seitel since December 15, 2004. He previously served as Seitel’s Chief Financial Officer from May 10, 2004 until December 15, 2004 and served as Secretary from August 31, 2004 until December 15, 2004. Mr. Monson has over 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, including over seven years in the international seismic industry. Prior to joining Seitel, he served in various financial capacities with Schlumberger Limited (“Schlumberger”), a New York Stock Exchange, Inc. listed company, since 1985. Most recently, Mr. Monson served as business segment chief financial officer for Schlumberger Well Services and the worldwide controller for Oilfield Technology Centers. Prior to this, he served as worldwide director of human resources for financial personnel of Schlumberger Limited. From 1998 to 2000, he served as chief financial officer of Schlumberger Oilfield Services-UK. From 1985 to 1998, he served as either treasurer or controller to other Schlumberger entities, including assignments in the New York headquarters and various international locations.
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Bond, CPA, became Chief Financial Officer of Seitel in March 2023. She previously served as Seitel’s Controller and Manager of Financial Reporting and Analysis for a combined eight and a half years. Prior to joining Seitel in 2012, she was employed at BKD, LLP, a public accounting firm for five years. Ms. Bond is a graduate of the University of Houston with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting and a Masters of Science in Accounting. She is currently a member of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.
CTO, Exec. VP – Marketing & Business Development
Mr. Kelvin is responsible for company-wide seismic data processing, data management, software development, and sustainability. Previously he has been President of Seitel Data Processing, Vice-President and Business Unit Manager of Seitel Solutions. He joined Seitel in 2002 and led the offshore seismic processing group. Before joining Seitel he worked for Ensign Geophysics (US) as Seismic Data Processing Manager. Mr. Kelvin is a graduate of the University College London with a degree in Exploration Geophysics and a Masters in Information Technology. Mr. Kelvin is a member of the GSH and the SEG.