About Seitel

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Seitel is a leading provider of seismic data and related geophysical expertise to the petroleum 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.

Executive Team

Robert Monson

President, CEO, Director

Marcia Kendrick

CFO, Exec. VP – Treasurer

Richard Kelvin

CTO, Exec. VP – Marketing & Business Development

Randy Sides

President of Seitel Data

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.

Fostering Childhood Literacy

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.

Promoting Health & Wellness

Fitness, Nutrition, Personal Safety

Our employees assist the Spring Branch Independent School District in its annual Student Health Fair. We host a blood drive at our headquarters for the Gulf Coast Blood Center. We also support the Houston Food Bank through donations and volunteering to help prepare and serve meals.

Improving Office, Homes & Planet

Recycle, Reduce Waste, Grow

Employees and their families volunteered at a community event to beautify and improve the ecology along our local bayous by planting 80 trees. We also hosted a Reuse-Recycle drive at our headquarters, which gave new life to electronics, clothing, books and magazines that otherwise would have been discarded.

Robert Monson

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.

Marcia Kendrick

CFO, Exec. VP – Treasurer

Ms. Kendrick, CPA, became Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Seitel in October 2009. She served as Secretary from October 2009 to February 2012 when she became Assistant Secretary. She has been Treasurer of Seitel since May 2005. Ms. Kendrick previously served as Chief Accounting Officer and Assistant Secretary of Seitel from August 1993 to October 2009 and Senior Vice President of Seitel from September 2001 to October 2009. She also served as our interim Chief Financial Officer from December 2004 to July 2005 and from June 2002 to May 2004. Prior to joining Seitel in 1993, she was employed by Arthur Andersen LLP, where her last position was Director of Finance and Administration.

Richard Kelvin​

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.

Randy Sides

President of Seitel Data
Mr. Sides became President of Seitel Data, Ltd. in July 2009. He joined Seitel in July 1996 as Manager of Onshore Operations for Seitel Data, Ltd. In November 2002, he was promoted to Vice President—Onshore Operations for Seitel Data, Ltd. and in January 2005 he was promoted to Senior Vice President—Operations for Seitel Data, Ltd. He served as President of Seitel Canada Ltd. beginning in May 2007 until June 2009. Prior to joining Seitel, he was a geophysical analyst with Western Geophysical, Inc. from 1991 to 1996.