Seitel, Inc. 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.  Our distinguishing characteristic is that we have one of the largest seismic data libraries in North America.

Seitel Data designs, markets, and executes new seismic surveys for leading oil and gas exploration companies. The division also purchases existing surveys from other companies. Combined, these create one of the largest seismic databases in the United States – all of it accessible via Seitel Solutions.

Seismic Enterprises Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. is building a library of 2D reprocessed seismic data as well as designing new seismic surveys for use by exploration and production companies in Mexico. The seismic information acquired is the Mexican counterpart of the United States library and can be accessed via Seitel Solutions.

Seitel Data Processing is the division responsible for processing raw seismic data acquired in the field so that it can be delivered to end-users for interpretation.

Seitel Solutions provides licensed customers with a web enabled, map-based interface for browsing and purchasing from a database that includes over a petabyte of archived seismic and related geophysical data. Seitel Data contributes to this database.


Code of Business Conduct and Ethics
Seitel’s operations are governed by a board-approved code of business ethics and conduct.

Independent accountants charged with auditing Seitel’s operations are overseen by a board-appointed committee with a defined charter.

Nomination of Directors
Seitel is a wholly owned subsidary of Seitel Holdings, Inc. Decisions related to the composition of the board are made pursuant to the terms of the Securities Holders Agreement.

Seitel’s compensation plans are overseen by a board-appointed committee.

Robert Monson
Marcia Kendrick
Richard Kelvin
Randy Sides


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Houston Office
2800 Post Oak Boulevard
Houston, TX 77056-6118
Voice: 713.499.4600

President and Chief Executive Officer

Robert Monson

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, Executive Vice President, Assistant Secretary and Treasurer

Marcia Kendrick

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.

CTO, Exec. VP - Marketing & Business Development

Richard Kelvin

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.

President, Seitel Data, Ltd.

Randy Sides

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.