Technical Leadership Team


Eric Senetza - VP, Processing

B.Sc. Geophysics 1990, University of Alberta
Member of SEG, CSEG

Eric is responsible for planning, coordinating, leading and directing all processing department operations at Key Seismic. He works closely with software, technology and systems departments to ensure resources are effectively utilized to meet or exceed our customers' requirements and expectations. Eric has over 30 years’ experience with combined seismic data processing and management experience.  He started his career at Veritas Seismic where he worked for almost 14 years both domestically and internationally before joining Key Seismic. In his career he has developed a high level of technical expertise and has successfully managed various seismic processing teams.  Eric enjoys the challenges that working in this industry brings.


Dr. Aaron Stanton - VP, Research & Development

B.Sc. Geophysics 2007, University of Alberta
Ph.D. Geophysics 2017, University of Alberta
Member of SEG, CSEG, and EAGE

Aaron is responsible for developing new technologies to compliment Key Seismic’s processing capabilities. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Alberta where his thesis focused on the regularization and imaging of multicomponent seismic data. Prior to his studies Aaron processed seismic data in Canada, the UK, and Nigeria; working with land, towed streamer, and ocean bottom node datasets. Aaron has won awards for best student poster/presentation at the SEG annual meeting (2012), best CSEG Recorder article (2013), and best CSEG technical luncheon (2015). He currently serves as an Associate Editor for the journal Geophysics.


Tobin Marchand - VP, Technology

B.Sc. Joint Honours in Mathematics & Physics 1999-2002 McGill University
M.Sc. Applied Mathematics, 2002-2005, McGill University
Member of SEG, CSEG

Tobin joined the geophysical industry in 2006. His seismic experiences include field work in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies, QC field processing in the Alaskan arctic, front end seismic processing (2D, 3D), seismic processing (2D, 3D, 4D, 3C) and R&D experimental processing. As Group Leader of multicomponent processing at Key Seismic, Tobin is responsible for the processing of all seismic data containing a shear wave component. Tobin works jointly with the research and development team to ensure that Key Seismic stays at the forefront of modern multicomponent processing technologies.


Brian Hargreaves - Processing Manager

B.Sc. Physics 2002, B.Ed. 2004, University of Calgary
Member of SEG, CSEG

Brian has over 16 years’ experience in the seismic data processing industry. He has worked as a Processor, Group Leader, and as a Processing Manager. Brian's primary responsibilities at Key Seismic include managing a processing group, coordinating and overseeing seismic data processing projects and client communication. He is committed to ensuring a superior product, and experience, for all Key Seismic customers. Brian brings passion and enthusiasm to his work, helping ensure that his clients gain maximum benefit in choosing Key Seismic.


Sean McAfee - Group Leader

Engineering Science, Geophysics 1987, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
Member of SEG, CSEG

Sean has over 30 years of experience processing 2D & 3D seismic data. Having spent the majority of his career in a supervisory role, Sean's strengths are in quality control, client relations, managing projects and resources, problem solving and mentoring of junior processors. He has extensive experience processing both domestic data and data from a wide variety of countries around the world including highly structured regions. As a Group Leader at Key Seismic, Sean's passion is working collaboratively with clients to ensure the highest quality product.