Leadership

Neil Millar, MSc
Managing Director
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With over 20 years and 100 projects in seismic, drilling and management roles and a decade as Geophysical Operations Manager for Australia’s largest integrated energy company, Neil has a detailed understanding of the Australasian and international geophysical/geotechnical survey sector. He created Total Seismic in 2016 to provide dependable, high-quality geophysics and project delivery consulting services to all sectors. Neil grew up in Scotland, arrived in Australia in 1995 and lives on the Gold Coast, Australia with his wife and their two children. Neil has degrees from the University of Edinburgh, University of New South Wales, University of Aberdeen and Deakin University, including postgraduate degrees in Petroleum Geoscience and Business Administration.

David Dorling
Business Development Manager
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David commenced his role with Total Seismic in 2018 and brings to the team over two decades of project management and business performance experience working for major petroleum operators and seismic contractor companies. He is an expert in Australian seismic project delivery, contract administration, management system development, regulatory compliance and business strategy. David grew up in Brisbane and currently resides with his wife and family in the Lockyer Valley, Australia.  

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Nabeel Yassi, PhD
Chief Geophysicist

Nabeel has over 40 years global experience in exploration geophysics and unique industry and academic expertise in land, transition zone and ocean bottom seismic survey design, data acquisition and data processing. He has been involved in hundreds of seismic surveys across Australia, New Zealand, Asia, the Indian subcontinent, Africa and Latin America. Nabeel has a PhD degree in Exploration Geophysics from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, has been involved in decades of seismic technology advancements and brings a wealth of strategic geophysics expertise to Total Seismic’s new technology innovation projects. Nabeel currently resides with his family in Melbourne, Australia.

Bruce Manieri
Operations Manager
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Bruce has more than 45 years’ international experience in all facets of land geophysical data acquisition. He worked for a major seismic contractor for 20+ years and as a self-employed consultant managed land and transition zone seismic operations for major Operator companies in most environments in Australasia, Africa, Middle East, Asia and the Americas. Bruce is a certified surveyor with extensive geophysics and HSSE training during his career. Bruce grew up in Sydney and lives in Brisbane with his wife and family.

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Larissa Hansen, PhD
Subsurface Data Interpretation Expert

Larissa has degrees from the University of Queensland (BSc) and University of Aberdeen (PhD in Sedimentology) as well as extensive oil and gas industry experience. Over 12 years, Larissa has provided expert multidisciplinary geology, geophysics and petrophysics work for several major oil and gas companies on projects in Europe, Africa and across Australasia. Her extensive research experience is key to providing scientific and thorough analysis of regional and more localised geological data. She currently lives in Brisbane, Australia with her husband and two children.

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Szilard “Sid” Albert, MSc
Data Processing Geophysicist

Sid specialises in data processing geophysics and seismic data quality control and brings to the team extensive international experience, including over 16 years work in Australia and Papua New Guinea. Sid leads Total Seismic’s data processing division and is involved in many of our technology innovations. Sid has degrees from the University of Bucharest and Queensland University of Technology, including an MSc in Applied Geophysics. He lives in Brisbane, Australia with his wife and children.