Cable Deployment

Cable operations is the cornerstone of Magseis Fairfields’ vision to re-shape the Ocean Bottom Seismic market and offer large scale, efficient and cost effective OBS acquisition services.

The sensor capsules are inserted into node houses along a steel cable and deployed onto the seabed. With unlimited number of sensors available, Magseis Fairfield offers high capacity cable operations, covering record-breaking areas and unparalleled productivity. The weight density of the MASS Cable system provides industry leading positioning accuracy and excellent sea floor contact resulting in top quality multicomponent data. The robustness of MASS cable enables acquisition in areas with seabed obstructions, complex seabed topography and deployment in significantly deeper water depths than that of competing cable or rope based technologies.


MASS Cable has a proven track record from start of operations in 2013 and set a record breaking deployment of ~350km of cable in a rolling spread on Saudi Aramco’s S78 project in the Red Sea.

Magseis Fairfields’ business model is to operate large equipment spreads, share a pool of nodes across different deployment platforms.


MASS Cable

Deployment by steelwire or rope.


MASS Modular

Containerised and flexible.


MASS Reservoir Monitoring

4D seismic.


Ultra Deep Water Vehicle

Node Deployer Vehicle.