Moving forward, the oil & gas industry will demand seismic data of ever higher quality.

Exploring complex geologies, mature fields, pre-salt and sub-basalt reservoirs and fractured carbonate reservoirs, and developing and producing reservoirs with large complexity drives the need for ever more improved reservoir characterisation, geomodels, 4D data for reservoir monitoring, IOR and more.

Therefore, ever increasing demands to improve infill drilling, monitor injection, identify undrained compartments, optimize well planning, increase recovery and extend field life-time will continue to drive seismic acquisition. Seismic data of higher quality, better signal/noise ratio, larger bandwidth, free of ghosts to name a few, are needed.

Hence, worldwide the industry is moving into ocean bottom node (OBN) acquisition. Only OBN acquisition, characterized by low ambient noise, stationary coupling can create that perfect environment necessary to acquire seismic data of superior quality.

Magseis Fairfield has the ideal tools to meet today's challenges – experience drawn from marine engineering, telecommunication, and our own R&D department. Magseis Fairfield has developed, and continues to improve its unrivalled range of OBN systems: MASS (Marine Autonomous Seismic System) and ZNodal.

Magseis Fairfield is utilizing the unique opportunities provided by OBN aquisition and enabled by Magseis Fairfield's proprietary technology to design target-orientated surveys to client specification.

These systems allow for full freedom to choose fold, azimuths and offsets, making to possible to design a seismic survey to optimize reservoir illumination. And not only optimizing illumination. The low ambient noise and Magseis Fairfield's proprietary nodes enable full-bandwidth recordings down to lowest frequencies. And not only extending bandwidth. Magseis Fairfield's proven nodes are characterized by stable true-amplitude response over time. Magseis Fairfield's OBN data is truly broadband seismic data right on target.

Broadband data right on target makes Magseis Fairfield's OBN data perfectly suitable for improved multiple attenuation through PZ summation and immediate full-waveform inversion.

Furthermore, Magseis Fairfield's multi-component broadband data also record converted waves. Converted waves, in turn, enable elastic imaging for improved reservoir characterization and fracture characterization.

Magseis Fairfield delivers multi-component broadband full-bandwidth data from OBN acquisition. And Magseis Fairfield will continue to deliver such seismic data!


  • Complex areas
  • Mature areas
  • Presalt
  • Sub-basalt
  • Fractured carbonate reservoirs

Development and Production

  • Increased complexity
  • Better reservoir characterization
  • Better geomodels
  • Better 4D data for reservoir monitoring and IOR

Magseis Fairfield is committed to provide the highest quality data to the oil companies, in order to enable the operators to tackle future challenges.