Revitalizing Mature Basins and Fields Using Scalable Seismic Solutions

Sponsored by: Fairfield Geotechnologies

Focused on:

  • O B N Seismic Acquisition

Date: 27 September


Time: 3PM London/10AM New York

Advances in Ocean Bottom Node Technology

Safety, flexibility, efficiency and the need for better seismic data quality continue to drive advancements in Ocean Bottom Node (OBN) technology.

For a historically conservative industry, OBN acquisition has seen an unprecedented pace of adoption as operators realize the benefits of accessibility, repeatability and full azimuth coverage amongst the crowded infrastructure of a working oilfield. However, new imaging technologies that require ultra-long offsets, full azimuths and low frequencies are also creating demand for unique acquisition geometries that can only be accomplished with ocean bottom nodes.

Large-scale, sparse node geometries suitable for exploration and velocity model building or small-scale dense geometries suitable for production monitoring and 4D analysis, must be cost-effective to acquire.

Attendees will learn how OBN seismic acquisition is impacting production and exploration decision making. Fit-for-purpose OBN surveys require systems that are reliable and easily scalable. These new systems improve operational efficiencies and safety while improving seismic data quality in shallow or deep water.

Register now and learn how the OBN technology impacts oil field productivity at every stage of development from exploration to production.

Fairfield Geotechnologies

A global seismic leader providing the data and support for enhanced life-of-field decision-making.

Presented by

John Smythe,

Vice President, Technical Marketing and Sales

John Smythe has 39 years of diverse industry experience working as a geophysicist for Amoco Production Co., BP and EOG Resources. He has been with Fairfield Geotechnologies for 21 years where he is currently Vice President of Technical Marketing and Sales. John has a B.A. in geology from Boston University and an M.S. in Geology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

What attendees will gain from our solution

Learn the basics of ocean bottom node (OBN) technology and how operators are using reimagined acquisition geometries to deliver the superior seismic data necessary for large scale exploration and or small scale reservoir monitoring.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Discover the advances in Ocean Bottom Node technology.
  • Find out how ZXPLRâ„¢ and ZLOF® systems improve operational efficiency and flexibility.
  • Learn how nodes are deployed and why multiple surveys are acquired over an extended period of time.


  • Geophysicists
  • Geologists
  • Petroleum engineers
  • Oil and gas professionals
  • Asset managers
  • Research and development scientists
  • Exploration and production managers
  • Project managers
  • Reservoir engineers
  • Oil and Gas CEOs
  • CTOs