Land seismic acquisition technology

A technological spark of light. The world needs high-density seismic imaging – but bulky, expensive equipment was stalling progress. That’s why we created the world’s smallest, lightest autonomous node.

Node

The world’s smallest, lightest and most affordable autonomous node.

Navigator tablet

Enables industry leading deployment and retrieval efficiency.

Deployment and retrieval backpack

Rugged, ergonomic, light and built for easy deployment.

Magazine tray

The fast, efficient way to handle and transport 90 nodes per tray.

Node charge and harvesting nest

Simultaneously charge and harvest data from thousands of nodes in just 4 hours.

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Our customers

Company logo BP
Company Logo Polaris
Company logo GTG
Company logo Ultramag
Company logo AGS
Company logo Oceania GE
Company logo Furgo
Company logo Terraris
Company logo Reach
Company logo realtimeseismic
Company logo Explor
Choose a system to suit your seismic needs, budget, and environmental conditions...

Choose a system to suit your seismic needs, budget, and environmental conditions...

At STRYDE, we know that in order to be truly cost-effective, the total cost per channel must include the node cost as well as the node charging and harvesting system cost.

To ensure that our clients fully benefit from our low-cost land seismic nodes, we have developed 3 separate nodal systems which have scalable charging and harvesting units (Nests), to ensure our solution enables cost-effective, efficient, and effective land seismic acquisition, for all survey sizes and types.

Discover our nodal systems

The STRYDE Nimble System™

The STRYDE Nimble System™

A low-cost and portable seismic nodal system, capable of managing, charging and harvesting data from up to 30,000 nodes in the field. This system has the capacity to charge and harvest up to 3,000 nodes per day
The STRYDE Compact System™

The STRYDE Compact System™

A cost-effective containerised solution to efficiently manage, charge and harvest data from up to 150,000 nodes in the field. This system has the capacity to charge and harvest up to 13,000 nodes per day - allowing survey teams to work faster, perform better and go further.
The STRYDE Pro System™

The STRYDE Pro System™

A 3 container solution to efficiently manage, charge, harvest data and clean up to 1 million nodes in the field. This system has the capacity to charge and harvest up to 20,000 nodes per day, allowing dense and large-scale surveys to be delivered faster than ever before.

The finer details...

Nimble System™

Typical channel count
30,000
Number of charge and harvesting nests
Up to 6
Daily node rotation rate (24-hour operations)
3,240 - 6,480
Automated node cleaning
No
Mobility
Man-portable flight cases
Standard data output
Time aligned continuous, records receiver gathers, node meta data (GNSS fixes, temperature, RMS amplitude, battery voltage etc.)
Seismic data format
SEGD Rev 3

Compact System™

Typical channel count
150,000
Number of charge and harvesting nests
Up to 24
Daily node rotation rate (24-hour operations)
12,960 - 25,920
Automated node cleaning
Optional
Mobility
20ft shipping container
Standard data output
Time aligned continuous, records receiver gathers, node meta data (GNSS fixes, temperature, RMS amplitude, battery voltage etc.)
Seismic data format
SEGD Rev 3

Pro System™

Typical channel count
500,000 (base system), expandable to 1,000,000
Number of charge and harvesting nests
Up to 36
Daily node rotation rate (24-hour operations)
19,440 - 38,880
Automated node cleaning
Yes
Mobility
3 x 20ft shipping container
Standard data output
Time aligned continuous, records receiver gathers, node meta data (GNSS fixes, temperature, RMS amplitude, battery voltage etc.)
Seismic data format
SEGD Rev 3

Frequently asked questions: Technical

Accelerometers – like the piezoelectric sensors used in STRYDE – measure acceleration. Geophones measure velocity. The seismic data can be processed in either acceleration or velocity, and you can always choose your preferred domain, as the two units are easily convertible.

The frequency and phase response of the STRYDE sensor is flat between 1-125Hz. Sensitivity is 3.6V/g.

The STRYDE Node™ is the lightest node on the market by a factor of four. It weighs just 150g, and measures 129mm x 41mm.

Seismic deliverables are output from STRYDE systems in SEGD rev3 format. Software utilities are provided for ad hoc conversion to SEGY format, if required.

Frequently asked questions: Buying and owning

At STRYDE, we offer flexible lease and purchasing options, and rapid delivery of equipment to companies across the globe, enabled by existing pools of node inventory located in our suite of global warehouses. So whether you are looking to test equipment in preparation for future land seismic surveys, or want to lease or purchase thousands of STRYDE Nodes™ for an upcoming survey - we can tailor our commercial model to suit your business needs, budget, and timescale.


When you buy a system it’s automatically covered by our one-year warranty.

Frequently asked questions: Batteries and charging

It takes 4 hours to recharge a node that has a completely depleted battery.

Each battery cell is designed to last the lifetime of the node – the cells are qualified for hundreds of charge cycles without significant loss of capacity.

Typical autonomy is 28 days for nodes that are acquiring data continuously, or 45 days for nodes acquiring data for 12 hours per day.

The number of Nests (STRYDE's charge and harvesting hardware) controls how many nodes you can charge and harvest simultaneously. Each Nest has a capacity of 90 nodes. The largest STRYDE systems have 36 Nests, and can simultaneously charge and harvest data from 3,240 nodes at the same time.

Frequently asked questions: Using the system

In dry conditions, we recommend burying the node in the earth. In wet conditions, it's preferable to only bury the node to the eyelet. If burying the node isn't an option, you can simply add a spike to the node's base. We have two sizes of spike to choose from. Other options are available if you need to deploy onto hard sealed surfaces e.g. concrete.

STRYDE Nodes™ can be interrogated in the field to display and log QC information such as recording state, battery level, memory usage and GNSS performance, which can be analysed in camp to enable effective spread management.

The simplicity of the STRYDE deployment and retrieval workflow means that your field crew don't need to have any seismic experience. Language isn't a barrier either - our Navigator software is multilingual and exceptionally intuitive to use. This means novice field crew can be trained in a matter of hours.

The charging and harvesting system requires more expertise to operate. Full instruction will be given in a short training course that is tailored to your experience with seismic and project requirements.

The optical link is extremely robust – scratches on the cap don’t affect the quality of the data transfer. You simply need to clean any dirt from the nodes before loading into Nests for harvesting.

The STRYDE Navigator Tablet application guides operators to the position at which nodes are deployed. When the nodes are being buried it is common to use biodegradable paint, a pin flag or a short length of tape (attached to the node or nearby object) to mark the location where it was buried. In some environments (e.g. deep snow or sand dunes) nodes can be attached to a rope before burial to enable easy location and retrieval.

The STRYDE system is compatible with all seismic source types, both vibroseis and impulsive, including surveys that use a mixture of source types. Source times and positions are loaded and QC'ed in the STRYDE system (along with sweep information for vibroseis shots) and used to generate shot records. Both raw and correlated vibroseis records can be output. Continuous seismic records can also be output, e.g. for use in microseismic studies.

Yes – the system will generate receiver and shot gather deliverables as soon as the node data needed to create those deliverables has been harvested. The system includes QC software for viewing deliverables in the field.

Our system has enabled 85 seismic surveys on land, in 30 countries to date; across a range of terrains (dessert, tundra, mountains, foothills etc) and application areas. Our clients range from seismic acquisition contractors and oil and gas operators, to academics and geothermal operators. Explore our case studies to gain an insight into our client's experiences when using the STRYDE system.

Our system has been successfully used for geothermal exploration, CCUS exploration and monitoring, mining, archaeology, civil engineering, oil & gas, seismic risk, passive seismic and microseismic.

The STRYDE system has been successfully used in snow, deserts, urban areas, farmland, forests, jungles and roadsides as well as rocky, mountainous terrain and foothills.