Clarity meets flexibility.

Clarity meets flexibility.

Production managers and exploration teams alike continually seek greater safety, efficiency, and data quality in seismic acquisition. Our newest advancement in OBN technology, the Fairfield Geotechnologies ZXPLR, delivers. A hybrid system capable of dual-mode deployment in both deep and shallow water, it’s designed to further simplify node management, maintenance, and inventory control, reducing overall costs by supporting multiple operations.

Safety, efficiency and ease of deployment—at any depth.

ZXPLR can be deployed with a passive rope or by ROV. In deepwater applications, High-Speed Loader (HSL) capacity is increased, employing mid-water docking and active heave controls on HSL and ROV systems. In shallow water operations, hands-free rope connection/disconnection and automated retrieval/deployment enhance safety and efficiency.

Better data, greater scalability.

Emerging imaging technologies require densely sampled, longer offset, full-azimuth data. ZXPLR can deliver it, more economically than ever. It features redesigned deployment methods that allow for exploration-scale surveys in deep or shallow water.

Onboard data quality control is also automated, enabling onboard processors to quickly and consistently verify node data, while simplifying downstream processing and node performance tracking


  • Supports deep and shallow-water operations
  • High accessibility and repeatability
  • High-efficiency battery charging
  • Greater system performance monitoring
  • Increased data-collection rates
  • High-density storage capabilities
  • Improved management of large unit counts
Flexibility. Scalability.
See how Fairfield Geotechnologies' ZXPLR seismic data acquisition system can significantly improve productivity, and still deliver the same repeatable, high-quality data and overall lower total cost of ownership.
New, innovative acquisition techniques. BHP contracts Fairfield Geotechnologies for a unique deepwater survey in the Gulf of Mexico using ZXPLR. Read more
See the deep or shallow-water advantage. View technical specifications on Fairfield Geotechnologies' ZXPLR marine node. See ZXPLR specs