Magseis Fairfield has pioneered the subsurface imaging space for decades. Along the way we have introduced many industry Firsts. In order to continue to raise the bar for safety, sustainability and efficiency within our industry, we continue to innovate and look forward to introducing the next Firsts.

First to conclude OBN survey number 100.

Having the best technology is for sure an advantage, but the real differentiator is the people operating the technology. Our experience is built though 100 OBN surveys world-wide, in all conditions.

First carbon neutral OBN survey.

Sustainability is one of our core values and we have a clear strategy to become carbon neutral by 2040 – or earlier, launching initiatives to reduce the environmental impact of own and subcontractors’ operations, and offering the option to its customers to offset any remaining emissions.

First fully automated node handling vessel.

Automation in our modular systems is key to continue to push boundaries for safety and efficiency within ocean bottom seismic acquisition.

First commercial project with seismic system packed in a suitcase.

We offer flexible solutions tailored to deliver on our customers high quality standards in an efficient and safe manner. When the need is for ultra-portable OBN systems, our micro system is exactly what you need.

First shipment of full OBN system by plane.

Sometimes the time to transit from one part of the world to another is too long by boat. When our customer needed a full seismic OBN system delivered faster than what was possible by boat, we shipped it by air.

First deep-water OBN survey.

We have since conducted more deep-water OBN operations than any other companies in this space combined. This experience matched with industry leading OBN systems and ONE TEAM culture is what have delivered consistent high quality data in deep basins and why we have so many repeat customers.

First to operate three vehicles from same vessel.

To further push the boundaries for efficiency during deep-water OBN's, we introduced a high speed loader (HSL) along with two ROV's to load nodes into ROV's without having to surface them. This was a first for three submerged vehicles operated from same vessel simultaneously.


Future industry needs are likely to differ from today's. We continue to invest in innovation and explore strategic partnerships to challenge status quo. The next First is already in the making......