Nigerian seismic acquisition firm awards $1m contract

Nigeria is expanding its onshore oil exploration as STRYDE, a seismic acquisition technology and solutions provider, announced the award of a contract worth over $1 million for the supply of 10,000 seismic receiver nodes.
[FILES] A gas flare burns at the Batan flow station operated by Chevron under a joint-venture arrangement with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for the onshore and offshore assets in the Niger Delta region on March 26, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / PIUS UTOMI EKPEI


Nigeria is expanding its onshore oil exploration as STRYDE, a seismic acquisition technology and solutions provider, announced the award of a contract worth over $1 million for the supply of 10,000 seismic receiver nodes.
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STRYDE’s seismic sensor technology will be utilised on an upcoming 3D seismic survey conducted by Nigerian geoscience solutions provider, ATO Geophysical Limited, as part of an onshore oil and gas exploration project in the region.

According to the company, the seismic survey is due to begin in the second quarter of 2023 and will be the first commercial deployment of STRYDE’s Nimble System in the country.

STRYDE, the creators of the world’s smallest and lightest seismic node, will enable ATO to deliver high-density seismic data for the exploration of new reservoir locations in the grasslands and marshlands of Nigeria, for a local oil and gas operator.
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Until recently, the region typically relied on bulky, expensive and complex cabled geophone receiver systems to acquire seismic data, which traditionally incurs significantly high capital and operating costs, more exposure to HSE risk, higher technical downtime, and inefficiencies in the seismic acquisition program. With the introduction of cable-less receiver technology like STRYDE’s miniature sensor, geophysical providers and operators can now acquire high-quality data much more efficiently and with less cost, risk, and environmental footprint.

Head of Business Development (MENA), at STRYDE, Sam Moharir, said: “It was imperative for ATO Geophysical Limited to have access to cost-effective technology that could also overcome challenges associated with the terrain they were due to operate in. With cabled systems traditionally being more physically challenging to deploy in remote, large, and complex terrain, STRYDE Nodes offers a more efficient and practical solution for improving seismic survey efficiencies through the elimination of restrictive and heavy cabled geophones.”

Managing Director of ATO Geophysical Limited, Thomas Ajewole, said: “As a leading seismic data acquisition expert in Nigeria, we look forward to partnering on our first project with STRYDE and capitalising on the benefits of its technology by providing our customers with a more efficient and cost-effective solution to onshore seismic data acquisition.”

STRYDE’s Chief Executive Officer, Mike Popham, said: “STRYDE is excited to be enabling our first seismic surveys in Nigeria with ATO. “We’re proud to see our nodes increasingly being utilised around the world for a range of industrial applications, replacing expensive, cumbersome, and impractical alternative systems with our dynamic technology.”
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