STRYDE is a start-up with a breakthrough seismic technology, spun out of BP as a separate company. Our receiver technology may be the smallest on the market, but its track record in delivering high quality subsurface images fast and at low cost suggests it shouldn’t be underestimated.
More than ten years of development has gone into development of the STRYDE receiver, from an initial hypothesis that focusing on only the really critical components of the receiver could produce a lighter weight, lower cost receiver enabling much denser surveys.
After some early prototyping the first field trial was completed in 2013, with just ten nodes. Then building in learning and more prototyping before taken to system integration test in Norway in 2017, with 100 nodes.
In 2019, a decision was taken to commercialise the ‘nimble node’ receiver project by setting up a new company called STRYDE to take the game-changing receiver technology to market – both direct to field operators and seismic contractors.
STRYDE’s heritage is firmly in oil and gas, born from BP’s world-class seismic imaging research and development. Unlocking value from improved subsurface imaging of giant onshore oil and gas fields – both for exploration and reservoir management – lies at the core of the company's offer.
However, STRYDE’s capability to deliver lower cost, high quality seismic data opens up applications outside oil and gas, including carbon sequestration, mining and renewables, e.g. wind. STRYDE is investigating all these markets and in discussions how they can shape their technology to create value customers in these sectors.
THE STRYDE RECEIVER
- STRYDE's receiver technology is the smallest and lightest autonomous node in the world.
- Our vision is to offer our clients a low cost, million channel seismic survey, breaking the trade-off between cost and quality.
- The STRYDE node is just 41mm wide, 129mm tall and weighs 150g. It can store up to 4GB of data, enough for 28 days, with 24 hours continuous recording.
- And through their extensive testing in the field, STRYDE’s node is proven to operate at extreme temperatures – from -40°C to 70°C.
THE STRYDE SYSTEM
- The STRYDE receiver is underpinned by a number of components that together make up the STRYDE system.
- Receiver carrying unit with specially designed rucksack.
- Fast charging & data download unit.
- Handheld device with proprietary navigator software for receiver planting and retrieval.