Jaxon Caines, technology reporter, Hart Energy: What began as a joint venture turned to a commercialized, high-density seismic product for more data points to provide a clearer picture of the subsurface.

Pete Shelton, head of business development, Stryde: Well, as it says, it is the world's smallest, lightest, most cost-effective node. So it's a seismic acquisition sensor coupled to our system, proprietary software developed for it. [It can] provide you with an image of the subsurface by data generated through the different layers. It's a third of the price of our nearest competitor, a quarter of the weight of our nearest competitor, and given the size, it reduces the carbon footprint because you're able to manpack it in. No need to line clear, reduce vehicles.

JC: Now, how long does that battery last?

PS: 28, 24-hour-days. So you can program it to wake up at different times and then extends the duration in the field.

JC: Explore subsurface visibility technologies at hartenergy.com/ep.