Time-lapse 4D seismic reservoir monitoring is experiencing rapid acceptance as a practical reservoir management tool, as evidenced by three full days of technical presentations on the topic at the recent June 2003 EAGE Conference in Stavanger, Norway. The 4D seismic technique is useful to help map bypassed oil, monitor costly injection programs, and improve our understanding of reservoir compartmentalization and the fluidflow properties of faults. 

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