4D seismic on demand is the goal ///

When will the E&P industry fully embrace 4D seismic? Sooner rather than later. The issue is less a question of technology, but more a question of putting the right 4D package together. It is probably the mindset more than anything else that is holding back the adoption of 4D marine seismic surveying as a routine operation in the oilfield cycle. Fifteen years ago, 3D seismic exploration was at a similar crossroads, regarded as an expensive and not fully proven option, the preserve of majors rather than the norm for any size oil company anywhere.

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