One of the key challenges faced in the exploration and production phase of an oil field is the lack of technologies that can facilitate accurate and advanced seismic data acquisition. With the advent of four-dimensional (4D) imaging and node technology, increased design optimization techniques have been developed, which have benefitted data monitoring in harsh environments. In addition, there are seismic monitoring tools and software that are aimed to identify positive magnitude events. 4D imaging has promising potential to undertake seismic surveys in complex geological regimes such as high fractured areas. This issue profiles the advances in technology that are directed toward seismic data acquisition and monitoring acquisition for enhancing the life of oil and gas exploration appraisal, brownfield development, and enhanced recovery. Applications such as geomechanics, rock physics, and synthetic modeling would also receive uplift due to these advanced technologies.
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Keywords: 4D imaging, enhanced oil recovery, subsurface imaging, velocity modeling, seismicity, reservoir simulation, hydraulic fracturing, seismic data acquisition