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An understanding of the reservoir-production process and of reservoir-engineering fundamentals is absolutely essential for effective application of 4D seismic technology. The reservoir-management strategy is dictated by the depletion mechanism. Different depletion mechanisms result in different fluid-saturation distributions, different pressure variations and, in turn, different 4D seismic responses. The interpretation of 4D seismic data will be validated and constrained by reservoir-engineering data. In addition, ultimately, the 4D data will be used to update and condition engineering models of the reservoir.

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