There is a widely discussed vision that by the end of this decade permanent sensors systems in wells will be common components of instrumented oil fields and will provide data for more effective asset management and operations. In this scenario, seismic sensors, seismic sources, and a variety of nonseismic sensors will be unobtrusively and permanently distributed throughout the development infrastructure. When activated, these systems will constantly monitor the properties and performance of the reservoir and the dynamic changes that occur as production, stimulation, and EOR processes are applied. That is the vision. Let us look at where we are today....

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