Seismic applications of Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) have developed significantly in the last several years and more and more examples of high quality DAS VSP products are being published in the literature, including 3D and 4D images (Mateeva et al., 2014; Chalenski et al., 2016; Hance et al., 2016). Nonetheless, the limits of the technology have not been reached and there is still room for further development. In which direction should these developments go? What are the applications that could bring the largest value to the energy industry? In this abstract, we present our view on such DAS applications for areal and in-well seismic reservoir monitoring, onshore and offshore, and discuss how these applications could benefit from advances in DAS technology, specifically regarding fibre optic cables and interrogation units.


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