# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


A - Appraisal (Well)

AADE - American Association Of Drilling Engineers

AAODC - American Association Of Oilwell Drilling Contractors (Obsolete; Superseded By Iadc)

AAPG - American Association Of Petroleum Geologists

AAPL - American Association Of Professional Landmen

AAV - Annulus Access Valve

ABAN - Abandonment, (Also As Ab)

ABSA - Alberta Boilers Safety Association

ACHE - Air-Cooled Heat Exchanger

ACOU - Acoustic

ACQU - Acquisition Log

ADEP - Awaiting Development With Exploration Potential, Referring To An Asset

ADROC - Advanced Rock Properties Report

ADT - Applied Drilling Technology, Adt Log

AFE - Authorization For Expenditure, A Process Of Submitting A Business Proposal To Investors

AFP - Active Fire Protection

AGRU - Acid Gas Removal Unit

AHBDF - Along Hole (Depth) Below Derrick Floor

AHD - Along Hole Depth

AIRG - Airgun

AIRRE - Airgun Report

AIT - Array Induction Tool

AL - Appraisal License (United Kingdom), A Type Of Onshore Licence Issued Before 1996

ALARP - As Low As Reasonably Practicable

ALC - Aertical Seismic Profile Acoustic Log Calibration Report

ALR - Acoustic Log Report

aMDEA - Activated Methyldiethanolamine

AMI - Area Of Mutal Interest

AMS - Auxiliary Measurement Service Log; Auxiliary Measurement Sonde (Temperature)

AMS - Auxiliary Measurement Service Log; Auxiliary Measurement Sonde (Temperature)

AMSL - Above Mean Sea Level

AMV - Annulus Master Valve

ANACO - Analysis Of Core Logs Report

ANARE - Analysis Report

AOF - Absolute Open Flow

AOFP - Absolute Open-Flow Potential

AOFP - Absolute Open-Flow Potential

APD - Application For Permit To Drill

API - American Petroleum Institute: Organization Which Sets Unit Standards In The Oil And Gas Industry

APPRE - Appraisal Report

APS - Active Pipe Support

APWD - Annular Pressure While Drilling (Tool)

ARACL - Array Acoustic Log

ARESV - Analysis Of Reservoir

ARI - Azimuthal Resistivity Image

ARRC - Array Acoustic Report

ART - Actuator Running Tool

AS - Array Sonic Processing Log

ASCSSV - Annulus Surface Controlled Sub-Surface Valve

ASI - Asi Log

ASME - American Society Of Mechanical Engineers

ASP - Array Sonic Processing Report

ASTM - American Society For Testing And Materials

ASV - Annular Safety Valve

ASV - Annular Safety Valve

ATD - Application To Drill

AUV - Authonomus Underwater Vehicle

AV - Annular Velocity Or Apparent Viscosity

AVO - Amplitude Versus Offset (Geophysics)

AWB/V - Annulus Wing Block/Valve (Xt)

AWO - Approval For Well Operation


B or b - Prefix Denoting A Number In Billions

BA - Bottom Assembly (Of A Riser)

bbl - Barrel

BBSM - Behaviour-Based Safety Management

Bcf - Billion Cubic Feet (Of Natural Gas)

Bcfe - Billion Cubic Feet (Of Natural Gas Equivalent)

BCPD - Barrels Condensate Per Day

BDF - Below Derrick Floor

BDL - Bit Data Log

BGL - Borehole Geometry Log, or Below Ground Level (Used As A Datum For Depths In A Well)

BGS - British Geological Survey

BGT - Borehole Geometry Tool

BGWP - Base Of Ground-Water Protection

BGWP - Base Of Ground-Water Protection

BH - Bloodhound

BHA - Bottom Hole Assembly (Toolstring On Coiled Tubing Or Drill Pipe)

BHC - Bhc Gamma Ray Log

BHCA - Bhc Acoustic Log

BHCS - Bhc Sonic Log

BHCT - Bottomhole Circulating Temperature

BHL - Borehole Log

BHP - Bottom Hole Pressure

BHPRP - Borehole Pressure Report

BHSRE - Bottom Hole Sampling Report

BHSRE - Bottom Hole Sampling Report

BHSS - Borehole Seismic Survey

BHT - Bottomhole Temperature

BHTV - Borehole Television Report

BINXQ - Bond Index Quicklook Log

BIOR - Biostratigraphic Range Log

BIORE - Biostratigraphy Study Report

BIVDL - Bi/Dk/Wf/Casing Collar Locator/Gamma Ray Log

BLI - Bottom Of Logging Interval

BO - Back-Off Log

BOB - Back On Bottom

BOD - Biological Oxygen Demand

boe - Barrel(S) Of Oil Equivalent

boed - Barrel(S) Of Oil Equivalent Per Day

BOEM - Bureau Ocean Energy Management

boepd - Barrel(S) Of Oil Equivalent Per Day

BOM - Bill Of Materials

BOP - Blowout Preventer, or Bottom of Pipe

bopd - Barrel(s) Of Oil Per Day

bopm - Barrels Of Oil Per Month

BOREH - Borehole Seismic Analysis

BOSIET - Basic Offshore Safety Induction And Emergency Training

BOTHL - Bottom Hole Locator Log

BOTTO - Bottom Hole Pressure/Temperature Report

bpd - Barrels Per Day

BPFL - Borehole Profile Log

BPH - Barrels Per Hour

BPLUG - Baker Plug

BPV - Back Pressure Valve (Goes On The End Of Coiled Tubing A Drill Pipe Tool Strings To Prevent Fluid Flow In The Wrong Direction)

BQL - B/Ql Log

BQL - B/Ql Log

BRPLG - Bridge Plug Log

BRT - Below Rotary Table (Used As A Datum For Depths In A Well)

BS - Bend Stiffener

BS&W - Basic Sediments And Water

BSEE - Us: Bureau Of Safety And Environmental Enforcement (Formerly The Mms)

BSML - Below Sea Mean Level

BSR - Blind Shear Rams (Blowout Preventer)

BTEX - Benzene, Toluene, Ethyl-Benzene And Xylene

BTHL - Bottom Hole Log

BTO/C - Break To Open/Close (Valve Torque)

BTU - British Thermal Units

BU - Bottom Up

BUL - Bottom Up Lag

BUR - Build-Up Rate

BVO - Ball Valve Operator

BWD - Barrels Of Water Per Day (Often Used In Reference To Oil Production)

BWPD - Barrels Of Water Per Day


C&E - Well Completion And Equipment Cost

C&S - Cased And Suspended

C1 - Methane

C2 - Ethane

C3 - Propane

C4 - Butane

C6 - Hexanes

C7+ - Heavy Hydrocarbon Components

CA - Core Analysis Log

CALI - Calliper Log

CALOG - Circumferential Acoustic Log

CALVE - Calibrated Velocity Log Data

CAPP - Canadian Association Of Petroleum Producers

CART - Cam-Actuated Running Tool (Housing Running Tool)

CAS - Casing Log

CAT - Connector Actuating Tool

CB - Core Barrel

CBIL - Cbil Log

CBL - Cement Bond Log (Measurement Of Casing Cement Integrity)

CBM - Choke Bridge Module - Xt Choke

CCHT - Core Chart Log

CCL - Casing Collar Locator (In Perforation Or Completion Operations, The Tool Provides Depths By Correlation Of The Casing String'S Magnetic Anomaly With Known Casing Features)

CCLP - Casing Collar Locator Perforation

CCLTP - Casing Collar Locator Through Tubing Plug

CD - Core Description

CDATA - Core Data

CDIS - Cdi Synthetic Seismic Log

CDP - Common Depth Point (Geophysics), or Comprehensive Drilling Plan

CDRCL - Compensated Dual Resistivity Cal. Log

CDU - Control Distribution Unit

CECAN - Cec Analysis

CEME - Cement Evaluation

CERE - Cement Remedial Log

CET - Cement Evaluation Tool

CF - Completion Fluid

CFD - Computational Fluid Dynamics

CGEL - Cg El Log

CGL - Core Gamma Log

CGPH - Core Graph Log

CGR - Condensate Gas Ratio

CGTL - Compact Gas To Liquids (Production Equipment Small Enough To Fit On A Ship)

CHCNC - Chcnc Gamma Ray Casing Collar Locator

CHDTP - Calliper Hdt Playback Log

CHECK - Checkshot And Acoustic Calibration Report

CHESM - Contractor, Health, Environment And Safety Management

CHKSR - Checkshot Survey Report

CHKSS - Checkshot Survey Log

CHOPS - Cold Heavy Oil Production With Sand

CHP - Casing Hanger Pressure (Pressure In An Annulus As Measured At The Casing Hanger)

CHROM - Chromatolog

CHRT - Casing Hanger Running Tool

CIBP - Cast Iron Bridge Plug

CIDL - Chemical Injection Downhole Lower

CIDU - Chemical Injection Downhole Upper

CILD - Conduction Log

CIMV - Chemical Injection Metering Valve

CITHP - Closed-In Tubing Head Pressure (Tubing Head Pressure When The Well Is Shut In)

CIV - Chemical Injection Valve

CL - Core Log

CLG - Core Log And Graph

CM - Choke Module

CMP - Common Midpoint (Geophysics)

CMR - Combinable Magnetic Resonance (Nmr Log Tool)

CNCF - Field-Normalised Compensated Neutron Porosity

CND - Compensated Neutron Density

CNFDP - Cnfd True Vertical-Depth Playback Log

CNGR - Compensated Neutron Gamma-Ray Log

CNL - Compensated Neutron Log

CNLFD - Cnl/Fdc Log

CNS - Central North Sea

CO - Change Out (Ex. From Rod Equipment To Casing Equipment)

COA - Conditions Of Approval

COC - Certificate Of Conformance

COD - Chemical Oxygen Demand

COL - Collar Log

COMAN - Compositional Analysis

COML - Compaction Log

COMP - Composite Log

COMPR - Completion Program Report

COMPU - Computest Report

COMRE - Completion Record Log

CONDE - Condensate Analysis Report

CONDR - Continuous Directional Log

CORAN - Core Analysis Report

CORE - Core Report

CORG - Corgun Log

CORIB - Coriband Log

CORLG - Correlation Log

COROR - Core Orientation Report

COXY - Carbon/Oxygen Log

CP - Cathodic Protection

CPI - Cpi Log (Computer-Processed Interpretation)

CPI separator - Corrugated Plate Interceptor

CPICB - Cpi Coriband Log

CPIRE - Cpi Report

CRA - Corrosion-Resistant Alloy

CRET - Cement Retainer Setting Log

CRP - Control Riser Platform, or Common/Central Reference Point (Subsea Survey)

CRT - Clamp Replacement Tool, or Casing Running Tool

CsF - Caesium Formate (Coincidentally Also An Acronym Of The Sole Large-Scale Supplier Of Caesium Formate Brine, Cabot Specialty Fluids.)

CSG - Coal Seam Gas, or Casing

CSHN - Cased-Hole Neutron Log

CSI - Combinable Seismic Imager (Vsp) Log (Schlumberger)

CSMT - Core Sampler Tester Log

CSO - Complete Seal-Off

CSPG - Canadian Society Of Petroleum Geologists

CSR - Corporate Social Responsibility

CST - Chronological Sample Taker Log (Schlumberger)

CSTAK - Core Sample Taken Log

CSTRE - Cst Report

CSUG - Canadian Society For Unconventional Gas

CT - Coiled Tubing

CTCO - Coiled Tubing Clean-Out

CTD - Coiled Tubing Drilling

CTLF - Compensated Tension Lift Frame, or Coil Tubing Lift Frame

CTOD - Crack Tip Opening Displacement

CTRAC - Cement Tracer Log

CUT - Cutter Log

CUTTD - Cuttings Description Report

CWOP - Complete Well On Paper

CWOR - Completion Work Over Riser

CYBD - Cyberbond Log

CYBLK - Cyberlook Log

CYDIP - Cyberdip Log

CYDN - Cyberdon Log

CYPRO - Cyberproducts Log


D - Development

D&C - Drilling And Completions

D&I - Direction And Inclinitation (Mwd Borehole Deviation Survey)

DAC - Dipole Acoustic Log

DARCI - Darci Log

DAT - Wellhead Housing Drill-Ahead Tool

DAZD - Dip And Azimuth Display

DBB - Double Block And Bleed

DCAL - Dual Caliper Log

DCS - Distributed Control System

DD - Directional Driller Or Directional Drilling

DDBHC - Ddbhc Waveform Log

DDET - Depth Determination Log

DDM - Derrick Drilling Machine (A.K.A. Top Drive)

DDNL - Dual Det. Neutron Life Log

DDPT - Drill Data Plot Log

DECC - Department For Energy And Climate Change (Uk)

DECT - Decay Time

DEFSU - Definitive Survey Report

DELTA - Delta-T Log

DEN - Density Log

DEPAN - Deposit Analysis Report

DEPC - Depth Control Log

DESFL - Deep Induction Sfl Log

DEV - Development Well, Lahee Classification

DEVLG - Deviation Log

DEXP - D-Exponent Log

DF - Derrick Floor

DFIT - Diagnostic Fracture Injection Test

DFR - Drilling Factual Report

DGP - Dynamic Geohistory Plot (3D Technique)

DH - Drilling History

DHC - Depositional History Curve

DHPTT - Downhole Pressure/Temperature Transducer

DHSV - Downhole Safety Valve

DIBHC - Dis Bhc Log

DIEGR - Dielectric Gamma Ray Log

DIF - Drill In Fluids

DIL - Dual-Induction Log

DILB - Dual-Induction Bhc Log

DILL - Dual-Induction Laterolog

DILLS - Dual-Induction Log-Lss

DILSL - Dual-Induction Log-Sls

DIM - Directional Inertia Mechanism

DINT - Dip Interpretation

DIP - Dipmeter Log

DIPAR - Dipole Acoustic Report

DIPBH - Dipmeter Borehole Log

DIPFT - Dipmeter Fast Log

DIPLP - Dip Lithology Pressure Log

DIPRE - Dipmeter Report

DIPRM - Dip Removal Log

DIPSA - Dipmeter Soda Log

DIPSK - Dipmeter Stick Log

DIRS - Directional Survey Log

DIRSU - Directional Survey Report

DIS - Dis-Sls Log

DISFL - Disfl Dbhc Gamma Ray Log

DISO - Dual Induction Sonic Log

DL - Development License (United Kingdom), A Type Of Onshore License Issued Before 1996

DLIST - Dip-List Log

DLL - Dual Laterolog (Deep And Shallow Resistivity)

DLS - Dog-Leg Severity (Directional Drilling)

DM - Dry Mate

DMA - Dead-Man Anchor

DMRP - Density Magnetic Resonance Porosity (Wireline Tool)

DNHO - Downhole Logging

DO - Division Order

DOA - Delegation Of Authority

DOE - Department Of Energy, United States

DOWRE - Downhole Report

DP - Drill Pipe, or Dynamic Positioning

DPDV - Dynamically Positioned Drilling Vessel

DPL - Dual Propagation Log

DPLD - Differential Pressure Levitated Device (Or Vehicle)

DPRES - Dual Propagation Resistivity Log

DPT - Deeper Pool Test, Lahee Classification

DQLC - Dipmeter Quality Control Log

DR - Dummy-Run Log, or Drilling Report, or Delay Rental

DRI - Drift Log

DRLCT - Drilling Chart

DRLOG - Drilling Log

DRLPR - Drilling Proposal/Progress Report

DRPG - Drilling Program Report

DRPRS - Drilling Pressure

DRREP - Drilling Report

DRYRE - Drying Report

DS - Deviation Survey, (Also Directional System)

DSCAN - Dsc Analysis Report

DSI - Dipole Shear Imager

DSL - Digital Spectralog (Western Atlas)

DSPT - Cross-Plots Log

DST - Drill-Stem Test

DSTG - Dstg Log

DSTL - Drill-Stem Test Log

DSTND - Dual-Space Thermal Neutron Density Log

DSTPB - Drill-Stem Test True Vertical Depth Playback Log

DSTR - Drill-Stem Test Report

DSTRE - Drill-Stem Test Report

DSTSM - Drill-Stem Test Summary Report

DSTW - Drill-Stem Test Job Report/Works

DSV - Diving Support Vessel Or Drilling Supervisor

DTI - Department Of Trade And Industry (Uk) (Obsolete; Superseded By Dberr, Which Was Then Superseded By Decc)

DTPB - Cnt True Vertical-Depth Playback Log

DTT - Depth To Time

DWOP - Drilling Well On Paper (A Theoretical Exercise Conducted Involving The Service-Provider Managers)

DWQL - Dual-Water Quicklook Log

DWSS - Dig-Well Seismic Surface Log

DXC - Dxc Pressure Pilot Report


E - Exploration

E&A - Exploration And Appraisal

E&I - Electrical And Instrumentation

E&P - Exploration And Production

EAGE - European Association Of Geoscientists & Engineers

ECD - Equivalent Circulating Density

ECP - External Casing Packer

ECRD - Electrically Controlled Release Device (For Abandoning Stuck Wireline Tool From Cable)

ECT - External Cantilevered Turret

EDP - Exploration Drilling Program Report, or Emergency Disconnect Package, or Exploration Drilling Report, or Electronic Drilling Recorder

EDS - Emergency Disconnection Sequence

EFL - Electrical Flying Lead

EFR - Engineering Factual Report

EGMBE - Ethylene Glycol Mono-Butyl Ether

EHT - Electric Heat Trace

EHU - Electro-Hydraulic Unit

EL - Electric Log

ELT - Economic Limit Test

EM - Emop Log

EMG - Equivalent Mud Gradient

EMOP - Emop Well Site Processing Log

EMP - Electromagnetic Propagation Log

EMS - Environment Measurement Sonde (Wireline Multi-Caliper)

EMW - Equivalent Mud Weight

EN PI - Enhanced Productivity Index Log

ENG - Engineering Log

ENGF - Engineer Factual Report

ENGPD - Engineering Porosity Data

Eni - Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi S.P.A. (Italy)

ENJ - Enerjet Log

EOFL - End Of Field Life

EOR - Enhanced Oil Recovery

EOT - End Of Tubing

EOW - End Of Well Report

EPCM - Engineering Procurement Construction Management

EPCU - Electrical Power Conditioning Unit

EPIDORIS - Exploration And Production Integrated Drilling Operations And Reservoir Information System

EPL - Epl Log

EPLG - Epilog

EPLPC - Epl-Pcd-Sgr Log

EPS - Early Production System

EPT - Electromagnetic Propagation

EPTNG - Ept-Ngt Log

EPU - Electrical Power Unit

EPV - Early Production Vessel

ER(D) - Extended Reach (Drilling)

ERT - Emergency Response Training

ESD - Emergency Shut-Down

ESP - Electric Submersible Pump

ETAP - Eastern Trough Area Project

ETD - External Turret Disconnectable

ETTD - Electromagnetic Thickness Test

ETU - Electrical Test Unit

EUR - Estimated Ultimate Recovery

EVARE - Evaluation Report

EWR - End Of Well Report

EXL - Or Xl, Exploration Licence (United Kingdom), A Type Of Onshore Licence Issued Between The First Onshore Licensing Round (1986) And The Sixth (1992)

EZSV - Ezsv Log


FAC - Factual Report

FACHV - Four-Arm Calliper Log

FANAL - Formation Analysis Sheet Log

FAT - Factory Acceptance Testing

FBE - Fusion-Bonded Epoxy

FC - Float Collar

FCP - Final Circulating Pressure

FCV - Flow Control Valve

FCVE - F-Curve Log

FDC - Formation Density Log

FDP - Field Development Plan

FDS - Functional Design Specification

FER - Field Equipment Room

FEWD - Formation Evaluation While Drilling

FFAC - Formation Factor Log

FFM - Full Field Model

FGEOL - Final Geological Report

FH - Full-Hole Tool Joint

FI - Final Inspection

FI(M) - Free Issue (Materials)

FID - Final Investment Decision, or Flame Ionisation Detection

FIL - Fil Log

FINST - Final Stratigraphic Report

FINTP - Formation Interpretation

FIP - Flow-Induced Pulsation

FIT - Formation Integrity TestFairing Intervention Tool, or Fluid Identification Test, or Formation Interval Tester

FIV - Flow-Induced Vibration, or Formation Isolation Valve

FL - F Log

FLAP - Fluid Level Above Pump

FLDF - Flying Lead Deployment Frame

FLIV - Flowline Injection Valve, or Flowline Isolation Valve

FLNG - Floating Liquefied Natural Gas

FLOG - Flog Phix Rhgx Log

FLOPR - Flow Profile Report

FLOT - Flying Lead Orientation Tool

FLOW - Flow And Buildup Test Report

FLRA - Field-Level Risk Assessment

FLS - Fluid Sample

FLT - Fault (Geology)

FMEA - Failure Modes, & Effects Analysis

FMECA - Failure Modes, Effects, And Criticality Analysis

FMI - Formation Micro Imaging Log (Azimuthal Microresistivity)

FMP - Formation Microscan Report

FMS - Formation Multi-Scan Log; Formation Micro-Scan Log

FMTAN - Fmt Analysis Report

FOET - Further Offshore Emergency Training

FOSV - Full-Opening Safety Valve

FPDM - Fracture Potential And Domain Modelling/Mapping

FPIT - Free-Point Indicator Tool

FPL - Flow Analysis Log

FPLAN - Field Plan Log

FPSO - Floating Production Storage And Offloading Vessel

FPU - Floating Processing Unit

FRA - Fracture Log

FRARE - Fracture Report

FRES - Final Reserve Report

FS - Fail Safe

FSB - Flowline Support Base

FSI - Flawless Start-Up Initiative

FSO - Floating Storage Offloading Vessel

FT - Formation Tester Log

FTM - Fire-Team Member

FTP - First Tranche Petroleum

FTRE - Formation Testing Report

FULDI - Full Diameter Study Report

FV - Funnel Viscosity Or Float Valve

FWHP - Flowing Well-Head Pressure

FWKO - Free Water Knock-Out

FWL - Free Water Level

FWR - Final Well Report

FWV - Flow Wing Valve (Also Known As Production Wing Valve On A Xmas Tree)


G/C - Gas Condensate

GAS - Gas Log

GASAN - Gas Analysis Report

GBS - Gravity Based Structure

GBT - Gravity Base Tank

GCLOG - Graphic Core Log

GCT - Gct Log

GDAT - Geodetic Datum

GDE - Gross Depositional Environment

GDIP - Geodip Log

GDT - Gas Down To

GE - Condensate Gas Equivalent, or Ground Elevation (Also [Gr Or Gre])

GEOCH - Geochemical Evaluation

GEODY - Geo Dys Log

GEOEV - Geochemical Evaluation Report

GEOFO - Geological & Formation Evaluation Report

GEOL - Geological Surveillance Log

GEOP - Geophone Data Log

GEOPN - Geological Well Prognosis Report

GEOPR - Geological Operations Progress Report

GEORE - Geological Report

GGRG - Gauge Ring

GIIP - Gas Initially In Place

GIS - Geographic Information System

GL - Gas Lift, or Ground Level

GLE - Ground Level Elevation (Generally In Metres Above Mean Sea Level)

GLM - Gas Lift Mandrel (Alternative Name For Side Pocket Mandrel)

GLR - Gas Liquid Ratio

GLT - Glt Log

GLV - Gas Lift Valve

GOC - Gas Oil Contact

GOM - Gulf Of Mexico

GOP - Geological Operations Report

GOR - Gas Oil Ratio

GOSP - Gas/Oil Separation Plant

GPIT - General Purpose Inclinometry Tool (Borehole Survey)

GPLT - Geol Plot Log

GPM - Gallons Per Mcf

GPSL - Geo Pressure Log

GR - Ground Level (Or Elevation //(Also [Ge Or Gre])) Or Gamma Ray

GRAD - Gradiometer Log

GRE - Ground Elevation (Also [Gr Or Ge])

GRLOG - Grapholog

GRN - Gamma Ray Neutron Log

GRP - Glass Reinforced Plastic

GRSVY - Gradient Survey Log

GRV - Gross Rock Volume

GS - Gas Supplier, or Gel Strength

GST - Gst Log

GTL - Gas To Liquid

GTW - Gas To Wire

GUN - Gun Set Log

GWC - Gas-Water Contact

GWI - Gross Working Interest

GWREP - Geo Well Report


HAZ - Heat Affected Zone

HAZID - Hazard Identification (Meeting)

HAZOP - Hazardous Operation

HC - Hydrocarbons

HCAL - Hrcc Calliper (In Logs)(In Inches)

HCCS - Horizontal Clamp Connection System

HCM - Horizontal Connection Module. To Connect The Xmas Tree To The Manifold

HDA - Helideck Assistant

HDPE - High Density Polyethylene

HDT - High Resolution Dipmeter Log

HDU - Horizontal Drive Unit

HEXT - Hex Diplog

HFE - Human Factors Engineering

HFL - Hydraulic Flying Lead

HGS - High (Specific-)Gravity Solids

HHP - Hydraulic Horsepower

HI - Hydrogen Index

HIPPS - High Integrity Pressure Protection System

HIRA - Hazard Identification And Risk Assessment

HISC - Hydrogen Induced Stress Cracking

HL - Hook Load

HLO - Heavy Load-Out (Facility), or Helicopter Landing Officer

Hmax - Maximum Wave Height

HNGS - Flasked Hostile Natural Gamma-Ray Spectrometry Tool

HP - Hydrostatic Pressure

HPGAG - High Pressure Gauge

HPHT - High Pressure High Temperature (Same As Hthp)

HPPS - Hp Pressure Log

HPU - Hydraulic Power Unit

HPWBM - High Performance Water Base Mud

HRCC - Hcal Of Calliper (In Inches)

HRLA - High Resolution Laterolog Array (Resistivity Logging Tool)

Hs - Significant Wave Height

HSE - Health, Safety And Environment Or Health & Safety Executive (United Kingdom)

HTHP - High Temperature High Pressure (Same As Hpht)

HTM - Helideck Team Member

HUD - Hold Up Depth

HUET - Helicopter Underwater Escape Training

HVDC - High Voltage Direct Current

HWDP - Heavy-Weight Drill Pipe (Sometimes Spelled Hevi-Wate)

HYPJ - Hyperjet

HYROP - Hydrophone Log


I:P - Injector To Producer Ratio

IADC - International Association Of Drilling Contractors

IAT - Internal Active Turret

IBC - Intermediate Bulk Container

ICD - Inflow Control Device

ICoTA - Intervention And Coiled Tubing Association

ICP - Intermediate Casing Point

ICSS - Integrated Controls And Safety System

ICSU - Integrated Commissioning And Start Up

ICV - Interval Control Valve, or Integrated Cement Volume (Of Borehole)(In Cubic Metres)

ID - Inner Or Internal Diameter (Of A Tubular Component Such As A Casing)

IDC - Intangible Drilling Costs

IDEL - Idel Log

IEB - Induction Electro Bhc Log

IEL - Induction Electrical Log

IF - Internal Flush Tool Joint

IH - Gamma Ray Log

IHV - Integrated Hole Volume (Of Borehole) (In Cubic Metres)

IJL - Injection Log

IL - Induction Log

ILI - Inline Inspection (Intelligent Pigging)

ILOGS - Image Logs

IMAG - Image Analysis Report

IMCA - International Marine Contractors Association

IMR - Inspection Maintenance And Repair

INCR - Incline Report

INCRE - Incline Report

INDRS - Ind Res Sonic Log

INDT - Indt Log

INDWE - Individual Well Record Report

INJEC - Injection Falloff Log

INSUR - Inrun Survey Report

INVES - Investigative Program Report

IOC - International Oil Company

IPAA - Independent Petroleum Association Of America

IPC - Installed Production Capacity

IPLS - Ipls Log

IPR - Inflow Performance Relationship

IPT - Internal Passive Turret

IR - Interpretation Report

IRC - Inspection Release Certificate

IRTJ - Irtj Gamma Ray Slimhole Log

ISF - Isf Sonic Log

ISFBG - Isf Bhc Gr Log

ISFCD - Isf Conductivity Log

ISFGR - Isf Gr Casing Collar Locator Log

ISFL - Isf-Lss Log

ISFP - Isf Sonic True Vertical Depth Playback Log

ISFPB - Isf True Vertical Depth Playback Log

ISFSL - Isf Sls Msfl Log

ITD - Internal Turret Disconnectable

ITR - Inspection Test Record

ITS - Influx To Surface

IUG - Instrument Utility Gas

IWCF - International Well Control Federation

IWOCS - Installation / Workover Control System


J&A - Junked And Abandoned

JB - Junk Basket

JIB - Joint Interest Billing

JLT - J-Lay Tower

JOA - Joint Operating Agreement

JT - Joule-Thomson (Effect/Valve/Separator)

JU - Jack-Up Drilling Rig

JV - Joint Venture

JVP - Joint Venture Partners/Participants


KB - Kelly Bushing

KBE - Kelly Bushing Elevation (In Meters Above Sea Level, Or Meters Above Ground Level)

KBG - Kelly Bushing Height Above Ground Level

KD - Kelly Down

KMW - Kill Mud Weight

KOP - Kick-Off Point Directional Drilling, or Kick Off Plug

KRP - Kill Rate Pressure


LACT - Lease Automatic Custody Transfer

LAH - Lookahead

LAOT - Linear Activation Override Tool

LARS - Launch & Recovery System

LAS - Log Ascii Standard

LAT - Lowest Astronomical Tide

LCM - Lost Circulation Material

LCNLG - Ldt Cnl Gamma Ray Log

LD - Lay Down (Tubing, Rods, Etc.)

LDL - Litho Density Log

LDTEP - Ldt Ept Gamma Ray Log

LEAKL - Leak Detection Log

LEPRE - Litho-Elastic Property Report

LGR - Liquid Gas Ratio

LGS - Low (Specific-)Gravity Solids

LINCO - Liner And Completion Progress Report

LIOG - Lithography Log

LIT - Lead Impression Tool

LITDE - Litho Density Quicklook Log

LITHR - Lithological Description Report

LITRE - Lithostratigraphy Report

LITST - Lithostratigraphic Log

LKO - Lowest Known Oil

LL - Laterolog

LMAP - Location Map

LMRP - Lower Marine Riser Package

LMV - Lower Master Valve (On A Xmas Tree)

LNG - Liquefied Natural Gas

LOA - Letter Of Authorisation/Agreement/Authority

LOE - Lease Operating Expenses

LOGGN - Logging Whilst Drilling

LOGRS - Log Restoration Report

LOGSM - Log Sample

LOLER - Lifting Operations And Lifting Equipment Regulations

LOT - Leak-Off Test, or Linear Override Tool, or Lock Open Tool

LOTO - Lock Out / Tag Out

LP - Low Pressure

LPG - Liquefied Petroleum Gas

LPH - Litres Per Hour

LPWHH - Low Pressure Well Head Housing

LRP - Lower Riser Package

LSBGR - Long Spacing Bhc Gr Log

LSD - Land Surface Datum

LSSON - Long Spacing Sonic Log

LT - Linear Time Or Lag Time

LTI(FR) - Lost Time Incident (Frequency Rate)

LUMI - Luminescence Log

LVEL - Linear Velocity Log

LVOT - Linear Valve Override Tool

LWD - Logging While Drilling

LWOP - Logging Well On Paper


m - Metre

M or m - Prefix Designating A Number In Thousands (Not To Be Confused With Si Prefix M For Mega- Or M For Milli)

MAASP - Maximum Acceptable [Or Allowable] Annular Surface Pressure

MAC - Multipole Acoustic Log

MACL - Multiarm Caliper Log

MAGST - Magnetostratigraphic Report

MAOP - Maximum Allowable Operating Pressure

MARA - Maralog

MAST - Sonic Tool (Records Waveform).

MAWP - Maximum Allowable Working Pressure

Mbd - Thousand Barrels (Of Oil) Per Day

Mbod - Thousand Barrels Of Oil Per Day

Mboe - Thousand Barrels Of Oil Equivalent

Mboed - Thousand Barrels Of Oil Equivalent Per Day

Mbpd - Thousand Barrels Of Oil Per Day

MBR - Minimum Bend Radius

MBRO - Multi-Bore Restriction Orifices

MBT - Methylene Blue Test

MBWH - Multi Bowl Wellhead

MCD - Mechanical Completion Dossier

Mcf - Thousand Cubic Feet Of Natural Gas

Mcfe - Thousand Cubic Feet Of Natural Gas Equivalent

MCFPD - One Thousand Cubic Feet Of Gas Per Day

MCHE - Main Cryogenic Heat Exchanger

MCM - Manifold Choke Module

MCS - Master Control Station, or Manifold & Connection System

mD - Millidarcy, Measure Of Permeability, With Units Of Area

MDEA - Methyl Diethanolamine (Amdea)

MDL - Methane Drainage Licence (United Kingdom), A Type Of Onshore Licence Allowing Natural Gas To Be Collected "In The Course Of Operations For Making And Keeping Safe Mines Whether Or Not Disused"

MDSS - Measured Depth Sub-Sea

MDT - Modular Formation Dynamic Tester

MEA - Monoethanolamine

MEG - Mono-Ethylene Glycol

MEIC - Mechanical Electrical Instrumentation Commission

MEPRL - Mechanical Properties Log

MERCR - Mercury Injection Study Report

MERG - Merge Fdc/Cnl/Gamma Ray/Dual Laterolog/Micro Sfl Log

MEST - Micro-Electrical Scanning Tool (A Dipmeter, Aka. Mst Or Fms).

MF - Marsh Funnel (Mud Viscosity)

MFCT - Multifinger Calliper Tool

MGL - Magnelog

MI - Mineral Interest

MIFR - Mini Frac Log

MINL - Minilog

MIPAL - Micropalaeo Log

MIRU - Move In And Rig Up

MIST - Minimum Industry Safety Training

MIYP - Maximum Internal Yield Pressure

mKB - Meters Below Kelly Bushing

ML - Microlog, Or Mud Log

MLF - Marine Loading Facility

MLH - Mud Liner Hanger

MLL - Microlaterolog

MM or mm - Prefix Designating A Number In Millions (Or Si Unit - Millimetre)

MMbd - Million Barrels Per Day

MMbod - Million Barrels Of Oil Per Day

MMboe - Million Barrels Of Oil Equivalent

MMboed - Million Barrels Of Oil Equivalent Per Day

MMbpd - Million Barrels Per Day

MMcf - Million Cubic Feet (Of Natural Gas)

MMCFD - One Million Cubic Feet Of Gas Per Day

MMcfe - Million Cubic Feet (Of Natural Gas Equivalent)

MMS - Minerals Management Service, (United States)

mmscfd - Million Standard Cubic Feet Per Day

mmstb - Million Stock Barrels

MMTPA - Millions Of Metric Tonnes Per Annum

MNP - Merge And Playback Log

MODU - Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit

MOF - Marine Offloading Facility

MOPU - Mobile Offshore Production Unit

MOT - Materials/Marine Offloading Terminal

MPA - Micropalaeo Analysis Report

MPD - Managed Pressure Drilling

MPFM - Multi-Phase Flow Meter

MPK - Merged Playback Log

MPP - Multiphase Pump

MPQT - Manufacturing Procedure Qualification Test

MPS - Manufacturing Procedure Specification

MPSP - Maximum Predicted Surface Pressure

MPV - Multi Purpose Vessel

MQC - Multi Quick Connection Plate

MR - Marine Riser, or Morning Report

MRBP - Magna Range Bridge Plug

MRCV - Multi Reverse Circulating Valve

MRIRE - Magnetic Resonance Image Report

MRR - Material Receipt Report

MRX - Magnetic Resonance Expert (Wireline Nmr Tool)

MSCT - Mechanical Sidewall Coring Tool

MSFL - Micro Sfl Log; Micro-Spherically Focussed Log (Resistivity).

MSI - Mechanical And Structural Inspection

MSIP - Modular Sonic Imaging Platform (Sonic Scanner)

MSIPC - Multi Stage Inflatable Packer Collar

MSL - Mean Sea Level, or Micro Spherical Log

MSS - Magnetic Single Shot

MST - Mst Exp Resistivity Log

MTBF - Mean Time Between Failure

MTO - Material Take-Off

MTT - Mtt Multi-Isotope Trace Tool

MUD - Mud Log

MUDT - Mud Temperature Log

MuSol - Mutual Solvent

MVB - Master Valve Block On Xmas Tree

MW - Mud Weight

MWD - Measurement While Drilling

MWDRE - Measurement While Drilling Report

MWS - Marine Warranty Survey


NACE - National Association Of Corrosion Engineers

NAPF - Non Aqueous Phase Fluid

NASA - Non Active Side Arm (Term Used In The North Sea For Kill Wing Valve On A Xmas Tree)

NAVIG - Navigational Log

NB - Nominal Bore

ND - Nipple Down

NDE - Non Destructive Examination

NEUT - Neutron Log

NFG - "No F'ing Good" Used For Marking Damaged Equipment, Not To Be Confused With Ng Being Natural Gas

NFI - No Further Investment

NFW - New Field Wildcat, Lahee Classification

NG - Natural Gas

NGDC - National Geoscience Data Centre (United Kingdom)

NGL - Natural Gas Liquids

NGLQT - Ngt Ql Log

NGR - Natural Gamma Ray

NGRC - National Geological Records Centre (United Kingdom)

NGS - Ngs Log

NGSS - Ngs Spectro Log

NGT - Natural Gamma Ray Tool

NGTLD - Ngt Ldt Ql Log

NGTR - Ngt Ratio Log

NHDA - National Hydrocarbons Data Archive (United Kingdom)

NHPV - Net Hydrocarbon Pore Volume

NMDC - Non Magnetic Drill Collar

NMHC - Non-Methane Hydrocarbons

NMR - Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Log

NMVOC - Non-Methane Volatile Organic Compounds

NNS - Northern North Sea

NOC - National Oil Company

NOISL - Noise Log

NORM - Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material

NP - Non Producing Well (As Opposed To P - Producing Well)

NPD - Norwegian Petroleum Directorate

NPS - Nominal Pipe Size (Sometimes Ns)

NPSH - Net Positive Suction Head

NPV - Net Present Value

NPW - New Pool Wildcat, Lahee Classification

NRI - Net Revenue Interest

NRV - Non Return Valve

NS - North Sea; Can Also Refer To The North Slope Borough, Alaska, The North Slope, Which Includes Prudhoe Bay Oil Field (The Largest Us Oil Field), Kuparuk Oil Field, Milne Point, Lisburne, And Point Mcintyre Among Others.

NTHF - Non-Toxic High Flash

NTU - Nephelometric Turbidity Unit

NUMAR - Magnetic Resonance Image Log

NWI - Net Working Interest 


O&G - Oil And Gas

O&M - Operations And Maintenance

OBCS - Ocean Bottom Cable System

OBDTL - Obdt Log

OBEVA - Obdt Evaluation Report

OBM - Oil-Based Mud

OCI - Oil Corrosion Inhibitor (Vessels)

OCIMF - Oil Companies International Marine Forum

OCL - Quality Control Log

OCTG - Oil Country Tubular Goods (Oil Well Casing, Tubing, And Drill Pipe)

OD - Outer Diameter (Of A Tubular Component Such As Casing)

ODT - Oil Down To

OEM - Original Equipment Manufacturer

OFST - Offset Vertical Seismic Profile

OGML - Oil, Gas And Mineral Lease

OH - Openhole

OHC - Open Hole Completion

OI - Oxygen Index

OIM - Offshore Installation Manager

OMRL - Oriented Micro-Resistivity Log

ONAN - Oil Natural Air Natural Cooled Transformer

ONNR - Office Of Natural Resources Revenue (Formerly Mms)

OOE - Offshore Operation Engineer (Senior Technical Authority On An Offshore Oil Platform)

OOIP - Original Oil In Place

OOT - Out Of Tolerance

OPEC - Organization Of Petroleum Exporting Countries

OPITO - Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organization

OPL - Operations Log

OPRES - Overpressure Log

OPS - Operations Report

ORICO - Oriented Core Data Report

ORRI - Overriding Royalty Interest

OS&D - Over, Short & Damage (Report)

OT - A Well On Test, or Off Tree

OTDR - Optical Time Domain Reflectometry

OTIP - Operational Testing Implementation Plan

OTL - Operations Team Leader

OTSG - One-Time Through Steam Generator

OUT - Oil Up To, or Outpost (Lahee Classification)

OVCH - Oversize Charts

OVID - Offshore Vessel Inspection Database

OWC - Oil Water Contact


P - Producing Well (As Opposed To Np - Non Producing)

P&A - Plugged And Abandoned (Of A Well)

PADPRT - Pressure Assisted Drillpipe Running Tool

PAGA - Public Address General Alarm

PAL - Palaeo Chart

PALYN - Palynological Analysis Report

PAR - Pre-Assembled Rack

PAU - Pre-Assembled Unit

PBD - Pason Billing System

PBDMS - Playback Dmsls Log

PBHL - Proposed Bottom Hole Location

PBR - Polished Bore Receptacle (Component Of A Completion String)

PBTD - Plug Back Total Depth

PBU - Pressure Build Up (Applies To Integrity Testing On Valves)

PCA - Production Concession Agreement

PCB - Poly Chlorinated Biphenyl

PCCL - Perforation Casing Collar Locator Log

PCDM - Power And Control Distribution Module

PCKR - Packer

PCOLL - Perforation And Collar

PDC - Perforation Depth Control, or Polycrystalline Diamond Compact (A Type Of Drilling Bit)

PDG/PDHG - Permanent Downhole Gauge

PDKL - Pdk Log

PDKR - Pdk 100 Report

PDM - Positive Displacement Motor

PDNP - Proved Developed Not Producing

PDP - Proved Developed Reserves

PDPM - Power Distribution Protection Module

PE - Petroleum Engineer, or Professional Engineer, or Polyethylene

PEA - Palaeo Environment Study Report

PEDL - Petroleum Exploration And Development Licence (United Kingdom), Introduced In The 8Th Onshore Licensing Round

PENL - Penetration Log

PEP - Pep Log

PERDC - Perforation Depth Control

PERFO - Perforation Log

PERM - Permeability

PERML - Permeability Log

PESGB - Petroleum Exploration Society Of Great Britain

PETA - Petrographical Analysis Report

PETD - Petrographic Data Log

PETLG - Petrophysical Evaluation Log

PETPM - Petrography Permeametry Report

PETRP - Petrophysical Evaluation Report

PEX - Platform Express Toolstring (Resistivity, Porosity, Imaging)

PFC - Pfc Log

PFE - Plate/Frame Heat Exchanger

PFHE - Plate Fin Heat Exchanger

PFPG - Perforation Plug Log

PFREC - Perforation Record Log

PG - Pressure Gauge (Report)

PGB - Permanent Guide Base

PGOR - Produced Gas Oil Ratio

PH - Phasor Log

PHASE - Phasor Processing Log

PHB - Pre-Hydrated Bentonite

PHC - Passive Heave Compensator

PHOL - Photon Log

PHPU - Platform Hydraulic Power Unit

PHYFM - Physical Formation Log

PI - Productivity Index Or (Permit Issued)

PINTL - Production Interpretation

PIP - Pipe In Pipe

PL - Production Licence

PLEM - Pipeline End Manifold

PLES - Pipeline End Structure

PLET - Pipeline End Termination

PLG - Plug Log

PLS - Position Location System

PLSV - Pipelay Support Vessel

PLT - Production Logging Tool

PLTQ - Production Logging Tool Quicklook Log

PLTRE - Production Logging Tool Report

PMI - Positive Material Identification

PMV - Production Master Valve

PNP - Proved Not Producing

POB - Personnel On Board

POBM - Pseudo-Oil-Based Mud

POF - Permanent Operations Facility

PON - Petroleum Operations Notice (United Kingdom)

POOH / POH - Pull Out Of Hole

POR - Density Porosity Log

POSFR - Post Fracture Report

POSTW - Post Well Appraisal Report

POSWE - Post Well Summary Report

PP - Pump Pressure, or Dxc Pressure Plot Log

PPC - Powered Positioning Caliper (Schlumberger Dual-Axis Wireline Caliper Tool)

ppcf - Pounds Per Cubic Foot

PPE - Personal Protective Equipment, or Preferred Pressure End

ppg - Pounds Per Gallon

PPI - Post Production Inspection/Intervention, or Post Pipelay Installation

PPS - Production Packer Setting

pptf - Pounds (Per Square Inch) Per Thousand Feet (Of Depth) - A Unit Of Fluid Density/Pressure

PQR - Procedure Qualification Record

PR2 - Testing Regime To Api6A Annex F

PRA - Production Reporting & Allocation

PREC - Perforation Record

PRESS - Pressure Report

PROD - Production Log

PROTE - Production Test Report

PROX - Proximity Log

PRSRE - Pressure Gauge Report

PSA - Production Service Agreement, or Purchase Sales Agreement

PSANA - Pressure Analysis

PSC - Production Sharing Contract

PSD - Planned Shut-Down

PSIA - Pounds Per Square Inch Atmospheric

PSIG - Pounds Per Square Inch Gauge

PSL - Product Specification Level

PSLOG - Pressure Log

PSP - Pseudostatic Spontaneous Potential

PSPL - Psp Leak Detection Log

PSQ - Plug Squeeze Log

PST - Pst Log

PSV - Pressure Safety Valve, or Pipe Supply Vessel

PSVAL - Pressure Evaluation Log

PTA/S - Pipeline Termination Assembly/Structure

PTO - Permit To Operate

PTSET - Production Test Setter

PTTC - Petroleum Technology Transfer Council, United States

PTW - Permit To Work

PU - Pick Up (Tubing, Rods, Power Swivel, Etc.)

PUD - Proved Undeveloped Reserves

PUN - Puncher Log

PUR - Plant Upset Report

PUWER - Provision And Use Of Work Equipment Regulations

PV - Plastic Viscosity

PVDF - Polyvinylidene Fluoride

PVT - Pressure Volume Temperature

PVTRE - Pressure Volume Temperature Report

PW - Produced Water

PWB - Production Wing Block (Xt)

PWHT - Post Weld Heat Treat

PWRI - Produced Water Re-Injection

PWV - Production Wing Valve (Also Known As A Flow Wing Valve On A Xmas Tree)


QC - Quality Control

QCR - Quality Control Report

QL - Quicklook Log


RAC - Ratio Curves

RACI - Responsible / Accountable / Consulted / Informed

RAM - Reliability, Availability, And Maintainability

RAWS - Raw Stacks Vsp Log

RBP - Retrievable Bridge Plug

RCA - Root Cause Analysis

RCD - Rotating Control Device

RCI - Reservoir Characterization Instrument (For Downhole Fluid Measurements E.G. Spectrometry, Density, Etc)

RCKST - Rig Checkshot

RCL - Retainer Correlation Log

RCM - Reliability Centred Maintenance

RCR - Remote Component Replacement (Tool)

RCU - Remote Control Unit

RDMO - Rig Down Move Out

RE - Reservoir Engineer

REOR - Reorientation Log

RESAN - Reservoir Analysis

RESDV - Riser Emergency Shut Down Valve

RESEV - Reservoir Evaluation

RESFL - Reservoir Fluid

RESI - Resistivity Log

RESL - Reservoir Log

RESOI - Residual Oil

REZ - Renewable Energy Zone (United Kingdom)

RF - Recovery Factor

RFLNG - Ready For Liquefied Natural Gas

RFMTS - Repeat Formation Tester

RFSU - Ready For Start-Up

RFT - Repeat Formation Tester

RFTRE - Repeat Formation Tester Report

RFTS - Repeat Formation Tester Sample

RI - Royalty Interest

RIGMO - Rig Move

RIH - Run In Hole

RIMS - Riser Integrity Monitoring System

RITT - Riser Insertion Tube (Tool)

RKB - Rotary Kelly Bushings

RLOF - Rock Load-Out Facility

RMLC - Request For Mineral Land Clearance

RMP - Reservoir Management Plan

RMS - Riser Monitoring System, or Ratcheting Mule Shoe

RNT - Rnt Log

ROCT - Rotary Coring Tool

ROP - Rate Of Penetration, or Rate Of Perforation

ROT - Remote Operated Tool

ROV/WROV - Remotely Operated Vehicle/Workclass Remotely Operated Vehicle, Used For Subsea Construction And Maintenance

ROWS - Remote Operator Workstation

ROZ - Recoverable Oil Zone

RPCM - Ring Pair Corrosion Monitoring

RPM - Revolutions Per Minute, (Rotations Per Minute)

RROCK - Routine Rock Properties Report

RST - Reservoir Saturation Tool (Schlumberger) Log

RTTS - Retrievable Test-Treat-Squeeze (Packer)

RWD - Reaming While Drilling


SABA - Supplied Air Breathing Apparatus

SAGD - Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage

SALM - Single Anchor Loading Mooring

SAM - Subsea Accumulator Module

SAML - Sample Log

SAMTK - Sample Taker Log

SANDA - Sandstone Analysis Log

SAT - Site Acceptance Test

SB - Sit-Bo Log

SBF - Synthetic Base Fluid

SBM - Synthetic Base Mud

SBT - Segmented Bond Tool

SC - Seismic Calibration

SCADA - Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition

SCAL - Special Core Analysis

SCAP - Scallops Log

SCBA - Self Contained Breathing Apparatus

SCDES - Sidewall Core Description

scf - Standard Cubic Feet (Of Natural Gas)

SCHLL - Schlumberger Log Also Schlo, Schlu

SCM(MB) - Subsea Control Module (Mounting Base)

SCO - Synthetic Crude Oil

SCRS - Sidewall Cores

SCSSV - Surface Controlled Subsurface Safety Valve

SD - Sonic Density

SDFD - Shut Down For Day

SDFN - Shut Down For Night

SDIC - Sonic Dual Induction

SDL - Supplier Document List

SDM/U - Subsea Distribution Module/Unit

SDPBH - Sdp Bottom Hole Pressure Report

SDT - Step Draw-Down Test (Sometimes Sddt)

SDU/M - Subsea Distribution Unit/Module

SEA - Strategic Environmental Assessment (United Kingdom)

SECGU - Section Gauge Log

SEDHI - Sedimentary History

SEDIM - Sedimentology

SEDL - Sedimentology Log

SEDRE - Sedimentology Report

SEM - Subsea Electronics Module

Semi (or Semi-Sub) - Semi-Submersible Drilling Rig

SEPAR - Separator Sampling Report

SEQSU - Sequential Survey

SFERAE - Global Association For The Use Of Knowledge On Fractured Rock In A State Of Stress, In The Field Of Energy, Culture And Environment

SFL - Steel Flying Lead

SG - Static Gradient

SGR - Shale Gouge Ratio

SGSI - Shell Global Solutions International

SGUN - Squeeze Gun

SHA - Sensor Harness Assembly

SHDT - Stratigraphic High Resolution Dipmeter Tool

SHO - Stab And Hinge Over

SHOCK - Shock Log

SHOWL - Show Log

SI - Shut In Well

SI/TA - Shut In/Temporarily Abandoned

SICP - Shut-In Casing Pressure

SIDPP - Shut-In Drill Pipe Pressure

SIDSM - Sidewall Sample

SIGTTO - Society Of International Gas Tanker And Terminal Operators

SIMCON - Simultaneous Construction

SIMOPS - Simultaneous Operations

SIP - Shut In Pressure

SIPES - Society Of Independent Professional Earth Scientists, United States

SIT - System Integration Test (one type is a 'Fr Sit', a Field Representation SIT), or (Casing) Shoe Integrity Test

SITHP - Shut In Tubing Hanger/Head Pressure (Another Term For Cithp)

SITT - Single Tt Log

SIWHP - Shut-In Well Head Pressure

SKPLT - Stick Plot Log

SL - Seismic Lines

SLS - Sls Gr Log

SLT - Slt Gr Log

SMA - Small Amount

SMLS - Seamless Pipempp:

SMO - Suction Module

SMPC - Subsea Multiphase Pump: Pump, Which Can Increase Flowrate And Pressure Of The Untreated Wellstream

SN - Seat Nipple

SNAM - Societá Nazionale Metanodotti Now Snam S.P.A. (Italy)

SNP - Sidewall Neutron Porosity

SNS - Southern North Sea

SOBM - Synthetic Oil Based Mud

SOLAS - Safety Of Life At Sea

SONCB - Sonic Calibration Log

SONRE - Sonic Calibration Report

SONWR - Sonic Waveform Report

SONWV - Sonic Waveform Log

SOW - Slip-On Wellhead

SP - Set Point, Shot Point (Geophysics), Spontaneous Potential (Well Log)

SPCAN - Special Core Analysis

SPCU - Subsea Power And Control Unit

SPE - Society Of Petroleum Engineers

SPEAN - Spectral Analysis

SPEL - Spectralog

SPFM - Single Phase Flow Meter

SPH - Sph Log

SPM - Side Pocket Mandrel Or Strokes Per Minute (Of A Positive-Displacement Pump)

SPMT - Self-Propelled Modular Transporter

SPOP - Spontaneous Potential Log

SPP - Stand Pipe Pressure

SPROF - Seismic Profile

SPS - Subsea Production Systems

SPT - Shallower Pool Test, Lahee Classification

SPWLA - Society Of Petrophysicists And Well Log Analysts

SQL - Seismic Quicklook Log

SR - Shear Rate

SRD - Seismic Reference Datum, An Imaginary Horizontal Surface At Which Twt Is Assumed To Be Zero

SREC - Seismic Record Log

SRT - Site Receival Test

SS - Subsea, As In A Datum Of Depth, E.G. Tvdss (True Vertical Depth Subsea)

SSCC - Sulphide Stress Corrosion Cracking

SSCP - Subsea Cryogenic Pipeline

SSCS - Subsea Control System

SSD - Sliding Sleeve Door, or Sub Sea Level Depth (In Metres Or Feet, Positive Value In Downwards Direction With Respect To The Geoid)

SSG - Sidewall Sample Gun

SSIV - Subsea Isolation Valve

SSM - Subsea Manifolds

SSMAR - Synthetic Seismic Marine Log

SSPLR - Subsea Pig Launcher/Receiver

SSSL - Supplementary Seismic Survey Licence (United Kingdom), A Type Of Onshore Licence

SSSV - Sub-Surface Safety Valve

SSTT - Subsea Test Tree

SSTV - Subsea Test Valve

SSU - Subsea Umbilicals

SSV - Surface Safety Valve

SSWI - Subsea Well Intervention

STAB - Stabiliser

STAGR - Static Gradient Survey Report

STB - Stock Tank Barrel

STC - Stc Log

STFL - Steel Tube Fly Lead

STGL - Stratigraphic Log

STIMU - Stimulation Report

STKPT - Stuck Point

STL - Stl Gamma Ray Log, or Submerged Turret Loading

STOIIP - Stock Tank Oil Initially In Place

STOP - Safety Training Observation Program

STP - Submerged Turret Production

STRAT - Stratigraphy, Stratigraphic

STRRE - Stratigraphy Report

STSH - String Shot

STU - Steel Tube Umbilical

SUML - Summarised Log

SUMRE - Summary Report

SUMST - Geological Summary Sheet

SURF - Subsea/Umbilicals/Risers/Flowlines

SURFR - Surface Sampling Report

SURRE - Survey Report

SURVL - Survey Chart Log

SUT(A/B) - Subsea Umbilical Termination (Assembly/Box)

SUTU - Subsea Umbilical Termination Unit

SV - Sleeve Valve Or Standing Valve

SW - Salt Water

SWD - Salt Water Disposal Well

SWDW - Salt Water Disposal Well

SWE - Senior Well Engineer

SWHE - Spiral Wound Heat Exchanger

SWOT - Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities And Threats

SYNRE - Synthetic Seismic Report

SYSEI - Synthetic Seismogram Log


T - Well Flowing To Tank

TA - Temporarily Abandoned Well, or Top Assembly

TAC - Tubing Anchor

TAGOGR - Thermally Assisted Gas/Oil Gravity Drainage

TAN - Total Acid Number

TAPLI - Tape Listing

TAPVE - Tape Verification

TAR - True Amplitude Recovery

TB - Tubing Puncher Log

TBT - Through Bore Tree

TCA - Total Corrosion Allowance

TCF - Trillion Cubic Feet(Of Gas), or Temporary Construction Facilities

TCI - Tunsgten Carbide Insert (A Type Of Rollercone Drillbit)

TCPD - Tubing-Conveyed Perforating Depth

TCU - Thermal Combustion Unit

TD - Target Depth, or Total Depth (depth of the end of the well)

TDD - Total Depth (Driller)

TDL - Total Depth (Logger)

TDM - Touch Down Monitoring

TDP - Touch Down Point

TDS - Total Dissolved Solids, or Top Drive System

TDT - Tdt Log

TDTCP - Tdt Cpi Log

TEFC - Totally Enclosed Fan Cooled

TEG - Tri-Ethylene Glycol, or Thermal Electric Generator

TELER - Teledrift Report

TEMP - Temperature Log

TFE - Totalfinaelf (Obsolete; Now Total S.A.) Major French Multinational Oil Company

TFL - Through Flow Line

TFM - Taskforcemajella Research Project

TGB - Temporary Guide Base

TGOR - Total Gas Oil Ratio (Gor Uncorrected For Gas Lift Gas Present In The Production Fluid)

TH - Tubing Hanger

THERM - Thermometer Log

THP - Tubing Hanger Pressure (Pressure In The Production Tubing As Measured At The Tubing Hanger)

THRT - Tubing Hanger Running Tool

TIE - Tie In Log

TIEBK - Tieback Report

TIH - Trip Into Hole

TIW - Texas Iron Works (Pressure Valve)

TLI - Top Of Logging Interval

TLOG - Technical Log

TMCM - Tranverse Mercator Central Meridian

TMD - Total Measured Depth In A Wellbore

TNDT - Thermal Neutron Decay Time

TNDTG - Thermal Neutron Decay Time/Gamma Ray Log

TOC - Top Of Cement, or Total Organic Content/Carbon

TOFD - Time Of First Data Sample (On Seismic Trace)

TOFS - Time Of First Surface Sample (On Seismic Trace)

TOH - Trip Out Of Hole

TOL - Top Of Liner

TOOH - Trip Out Of Hole

TORAN - Torque And Drag Analysis

TPERF - Tool Performance

TQM - Total Quality Management

TR - Temporary Refuge

TRA - Tracer Log, or Top Riser Assembly

TRACL - Tractor Log

TRCFR - Total Recordable Case Frequency Rate

TRD - Total Report Data

TREAT - Treatment Report

TREP - Test Report

TRIP - Trip Condition Log

TRSCSSSV - Tubing Retrievable Surface Controlled Sub-Surface Safety Valve

TRSCSSV - Tubing Retrievable Surface Controlled Sub-Surface Valve

TRSV - Tubing Retrievable Safety Valve

TRT - Tree Running Tool

TSA - Thermally Sprayed Aluminium

TSI - Temporarily Shut In

TT - Transit Time Log, or Torque Tool

TTRD - Through Tubing Rotary Drilling

TUM - Tracked Umbilical Machine

TUTB - Topside Umbilical Termination Box

TV/BIP - Ratio Of Total Volume (Ore And Overburden) To Bitumen In Place

TVBDF - True Vertical Depth Below Derrick Floor

TVD - True Vertical Depth

TVDPB - True Vertical Depth Playback Log

TVDSS - True Vertical Depth Sub Sea

TVELD - Time And Velocity To Depth

TVRF - True Vertical Depth Versus Repeat Formation Tester

TWT - Two-Way Time (Seismic)

TWTTL - Two-Way Travel Time Log


UBHO - Universal Bottom Hole Orientation (Sub)

UBI - Ultrasonic Borehole Imager

UBIRE - Ultrasonic Borehole Imager Report

UCH - Umbilical Connection Housing

UCSU - Upstream Commissioning And Start-Up

UFJ - Upper Flex Joint

UGF - Universal Guide Frame

UIC - Underground Injection Control

UKCS - United Kingdom Continental Shelf

UKOOA - United Kingdom Offshore Operators Association

UKOOG - United Kingdom Onshore Operators Group

ULCGR - Uncompressed Ldc Cnl Gamma Ray Log

UMCA - Umbilical Midline Connection Assembly

UMV - Upper Master Valve (From A Xmas Tree)

UPB - Unmanned Production Buoy

UPR - Upper Pipe Ram

URT - Universal Running Tool

USGS - United States Geological Survey

USIT - Ultrasonic Imaging Tool (Cement Bond Logging)

UTA/B - Umbilical Termination Assembly/Box

UTM - Universal Transverse Mercator

UWI - Unique Well Identifier

UWILD - Underwater Inspection In Lieu Of Dry Docking


VDENL - Variation Density Log

VDL - Vdl Log (Variable Density Log)

VDU - Vacuum Distillation Unit, Used In Processing Bitumen

VELL - Velocity Log

VERAN - Verticality Analysis

VERIF - Verification List

VERLI - Verification Listing

VERTK - Vertical Thickness

VIR - Value Investment Ratio

VISME - Viscosity Measurement

VIV - Vortex Induced Vibration

VLP - Vertical Lift Performance

VLS - Vertical Lay System

VLTCS - Very Low Temperature Carbon Steel

VO - Variation Order

VOCs - Volatile Organic Compounds

VOR - Variation Order Request

VRR - Voidage Replacement Ratio

VS - Vertical Section

VSD - Variable Speed Drive

VSI - Versatile Seismic Imager (Schlumberger Vsp Tool)

VSP - Vertical Seismic Profile

VSPRO - Vertical Seismic Profile

VTDLL - Vertical Thickness Dual Laterolog

VTFDC - Vertical Thickness Fdc Cnl Log

VTISF - Vertical Thickness Isf Log

VWL - Velocity Well Log

VXT - Vertical Christmas Tree


W - Watt

W/C - Water Cushion

WABAN - Well Abandonment Report

WAG - Water Alternating Gas (Describes An Injection Well Which Alternates Between Water And Gas Injection)

WALKS - Walkaway Seismic Profile

WATAN - Water Analysis

WAV3 - Amplitude (In Seismics)

WAV4 - Two Way Travel Time (In Seismics)

WAV5 - Compensate Amplitudes

WAVF - Waveform Log

WBM - Water-Based Drilling Mud

WCC - Work Control Certificate

WE - Well Engineer

WEG - Wireline Entry Guide

WELDA - Well Data Report

WELP - Well Log Plot

WEQL - Well Equipment Layout

WESTR - Well Status Record

WESUR - Well Summary Report

WF - Water Flooding

WFAC - Waveform Acoustic Log

WGEO - Well Geophone Report

WGFM - Wet Gas Flow Meter

WGR - Water Gas Ratio

WGUNT - Water Gun Test

Wh - White

WHIG - Whitehouse Gauge

WHM - Wellhead Maintenance

WHMIS - Workplace Hazardous Material Information Systems

WHP - Wellhead Pressure

WHSIP - Wellhead Shut-In Pressure

WI - Working Interest, or Water Injection

WIKA - Definition Needed

WIPSP - Wip Stock Packer

WIT - Water Investigation Tool

WITS - Well Site Information Transfer System

WLC - Wireline Composite Log

WLL - Wireline Logging

WLSUM - Well Summary

WLTS - Well Log Tracking/Transaction System

WM - Wet Mate

WO - Well In Work Over

WO/O - Waiting On Orders

WOA - Well Operations Authorization

WOB - Weight On Bit

WOC - Water Oil Contact (Or Oil Water Contact), or Wait On Cement

WOE - Well Operations Engineer (A Key Person Of Well Services)

WOM - Wait(Ing) On Material

WOR - Water-Oil Ratio

WORKO - Workover

WOS - West Of Shetland, Oil Province On The Ukcs

WOW - Wait(Ing) On Weather

WP - Well Proposal Or Working Pressure

WPC - Water Pollution Control

WPLAN - Well Course Plan

WPQ/S - Weld Procedure Qualification/Specification

WPR - Well Prognosis Report

WQ - A Textural Parameter Used For Cbvwe Computations (Halliburton)

WQCA - Water Quality Control Act

WQCB - Water Quality Control Board

WR - Wet Resistivity, or Wireline Retrievable (as in a WR plug)

WRS - Well Report Sepia

WRSCSSV - Wireline Retrievable Surface Controlled Sub-Surface Valve

WSCL - Well Site Core Log

WSE - Well Seismic Edit

WSERE - Well Seismic Edit Report

WSHT - Well Shoot

WSL - Well Site Log

WSO - Water Shut Off

WSOG - Well Specific Operation Guidelines

WSP - Well Seismic Profile

WSR - Well Shoot Report

WSS - Well Services Supervisor (Leader Of Well Services At The Wellsite), or Working Spread Sheet (For Logging)

WSSAM - Well Site Sample

WSSOF - Wss Offset Profile

WSSUR - Well Seismic Survey Plot

WSSVP - Wss Vsp Raw Shots

WSSVS - Wss Vsp Stacks

WST - Well Seismic Tool (Checkshot)

WSTL - Well Site Test Log

WSU - Well Service Unit

wt - Wall Thickness, or Well Test

WTI - West Texas Intermediate Benchmark Crude

WUT - Water Up To

WVS - Well Velocity Survey


XC - Cross-Connection, Cross Correlation

XL, or EXL - Exploration Licence (United Kingdom), A Type Of Onshore Licence Issued Between The First Onshore Licensing Round (1986) And The Sixth (1992)

Xln - Crystalline (Minerals)

XLPE - Cross-Linked Polyethylene

XMAC - Cross-Multipole Array Acoustic Log

XMAC-E - Xmac Elite (Next Generation Of Xmac)

XMRI - Extended Range Micro Imager (Halliburton)

XMT/XT/HXT - Xmas Tree (Christmas Tree, The Valve Assembly On A Production Well-Head)

XO - Cross-Over

XOM - Exxon Mobil

XOV - Cross-Over Valve

XPERM - Matrix Permeability In The X-Direction

XPHLOC - Crossplot Selection For Xphi

XPOR - Crossplot Porosity

XPT - Formation Pressure Test Log (Schlumberger)

XYC - Xy Calliper Log (Halliburton)


YD - Yard

YL - Holdup Factor

YP - Yield Point

YR - Year


Z - Depth, In The Geosciences Referring To The Depth Dimension In Any X,Y,Z Data.

ZDENP - Density Log

ZDL - Compensated Z-Densilog

ZOI - Zone Of Influence