1563 abbreviations
Abbreviation Meaning
proven reserves
two-dimensional (geophysics)
proved and probable reserves
three components seismic acquisition (x,y and z)
three-dimensional (geophysics)
proved, probable and possible reserves
multiple 3Ds overlapping each other (geophysics)
prior preparation and precaution prevents piss poor performance, also prior proper planning prevents piss poor performance
Appraisal (well)
American Association of Drilling Engineers
American Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors (obsolete; superseded by IADC)
American Association of Petroleum Geologists
American Association of Professional Landmen
Annulus Access Valve
Abandonment, (also as AB)
Alberta Boilers Safety Association
Air-Cooled Heat Exchanger
Acquisition log
Awaiting Development with Exploration Potential, referring to an asset
advanced rock properties report
Applied Drilling Technology, ADT log
Authorization For Expenditure, a process of submitting a business proposal to investors
Active Fire Protection
acid gas removal unit
along hole (depth) below Derrick floor
along hole depth
airgun report
array induction tool
appraisal license (United Kingdom), a type of onshore licence issued before 1996
as low as reasonably practicable
aertical seismic profile acoustic log calibration report
acoustic log report
activated methyldiethanolamine
area of mutal interest
auxiliary measurement service log; Auxiliary Measurement Sonde (temperature)
above mean sea level
annulus master valve
analysis of core logs report
analysis report
absolute open flow
absolute open-flow potential
application for permit to drill
American Petroleum Institute: organization which sets unit standards in the oil and gas industry
appraisal report
active pipe support
annular pressure while drilling (tool)
array acoustic log
analysis of reservoir