1563 abbreviations
Abbreviation Meaning
ARI azimuthal resistivity image
ARRC array acoustic report
ART actuator running tool
AS array sonic processing log
ASCSSV annulus surface controlled sub-surface valve
ASME American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASP array sonic processing report
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 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
BGL 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
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
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