1563 abbreviations
AbbreviationMeaning
1Pproven reserves
2Dtwo-dimensional (geophysics)
2Pproved and probable reserves
3Cthree components seismic acquisition (x,y and z)
3Dthree-dimensional (geophysics)
3Pproved, probable and possible reserves
4Dmultiple 3Ds overlapping each other (geophysics)
7Pprior preparation and precaution prevents piss poor performance, also prior proper planning prevents piss poor performance
AAppraisal (well)
AADEAmerican Association of Drilling Engineers
AAODCAmerican Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors (obsolete; superseded by IADC)
AAPGAmerican Association of Petroleum Geologists
AAPLAmerican Association of Professional Landmen
AAVAnnulus Access Valve
ABANAbandonment, (also as AB)
ABSAAlberta Boilers Safety Association
ACHEAir-Cooled Heat Exchanger
ACOUAcoustic
ACQUAcquisition log
ADEPAwaiting Development with Exploration Potential, referring to an asset
ADROCadvanced rock properties report
ADTApplied Drilling Technology, ADT log
AFEAuthorization For Expenditure, a process of submitting a business proposal to investors
AFPActive Fire Protection
AGRUacid gas removal unit
AHBDFalong hole (depth) below Derrick floor
AHDalong hole depth
AIRGairgun
AIRREairgun report
AITarray induction tool
ALappraisal license (United Kingdom), a type of onshore licence issued before 1996
ALARPas low as reasonably practicable
ALCaertical seismic profile acoustic log calibration report
ALRacoustic log report
aMDEAactivated methyldiethanolamine
AMIarea of mutal interest
AMSauxiliary measurement service log; Auxiliary Measurement Sonde (temperature)
AMSLabove mean sea level
AMVannulus master valve
ANACOanalysis of core logs report
ANAREanalysis report
AOFabsolute open flow
AOFPabsolute open-flow potential
APDapplication for permit to drill
APIAmerican Petroleum Institute: organization which sets unit standards in the oil and gas industry
APPREappraisal report
APSactive pipe support
APWDannular pressure while drilling (tool)
ARACLarray acoustic log
ARESVanalysis of reservoir