1563 abbreviations
Abbreviation Meaning
1P proven reserves
2D two-dimensional (geophysics)
2P proved and probable reserves
3C three components seismic acquisition (x,y and z)
3D three-dimensional (geophysics)
3P proved, probable and possible reserves
4D multiple 3Ds overlapping each other (geophysics)
7P prior preparation and precaution prevents piss poor performance, also prior proper planning prevents piss poor performance
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AAODC American Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors (obsolete; superseded by IADC)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)
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
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