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Dictionary of Oil Industry Terminology
DEFINITIONS ACRONYMS and ABBREVIATIONS
A................................................................................... 2 B................................................................................... 5 C................................................................................... 9D................................................................................. 15 E................................................................................. 20 F ................................................................................. 24 G ................................................................................ 28 H................................................................................. 31 I.................................................................................. 34 J ................................................................................. 37 K................................................................................. 38 L ................................................................................. 39 M................................................................................ 42 N................................................................................. 46 O ................................................................................ 48 P................................................................................. 51 Q ................................................................................ 58R................................................................................. 59 S................................................................................. 62 T ................................................................................. 70 U................................................................................. 74 V................................................................................. 75W................................................................................ 75 X................................................................................. 78 Y................................................................................. 79 Z ................................................................................. 79

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Dictionary of Oil Industry TerminologyDEFINITIONS ACRONYMS and ABBREVIATIONS

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AAV
Annulus access valve

AB3™ Valve Abandon(ment)
Alpha Thames’ compact, quarter-turn rotary, parallel full-bore, double block and bleed, expanding plug valve. To cease efforts to produce oil or gas from a well, and to plug the wells of a depleted formation and salvage all material and equipment OR final plugging of wells, and/or permanentdismantling, etc. of a production platform or other installation. Association of British Certification Bodies Association of British Offshore Industries American Bureau of Shipping OR Acrylonitrile50 butadiene styrene (a hard, tough thermoplastic). To soak up as a sponge takes water. It is the ability of a gas, liquid or solid to attract and retain another substance without chemical combination. Aquantity of such a substance that has absorbed as much of another as is physically possible is said to be saturated with it. Some refinery processes use this ability, for instance to separate different hydrocarbons. (See also adsorption.) Alternating current Air circuit breaker Annulus choke – closed A pressure vessel charged with nitrogen gas and used to store hydraulic fluid under pressure for theoperation of hydraulic valve actuators. A (hydraulic or electrical) device for the remote and/or automatic operation of a valve or choke. Alternating current field measurement The treatment of formations with hydrochloric or other acids in order to increase production or injection. Annulus choke - open Approved code of practice Unit used to measure the rock volume of an oil or gas reservoir...
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