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Heres a quick list of common abbreviations for the oil and gas beginner and for anyone with nothing better to do right now:

  1. BBL – Barrel
  2. BPM – Barel Per Minute
  3. Cap – Capacity
  4. CSG – Casing
  5. DC – Drill Collar
  6. Disp – Displacement
  7. DP – DRill Pipe
  8. DS – Drill String
  9. ECD -Equal Circulating Density
  10. EFF – Efficiency
  11. EMW – Equivalent Mud Weight
  12. EOB – End Of Build
  13. FCP – Final Circulating Pressure
  14. FMDPP – Final Maximun Drill Pipe Pressure
  15. FP – Formation Pressure
  16. HP – Hydrostatic Pressure
  17. ICP – Initial Circulating Pressure, Or (Insane Clown Posse)
  18. IMDPP – Initial Maximum Drill Pipe Pressure
  19. KOP – Kick Off Point
  20. KWM – Kill Weight Mud
  21. MD – Measured Depth
  22. OMW – Original Mud Weight
  23. PPG – Pounds Per Gallon
  24. PPF – Punds Per Foot
  25. SICP – Shut In Casing Pressure
  26. SIDPP – Shut In Drill Pipe Pressure
  27. SK/SX – Sack or Sacks
  28. SPM – Strokes Per Minute
  29. SPP – Slow Pump Pressure
  30. TVD – True Vertical Depth
  31. VOl – Volume
  32. VC – Velocity
  33. YP – Yield Point
  34. WODL – Wait On Day Light
  35. SDFN – Shut Down For Night
  36. RDMO – Rig Down, Move Out
  37. MIRU – Move In, Rig Up
  38. RIH – Run In Hole
  39. TOOH – Trip Out Of Hole
  40. PU – Pick Up (referring to tools or pipe to run in, for reports)
  41. WOB – Weight On Bit
  42. TRQ – Torque
  43. BHP – Bottom Hole Pressure (Hydrostatic)
  44. SN – Seat Nipple
  45. FGR – Fiber Glass Rods
  46. KBAR – Weight Or Sinker Bars In Rod String
  47. # – Pounds (Used In Mud Weight Or Tubulars Weight)
  48. TRRC – Texas Rail Road Commission
  49. TBG – Tubing
  50. BOP – Blow Out Preventer
  51. WBD – Well Bore Diagram
  52. TAC – Tubing Anchor
  53. EUE – External Upset (Tubing Classifications)
  54. PBTD – Plug Back Total Depth
  55. BHT – Bottom Hole Temperature
  56. BHA – Bottom Hole Assembly
  57. JT – Joint
  58. XO – Cross Over
  59. Perf Sub – Perforated Sub (Tubing)
  60. WLRG – Wire Line Re-Entry Guide
  61. Perfs – Perforations
  62. STG -Stage
  63. NU/ND – Nipple Up, Nipple Down
  64. TOC – Top Of Cement
  65. WOC – Wait On Cement
  66. CTCO – Coil Tubing Clean Out
  67. WHP – Well Head Pressure
  68. OTGB – Open Top Gas Buster
  69. LD – Lay Down (Tubing Or Tools)
  70. HUA – Not Paying Attention

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About The Author Mike Rasco

Born in 1981 in Oil Center New Mexico, I have been involved in all aspects of the upstream oil & gas industry. My hero’s were the old salty oilmen who worked with and for my father in the late 80’s. I wanted to be the “Company Man” since I was 6. My teachers had all thought I lost my mind. Who would want to work oil in the 80's and 90's. Looking back, I should have became a doctor. I began writing humorous posts that pointed out what we all here in West Texas were complaining about. I think if you can't see the humorous side of some of the nightmare situations we're put in, then maybe you are in the wrong line of work. I might be the one person on the face of the earth that is exactly where he wants to be and couldn't be happier to wake up in the morning and drive to the field.