Oil industry acronyms (I know it's hard, but...)
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Pablo Mayen  Identity Verified
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Sep 11, 2010

Good morning forum,

I'm having a lot of problems trying to decipher a quite long list of acronyms from a detailed list of salaries of the workers in a rig. I've come across abbreviations such as CRANOP, MECFOR, RIGSUP and so on. I'm really doing my best to understand their meaning but a lot just don't make no sense at all. I was wondering if someone has worked with these type of acronyms and know of any web page or so where I can find at least the most of them.

I really appreciate your help in this regard.

Pablo


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Gilmar Fernandes
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Perhaps this will help you..... Sep 11, 2010

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_oil_field_acronyms


Good luck with your project!

Gilmar


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Think in terms of the obvious Sep 11, 2010

The most straightforward solutions are usually the best ones:

Crane Operator
Rig Supervisor
Mechanic(al) Foreman

If they appear in a list of employees they might well be more internal to the company's own record-keeping than standard industry abbreviations.

Try posting as Kudoz questions if all else fails.


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FarkasAndras
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Ideas Sep 11, 2010

If the acronyms are particularly awful, I'd probably contact the client.
In the meantime, here's a glossary that might be of help (it probably won't as it has mostly terms and not acronyms, but you never know).
http://www.platts.com/Glossary/


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Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)  Identity Verified
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Yes, they are! Sep 12, 2010

Rudolf Vedo CT wrote:

The most straightforward solutions are usually the best ones:

Crane Operator
Rig Supervisor
Mechanic(al) Foreman

I worked in the Bearing Straits oil/gas exploration fields for a while. They have internal job positions not acronyms in general. Kudoz service can be helpful.

Soonthon Lupkitaro


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Pablo Mayen  Identity Verified
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Thank you all Sep 12, 2010

Dear all,

I really appreciate your input. And Rudolf has made a great point: straighforward answers are sometimes the best approach. And Gilmar's link was also a great help.

Thank U all again!

Pablo


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Gian
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Glossaries Sep 14, 2010

FarkasAndras wrote:

If the acronyms are particularly awful, I'd probably contact the client.
In the meantime, here's a glossary that might be of help (it probably won't as it has mostly terms and not acronyms, but you never know).
http://www.platts.com/Glossary/


This glossary is interesting but... it could lead to errors, because some abbreviations are not in line with the SI units:

Example:

ampere --> A not amp
gigawatt: not given; should be GW, as shown later for description of gigawatt-hour ---> GWh
gigawatt hour --> GWh not gwh
joules: not given; should be J
kilowatt --> kW not kw
kilowatt-hour: not given; shoul be kWh
kilowatt year --> kWy not kw-y
megawatt --> MW not mw
megawatt-hour ---> MWh not mwh
volt: not given; should be V
watt: not given; shoul be W
watt hour ---> Wh not wh

Regards
Gian

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