Glossary of terms and acronyms

ABS                             Acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene
AC                                Alternating current
AGA                             American Gas Association
AO                               Asset optimization
API                               American Petroleum Institute
BPA                             Bisphenol A
BTX                              Benzene, toluene and xylenes
CAPEX                         Capital Expenses (Invested capital)
CCR                             Central control room
CDU                             Crude Oil Distillation Unit
CMMS                          Computerized maintenance management system
CMS                             Condition monitoring systems
CNG                             Compressed natural gas
CPF                              Central processing facility
CSP                             Collector and separation platform
DC                               Direct current
DEA                             Diethanolamine
DEGBE                        Diethylene glycol butyl ether
DEGBEA                      Diethylene glycol butyl ether acetate
DETA                           Diethylenetriamine
DPGEE                        Dipropylene glycol ethyl ether.
DPGME                        Dipropylene glycol methyl ether.
DYNPOS                      Dynamic positioning (of rigs and ships)
E&P                             Exploration and production
EDTA                           Ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid
EG                               Ethylene glycol
EGBE                           Ethylene glycol butyl ether
EGBEA                         Ethylene glycol butyl ether acetate
EO                               Ethylene oxide
EOR                             Enhanced oil recovery (new technology, cf IOR)
EPA                             Propylene glycol ethyl ether acetate
EPS                             Expanded polystyrene
ESD                             Emergency shutdown system
ESP                             Electric submerged pump
ETBE                            Ethyl-tertiary-butyl-ether
F&G                             Fire & gas system
FCC                              Fluid catalytic cracking
FGS                             Field gathering station
FPSO                           Floating production storage and offloading
F-T                               Fischer–Tropsch process
GB(S)                           Gravity base structure
GE                               Glycol ether
GOR                             Gas oil ratio from the well
GOSP                           Gas oil separation plant
GRP                             Glass reinforced plastics
GTL                              Gas to liquids
GTP                              Gas treatment platform
HAZID                          Hazard identification study
HAZOP                         Hazard and operability study
HDPE                           High-density polyethylene
HFC                              Hydrofluorocarbons
HDS                             Hydrodesulfurization (unit)
HIPPS                          High integrity pressure (or pipeline) protection system
HP                                High pressure
HPU                             Hydraulic power unit (topside utility for subsea)
HVAC                           Heat ventilation and air conditioning
IMS                              Information management system
IO                                 Integrated operations
IOR                               Improved oil recovery (using proven technology)
IPA                               Isopropyl acetate
IR                                 Infrared
ISO                               International Standards Organization
K-Mass                         Flow Coriolis type sass flow meter
LDPE                           Low-density polyethylene
LLDPE                          Linear low-density polyethylene
LNG                              Liquid natural gas (e.g., methane)
LP                                Low pressure
LPG                              Liquid petroleum gas
LPG                              Liquefied petroleum gas (e.g., propane)
LVOC                           Large volume organic chemicals
MCC                             Motor control center
MEA                             Monoethanolamine
MEG                             Monoethylene glycol
MEK                             Methyl ethyl ketone
MMA                            Methyl methacrylate
MP                               Propylene glycol methyl ether
MPA                             Propylene glycol methyl ether acetate
MPG / USP                   Pharmaceutical grade monopropylene glycol
MSDS                          Material Safety Data Sheet (international: SDS)
MTBE                           Methyl-tert-butyl-ether
MTBF                           Mean time between failure
NAO                             Normal alpha olefins or n-olefins ( See alpha olefins)
NBR                             Nitrile-butadiene rubber
NGL                              Natural gas liquids
NGL                              Natural gas liquids, condensates (see also, LPG)
OPEX                           Operational expenses
PCP                             Progressive cavity pump
PD-Meter                      Positive displacement meter
PES                             Unsaturated polyester resins
PET                              Polyethylene terephthalate
PFD                             Probability of failure on demand
PG                               Propylene glycol
PGEE                           Propylene glycol ethyl ether
PGEEA                         Propylene glycol ethyl ether acetate
PGME                          Propylene glycol methyl ether
PGMEA                        Propylene glycol methyl ether acetate
PGP                             Power generation platform
PID                               Proportional integral derivate control algorithm
PIMS                            Production information management system
PMMA                           Polymethyl methacrylate
PO                               Propylene oxide
PoC                              Pump of controller (for artificial lift)
POM                             Polyoxymethylene
POSMOOR                   Position mooring for a floating facility
PSD                             Process shutdown system
PVC                             Polyvinyl chloride
ROV                             Remote operated vehicle (for subsea workover)
RRF                              Risk reduction factor
RTU                              Remote terminal unit
SAN                             Styrene-acrylonitrile
SAS                             Safety and automation system
SBR                             Styrene-butadiene rubber
SCADA                         Supervisory control and data acquisition
SIF                               Safety instrumented function
SIL                               Safety integrity level (per IEC 61508)
SIS                                Safety instrumented system
TAED                             Tetraacetylethylenediamine
TAME                             Tertiary-amyl-methyl-ether
TBA                               Tertiary-butyl-alcohol
TDI                                Toluene di-isocyanate
TEA                               Triethanolamine
TEPA                             Tetraethylenepentamine
TIP                                Tie-in platform
TLP                               Tension leg platform
UMS                              Unmanned machinery space class (marine = E0)
uPES, UPR, USPE         Unsaturated polyester resins
URF                               Umbilicals, risers and flowlines
UV                                 Ultraviolet
VAM                              Vinyl acetate monomer
VCM                              Vinyl chloride monomer
VDU                              Vacuum distillation unit
VOC                              Volatile organic compound
WHP                             Well head platform
XPS                              Extruded polystyrene

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