Industry Glossary

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A

ABOI

Association of British Offshore Industries

ACAS

Arbitration Conciliation Advisory Service

ACBE

Advisory Committee on Business and the Environment

ACOP

Approved Code of Practice

AD

Assistant Driller

AHU

Air Handling Unit

ARI

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Forresterhill Complex

AVL

Approved Vendors List

AWHEM

Association of Wellhead Equipment Manufacturers

B

B/A

Barrels of Oil Produced per Day

BAR

Builders’ All Risk

BBL

One Barrel of Oil

BCF

Billion cubic feet (equiv. 0.83 million tonnes of oil)

BDR

Bloody Day Rater

BOE/BOEPD

Barrel of Oil Equivalent / Per Day

BOP

Blow-out Preventer

BOSEIT

Basic Offshore Safety Induction & Emergency Training

BPD

Barrels Per Day

BPS

Bits Per Second

BRINDEX

Association of British Independent Oil Exploration Companies

BROA

British Rig Owners’ Association

BTI

British Trade International

BUL

Business Unit Leader

C

CAA

Civil Aviation Authority

CAPEX

Capital Expenditure

CE

Clean Earth

CEPMLP

Centre for Energy, Petroleum, and Mineral Law and Policy

CER

Central Equipment Room

CISLF

Cross Industry Leadership Forum (UK)

CLASP

Central Logistics Association for Supply Chain Partnerships Network

CMPT

Centre for Marine & Petroleum Technology

CNS

Central North Sea

COGS

Careers in the Oil and Gas Sector Association

COSHH

Control Of Substances Harardous to Health

COTA

Caterers’ Offshore Trade Association

CRINE

Cost Reduction Initiative for the New Era

CRO

Control Room Operator

CVC

Central Vacuum Cleaning System (wet type)

CWG

Competitiveness Work Group

D

DARPS

Differential And Relative Positioning System

DGXVII

Energy Directorate of the European Commission

DNOC

Danish North Sea Operations Committee

DO

Diesel Oil

DP

Distribution Panel

DPC

Design, Procurement & Construction

DSOA

Danish Ship Owners’ Association

DSV

Diving Support Vessel

DTI

Department of Trade & Industry

E

E&A

Exploration and Appraisal

E&P

Exploration and Production

ECITB

Engineering Construction Industry Training Board

ECSA

European Community Ship Owners’ Association

EDP

Emergency Distribution Panel

EEEGR

East of England Energy Group

EIC

Energy Industries Council

ELSVB

Emergency Low Voltage Switchboard

EMS

Environmental Management System

EMTA

Engineering & Marine Training Authority

EOR

Enhanced Oil Recovery

EPA

Energy Policy & Analysis unit of the DTI

EPC

Employment Practices Committee

EPFI

Engineer Procure Fabricate and Install

EPIC

Engineering, Procurement, Installation & Commissioning

ERC

Emergency Response Centre

ERRVA

Emergency Response & Rescue Vessel Association

ESD

Emergency Shut Down

EU

European Union

F

F&G

Fire and Gas

FED

Foreign Earnings Deduction

FIFI

Fire Fighting

FLOTEL

Floating Hotel

FOC

Flag of Convenience

FOET

Further Offshore Emergency Training

FOSET

Further Offshore Safety & Emergency Training

FPF

Floating Production Facility

FPS

Floating Production System

FPSO

Floating Production, Storage & Offloading Vessel

FRC

Fast Rescue Craft

FSA

Financial Security Arrangement

FSO

Floating Storage & Offloading Vessel

FSU

Floating Storage Unit

G

G

Gas

G/C

Gas Condensate

GA

General Alarm

GMDSS

Global Maritime Distress and Safety System

GoM

Gulf of Mexico

GOPS

Gross Overload Protection System

H

HF

High Frequency

HLO

Helicopter Landing Officer

HR

Human Resources

HS&E

Health Safety & Environment

HSE

Health & Safety Executive

HUET

Helicopter Underwater Escape Training

HVAC

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

I

IADC

International Association of Drilling Contractors

IAGC

International Association of Geophysical Contractors

ICONS

International Commission on Shipping

IEA

International Energy Agency

IEMA

Institute of Environmental Management

IEP

Infrastructure and Energy Projects Directorate of BTI Industry Forum

IER

Instrument Equipment Room

ILT

Industry Leadership Team ~ part of PILOT

IMCA

International Marine Contractors Association

IMO

International Maritime Organisation

IP

Institute of Petroleum

IPLOCA

International Pipe Lines Offshore Contractors Association

IS

Irish Sea

ISO

International Standards Organisation

ISOCON

Irish Sea Offshore Contractors Association

ITB

Invitation to Bid

ITG

Innovation and Technology workGroup

ITG2

Successor to ITG

ITT

Invitation to Tender

IUOOC

Inter Union Offshore Oil Committee

J

JIP

Joint Industry Project

JOA

Joint Operating Agreement

JV

Joint Venture

JVs

Joint Ventures

K

KPI

Key Performance Indicators

L

LIFT

Licence Initiative for Trading

LMI

Labour Market Information

LNG

Liquefied Natural Gas

LOGIC

Leading Oil and Gas Industry Competitiveness

LOLER

Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations

LPG

Liquefied Petroleum Gasses

LQ

Living Quarters

LSA

Low Specific Activity

M

MAIB

Marine Accident Investigaton Branch

MAPS

Movement and Personel tracking System

MBOE

Million Barrels Oil Equivalent

MBOEPD

Millions of Barrels of Oil Equivalent Per Day

MCA

Maritime & Coastguard Agency

MCR

Maritime Control Room

mmcfd

Millions of cubic feet of gas per day

MOU

Memorandum of Understanding

Mt

Million tonnes

N

NERC

Natural Environment Research Council

NET

National Electrotechnical Training organisation

NGLs

Natural Gas Liquids

NGOs

Non Givernmental Organisations

NMD

Norwegian Maritime Directorsate

NOGEPA

Dutch Oil Operators’ Association

NOPEF

Norsk Olje-Og Petrokjemisk Fagforbund / NORWEGIAN OIL & PETROCHEMICAL WORKERS UNION

NORSOK

Norsk Sokkels Konkurranseposisjon

NOVA

Venture capital fund for oil and gas industry development

NPD

Norwegian Petroleum Directorate

NRB

Not Required Back

NRO

Norwegian Oil Operators’ Association

NSOAF

North Sea Offshore Authorities Forum

NTO

National Training Organisation

NUI

Normally Unmanned Installation

NVQ

National Vocational Qualification

O

O

Oil

O&G

Oil and Gas

OCA

Offshore Contractors’ Association

OCTG

Oil Country Tubular Goods

ODE

Offshore Design Engineering

OG

Oil & Gas Directorate of the DTI

OGITF

Oil & Gas Industry Task Force

OGP

International Association of Oil & Gas Producers

OGSP

Official Government Selling Price

OIAC

Oil Industry Accounting Committee

OILC

Offshore Industry Liaison Committee

OIM

Offshore Installation Manager

OLF

Norwegian Oil Operators’ Association

OPEX

OPerating EXpenditure

OPITO

Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organisation

OSPAR

Oslo & Paris Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North East Atlantic

P

PA

Public Address

PESGB

Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain

PIC

Person In Charge

PIPE

Productivity Improvement in Partnership with Employers

PLB

Personal Locator Beacon

PLQ

Permanent Living Quarters

POB

Personnel On Board

PPE

Personal Protective Equipment

PPWG

The Progressive Partnering Work Group

PRT

Petroleum Revenue Tax

PSA

Production Sharing Agreement

PSV

Pressure Safety Valve

Q

QRA

Quantified Risk Assessment

R

R&D

Research & Development

RFC

Request For Comments

RFI

Request For Information

RFP

Request for Proposal

RGIT

Robert Gordon Institute of Technology

RGU

Robert Gordon University

RIDOR

Reporting of Injuries, Diseases & Dangerous Occurrences Regulations

RMT

Rail, Transport & Maritime Trade Union

RO

Radio Operator

ROV

Remotely Operated Vehicle

RPA

Radiation Protection Advisor

S

SAR

Search and Rescue

SATRO

Science and Technology Regional Organisation

SBV

Standby Vessel

SCDI

Scottish Council for Development and Industry

SCIG

Safety Case Improvements Group

SCM

Supply Chain Management

SMEs

Small and Medium sized Enterprises

SNS

Southern North Sea

SOP

Standard Operating Procedure

SPE

Society of Petroleum Engineers

SRC

Search and Rescue Craft

SSOM

Dutch State Supervision of Mines

STCW

Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping

SVQ

Scottish Vocational Qualification

T

T3

Trinity International Services Ltd.

TAC

Technology Advisory Committee

TEF

Trillion cubic feet of gas

TER

Telecom Equipment Room

TF2

Interim title for the successor group to the OGITF

TGWU

Transport & General Workers Union

TLQ

Temporary Living Quarters

TOWS

Thermal Over the Side Working Suit

TQM

Total Quality Management

TR

Temporary Refuge

TRA

Tax Risk Assessment

TROIF

Total Recordable Offshore Illness Frequency

TUPE

Transfer of Undertakings & Protection of Employment Regulations

U

UKCS

United Kingdom Continental Shelf

UKOOA

United Kingdom Offshore Operators Association

UOOC

Inter-Union Offshore Oil Committee

UPS

Unified Planning System

USP

Unique Selling Proposition

V

VCI

Value Contracting Initiative

W

WoB

West of Britain

WoS

West of Shetland

WSCA

Well Services Contractors’ Association

WTD

Working Time Directive

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ACLS

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

ADN

Advanced Digital Network

ADSL

Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line

ASCII

American Standard Code for Information Interchange

ATLS

Advanced Trauma Life Support

B

BBS

Bulletin Board System

BSoD

Blue Screen of Death

BTW

By The Way

C

CAMU

Capacité d’Aide Médicale Urgente (Qualified in Emergency Medical Assistance)

CAR

Construction All Risks Insurance

CATP

Caffeine Access Transport Protocol

CBI

Confederation of British Industry

CCR

Central Control Room

CDA

Common Data Access

CEO

Chief Executive Officer

CFM

Commodity Family Manager

CFO

Chief Financial Officer

CGI

Common Gateway Interface

CGT

Capital Gains Tax

COIN

Completions Intervention Network

CPU

Central Processing Unit

CT

Computed Tomography

CTC

Counter Terrorist Checks

CV

Curriculum Vitae

D

DB

Distribution Board

DCS

Distributed Control System

DEA

Drug Enforcement Agency (USA)

DEAL

Data Environment Associated with Lift

DfEE

Department for Education and Employment

DRA

Default Retirement Age

DSL

Digital Subscriber Line

E

E&I

Electrical and Instrumentation

ECA

Export Credit Agency

ECGD

Export Credits Guarantee Department

EIA

Environmental Impact Assessment

EMM

Engineering, Modifications & Maintenance

F

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

FDDI

Fiber Distributed Data Interface

FEM

Finite Element Method

FLOW

Forward Looking Infrared

FSAScot

Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

FTP

File Transfer Protocol

FUBAR

F’d Up Beyond All Repair

G

GIF

Graphic Interchange Format

GUI

Graphical User Interface

H

HILF

HSE Industry Liaison Forum

HMG

Her Majesty’s Government

HMSO

Her Majesty’s Satationery Office

HMT

Her Majesty’s Treasury

HTML

Hyper Text Markup Language

I

IADE

Infirmier Anesthésiste Diplȏmé d’Etat (State Registered Nurse Anaesthetist)

IE

Instrument Earth

IMAP

Internet Message Access Protocol

IMHO

In My Humble Opinion

IR

Inland Revenue

ISDN

Integrated Service Digital Network

ISP

Internet Service Provider

ITF

Innovation and Technology Forum

J

JPEG

Joint Photographic Experts Group

L

LAN

Local Area Network

M

MGB

Money Grabbing B’d

MIME

Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions

MUFA

Mono Unsaturated Fatty Acids

MUSE

Multi-User Simulated Environment

N

NIC

Network Information Centre

NINJA

No Income, No Job, No Assets

NINJAs

No Income, No Job, no Assets

NNTP

Network News Transport Protocol

P

PDQ

Pretty Dash’d Quick

PNG

Portable Network Graphics

POP

Point of Presence also Post Office Protocol

POSH

Port Out Starboard Home

PPP

Point to Point Protocol

PSTN

Public Switched Telephone Network

PUFA

PolyUnsaturated Fatty Acids

R

REMF

Rear Echelon Mother ******

S

SDSL

Symmetric Digital Subscriber Line

SFA

Saturated Fatty Acids

SLIP

Serial Line Internet Protocol

SMDS

Switched Multimegabit Data Service

SMTP

Simple Mail Transfer Protocol

SNAFU

Situation Normal, All Fouled Up

SNMP

Simple Network Management Protocol

SPN

Stretch Performance Network

SQL

Structured Query Language

SSL

Secure Socket Layer

SYSOP

System Operator

T

TCP

Transmission Control Protocol

U

UDP

User Datagram Protocol

URI

Uniform Resource Identifier

URL

Uniform Resource Locator

URN

Uniform Resource Name

V

VAIO

Video Audio Integrated Operation

VPN

Virtual Private Network

W

WAIS

Wide Area Information Servers

WAN

Wide Area Network

WWW

World Wide Web

X

XML

eXtensible Markup Language

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