Dictionary of Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical Processing by Alireza Bahadori

By Alireza Bahadori

In undefined, miscommunication could cause frustration, create downtime, or even set off gear failure. by means of offering a typical floor for more beneficial discourse, the Dictionary of Oil, gasoline, and Petrochemical Processing can assist do away with high priced miscommunication.

An crucial source for oil, gasoline, and petrochemical execs, engineers, educational employees, and technology and engineering scholars, the dictionary defines over 5,000 technical and advertisement phrases encompassing exploration, construction, processing, refining, pipelining, finance, administration, and defense. From uncomplicated engineering rules to the most recent drilling know-how, the textual content covers the basics and their real-world functions. Alphabetically prepared for speedy reference, it comprises easy-to-understand descriptions and figures, in addition to oil and gasoline SI devices and metric equivalents. newbies and team of workers without technical heritage specially enjoy the book’s sensible language that truly demonstrates the suggestions at the back of the definitions.

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APB: Annular pressure buildup. APD: Approved permit to drill. APD (DOI): Application for permit to drill. APE: Area petroleum engineer. APE: Authorization for expenditure. Aperture: The unobstructed opening size (diameter, length and width, or other shape factor). API: See American Petroleum Institute. API Fluid Loss: A standard fluid leak-off test published by API. API Gravity: An arbitrary scale expressing the gravity or density of liquid petroleum products. 5/(sp. gr. 5 The higher the API gravity, the lighter the compound.

Bactericide: (1) An additive to inhibit bacterial growth in aqueous component or phase of fluids, preventing bacterial degradation of the fluid and the resulting foul odors. (2) A product that kills bacteria in the water or on the surface of the pipe. Baffles: Plates in a separator on which the flow impinges and breaks out gas. Bag-Off: Inflatable devices in a pipeline meant to stop flow. BAHX: See Brazed aluminum heat exchanger. Bail: A cylindrical steel bar (similar to the handle or bail of a bucket, but much larger) that supports the swivel and connects it to the hook.

They generate viscosity due to the mechanical interference of their straw-shaped bodies. , a reduction in the amount of contaminants in a plume as it migrates from the source). (2) When a form of energy is propagated through a medium, its amplitude (energy level) is decreased. This decrease is termed attenuation. Attic Oil: An unscientific, but descriptive, term for the oil above the borehole in horizontal wells; oil in the top few feet of a productive interval that will gravitate or be pressured into the horizontal drain hole.

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