Handbook of Oil Industry Terms and Phrases
up to date after 20 years this new version combines a father/son writer group that spans greater than seventy five years within the petroleum undefined.
R. Dobie Langenkamp bargains a clean set of phrases and words brought to the over the last two decades and nonetheless comprises many historic references from the early days of the undefined.
the various inches of liquid status on each one tray sooner than the vapors circulate upward to the subsequent tray. the new vapors effervescent during the liquid retain the liquid cost heated. BUBBLE-POINT strain The strain at which gasoline, held in answer in crude oil, breaks out of resolution as unfastened gasoline; saturation strain. BUBBLE-POINT PUMP See Pump, Bubble-Point. BUBBLE TOWER Any of the tall cylindrical towers at an oil refinery. See Fractionator. BUCKING THE TONGS operating in a pipeline gang laying screw.
A crossover or switch over. CROWBAR CONNECTION A funny connection with an meeting of pipefittings to date out of alignment crowbar is needed to strength them to slot. CROWN BLOCK A desk bound pulley process positioned on the most sensible of the derrick used for elevating and reducing the string of drilling instruments; the sheaves and helping participants to which the strains of the touring block and hook are hooked up. CROWN PLATFORM | CRUDE varieties CROWN PLATFORM A platform on the very most sensible of the derrick.
Crust observed by means of a moving of 1 aspect of the fracture with appreciate to the opposite facet; the purpose at which a geological strata “breaks off” or is sheared off by way of the losing of a bit of the strata via settling. FAULT, go A minor fault that intersects a big fault. FAULT, basic while the placing wall strikes down on the subject of the footwall. FAULT, OVERLAP A fault constitution within which one layer or crustal unit overrides the opposite. this is attributable to horizontal strain or compression.
Accumulation of oil and gasoline or elevated drilling trouble. ANOMALY, NEGATIVE-GRAVITY With using a gravity meter (gravimeter), the variations within the earth’s gravity may be measured over components of the outside. whilst there's a major distinction within the gravitational pull (as over a salt dome, for instance) in comparison to the encompassing sector, the reduce interpreting identifies the realm over the salt dome as a negative-gravity anomaly. ANOMOLY, RADIOACTIVE A deviation from anticipated effects whilst.
turns into the matter. FLYWHEEL A heavy wheel fastened at the major shaft (the crankshaft) open air the engine that absorbs the torque of the crankshaft, the facility strokes, and smooths them out, whereas while storing strength from one stroke of the engine to the subsequent. Flywheels delicate the ability output of an internal-combustion engine. The momentum of the heavy wheel occasionally , one on both sides of the engine-does the trick. FOAMED CEMENT See Cement, Foamed. FOAMED OIL A generic frac.