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Well Testing Project Management by Paul J. Nardone

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Glossary

Accumulator system

A small reservoir of stored energy, usually compressed nitrogen, designed to boost hydraulic pressure signals between surface and subsea equipment in deepwater applications to ensure rapid valve operation times.

AFE

Authorization for expenditure.

ALARP

As low as reasonably practicable.

API grade

A numeric standard for crude oil density published by the American Petroleum Institute.

Bails

Arms attached to the top drive, one on either side, from which hang the elevators used to engage drilling pipe or well test tubing. They allow flexibility while the elevators pick up pipework and tubing—also known as Bail Arms or Elevator Links.

Barrier

Any physical means for containing reservoir pressure. Well testing barriers ...

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