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Oil Field Slang

Oil Field Slang TECH-FLO (LF CONSULTING, LLC TE PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT & ARTIFICIAL LIFT SOLUTIONS Tish refers to any object that has been dropped or lost down the wellbore. The act of retrieving a fish with specialized tools lowered on the drillstring is called tishing. A A pig is a cleaning device inserted into a pipeline. The pressure of the oil behind pushes the pig along to clean out rust and debris. The act of using a pig is called OIging. To nipple up, means to make parts and plumbing ready for use. This term is usually reserved for the installation of a BOP or blowout preventer stack. A Monkeyboard is a small platform about midway up the derrick where the derrickman works when tripping pipe. doodlebugger A is a seismic company employee conducting seismic surveys in the field. A possum belly refers to the mud tank closest to the return line where drilling fluid is returned from downhole. APOUstabout is an unskilled manual laborer on the rigsite. A roustabout may be part of the drilling contractor's employee workforce, or may be on location temporarily for special operations. Sources:

Oil Field Slang

shared by techflo on Jul 07
Hold your own on an oil field by learning these simple jargon terms commonly used on-site by roughnecks .




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