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Advisory Committee on Hydrocarbons Additional Recovery Research
Natural Gas associated with oil accumulations, which may be dissolved in the oil at reservoir conditions (solution gas) or may form a cap of free gas above the oil (gas cap).
Barrel of oil equivalent per day
BOPD (often bopd)
Barrels of oil per day
Association of British Independent Oil Exploration Companies
Those which are beyond their production plateau but are still producing
British Trade International. (The Government organisation that brings together the work of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the Department of Trade & Industry in support of British trade and investment overseas.)
Central Area Transmission System
Confederation of British Industry
Common Data Access
Capital Gains Tax
Concrete, Gravity Based Structure
Coal Bed Methane (CBM)
Natural gas produced in a coal seam during the formation of the coal. Coal seams form the reservoir rocks and traps for the methane, which is usually of near- pipeline quality.
A mixture of pentanes and higher hydrocarbons.
Conversion Factors (approximate)
(See also Tonne of Oil Equivalent below.)
"Cost Reduction Initiative for the New Era". An oil industry-Government exercise to aid greater competitiveness.
Digital Energy Atlas & Library
Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
Department for Education and Employment
Department of Trade and Industry
East Anglian Gas and Liquids Evacuation System
Exports Credits Guarantee Department
Environmental Impact Assessment
Enhanced oil recovery
Eastern Trough Area Project
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Term used to describe the most cost effective exploration, appraisal or development drilling, which is "fit for purpose".
Far-north Liquids and Associated Gas System
Floating Production Facility
Floating Production Storage and Offloading System
Graphical user interface
Hydrocarbons Additional Recovery Programme
Her Majesty’s Government
Her Majesty’s Treasury
Health & Safety Commission
Health and Safety Executive
Inward investment promotion arm of BTI (formerly Invest in Britian Bureau)
International Energy Agency
Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control
Industry Leadership Team (part of PILOT)
Joint industry project
Joint Nature Conservation Committee
Joint operating agreement
LIFT inspired farm-in Event
Licence Information for Trading
Liquefied natural gas. Natural gas, gaseous at normal temperatures and pressures but held in the liquid state at very low temperatures (and at high pressure), to facilitate storage and transport.
Lincolnshire Offshore Gas Gathering System
Leading Oil and Gas Industry Competitiveness, an industry body to develop and promote supply chain management.
Liquefied petroleum gas. Essentially propane and/or butane meeting fuel use specifications, gaseous at normal temperatures and pressures but held in the liquid state by pressure to facilitate storage and transport.
Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food
Marine Coastguard Agency
Methane Drainage Licence
MMboepd (or mmboepd)
Millions of barrels of oil equivalent per day
MMSCFPD (often mmscfpd)
Millions of standard cubic feet per day
Natural Environment Research Council
Natural gas liquids. A mixture of liquids derived from natural gas, including propane, butane, ethane and gasoline components (pentanes plus).
Norwegian Petroleum Department
North Sea Decommissioning Group
National Training Organisation, a body officially recognised to provide strategic direction and co-ordination on training in their industry sector.
Offshore Contractors Association
Oil and Gas Directorate (of the DTI)
Oil & Gas Industry Task Force
Oil Industry Advisory Committee
Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries
Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organisation
Oslo & Paris Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of North East Atlantic.
Oil Taxation Office (of the Inland Revenue)
Petroleum Exploration & Development Licence
Phase 2 of Oil & Gas Industry Task Force
Petroleum Operations Notice
Petroleum Revenue Tax
Scottish Area Gas Evacuation
Shearwater-Elgin Area Line
OSPAR Working Group on Sea Based Activities
Sustainable Hydrocarbons Additional Recovery Programme
Small and medium sized enterprises
Supplementary Seismic Survey Licence
Tonne of Oil Equivalent
One tonne of oil equivalent is defined as having a calorific value of 397 therms. All fuels, including crude oil and petroleum products, have been converted to tonnes of oil equivalent using their own calorific values.
Trade Partners UK
The Government network (encompassing DTI and FCO activities) dedicated to building British success overseas
United Kingdom Continental Shelf
United Kingdom Offshore Operators’ Association
United Kingdom Onshore Operators Group
United Kingdom Petroleum Industry Association Limited
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Appendix 10 | Appendix 11 | Appendix 12 | Appendix 13 | Appendix 14 | Appendix 15 | Appendix 16 | Appendix 17
Index Map | Plate 1 | Plate 2W | Plate 2E | Plate 3W | Plate 3E | Plate 4W | Plate 4E | Plate 5 | Plate 6
Plate 7 | Plate 8W | Plate 8E | Plate 9W | Plate 9E | Plate 10W | Plate 10E | Plate 11 | Plate 12 | Legend