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Terms

Oil String - the last section of the drill pipe to be cemented in place. Also called Inner Conductor or
Production Casing.
Offshore service vessels - common term for specialized vessels used during the exploration,
development and production phases of oil and gas finds at sea.
On Stream - the phase where the oil/gas production is started through the main pipe.

Abbreviations

OAPEC - Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries
OCIMF - Oil Companies' International Marine Forum (London)
OECD - Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development - 25 member countries.
OFS - Oljearbeidernes Fellessammenslutning (Stavanger) - Norwegian federation of trade unions in
the oil industry.
OFU - Offshoren?ringens Forhandlingsutvalg - negotiating committee for the offshore industry.
OLF - Oljeindustriens Landsforening (Stavanger) - Federation of oil industry employers.
OPA - Oil Pollution Act (USA)
OPEC - Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Vienna)
OSSL - Oljeserviceselskapenes Landsforening - The Association of Norwegian Oil Industry Service
Companies.
OSV - Offshore Support Vessel

   
 

 
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