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B
babbitt
backbarrier complex
back emf
backfilling
background gas
backhaul
backhoe
back-in
back-in unit
back off
back-off connector
back-off joint
back-off wheel
backout
back-pressure
back-pressure valve
backshore
back up
backup element
backup ring
backup tongs
backup wrench
backwash
BACT
bacteria
bactericide
bad oil
baffle plate
bag filter
baguio
bail
bailer
bailing
bailing drum
bailing line
bail pin
bail throat
balance point
bail
bail-and-seat valve
ballast
ballast control
ballasted condition
ballast engineer
ballast leg
ballast movement
ballast passage
ballast tank
ball bearing
ball catcher
ball cock
balled-up bit
ballistic prover
ball joint
ball mill
ball-mill
balloon
ball-out
ball race
ball sealers
ball up
ball valve
banana peel
bank draft
bar
barefoot completion
barge
baric wind law
barium sulphate
barograph
barometer
barometric pressure
barrel (bbl)
barrel compressor
barrel equivalent
barrel-mile
barrel reamer
barrels per day (bpd)
barring
bar sand
baruio
baryte
basalt
base
base abstract
base exchange
base gas
base line
base load
basement rock
base metal
base pressure
basic sediment
basic sediment and water (BS&W)
basin
basket
basket grapple
basket hitch
basket sub
batch
batch cementing
batching
batching sphere
batch mixer
batch treating
batch treatment
bath
battery
Baume gravity
Baume scale
bbl
bbl/acre-ft
bbl/d
Bcf
Bcf/d
b/d
BID
BDC
beam
beam-balanced pumping unit
beam counterbalance
beam pumping unit
beam well
bean
bearing
bearing cap
bearing pin
Beaufort scale
bed
bedding plane
bed load
bedrock
belching
bell
belled box
bell hole
bell nipple
bellows
belt
belt guard
benchmark
benchmark price
bending load pressure
bending stress
Bendix
bends
bent housing
bentonite
bentonite extenders
bent sub
benzene
benzene ring
bequeath
best-available control technology (BACT)
beta particle
beta ratio
bevel gear
BFPH
BRA
bhhp
bhp
BHP
BHT
bias drilling
Big Inch
big-inch pipe
bilge radius
billet
bill of lading
biochemical
biochemical
biofacies
biogenic
bioherm
biomass
bioremediation
biosphere
biotic
biotite
birdcage
birdcaged
birdcaged wire
bird-dog
bit
bit breaker
bit breaker adapter
bit conebr
bit cutter
bit dresser
bit drift
bit gauge
bit hydraulic horsepower
bit matrix
bit nozzle
bit pin
bit program
bit record
bit shank
bit sub
bitumastic material
bitumen
bituminous shale
bit walk
bit whirl
bl
blackout
blank casing
blank casing
blank flange
blanking plug
blank joint
blank liner
blank pipe
blasthole drilling
blasting
blasting mats
blast joint
bld
bleed
bleeder valve
bleed line
blending stock
blend sample
blind
blind drilling
blind ram
blind ram preventer
blizzard box
BLM
block
block and bleed valve
block billing
block diagram
block squeeze
block valve
blooey line
bloom
blow
blowby
blow case
blow down
bIowdown
blowdown period
blow-down valve
blown
blowoff cock
blowout
blowout preventer
blowout preventer control panel
blowout preventer control unit
blowout preventer drill
blowout preventer operating and control system
blowout preventer rams
blowout preventer stack
blowout sticking
BLPD
blue pod
BO
bob
bob-tail plant
body lock ring
body wave
boilaway test
boiler
boiler feed water
boiler fuel
boiler fuel gas
boiler house
boiling point
boil weevil
boll weevil comer
boll weevil hanger
bomb
bomb hanger
bond
bonnet
bonus consideration
boom
boom dog
boomer
boom pendant
boom ratchet
boom stop
booster station
booster-type pump
boot
boot basket
boot sub
BOP
BOPD
BOPE
bore
bored crossing
borehole
borehole ballooning
borehole-contact log
borehole effect
borehole pressure
borings sample
bottled gas
bottleneck
bottleneck elevator
bottle test
bottle-type submersible rig
bottom dead centre (BOC)
bottom guide wire anchor
bottom hold-down
bottomhole
bottomhoIe assembly
bottomhole choke
bottomhole contract
bottomhole flow regulator
bottomhole heater
bottomhole letter
bottomhole money
bottomhole packer
bottomhole plug
bottomhole pressure
bottomhole pressure bomb
bottomhole pressure gauge
bottomhole pressure test
bottomhole pump
bottomhole separator
bottomhole temperature
bottom-intake electric submersible pump
bottom loading pressure
bottom plug
bottoms
bottom sample
bottomset bed
bottom sub
bottoms up
bottom-supported offshore drilling rig
bottoms-up time
bottom time
bottom water
bottom-water drive
bottom water sample
bottom wiper ping
bounce dive
Bourdon tube
bowl
bowline knot
bow lines
box
box and pin
box tap
box threads
Boyle's law
bpd or BPD
BPH
B-P mix
BPO
brackish water
bradding
bradenhead
bradenhead flange
bradenhead gas
bradenhead squeeze
braided sling
braided wire rope
brake
brake band
brake block
brake Bange
brake horsepower
brake lining
brake linkage
brake rider
brake rim
braking capacity
brash
brass running nipple
breadth
break
breakaway torque
breakdown
breakdown torque
breaker
breaker plate
breaker points
breaking down
breaking strength
break out
breakout block
breakout cathead
breakout tongs
breakover
break tour (pronounced "tower")
breathe
breather
breathing
breathing bag
breccia
buckling stres
brecciation
Brent
bridge
bridge over
bridge plug
bridge socket
bridle
bridle sling
bright oil
bright spot
brine
bring in a well
British thermal unit (Btu)
brittleness
brkn
broaching
bromine value
Brownian movement
brush
BS&W
Bscf/d
Btu
bubble bucket
bubble cap
bubble-cap tray
bubble chopper
bubble point
bubble tower
bubble tray
buck up
buddy system
buffer
bug blower
builder's monogram
bulb
bulkhead
bulkhead deck
bulk modulus
bulk plant
bulk tank
bullet perforator
bullets
bull gear
bullheading
bull plug
bull shaft
bull wheel
bump a well
bumped
bumper jar
bumper sub
bump off a well
Buna-N
bunker C oil
bunkers
buoyancy
buoyant weight
Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
burette
buried hill
buried valley
burner tip
burning point
bum over
bum pit
bum shoe
burst pressure
burst rating
burst strength
bury barge
bury sled
bus
bus bar
bushing
butane
butane, commercial
butanes required
butene
Butterworth tank cleaning system
button bit
button bit
button up
buttress
buttress
Buys-Ballot's law
BW
BWPD
BWPH
by heads
by pass
bypass valve
Boating tank
bogging

 

 

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