Oil and Gas Well Database Abbreviations
Here are the abbreviations most commonly used to designate well status in our database.
|ABND||Abandoned loc, never drilled, or D&A||CATH||Cathodic protection well|
|CBM||Coal bed methane||CO2-INJ||Carbon dioxide injection|
|D&A||Dry & abandoned||EOR||Enhanced oil recovery|
|EXP||Expired permit||GAS||Gas well|
|J&A||Junked and abandoned||LH||Lost hole|
|LOC||Location, status unknown;
or location never drilled
|O&G||Oil and gas|
|ON LIST||Under KCC review||P&A||Plugged and abandoned|
|SWD||Saltwater disposal||TA||Temporarily abandoned
(but not P&A or D&A)
|W-INJ||Water injection||WATER||Water well|
For additional information, please visit our online book Petroleum: a primer for Kansas. It is written in non-technical language for those who have interests in the petroleum industry in one way or another, but who have had little or no training in the technical fields involved.