More Compound Words

Here is a short list of specialized oilfield terms that are single words, not two separate words, along with a short example:

Buildup – pressure buildup test
Falloff – pressure falloff test
Crosswell – crosswell tomography
Sidetrack – drill a sidetrack
Workover – well needs a workover
Backlog – a backlog of wells to be hooked up
Afterflow – afterflow can complicate pressure transient test analysis

If in doubt about whether an oilfield expression is one word or two, the SPE Style Guide has an alphabetized list near the beginning that contains many of the most common ones.
Here’s the link:


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