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Abandonment - Converting a drilled well to a condition that can be left indefinitely without further attention and will not damage freshwater supplies, potential petroleum reservoirs or the environment.
Acidizing - The technique of pumping a form of hydrochloric acid down the well hole to enlarge the pore space in oil bearing rocks, thus increasing oil flow and recovery.
Anticline - A fold in layered rocks originating below the surface in the form of an elongated dome. Anticlines make excellent drilling prospects since any oil in the deposit will naturally rise to the highest point of the structure because oil has a lower specific gravity than water.
API - American Petroleum Institute
API gravity - The industry standard method of expressing specific gravity of crude oils. Higher API gravities mean lower specific gravity and lighter oils.
Assay - To test a metal or an oil for purity or quality.
Associated gas - Gas occurring in combination with crude oil, as distinct from gas occurring separately or manufactured from crude oil.
Associated gas - Natural gas found in association with oil in a reservoir, either dissolved in the oil or as a cap above the oil.
ASTM - American Society for Testing Material which establishes many of the technical standards used in the oil industry.