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ACM Asbestos Containing Material
AED Automated External Defibrillator
AFE Authority for Expenditure
AAP Affirmative Action Plan
AIP Annual Incentive Plan
ALT Area Leadership Team
AP Accounts Payable
API American Petroleum Institute
API The universally accepted scale for expressing the density of liquid petroleum products; the higher the API gravity
APR Air Purifying Respirator
ASME American Society for Mechanical Engineers
AST Aboveground Storage Tank
AST Annual Safety Training
ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials
A-Tax IRR After-tax Internal Rate of Return
ATLAS Automated Transportation Logistics Activity System
AVG Average
BACT Best Available Control Technology BBL Barrel
BBTUD Billion British Thermal Units per Day
BCF Billion Cubic Feet; Volumetric measure for a billion standard cubic feet of natural gas
BERC Business Ethics Resource Center
BLDG Building
BLEVE Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion
BLM Baseline Maintenance
BLM Bureau of Land Management
BOD Board of Directors
BOE Barrel of Oil Equivalent
BOL Bill of Landing
BP Booster Pump
BPD Barrels per Day
BPD Big Piney District
BPH Barrels per hour
BPO Business Process Outsourcing
BRG Business Resource Groups
BS Basic Sediment and Water
B-Tax IRR Before-tax internal rate of return
Btu British thermal unit
BU Business Unit
BWPD Barrels of Water per Day
C1 Methane
C2 Ethane 66
C3 Propane
C4 Butane
C5 Gasoline
C Cause and Effect
CAA Clean Air Act
CADD Computer Aided Drafting & Design
CAL Calcium
CAMS Customer Access Management System
CAP Capacity
CAPEX Capital Expenditures
CAS Chemical Abstract
CBT Computer Based Training
CDL Commercial Driver‘s License
CDMS Corrosion Data Management System
CENT Centrifugal
CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response
CF Cubic Foot
CFFO Cash Flow from Operations
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CIS Chemical Information System
CIS Customer Information System
CIS Commodity Inventory System (Oracle)
CKV Check Value
CLC Corporate Leadership Council
CO Carbon Monoxide
CO Change Order
CO2 Carbon Dioxide
COE Center of Expertise; typically used in Human Resources to define departments
COM Coordinator of Maintenance
CONC Concentric
COOQ‘s Consortium on Operation Qualifications
CPG Cents per Gallon
CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
CV Control Value
CV Core Values and Beliefs
CWA Clean Water Act
DAY Diglycolamine
db Decibel
DCF Discounted Cash Flow
DCS Distributive Control System
DD Depreciation
DEA Diethyl amine
DEKATHERM 1 million British thermal units (see MMBtu)
DEL Delivery
DERIVATIVES 1) Refers to products derived from Monomers. Polyethylene and polypropylene are both examples of De-rivatives. 2) For trading and accounting
DGT Discovery Gas Transmission
DHC Dry Hole Cost (cost of drilling a well up to the casing point
DISP Disposal
DOE Department of Energy
DOT Department of Transportation
DOWNSTREAM Industry term; indicates the refining and marketing sectors of the industry
DSC District Safety Committee 67
E Exploration and Production
E/P Ethane Propane
EAP Employee Assistance Program
EBD Emergency Blow Down
EBITDA Earnings before Interest
ECC Eccentric
EDP Engineering Development Program\
EER Exercise Evaluation Report
EFF Effective
EH Environmental
EIMS Environmental Information Management System
EIS Environmental Impact Statement
ELL Elbow
EM Energy Marketing & Trading
EMPAC Enterprise Maintenance Planning and Control
ENL Energy News Live
EOI Expression of Interest
EOT Executive Officer Team
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
ERA Environmental Response Agency
ERP Enterprise Resource Planning
ERP Emergency Response Plan
ESA Electronic Skills Assessment
ESA Environmental Site Assessment
ESD Emergency Shut Down
ESD Echo Springs District
ETA Estimated Time of Arrival
ETD Estimated Time of Depletion
EVA Economic Value Added (trademark of Stearn Stewart)
EVP Employee Value Proposition
EVP Equilibrium Vapor Pressure
F Finance and Accounting
F Fire and Gas
F Degrees in Fahrenheit
FCA Four Corners Area - Midstream‘s assets in the San Juan Basin located near the intersection of New Mexico
FEED Front End Engineering and Design
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
FERC Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
FID Flame Ionization Detector
FIG Figure
FIN Field Information Network
FMEA Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (PHA method)
FOA Field Office Administrator
FOFO Fuel Oil Set Off
FOSC Federal On-Scene Coordinator
FPS Floating Production System; used to service Deepwater production
FR Federal Register
FSW Feet Salt Water
Frac Fracture stimulation; also know as ―fracing‖
FRP Facility Response Plan
FS Feasibility Study
FT Feet
FWP Fresh Water Pump 68
G General and Administrative
G Gathering & Processing
GA Government Affairs
GET Getty
GIS Geographic Information Systems
GP Gas Pipes (also known as WGP – Williams Gas Pipes)
GPA Gas Processor‘s Association is an association made up of both midstream and producing companies that are involved in the processing and treating of natural gas.
GPSA Gas Processors Suppliers Association
GR Grade
GRD Green River District
GTS General Twin Seal
H2S Hydrogen Sulfide
H Horizontal
HAP Hazardous Air Pollutants
HAZCOM Hazard Communications
HAZMAT Hazard Material
HAZOP Hazard and Operability (PHA Study Method)
HAZWOPER Hazardous Waste and Emergency operations
HCA High Consequence Areas
HEPA High Efficiency Particulate Air Filter
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
HIPE High Impact Process Evaluation
HIS Hazardous Material Identification System
HMI Human Machine Interface
HMT Hazardous Materials Technician
HORIZ Horizontal
HP Horsepower
HPSC High Pressure Slug Catcher
HR Human Resources
HRBP Human Resources Business Partner
HRLT Human Resources Leadership Team
HS Hand Station
HSC Houston Ship Channel
HVL Highly Volatile Liquid
Hz Hertz
IAP Incident Accident Plan
IATA International Air Transportation Association
IC Incident Commander
ICS Incident Command System
IDC Intangible Drilling Cost
IDLH Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health
ILI In-line Inspections
INJ Injection
IP Initial Production
IPO Initial Public Offering
IRR Internal Rate of Return
IS Information Services
IT Information Technology (sometimes referred to as ―WIT‖ – Williams IT)
ITG Independent Terminal Group 69
MMS Minerals Management Service: A bureau of the Department of the Interior charged with managing the U.S.‘s offshore mineral resources and collecting mineral royalties for the United States and Indian Tribes.
MOC Management of Change
MOCR Management of Change Request
MONOMERS Refers to Ethylene and Propylene
MOP Maximum Operating Pressure
MOV Motor-Operated Valve
MPSC Medium pressure Slug Catcher
MS Midstream
MSA Master Service Agreement
MSHA Mine Safety & Health Administration
MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet
MSR Mainline Surge Relief System
MTR Marine Transportation- Related
MTR Meter
NCCER National Center for Construction Education and Research
NCMS National Compliance Management System
NDE Non-Destructive Examination
NEC National Electric Code
NEO New Employee Orientation
NEPA National Environmental Policy Act
NFPA National Fire Protection Association
NGL Natural Gas Liquids; liquids contained in the natural gas stream usually made up of ethane
NH3 Anhydrous Ammonia
NIOSH National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
No. Number
NOI Notice of Intent
NOM Nominal
NOPAT Net Operating Profit after Taxes
NOAV Notice of Alleged Violation
NOV Notice of Violation
NORM Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material
NOX Nitrogen Oxide
NPDES National Pollution Discharge Elimination System
NPV Net Present Value
NPI Net Profits Interest
NRC National Response Center
NRI Net Revenue Interest
NWP North West Pipeline
NYMEX New York Mercantile Exchange
O Oil & Gas
O Operating & Maintenance
O/S Over/Short
O Operations and Technicians Services
OBS Organizational Breakdown Structure
OD Outside Diameter
OIT Operator Interface Terminal
OJT On the Job Training
ONOL Outside Normal Operating Limits 70
OPA Opal
OPA ‘90 Oil Pollution Act of 1990
OP Operating Profit
OPEX Operating Expenses
OPS Office of Pipeline Safety
Op Tech Operator/ Technician
OQ Operator Qualification
ORA Operational Reliability Assessment
ORRI Overriding Royalty Interest
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSIC On-Scene Incident Commander
PAQ Position Analysis Questionnaire
PC Personal Computer
PCB Polychlorinated Biphenyls
PD Positive Development
PDNP Proved Developed Not Producing
PDP Professional Development Program
PDP Proved Developed Producing
PDVSA The national oil company of Venezuela
PEL Permissible Exposure Limit
PEPL Panhandle Eastern Pipeline
PFD Process Flow Diagram
PGP Polymer Grade Propylene
PHA Process Hazard Analysis
PI Point of Intersection
PIC Public Information Center
PIO Public Information Officer
PI&D‘s Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams
PL Pipeline
PLC Project Life Cycle
PLC Programmable Logic Controller
PLHCP Physician or Licensed Health Care Professional
PLT Plant
PM Preventative Maintenance
PM Particulate matter
PO Purchase Order
POL Percent of liquids; type of processing contract whereby the plant owner receives a portion of the natural gas liquids as compensation for processing services provided
POP Percent of proceeds
POSS Possible
POV Point of View
PPE Personal Protective Equipment
PPL Phillips Pipeline
PROC Procedure
PROB Probable
PSA Purchase and Sale Agreement
PSI Process Safety Information
PSIA Pounds per Square Inch Atmosphere
PSIG Pounds per Square Inch Gauge
PSM Process Safety Management
PSOW Project Statement of Work
PSSR Pre-Startup Safety Review
PSV Pressure Safety Valve
PT Pressure Transmitter
PTO Paid Time Off 71
PTR Plant Thermal Reduction; the difference between the thermal energy of the gas stream entering the plant and the gas at the tailgate of the plant (commonly referred to as Shrink).
PUD Proved Undeveloped
P50 Indication that an estimated value has a 50% probability of occurring; used to indicate relative risk of an esti-mate; P90 would indicate a 90% chance of occurring (low risk) while a P10 indicate a 10 % chance of occur-ring (high risk)
PV10 Present value discounted at 10%
PV15 Present value discounted at 15%
QA Quality Assurance
QC Quality Control
QLFT Qualitative Fit Test
QNFT Quantitative Fit Test
QUANT/QTY Quantity
RACI Responsible
RAD Radius
RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976
REC Receipt
RED Reducing
Refrac Re-fracture stimulation
REV Reverse
RF Raised Face
RFFE Raised Face Flanged End
RFNY Refinery
RFP Request for Proposal
RFQ Request for Quotation
RFS Request for Services
RGP Refinery Grade Propylene
RI Royalty Interest
RISER The 2 – 3 mile pipeline that connects the production platform to either deepwater import or export pipelines; must be bent in order to connect the horizontal underwater pipelines to the vertical platform production equipment
RMA Rocky Mountain Area: Refers to Midstream‘s G&P assets primarily in southern Wyoming.
RMID Risk Management Insurance Department
RMIS Resource Management Information System
RML Rocky Mountain Liquids
RMP Risk Management Program
ROCE Return on Capital Employed
ROFR Right of First Refusal
ROI Return on Investment
ROR Return on Revenue
ROV Remotely Operated Valve
ROW Right of way
RQ Reportable Quantity
RTU Remote Terminal unit
RTV Return to Vendor
SARA Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act
SARA TITLE Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act
SCADA Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition 72
SCBA Self Contained Breathing Apparatus
SCH Schedule
SCR Steel Centenary Riser
SDWA Safe Drinking Water Act
SEC Section
SELA Southeast Louisiana; offshore pipeline system owned by Transco
SERC State Emergency Response Center
SETS Safety Environmental Protection Agency
SG Selling
SHRINK When NGL‘s are extracted from natural gas there is a reduction in the energy of the gas stream without a corresponding reduction in volume. This reduction in the energy (btu‘s) is commonly referred to as SHRINK.
SI Shut In
SIC Standard Industrial Classification
SIP System Integrity Plan
SMART Specific
SME Subject Matter Expert
SMLS Seamless
SMT Senior Management Team
SMYS Specified Minimum Yield Strength
SO Safety Officer
SOP Standard Operating Procedure
SOU Statement of Understanding
SOW Statement of Work
SOX Sarbanes Oxley; Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act
SPCC Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure
SPP Skills Progression Program
SQG Small Quantity Generator
SR Short Radius
SS Strategic Services and Administration
SSD Station Shut Down
STD Standard
STEL Short- Term Exposure Limit
STG Stage
SVP Small Volume Prover
SW Standard Weight
SWD Salt water disposal
S.W. WY Southwest Wyoming (Opal
SWPPP Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan
TAD Talent Acquisition and Development; comprised of Leadership Development; Learning & Performance; and Staffing
TAN Tangent
TAS Terminal Automation System
TBA To Be Announced
TBD To Be Determined
TCAM Timer Counter Access Module
Tcf Trillion Cubic Feet
TDP Talent Development Process
TEG Tetraethylene Glycol
TLP Tension Leg Platform; a type of offshore platform used to service deepwater production
TLV Toxic Level Value; Threshold Limit Value
TML Thickness Measurement Location
TPY Tons per year
TSCA Toxic Substance Control Act 73
TSD Treatment
TSPP Technical Skills Progression Program
Turbotronics Solar Turbine Controls
TWA Time Weighted Average
TWC The Williams Companies
TXP Turboexpander; equipment used in processing plants to remove natural gas liquids from the gas stream; at the heart of a modern cryogenic gas processing plant.
UEL Upper Explosive Limit
UFL Upper Flammable Limit
UHC United Healthcare
UIC Underground Injection Control
UICS Unified Incident Command System
UPS Uninterruptible Power Supply
UPSTREAM The exploration and production portions of the oil and gas industry
USCG US Coast Guard
UST Under Ground Storage Tank
UWD United Way Day
V Valve
VCU Vapor Combustion Unit
VERT Vertical
VOC Volatile Organic Compounds
VP Vice President
VRU Vapor Recovery Unit
WACC Weighted average cost of capital
WAM Wamsutter (Echo Springs Plant and Wamsutter Gathering)
WAQSR Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations
WDEQ Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality
WDEQ-AQD Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality- Air Quality Division
WES Williams Energy Services
WF Workforce
WFS Williams Field Services
WGP Williams Gas Pipeline
WGP Williams Gas Processing
WI Working interest
WIT Williams Information Technology
WLL Williams Learning Link
WMB New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) trading symbol for Williams Companies
WMZ NYSE trading symbol for Williams Pipeline Partners L.P.
WO Work Order
WPX Williams Exploration Company- Stock Ticker
WPZ NYSE trading symbol for Williams Partners L.P.
WTC Wyoming Training Center
WTS Williams Travel Services
Ygrade Demethonized Mix 74
$MM Dollars in millions
1040 Calculating the Economics for Pay out for Projects $1 MM and above
1040S Calculating the Economics for Pay Out for Projects $1 MM and below
2P Proved and probable reserves
3D Three dimensional
3P Proved
COP Community of Practice
PHMSA Pipeline Hazordous Safety Administration
FMCSA Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
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