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CORPORATE STANDARD LIST OF ACRONYMS

 

Acronym  

Name

Description (If Applicable)

 

AC    

Alternating Current

   

APAC

Asia Pacific

   

AIA

Approved Inspection Authority

Alternative is IVB

 

ALST

Assistant Life Support Technician

   

AODC

Association of Offshore Diving Contractors

   

APME

Asia Pacific and Middle East

   

ATA

Atmospheres (Absolute)

   

ATC

Authorisation to Commit

Financial or Operation Terms

 

ATM

Atmospheres (Gauge)

   

ATS

Atmospheres (Gauge)

   

ATT

Authorisation to Tender

In Business Development Terminology

 

BARA

Bar Absolute

   

BARG

Bar Gauge

   

BIBS

Built in Breathing System

   

BMS

Business Management System

   

BPMS

Business Process Management System

   

BR

Brazil

   

BU

Business Unit

   

BS

British Standard

   

CAA

Civil Aviation Authority

   

CBS

Cost Breakdown Structure

Works with Work Break Down Structure. Company works only of a WBS with Integrated Costs

 

CCS

Contract Control Schedule

   

CDM

Controls and Data Management

   

CRMS

Company Risk Management System

   

CMTU

Communication Module Test Unit

   

CNS

Central Nervous System

   

CSA

Cost Sensitivity Analysis

   

CO

Carbon Monoxide

   

COP

Crane Operator

   

CO2

Cardon Dioxide

   

DC

Direct Current

   

DE

Detailed Engineering

   

DCS/DCI

Decompression Sickness / Illness

   

DDC

Deck Decompression Chamber

   

DESIGN

Diving Equipment System Inspection Guidance Note

   

DMAC

Diving Medical Advisory Committee

   

DOA

Delegation of Authority

   

DP

Dynamically Positioned / Dynamic Positioning

   

DPVOA

Dynamic Positioning Vessels Operators Association

   

D Supt

Diving Superintendent

Otherwise called OPM

 

DS

Diving Supervisor

   

DVR

Diver

   

DRV

Designated Rescue Vessel

   

DSV

Diving Support Vessel

   

ECT

Emergency Control Team

   

ECU

Environmental Control unit

   

EDU

Electrical Distribution Unit

   

EFAT

Extended Factory Acceptance Test

   

EHXT

Enhanced Horizontal Christmas Tree

   

EL

Entrance Lock

   

EPCI

Engineering Procurement Construction Installation

   

ET

Electrical Technician

   

EPF

Engineered Pipe and Fittings

   

EPU

Electrical Power Unit

   

ER

Eastern Region

   

ETA

Estimated Time of Arrival

   

ETD

Estimated Time of Departure

   

ETU

Electronic Test Unit

   

EVDT

Enhanced Vertical Christmas Tree

   

FMEA

Failure Mode Effects Analysis

   

FMECA

Failure Mode Effects & Criticality Analysis

   

FSW

Feet of Seawater

   

FP

Final Pressure

   

FV

Floodable Volume

   

GBU

Global Business Unit

Surface, Onshore/Offshore, Projects, Subsea Services

 

GI

Group Instruction

   

HAZID

Hazard Identification

   

HAZOB

Hazard Observation

   

HAZOP

Hazard Operability Study

   

HCU

Habitat Conditioning Unit

   

HDM

Hydraulic Distribution Module

   

HEU

Hyperbaric Evacuation Unit

IMO word for HRC and SPHL or HLB or HRL

 

HLB

Hyperbaric Lifeboat

   

HP

High Pressure

   

HPU

Hydraulic Power Unit

   

HRL

Hyperbaric Rescue Lifeboat

   

HRC

Hyperbaric Rescue Chamber

   

HS

Hydraulic Systems

   

HSE

Health and Safety Executive

   

IBMS

Integrated Business Management System

Alternative Name for CRMS or BMS

 

ICPO

Intercompany Purchase Order

   

IMCA

International Marine Contractors Association

   

IMO

International Maritime Organisation

   

IMR or IRM

Inspection Maintenance and Repair

   

IP

  1. In Progress
  2. Intellectual Property
  3. Increased Productivity
   

ISO

International Standards Organisation

   

IPP

Internal Product Provider

   

ISP

Internal Service Provider

   

IVB

Independent Verification Body i.e. ABS

AIA – Approved Inspection Authority

 

IWOCS

Installation Work Over Completion System

   

JV

Joint Venture

   

KOM

Kick Off Meeting

   

LD

Lead Diver

   

LP

Low Pressure

   

LSP

Life Support Package

   

LSS

Life Support Supervisor

   

LST

Life Support Technician

   

LAT

Lowest Astronomical Tide

   

LTA

Lost Time Accident

   

MCS

Master Control Station

   

MEL

Maximum Exposure Limit

   

ML

Main Lock

   

MPI

Magnetic Particle Inspection

   

MPS

Manifold and Pipeline Systems

   

MRCC

Marine Rescue Coordination Centre

   

MSV

Multi Role Support Vessel

   

MSW

Metres Sea/Salt Water

   

MT

Mechanical Technician

   

MWA

Mid Water Arch

   

NAM

North America

   

NCR

Non-Conformance Report

   

NDT

Non-Destructive Testing

   

NLTA

Non-Lost Time Accident

   

NORSOK

Standards Developed by the Norwegian Petroleum Industry

   

NSC

North Sea Canada

   

OBS

Organisational Breakdown Structure

Common for WBS

 

OBSROV

Observation Class ROV

   

OBG

Onboard Gas

   

OES

Occupational Exposure Standards

   

OIM

Offshore Installation Manager

   

OE

  One Engineering

   

OED

Offshore Engineering Division

Management of research and development projects, Providing technical support to project and fleet support teams, Consolidation of best design and operational practices

 

PCG

Parent Company Guarantee

   

PDT

Product Delivery Team

   

PEM

Project Engineering Manager

   

PEP

Project Execution Plan

   

PL

Product Line

   

PLM

Product Lifecycle Maintenance

   

PMR

Project Management Report

   

PMT

Project Management Team

   

PO

Purchase Order

   

PP

Partial Pressure

   

PPM

Parts Per Million

   

PSIA

Pounds per Square Inch (Absolute)

   

PSIG

Pounds per Square Inch (Gauge)

   

PPCO2

Partial Pressure CO2

   

PPO2

Partial Pressure O2

   

PTFE

Teflon Thread Tape

   

PVC

Poly Vinyl Chloride

   

QA

Quality Assurance

   

QC

Quality Control

   

QHSE

Quality, Health, Safety and Environment

   

RAW

Risk Assessment Workshop

   

RBU

Regional Business Unit

   

RCC

Rescue Co-ordination Centre

   

ROV

Remote Operated Vehicle

   

R&D

Research and Design

   

RR

Risk Register

   

RV

Residual Volume

   

RVs

Rescue Vessel

   

SA

South America (Includes Brazil)

   

SCUBA

Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus

   

SDC

Submersible Decompression Chamber

   

SD

Standby Diver

   

SE

Surface Equivalent

   

SLS

Secondary Life Support (Rebreather Bailout)

   

SWL

Safe Working load

   

ST

Saturation Technician

   

SC

Steering Committee 

Decision making forum set up to assist in successful delivery of a project

 

SCM

Subsea Control Module

   

SE

System Engineering

   

SIT

System Integration Test

   

SPS

Subsea Production Systems

   

SSC

Standard Subsea Components

   

SSE

SubSystem Engineering

   

SURF

Subsea Umbilical’s Risers and Flowlines

Typically referred to as traditional Scope of work

 

SWAY

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Generally released by Microsoft in August 2015, Sway allows users who have a Microsoft account to combine text and media to create a presentable website.

 

TL

Transfer Lock

   

TUP

Transfer under pressure

   

TV

Tidal Volume

   

T&I

Transportation and Installation

   

TMS

Thermal Management Systems

   

UCOS

Automation and Control

   

UHV

Ultra-High Frequency

   

UKOOA

UK Offshore Operator Association

   

UPTD

Unit Pulmonary Toxicity Dose

   

UT

Ultrasonic Testing

   

VDT

Vessel Delivery Team

Specialist & dedicated team responsible for delivery of operations support for a key asset (Two Currently)

 

VHF

Very High Frequency

   

WBS

Work Breakdown Structure

   

WCS

Well Completion Systems

   

WR

Western Region

   

XT

Christmas Tree

Main product in WCS product line

 
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