Terms, Abbreviations and Acronyms by U


DTI UK Department of Trade and Industry
UKOCS UK outer continental shelf
UWA Ultimate work authority
URR Ultimately recoverable resources
UBI  Ultrasonic Borehole Imager
UBIRE  Ultrasonic Borehole Imager Report
USIT  Ultrasonic imaging tool (cement bond logging) 
UT Ultrasonic testing
UWT Ultrasonic welding line
UV Ultraviolet
UCH  Umbilical Connection Housing
UMCA  Umbilical Midline Connection Assembly
UTA/B  Umbilical Termination Assembly/Box
ULCGR  Uncompressed LDC CNL Gamma Ray Log
UCS Unconfined compressive strength
UB Underbalanced
UBD Underbalanced drilling
UIC  Underground Injection Control
UWILD  Underwater Inspection in Lieu of Dry Docking
USV Underwater safety valve
UWI  Unique Well Identifier
UKCS  United Kingdom Continental Shelf
UKOOA  United Kingdom Offshore Operators Association
UKOOG  United Kingdom Onshore Operators Group
UN United Nations
USC United States Code
USGS  United States Geological Survey
UBHO  Universal Bottom Hole Orientation (sub)
UGF  Universal Guide Frame
URT  Universal Running Tool
UTM  Universal Transverse Mercator
UPB  Unmanned Production Buoy
UOT Unscheduled overtime
UEL Upper explosive limit
UFL Upper flammable limit
UFJ  Upper Flex Joint
UMV  Upper Master Valve (from a Xmas tree)
UPR  Upper Pipe Ram
UCSU  Upstream Commissioning and Start-Up
BLM US Bureau of Land Management
BSEE US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement,created by splitting BOEMRE into two parts, BOEM and BSEE, as of Oct. 1, 2011.
USCG US Coast Guard
CZMA US Coastal Zone Management Act
CERCLA US Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act
DWRRA US Deep Water Royalty Relief Act
DOE US Department of Energy
DOI US Department of Interior
DOL US Department of Labor
DOT US Department of Transportation
PHMSA US Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
eWell US Electronic Well Permitting and Reporting System
ESA US Endangered Species Act
EIA US Energy Information Administration
EPA US Environmental Protection Agency
EEZ US Exclusive Economic Zone
FERC US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
FR US Federal Register
USFWS US Fish & Wildlife Service
BSEE-0123 US Form for Application for Permit to Drill
BSEE-0124 US Form for Application for Permit to Modify
BSEE-0149 US Form for Assignment of Federal OCS Pipeline Right-of-Way Grant
BSEE-0125 US Form for End of Operations Report
BSEE-0143 US Form for Facility/Equipment Damage Report
BSEE-0132 US Form for Hurricane and Tropical Storm Evacuation and Production Curtailment Statistics, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region (GOMR)
BSEE-1832 US Form for Notification of Incidents of Noncompliance
BSEE-0133S US Form for Open Hole Data Report
BSEE-0131 US Form for Performance Measures Data
BSEE-0144 US Form for Rig Movement Notification Report
BSEE-0128 US Form for Semiannual Well Test Report
BSEE-0123S US Form for Supplemental APD Information Sheet
BSEE-0133 US Form for Well Activity Report
BSEE-0126 US Form for Well Potential Test Report
FOIA US Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. Section 552)
USGC US Gulf Coast
GEMS US Gulf Ecological Management Sites program
INC US Incident of Noncompliance
OCS-G US lease numbering system for blocks on the Outer Continental Shelf in the Gulf of Mexico
MMC US Marine Mammal Commission
MMPA US Marine Mammal Protection Act
NEPA US National Environmental Policy Act
NCP US National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan
NPS US National Park Service
NPFC US National Pollution Funds Center
NTSB US National Transportation Safety Board
SUPSALV US Navy Supervisor of Salvage
OSHA US Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OMB US Office of Management and Budget
OPA US Oil Pollution Act of 1990
OPA 90 US Oil Pollution Act of 1990
RCRA US Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
SOX US Sarbanes-Oxley Act (also called the US Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act)
SEC US Securities and Exchange Commission
SPR US Strategic Petroleum Reserve
TSCA US Toxic Substances Control Act