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Terminology Series   X

Working in the Oil and Gas industry will introduce you to a whole new set of industry-specific vocabulary and abbreviations – to help you understand we’ve collated a list of a few terms beginning with the letter "X".

XRL

Extended-reach lateral; a well with a horizontal lateral of approximately 9,500 feet.

Xmas tree

An assembly of valves, casing spools, and fittings on the top of the casing which control the production rate of oil.

X-Ray Diffraction (XRD)

X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) is a standard service for any mineral identification and quantification in the oil and gas exploration industry.

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