Oilfield Glossary
Oilfield Glossary
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1. n. [Drilling Fluids]
The oil content of cuttings, normally expressed as grams of oil adsorbed per kilogram of dry cuttings. The value has been used as the basis for discharge regulations for oil-base muds in several operating areas.
Alternate Form: oil on cuttings
2. n. [Drilling Fluids]
Abbreviation for Offshore Operators Committee, a group of more than 85 oil and gas producers who operate in the Gulf or Mexico. OOC was formed in the 1950s. It interacts with various governmental organizations, such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Minerals Management Service (MMS), to keep regulations up to date and economically sound. Many rules about discharge of mud and cuttings into Gulf waters have been developed jointly by OOC and the EPA.
See: CERCLA, EPA, MMS, NPDES, RCRA