Oilfield Glossary
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scout

1. vt. [Geology]
To inspect an area or to monitor activity.
2. n. [Geology]
A petroleum industry worker who tracks competitive exploration and production activity, either for a company or on a free-lance basis. Scouts can facilitate trading of technical data such as well logs among companies before such data enter the public domain unless the operations or data are held "tight."