When rig workers talk about their job, they seem to have a language all their own!  Below is sample of some common terms heard on a rig site.

A to L
Abandon
Blowout
Blowout Preventor
Break-Up
Bring in a Well
CAODC
Capped Well
Casing
Casing String
Catwalk
Christmas Tree
Circulate
Close-in
Complete a Well
Core
Cratering
Crooked Hole
Cuttings
Derrick
Derrickman
Development Well
Directional Drilling
Discovery Well
Doghouse
Downtime
Drawworks
Drill Pipe
Driller
Drilling Rig
Dry Hole
Dry Well
Elevator
Exploration Well
Fishing
Floorman
Formation
Geromino
Going In Hole
Hole
Joint
Junk
Killing a Well
Laying Down Pipe
Lost Circulation
M to Z
Make a Connection
Making Hole
Mixing Mud
Monkeyboard
Motorman
Mousehole
Open Hole
Operator
Pay
Pipe
Pipe Rack
Plug
Plug and Abandon
Rate of Penetration
Rig
Rig Up
Rotating on Bottom
Roughneck
Service Rig
Service Well
Single
Sloughing
Spud
Stand of Pipe
String
Stuck Pipe
Substructure
Toolpush
Tour
Tripping
Waiting On Cement (W.O.C.)
Well Bore
Wildcat