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StepChange Global Digital and Integrated Operations glossary

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There are 29 names in this directory beginning with the letter C.
Capability Maturity Model


CAS
Collision Avoidance System is a mining term, defined by the US Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) as a system that "Provides Equipment Operators with an Awareness of the Location of Nearby Personnel, Light Vehicles, Stationary Structures, and Other Pieces of Equipment through Display Screen in the Operator’s Compartment and through Audible and Visible Alarms", in addition, the CAS "can take Control of the Mobile Equipment to Slow Down or Stop it Before an Accident can Occur"

Please see the MSHA slide presentation here

CAVE
Computer Analysis and Visualization Environment (other CAVE definitions are also used in oil and gas)


CCR (also CR)
Central Control Room

Total describe their CCR in the Netherlands here

also Control Room

CCS
Carbon capture and storage (or carbon capture and sequestration or carbon control and sequestration)

The UK North Sea Acorn CCS initiative is discussed in the SPE OGF here

CDF
Critical Drilling Facility (legacy Amoco acronym)

Please see SPE technical paper 14732-MS for further technical details

CERA

CHPC
Center for High Performance Computing (BP acronym)

The CHPC is discussed here

CIM-TBM
Centro Integrado de Monitoramento de Turbomáquinas (CIM-TBM), translated as the Integrated Center for Monitoring Turbo Machinery (Petrobras acronym)

The CIM-TBM facility uses diagnostic algorithms to evaluate the performance conditions of remote turbo machinery, enabling remedial and preventative actions

CIP
Centro Inteligente de Pozos (or Smart Well Center in Spanish, PEMEX acronym)

Please see SPE technical paper IPTC-18736-MS for further technical details

CM
Change Management

The key role of change management in digital transformation is presented by the SPE DSDE here and here

CNCO
TRANSPETRO (Petrobras Transporte S.A.), the PETROBRAS National Operational Control Center (in Portuguese), discussed here


CoE
Centre of Excellence (ENI acronym)

Please see SPE technical papers 167909-MS and IPTC-18017-MS for further technical details


CoRE
Collaborative Real-Time Environments (BP acronym).

Please see SPE 173090-MS for further technical details

CPDEP
Chevron Project Development and Execution Process (Chevron acronym).

Please see SPE 117432-MS for further technical details

CR
Control Room

CRCO
Centre for Remote Controlled Operations (Wintershall DEA acronym)

CRO
Control room operator

CSC
Central Surveillance Center (Shell acronym)

Please see SPE technical paper 123147-MS for further technical details

Please also see the SPE JPT article here

CSDC
Central Site Data Center (a legacy Tenneco acronym)

Please see SPE technical paper 14068-MS for further technical details


CWE
Collaborative Work Environment (Shell acronym).

See example SPE technical papers 123202-MS,167871-MS, 176817-MS for further technical details.

CWS
Collision Warning System is a mining term, defined by the US Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) as a system that "Provides Equipment Operators with an Awareness of the Location of Nearby Personnel, Light Vehicles, Stationary Structures, and Other Pieces of Equipment through Display Screen in the Operator’s Compartment and through Audible and Visible Alarms"

Please see the MSHA slide presentation here

Cyber Security

Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity is becoming more critical in digital oil and gas operations due to their increased reliance on computer and hardware based systems

The importance of cybersecurity measures in oil and gas operations is discussed in the SPE JPT here