9.1.2 Terminology

Topic Version1Published11/11/2016
For StandardWITSML v2.0

The following table provides brief definitions of terms as they are used in the context of the stim job data object.




A series of operations that stimulate a set of stages through high-pressure pumping of fluids within a single well over a period of time.


A section of a well that is being stimulated.

NOTE: To better align with industry, the definition of the term ‘stage’ has been revised from the previous version of the stim job object.


A pumping task performed during the stimulation of a stage.

NOTE: In the previous version of the stim job object, this was known as a ‘stage’.

Flow path

The geometry of the path the fluid takes while a stage is being stimulated.