There are hundreds of acronyms in offshore engineering literature and practice. Below is a list of the most frequently used acronyms. See also oil and gas acronyms and dredging acronyms.

AHTS Anchor Handling Tug Supply (vessel)
BFS Bottom Founded Structures
BLS Buoyant Leg Structures
BOE Barrels of Oil Equivalent
BOPD Barrels of Oil Per Day
BWPP Drilling Wellhead Processing Platform
DSS Drilling Semi-Sumersible
ERRV Emergency Response and Rescue Vessel
ERRV Emergency Rescue and Recovery Vessel
FOS Floating Offshore Structure
FPF Floading Production Facility
FPO Floating Production Operation
FPS Floating Production System
FPSO Floating Production Storage and Offloading
FRU Floating Regasification Unit
FSO Floating Storage and Offloadiong
FSRU Floating Storage and Regasification Vessel
GBS Gravity Base Structures
GoM Gulf of Mexico
HLCV Heavy-Lift Crane Vessel
LWIV Light Well Intervention
MODU Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit
MSV Multi-Service Vessel
NDE Non-Destructive Engineering
PLEM PipeLine End Manifold
PSV Platform Supply Vessel
SBM Single Buoy Mooring
SCR Steel Catenary
SPM Single Point Mooring
SRV Shuttle Regasifigation Vessel
SS Subsea System
SSCV Semi-Submersible Crane Vessel
TBT Tethered Buoyant Towers
TLP Tension Leg Platform
TTR Top Tension Riser