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spud

1. a narrow-bladed spade for cutting roots, digging up weeds, etc.
2. a tool, resembling a chisel, for removing bark from trees

spud

[spəd]
(design engineering)
A diamond-point drill bit.
An offset type of fishing tool used to clear a space around tools stuck in a borehole.
Any of various spade- or chisel-shaped tools or mechanical devices.
(engineering)
(mining engineering)
A nail, resembling a horseshoe nail, with a hole in the head, driven into mine timbering or into a wooden plug inserted in the rock to mark a surveying station.
(naval architecture)
A foot piece to provide support for the legs of the A frame of a floating dipper dredge.

spud

1. A sharp narrow bar or spade used for removing gravel and roofing from a roof.
2. A dowel which is in the foot of a doorpost.
3. A short pipe which serves as a connection in a piping system.

SPUD

(Spontaneous Pop-Up Display) A portable 24" monitor from Arovia that was introduced at SXSW 2016. Weighing 1.5 pounds and using rear-projection TV (RPTV) technology, the SPUD unfolds into a 24" monitor with a 1280x720 resolution (higher resolutions to follow). See SXSW and rear-projection TV.


Going, Going, Almost Gone
From a 24" monitor to a unit that takes up the space of an Apple TV set-top box, the SPUD offers a novel approach to a portable monitor. (Image courtesy of Arovia, www.arovia.io)
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Cairn spudded its Upper Jurassic Godalen exploration well 6608/11-9 on July 13 with the Transocean Arctic rig, targeting prospective resources of 90 mmboe in Upper Jurassic Rogn Formation sandstones.
On May 31, OMV and partners DNO, Equinor and Spirit Energy spudded appraisal well 6506/11-11 S with the Deepsea Bergen rig targeting the Middle Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous Iris and Hades discovery made in 2018 with well 6506/11-10.
Spirit Energy spudded the 43/12a-3 Andromeda exploration well on July 29 with the Noble Hans Deul jack-up rig.
On August 6, Independent Oil & Gas (IOG) spudded its 48/24b-6 Harvey appraisal well with the Maersk Resilient jack-up rig.
Aker BP batch spudded the Hornet Main exploration well 15/6-16 S on May 14 and the Freke-Garm Main exploration well 15/6-15 on May 18 with the Deepsea Stavanger rig.
Upon completion of the Warwick Deep well, Hurricane spudded the 205/26b-14 Lincoln Crestal well on July 5, appraising the Lincoln discovery.
Aker BP batch spudded the Hornet Main exploration well 15/6-16 S on 14 May and the Freke-Garm Main exploration well 15/6-15 on May 18 with the Deepsea Stavanger rig.
Aker BP's JK prospect exploration well 25/11-29 S was spudded on May 1.