WOW in the Oil and Gas IndustryPowered by COBUILD (waʊ) or waiting on weather
(Extractive engineering: Field development, Operations) WOW is used when an operation is stopped or delayed because of bad weather.
⇒ It's 2p.m. and we're again WOW because the weather is getting rough. ⇒ We've reported the well as WOW since Sunday because the weather's been lousy out there. ⇒ WOW is used when an operation is stopped or delayed because of bad weather.