deep·​wa·​ter | \ ˈdēp-ˌwȯ-tər How to pronounce deepwater (audio) , -ˌwä- \

Definition of deepwater

: of, relating to, or characterized by water of considerable depth deepwater sailors especially : able to accommodate oceangoing vessels deepwater ports

Examples of deepwater in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Exxon, which leads the project and owns a 50% stake, began drilling Cutthroat in late February in an ultra-deepwater region known as the Sergipe-Alagoas Basin off the northeast coast of Brazil. Kevin Crowley,, 28 Mar. 2022 The deepwater Whale project will use a platform similar to that of an existing nearby Shell field, Vito, which is expected to reduce the development time and costs, said Wael Sawan, Shell’s head of oil and gas production. Washington Post, 26 July 2021 The West Auriga is a sixth generation ultra-deepwater drillship with operational history in the Gulf of Mexico. David Taylor, Houston Chronicle, 21 Aug. 2020 A few years ago, Peter Coope, Buckle’s chief engineer, was working on a commercial vessel that was affixing an enormous, deepwater anchor to an oil rig off the coast of Indonesia. Ben Taub, The New Yorker, 10 May 2020 The extra barrels that refiners needed flowed from extremely high-cost, deepwater wells in such locales Russian arctic and off the Brazil's Atlantic coast. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 30 Apr. 2020 The depot, which includes two deepwater docks, is close to opening. Keith Schneider, New York Times, 28 Apr. 2020 In part, that’s because scientists knew little about the habits of many deepwater marine mammals before the spill, so have trouble detecting changes from current data. National Geographic, 17 Apr. 2020 Exxon Mobil is now back in production growth mode though as the most active player in the booming Permian Basin and the leader of the next major deepwater development offshore of Guyana in South America. Jordan Blum, Houston Chronicle, 15 Aug. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of deepwater

1795, in the meaning defined above

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“Deepwater.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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