deepwater

adjective
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 Mobil is currently focusing most of its oil production growth on the booming Permian Basin in West Texas and New Mexico, as well as the emerging deepwater developments offshore of Guyana in South America. Jordan Blum, Houston Chronicle, "Exxon Mobil selling Norwegian North Sea assets for $4.5B," 26 Sep. 2019 Rail service to Churchill, the country’s only deepwater port in the Arctic, recently reopened after an 18-month interruption caused by flooding. The Economist, "Foreign policyCanada is feeling lonely, but its place internationally is still strong," 25 July 2019 Four months had passed since Couch, Kennelley and Couvillion emerged from the blue room, and now they were headed to Port Fourchon, Louisiana’s southernmost deepwater launch point to the gulf. Darryl Fears, Washington Post, "A ‘volcano’ at the bottom of the gulf," 1 July 2019 The proposal to cut deepwater royalties followed the decision last July to cut rates for shallow water production - also to 12.5 percent. James Osborne, Houston Chronicle, "Zinke says no on lowering offshore royalty rate," 17 Apr. 2018 The deal is expected to include an investment to build a deepwater container terminal on the former 114-acre Chemours Edgemoor chemical plant site. Andrew Maykuth, Philly.com, "Arab firm Gulftainer in line to operate Delaware port," 23 Mar. 2018 The proposal to cut deepwater royalties follows the decision last July to cut rates for shallow water production - also to 12.5 percent. James Osborne, Houston Chronicle, "Interior Dept. considers cutting royalty rate for deepwater projects," 26 Feb. 2018 Russia needed the expertise of an oil giant like Exxon to extract the deepwater reserves. Dino Grandoni, Washington Post, "The Energy 202: Environmentalists want to know if smaller Utah monument benefits state lawmaker," 1 Mar. 2018 After decades of working in the deepwater energy sector, Art Schroeder and his partner, Jim Chitwood came up with a way to deliver injection chemicals and equipment to deepwater oil and gas wells at substantial savings compared to current methods. Jordan Blum, Houston Chronicle, "Local firm’s “Subea Shuttle” aims to slice offshore drilling costs," 20 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of deepwater

1795, in the meaning defined above

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26 Nov 2019

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“Deepwater.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deepwater. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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