Definition of deepwater
: of, relating to, or characterized by water of considerable depth deepwater sailors; especially : able to accommodate oceangoing vessels deepwater ports
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These companies are eager to search for untapped, deepwater fossil fuels by firing dozens of air cannons into the ocean, five or six times a minute, for months on end.
Declining costs for deepwater drilling projects could give OPEC another headache within a year and may prolong the global oil glut.
Russia has committed financial and military assets to the Arctic to stake its claim to the region's vast deepwater mineral, oil and gas deposits.
The aquarium’s pièce de résistance: A 500,000-gallon, conical tank that holds deepwater fish from the nearby Gulf Stream.
Although tropical reef corals are the best known, scientists are increasingly finding cold and deepwater corals of various species and hues.
Last week, Exxon became a major player in Mexico by successfully bidding with other international oil companies for the right to explore and develop deepwater reserves.
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