deepwater

adjective
deep·​wa·​ter | \ˈdēp-ˌwȯ-tər, -ˌwä-\

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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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 WASHINGTON - A proposal to cut the federal government's take from deepwater oil and gas fields in the Gulf of Mexico is making its way towards Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's desk. James Osborne, Houston Chronicle, "Interior Dept. considers cutting royalty rate for deepwater projects," 26 Feb. 2018 The country’s only deepwater Arctic port was completed around the same time, so the wheat sent from Canadian farms by rail could be shipped to European markets. Catherine Porter, New York Times, "Canadian Town, Isolated After Losing Rail Link, ‘Feels Held Hostage’," 30 Aug. 2017 Oil experts say a key reason for the interest was that exploration in the deepwater oil fields — known as pre-salt, for their blanket of salt — has become less risky and cheaper over the years. Vinod Sreeharsha, New York Times, "Brazil Draws Broad Interest in Offshore Oil Drilling Rights," 27 Oct. 2017

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