oil field


Definition of oil field

: a region rich in petroleum deposits especially : one that has been brought into production

Examples of oil field in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The announcement comes just days after the Biden administration threw its support behind ConocoPhillips’ large oil field on a different stretch of federal land on Alaska’s North Slope, the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska to the west of the refuge. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, 1 June 2021 Hamas also directed dozens of rockets at Israel’s Tamar offshore oil field without success. Sebastien Roblin, Forbes, 25 May 2021 The property has escaped the high-density development of most of nearby Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach due to its status as a working oil field operated by West Newport Oil/Armstrong Petroleum. Los Angeles Times, 20 May 2021 Tesla is among the companies that have talked of developing new ways of harvesting lithium from alternative sources, such as from clay or geothermal and oil field brines. Matt Mcfarland, CNN, 10 May 2021 Beaudreau grew up in Alaska, the son of a father who worked in the Prudhoe Bay oil field on the North Slope. Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner, 29 Apr. 2021 The list of federal shelters has been growing exponentially in recent weeks, with new ones opening weekly at military bases, convention centers and former oil field camps. Los Angeles Times, 16 Apr. 2021 Slow and steady, judging by the three major oil field services firms that unveiled results in the past week. Jinjoo Lee, WSJ, 23 Apr. 2021 With upstream companies continuing to curtail capital and operational expenses in 2021, oil field service firms including Halliburton have been shifting focus toward their software businesses. Trefis Team, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of oil field

1863, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of oil field was in 1863

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8 Jun 2021

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“Oil field.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oil%20field. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of oil field

: an area where there is a lot of oil and where special equipment has been set up to remove it from the ground

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