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 But many economists say incomes might be comparable, whether a worker is laboring in an oil field or a wind farm. CBS News, "Will Biden's clean energy push lead to a jobs boom?," 6 Apr. 2021 Kansas has at least six geographical features with the word Negro in the name, including an oil field in Cowley County and a stream in Atchison County. NBC News, "Kansas county mulls changing creek’s racially loaded name," 29 Mar. 2021 Cain served as a consultant for FourWinds Logistics, an oil field services company that lured investors with grandiose promises that there were riches to be made in the buying and selling of sand used in fracking for oil production. Patrick Danner, San Antonio Express-News, "Ex-state Sen. Carlos Uresti's co-defendant wants judge to free him from prison," 22 Mar. 2021 Their father, an oil field geologist, and their stay-at-home mom were both active in the GOP, but talk around the dinner table, mainly about current events, was never dogmatic. Mark Z. Barabak Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "News Analysis: He’s their brother. They want him kicked out of Congress," 22 Feb. 2021 Buying Parsley would give Pioneer additional acreage in the Permian, solidifying the company’s place as one of the largest oil producers in America’s top oil field. Rebecca Elliott, WSJ, "Pioneer Natural Resources Is in Talks to Buy Parsley Energy," 20 Oct. 2020 Despite a slowdown in production during the pandemic, shale operators in the Permian Basin, the largest U.S. oil field, have failed to restrain flaring, according to a report yesterday from the Environmental Defense Fund. Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner, "Daily on Energy, Presented by AHRI: Utility trade group warns Biden 2035 carbon-free pledge would jeopardize reliability and affordability," 11 Feb. 2021 Now, at Green Village, another base in Syria, just east of the Euphrates River, U.S. soldiers are housed in dilapidated apartments once used by oil field workers. Los Angeles Times, "Inside U.S. troops’ stronghold in Syria, a question of how long Biden will keep them there," 12 Mar. 2021 Dozens of migrant teens boarded vans Monday for the trip down a dusty road to a former man camp for oil field workers here, the first migrant child facility opened under the Biden administration. Washington Post, "First migrant facility for children opens under Biden," 23 Feb. 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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21 Apr 2021

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“Oil field.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oil%20field. Accessed 21 Apr. 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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