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 It was subsequently claimed that Saudi Aramco (then owned by American oil companies) had raised production so rapidly that oil field pressure had dropped, endangering long-term Saudi oil recovery. Michael Lynch, Forbes, 15 July 2022 In the latest broadside against petroleum extraction in Los Angeles — the nation’s largest urban oil field — residents of Wilmington have accused Warren E&P of in effect evading proper environmental review. Tony Briscoestaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 3 June 2022 The Permian region, the most active current U.S. oil field, is pumping more than five million barrels a day, higher than in past years. Collin Eaton, WSJ, 21 Mar. 2022 One morning last October, the operators of an aging oil field in the Dixie National Forest outside Escalante noticed the amount of crude coming off Citation Oil and Gas Corp. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 21 July 2022 Six months later, Kerry’s partial remains — a chunk of her skull, two leg bones and part of an arm bone — were found by an oil field worker near the 57 Freeway and Tonner Canyon in Brea. Nathan Solis, Los Angeles Times, 31 Dec. 2021 Allen and Veco, his oil field services company, became key players in an Alaska political corruption scandal that played out in the mid-2000s. Iris Samuels, Anchorage Daily News, 5 July 2022 The categories include cameras, GPS systems, oil field equipment and antennas. Mengqi Sun, WSJ, 28 June 2022 Before the pandemic, Schlumberger’s revenues observed an average growth rate of 6% p.a. from $27.8 billion in 2016 to $32.9 billion in 2019 assisted by rising oil & gas demand and subsequently oil field services. Trefis Team, Forbes, 6 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of oil field

1863, in the meaning defined above

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“Oil field.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oil%20field. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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