oil platform

noun

: a structure above an oil well on land or in the sea that has special equipment attached to it for drilling and removing oil from the ground

Examples of oil platform in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What a bigger budget gave us, in the last seasons of Money Heist, was being able to put our characters on an oil platform, or to make a meteor shower. Josef Adalian, Vulture, 9 Feb. 2024 Shell is demanding $1 million in damages plus legal costs after six protestors occupied a moving oil platform in the Atlantic for 13 days in January and February last year. Ryan Hogg, Fortune Europe, 24 Jan. 2024 Usually, though, Berkshire Hathaway spreads the risk among oil platform explosions, wind storms, earthquakes and other disasters. Matt Schifrin, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 Beta Offshore, the company operating the ocean oil platform where 28,000 gallons of crude oil spilled in 2021, racked up $1.5 million in fees. Tony Briscoe, Los Angeles Times, 18 Sep. 2023 An offshore oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico, owned by Shell. Carol Ryan, WSJ, 27 July 2023 Four boats have been sent to control the fires on the oil platform. Florencia Trucco, CNN, 7 July 2023 On September 22, in a vivid display of the spreading dangers in African waters, pirates armed with Kalashnikov rifles attempted to seize an oil platform off the coast of Nigeria. Michael Lyon Baker, Foreign Affairs, 4 Oct. 2010 And also there was some damage on the oil platform at that same height. Steven Strogatz, Quanta Magazine, 14 June 2023

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“Oil platform.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oil%20platform. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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