oil rig

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 rig in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And along those highways came the farmers and Okies and oil rig roughnecks who would forever shape the culture and landscape of the San Joaquin Valley. Hailey Branson-Potts, Los Angeles Times, 2 Feb. 2024 According to Google, interest in oil rig jobs is having a moment. Sunny Nagpaul, Fortune, 27 Jan. 2024 There's a new and super-annoying one for this season, an oil rig worker called Miles Dale (Toby Kebbell). Ars Staff, Ars Technica, 29 Dec. 2023 On a prominent corner along Main Street, the California Oil Museum occupies the original oversize 1890s Victorian headquarters of the Union Oil Company, serving up a history of California’s oil industry, and featuring a working 19th-century oil rig. Eric A. Taub, New York Times, 30 Oct. 2023 So, the shot required an oil pump as well as a derrick oil rig. Jazz Tangcay, Variety, 21 Oct. 2023 The relationship sharply worsened again in 2014 after Beijing moved an oil rig in waters claimed by Vietnam. Sui-Lee Wee, New York Times, 8 Sep. 2023 The production settled at Pinewood Studios in the Dominican Republic, putting a large water tank to good use and constructing a two-and-a-half-story oil rig set for the actors to run around on (VFX extended the platform). Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter, 30 Aug. 2023 The result was a Disneyland-esque simulacrum of an island resort — not quite a convincing illusion, but certainly a less disruptive sight than a standard oil rig. Chris Stanton, Curbed, 28 Aug. 2023 See More

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“Oil rig.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oil%20rig. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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