oil well

noun

Definition of oil well

: a well from which petroleum is obtained

Examples of oil well in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So far, not a single promise at COP26 involves shutting down an active oil well or coal mine in this vital decade. Bill Weir, CNN, 9 Nov. 2021 The company had professed to be trying to plug the leaking oil well but seemed to make no progress. Jesse Eisinger, ProPublica, 10 Dec. 2021 City spokesperson Jennifer Carey says Huntington Beach makes just $632,000 a year in oil well license taxes and pipeline franchise fees, which amounts to about 0.3% of the $228-million budget. Los Angeles Times, 11 Oct. 2021 Toth and Powell approved one-page documents for potential investors with inaccurate oil well production projections, the suit alleged. Dallas News, 24 Sep. 2021 The first successful commercial oil well in the U.S. was drilled in Pennsylvania in 1859. Dallas News, 8 Aug. 2021 The operator of an oil well pad where a fire has been burning since last week in McKenzie County has brought in a specialized emergency response crew to get a handle on the blaze. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 29 July 2021 On oil well pads carved from the wheat fields around Lake Sakakawea, hundreds of pump jacks slowly bob to extract 100 million barrels of crude annually from a reservation shared by three Native American tribes. The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 June 2021 On oil well pads carved from the wheat fields around Lake Sakakawea, hundreds of pump jacks slowly bob to extract 100 million barrels of crude annually from a reservation shared by three Native American tribes. Matthew Brown, Anchorage Daily News, 24 June 2021

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First Known Use of oil well

1847, in the meaning defined above

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26 Dec 2021

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“Oil well.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oil%20well. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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oil well

noun

English Language Learners Definition of oil well

: a hole that has been drilled into the ground through which oil can be removed

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