un·​drilled | \ ˌən-ˈdrild How to pronounce undrilled (audio) \

Definition of undrilled

: not drilled an undrilled oil field

Examples of undrilled in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Heck, back then existing wells were not profitable, much less undrilled ones. Bryce Erickson, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2021 The deal will give Pioneer access to about 97,000 contiguous net acres of mostly undrilled land, bringing Pioneer's total position to more than 1 million net acres, the company said. Clare Duffy, CNN, 2 Apr. 2021 The agreement will cover a large portion of Devon's acreage in the STACK shale play with an estimated 133 undrilled locations. Jordan Blum, Houston Chronicle, 10 Dec. 2019 Other news: BP Plc returned to the peak-oil debate Tuesday, saying some companies' assets will be left undrilled. Houston Chronicle, 30 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of undrilled

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of undrilled was circa 1775

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“Undrilled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undrilled. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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