Adjective "oilfield" definition and examples

(Oilfield may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈɔɪlfiːld/

Definitions and examples

noun

An area of land or seabed underlain by strata yielding mineral oil, especially in amounts that justify commercial exploitation.
  1. 'By 1926 seismic survey methods had discovered an oilfield for the first time in the southern USA.'
  2. 'American engineers design and oversee the oilfields.'
  3. 'A decision on the contract to store oil from the Atlantic Frontier oilfields has been delayed until later this month.'
  4. 'The company's main oilfields are located in the Caspian Sea area in the former Soviet republic of Turkmenistan.'
  5. 'It says independent operators moving into the North Sea to work on mature oilfields are often offering better promotion and salary prospects than their larger rivals.'
  6. 'A preliminary geological survey in February 1919 showed that the oilfield could be exploited only by a company ‘rich enough to face indifferent success or failure’.'
  7. 'In 1968 oil was discovered in northern Alaska, and exploration for further Arctic oilfields has continued.'
  8. 'The two countries are cooperating to finally resolve a longstanding dispute hampering the full exploitation of a rich oilfield.'
  9. 'There has been no systematic attempt to sabotage or destroy the oilfields, either in the south or the north.'
  10. 'Sudan's minister of energy and mining announced last week the discovery of an oilfield in Darfur with abundant deposits.'

More definitions

1. an area in which there are large deposits of oil.

More examples(as adjective)

"services can be oilfield."

"maintenances can be oilfield."

"makers can be oilfield."

"equipments can be oilfield."

"developments can be oilfield."

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Origin

(oil field)