oilfield oilfield  /ˈɔ ɪl ˌfild/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a region rich in petroleum deposits (especially one with producing oil wells)

Usage(s):

  1. But around 9:30 the next morning, an oilfield worker in the area thought he saw something in the weeds along State Highway 323, 14 miles south of town.
  2. More energy from heavy oilAt first glance, it looks like any other oilfield, with acre upon acre of pumps rhythmically nodding up and down as they suck up the crude.
  3. Despite a frenzy of oilfield drilling set loose by oil decontrol, domestic production has actually slipped to 8.

News

  1. STATS Group Completes Isolation Project on Brent Pipeline

    Scottish oilfield services firm reported Tuesday afternoon (UK time) that it has successfully completed an isolation project on TAQA Bratani's Brent pipeline at the Sullom Voe terminal in the Shetland Islands.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Rigzone

  2. Subsea 7 Establishes Tromso Office

    Oilfield services firm Subsea 7 reported late Monday that it has established a new office in Tromsø, northern Norway. Subsea 7 said the move follows its award earlier this year for the pipelay and subsea installation contract for Statoil's Aasta Hansteen project.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Rigzone

  3. Oilfield Worker Arrested After Pictures Linked Him to Child Pornography

    An oilfield worker was arrested after revealing pictures linked him to child pornography. Digital files were handed over to the police, which they say contained pictures of William Powell, wearing his Halliburton coveralls along with pictures of him posing naked.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: News West 9 Midland

Quotes

  1. "You find an oilfield, it peaks and starts declining, and you've got to find another one to replace it," Pickens said. "With wind, there's no decline curve."
    on May 15, 2008 By: T Boone Pickens Source: USA Today

  2. "The key indicator of a future recovery in oilfield services activity will be a stabilization and recovery in the demand for oil," Gould said.
    on Jan 23, 2009 By: Andrew Gould Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "KU's extensive experience in enhanced oil recovery and nanotechnology provides an ideal foundation for our collaborative research focused on developing promising new oilfield applications," said Stephen Brand, ConocoPhillips senior vice...
    on Dec 2, 2008 By: Stephen Brand Source: MarketWatch

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