oil field


an area in which there are large deposits of oil.

Origin of oil field

First recorded in 1890–95
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Examples from the Web for oil field

  • The oil-field is a busy bustling place, covered with tall derricks and giving employment to many drillers and mechanics.

    A Civil Servant in Burma|Herbert Thirkel White

Scientific definitions for oil field

oil field

An area with reserves of recoverable petroleum, especially one with several oil-producing wells.
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