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an area in which there are large deposits of oil.
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Origin of oil field
First recorded in 1890–95
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How to use oil field in a sentence
Last week, the caliphate seized another major oilfield in Syria.The ISIS Caliphate’s Coming Blitz of Baghdad|Jamie Dettmer|July 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The arch villain instead is Jerry Jones, the billionaire Texas oilfield titan and owner of the Dallas Cowboys.American Dreams: The Essential Book of 2012|Nathaniel Rich|December 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But as the CEO of the oilfield services giant Halliburton, Cheney put profit ahead of patriotism.Cheney's Love Letter to Himself|Paul Begala|September 7, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Oh, yes—also, Ed was dissatisfied that I moved away from the oilfield—another reason we broke our partnership.Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
The largest network of liquid lines serves the large oilfield in the Ploiesti area and the smaller one in west-central Walachia.Area Handbook for Romania|Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
If so, there may be a great oilfield yet to be discovered in Arctic Canada.Pioneers in Canada|Sir Harry Johnston
British Dictionary definitions for oil field
/ (ˈɔɪlˌfiːld) /
an area containing reserves of petroleum, esp one that is already being exploited
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Scientific definitions for oil field
An area with reserves of recoverable petroleum, especially one with several oil-producing wells.
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