oil field

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Origin of oil field

First recorded in 1890–95
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oilfield, gusher, wildcat, oiler

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British Dictionary definitions for oilfield


  1. an area containing reserves of petroleum, esp one that is already being exploited
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oilfield in Science

oil field

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