- 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 oilfield
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
December 28, 2012
But as the CEO of the oilfield services giant Halliburton, Cheney put profit ahead of patriotism.Cheney's Love Letter to Himself
September 7, 2011
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
- an area containing reserves of petroleum, esp one that is already being exploited
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- An area with reserves of recoverable petroleum, especially one with several oil-producing wells.
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