oil field


an area in which there are large deposits of oil.


Nearby words

  1. oil cake,
  2. oil city,
  3. oil color,
  4. oil derrick,
  5. oil drum,
  6. oil gilding,
  7. oil gland,
  8. oil hardening,
  9. oil meal,
  10. oil of anise

Origin of oil field

First recorded in 1890–95

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British Dictionary definitions for oilfield


/ (ˈɔɪlˌfiːld) /


an area containing reserves of petroleum, esp one that is already being exploited
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Science definitions for oilfield

oil field

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