Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or carried on in waters of a relatively great depth: a deep-water port; deep-water drilling for oil.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having a great depth of water
  • adj. Carried out at great depth

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. having waters of great depth.
  • adj. carried on in waters of great depth.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or carried on in waters of great depth
  • n. serious trouble

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Examples

  • The company provided BP with casing components for its doomed deep-water well.

    BP, Weatherford Reach Settlement

  • Transocean Ltd. evacuated more than 100 workers from a deep-water drilling rig off the coast of West Africa Wednesday after it began taking on water.

    Transocean Clears Oil Rig Off Ghana

  • Transocean evacuated more than 100 workers from a deep-water drilling rig off the coast of West Africa after it began taking on water.

    What's News: Business & Finance

  • Transocean, the world's biggest deep-water driller, was also the owner of the Deepwater Horizon, the rig that exploded and sank in the Gulf of Mexico last year, killing 11 workers and setting off the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history.

    Transocean Clears Oil Rig Off Ghana

  • But after enthusiasm for deep-water exploration was tested last year by the BP spill, the industry has had to convince regulators and the public that such drilling can be done safely—a theme repeated by Exxon on Wednesday.

    Exxon Find Rekindles Domestic Oil Hunt

  • Exxon unveiled two major oil discoveries and a natural-gas find in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico that it said rank among the largest in the Gulf in the past decade.

    Exxon Unveils Big Finds in Gulf

  • Exxon unveiled two major oil discoveries and a natural-gas find in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico that combined could contain more than 700 million barrels of recoverable oil and gas resources.

    What's News

  • Associated Press Exxon Mobil unveiled two major oil discoveries and a natural-gas find in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico that combined could contain more than 700 million barrels of recoverable oil and gas resources.

    Exxon Unveils Big Finds in Gulf

  • After the BP PLC-owned well blowout last year, the federal government declared a moratorium on new deep-water drilling permits.

    Exxon Find Rekindles Domestic Oil Hunt

  • Last month, Noble Energy Inc. announced a new deep-water discovery totaling 130 million barrels of oil and gas equivalent.

    Exxon Find Rekindles Domestic Oil Hunt

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