Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An area in which petroleum may be found.
“In late 1978 oil-field workers in Iran went on strike, which caused chaos in Middle East oil production and sent prices up again.”
“Like the Mitsui deal, BP's pact with Weatherford shelters the oil-field service company from claims brought by private businesses and property owners seeking compensatory damages.”
“Reuters Daqing, an oil-field city in Northeast China, helped finance Geely's purchase of Volvo.”
“China's Ministry of Environmental Protection said it approved Volvo's proposal to build an assembly plant in Daqing, an oil-field city far from Volvo's other China operations.”
“Ms. Sussman and her team shot the film mostly in Central Asia, using local fixers to gain access to settings like a chemical factory in Aktau, an oil-field town on the banks of the Caspian Sea in Kazakhstan.”
“Schlumberger and Trican, two oil-field technology firms, have come out with greener fracking fluids.”
“*** Energy Halliburton's earnings soared to $511 million from $206 million a year earlier, as the oil-field services company reported that increased activity in North American unconventional oil fields more than offset impacts from unrest in North Africa and delays in Iraq.”
“Although Mr. Batista has said the company's first wells will begin flowing in September, the uncertainties raised by the new audit, by U.S.-based oil-field consultants DeGolyer & MacNaughton, fueled growing concerns over OGX's ability to meet the high expectations investors had originally placed in the company.”
“A maker of oil-field chemicals, Multi-Chem is headquartered in San Angelo, Texas.”
“He lit out for south Texas to become an oil-field roughneck, sending most of his pay home for his family.”
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