from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Lying beneath a layer of salt.
- n. A basic salt.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A basic salt. See the Note under salt.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In chem., a basic salt; a salt in which two or more equivalents of the base, or molecules of the metallic oxid, are combined with one of the acids radical, as mercurous subacetate, Hg2(C2H3O2)2, or cuprous chlorid, Cu2Cl2.
At the time of the leak at the Frade field, Chevron was tapping oil at 3,800 feet, shallower than this so-called subsalt level.
Among the so-called subsalt discoveries, the biggest is Tupi, which is estimated to contain between five and eight billion barrels of oil.
Brazil's so-called subsalt oil lies in deep water under thousands of feet of sand, rock and a shifting layer of salt.
Brazil's so-called subsalt offshore oil belt has been concessioned to oil companies for development.
PBR.N said Wednesday its Tupi field, one of the crown jewels in Brazil's so-called subsalt oil fields, would now be known as "Lula."
SA gained 1.16 percent after the company said its reserves rose by 8.3 billion barrels of oil equivalent after two massive offshore oilfields in the deep-water region known as the subsalt were declared commercially viable.
Brazil's so-called subsalt oil fields, would now be known as "Lula."
The new law creates a production sharing system for future projects in the subsalt, which is believed to hold more than 50 billion barrels of oil buried under the ocean floor beneath a thick layer of salt.
In September the company found signs of oil after drilling a well in that block, which is located in the deep water region known as the subsalt believed to hold 50
Petrobras estimates so-called subsalt fields offshore could more than triple its existing proven oil reserves of 14 billion barrels, catapulting Brazil into the top league of OPEC nations.
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