from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who drills.
  • n. A person in charge of a drilling rig.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, drills.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which drills.


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  • The driller is a friend of mine, and he has told me that his casing is set.

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  • Known in the industry as "skidable rigs," six of Williams rigs now in operation are made by the Helmerich & Payne manufacturing company, and are operated by a crew of five, including the "driller" who sits in a chair surrounded by computer consoles with touch-screens, and a kind of joy-stick to manipulate the drill itself.

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  • That was a water well driller I cut up with a plasma cutter.

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  • Petrohawk Energy Corp., another driller moving toward oil, reported a $50.9 million derivatives hit.

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  • RIO DE JANEIRO—Billionaire Brazilian businessman Eike Batista , the Latin American country's wealthiest man, increased his stake in independent driller OGX Petroleo e Gas Participacoes SA, the company said in a regulatory filing late Monday.

    Batista Lifts Stake in Oil Company OGX

  • WPX Energy will be a independent oil and gas driller focusing on North and South America.

    Williams Cos. Chooses Spinoff Over IPO

  • Offshore driller Pride International Inc. is evaluating strategic options that could include a possible sale of the company after recent merger interest from rivals, people familiar with the matter said.

    Pride International Weighs Strategic Options

  • Mr. Rice says shares of both EOG and Continental, which has become a major driller for oil in areas like North Dakota, are inexpensive.

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  • Also, Mr. McClendon said, the company will continue to work primarily for Chesapeake, the most active driller in the U.S.

    Chesapeake Plans Oil-Field Services Spinoff in 2012

  • Offshore-oil driller Transocean Ltd. moved to expand into exploration in deep, sub-Arctic waters, even as the company faces ongoing legal and regulatory scrutiny for its role in last year's Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

    Transocean Reaches Sub-Arctic Deal


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