from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An area in which petroleum may be found.


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  • In late 1978 oil-field workers in Iran went on strike, which caused chaos in Middle East oil production and sent prices up again.

    The Good Fight

  • 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.

    BP, Weatherford Reach Settlement

  • Reuters Daqing, an oil-field city in Northeast China, helped finance Geely's purchase of Volvo.

    Geely Sets Second Volvo China Plant

  • 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.

    Geely Sets Second Volvo China Plant

  • 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.

    A Dystopian Film That Directs Itself

  • Schlumberger and Trican, two oil-field technology firms, have come out with greener fracking fluids.

    Americans (Sort of) Fracking

  • *** 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.

    Business Watch

  • 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.

    Brazil's OGX Hit By Reserve Estimate

  • A maker of oil-field chemicals, Multi-Chem is headquartered in San Angelo, Texas.

    Fire Breaks Out at Louisiana Chemical Plant

  • He lit out for south Texas to become an oil-field roughneck, sending most of his pay home for his family.

    William Perry Clements: Lone-Star Giant


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