Definitions

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  • n. Alternative spelling of oil field.

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

  • n. a region rich in petroleum deposits (especially one with producing oil wells)

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Examples

  • The fund, which its co-managers say is small because it hasn't gained national attention, has its biggest holdings — besides McDonald's at 3.5% and Chevron at 3.1% — in oilfield-services company Schlumberger Ltd., at 3.3%, Occidental Petroleum Corp., at 3.3%, and Procter & Gamble Co., at 3.2%.

    Options Pay Dividends for Fund

  • Negotiation of production-sharing arrangements (PSAs) with foreign firms, which have committed $60 billion to long-term oilfield development, should generate the funds needed to spur future industrial development.

    Azerbaijan

  • Negotiation of production-sharing arrangements (PSAs) with foreign firms, which have thus far committed $60 billion to long-term oilfield development, should generate the funds needed to spur future industrial development.

    The 2004 CIA World Factbook

  • (PSAs) with foreign firms, which have thus far committed $60 billion to long-term oilfield development, should generate the funds needed to spur future industrial development.

    The 2004 CIA World Factbook

  • Further impetus has been provided by the end of long-term oilfield leases that were granted to Shell and other western rivals such as Exxon Mobil and Chevron.

    Thisday Online

  • Halliburton already admits one of its subsidiaries “performs between $30 [million] and $40 million annually in oilfield service work in Iran.” (

    09/16/2004

  • JEM said the oilfield was a legitimate military target.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The Tiof oilfield, which is located 16 miles north of the Chinguetti field, may contain up to 350 million barrels of oil.

    Energy profile of Mauritania

  • Al Jazeera reported that oil has stopped flowing at the Nafoora oilfield, which is part of the Sirte Basin.

  • In response, Baghdad not only blacklisted the company from the next auction of exploration blocks in Iraq's south, it threatened to cancel the company's 60 percent stake in developing the giant West Qurna 1 oilfield, which is already producing 350,000 barrels a day.

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

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