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  • adj. Containing or yielding petroleum.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Abounding in petroleum; productive of petroleum; containing or yielding petroleum: as, petroliferous strata.


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  • Series of strata with disconformities may also be petroliferous, because beneath former erosional surfaces the top strata have induced porosity and therefore are possible reservoir rocks.

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  • The factors entering into the classification of fields are so numerous that more precise definition of a petroliferous province is hardly yet agreed upon.

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  • In approaching broadly the problem of oil exploration, the geologist considers in a general way the kinds and conditions of rocks which are likely to be petroliferous or non-petroliferous.

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  • In return, Exxon offers Rosneft participation in American and Canadian projects, notably the Hibernia petroliferous province in Canada's territorial waters nearly 200 miles south-east of Newfoundland and Labrador islands. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • During drilling of Maglia-1, oil shows and a strong petroliferous odour were observed within cored sandstones at 366.4 to 369.4 and 393.4 to 396.4 metres coring depth.

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  • So you have some very petroliferous units that are sitting there that have never been seen on the shelf before. Home Page

  • Louisiana, you're talking about three usually petroliferous zones and a proven basin, pretty interesting opportunity. Home Page

  • So we have some really petroliferous units that we have as targets around this whole strike part of this what I'll call the Davy Jones trend. Home Page

  • The top and bottom ends of each three metre length core extracted was inspected and observations including any petroliferous odors from the oil shale cores were noted by the Corporation's on-site geologist and drilling crew during the drilling operations.

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