Definition of oil well in English:

oil well

noun

  • An artificially made well or shaft in rock from which mineral oil is drawn.

    • ‘Saboteurs blew up an oil well near the northern city, the sixth such attack in the past 10 days.’
    • ‘That comes from his immediate perception of the abysmal distance existing between the oil well and the specific consumer need for a precisely defined ‘standard’ product.’
    • ‘It's a natural oil well - you find them in Iran but almost nobody knows of them.’
    • ‘Compensation for the land developed by the companies goes partly to the local budget and partly to the reindeer herding unit in whose territory the oil well is situated.’
    • ‘The demand to fuel kerosene oil lamps sparked oil exploration in Australia, with the first oil well drilled in 1866 at Coorong, SA.’
    • ‘Today is the 119th anniversary of the first big oil well in the Washington field, designated as Gordon No. 1, which was drilled Aug. 8, 1885.’
    • ‘The first oil well was drilled in 1859 in Pennsylvania.’
    • ‘His home will be demolished for an oil well to be built, but construction on his brand new 3-story home is in the works as well.’
    • ‘An abandoned Iraqi Soviet-made tank sits in the Kuwaiti desert in April 1991 as an oil well burns in the background.’
    • ‘Ferguson had bought the equivalent of an attractive bit of land that happened to be lying on top of an oil well.’
    • ‘The world's first successful oil well was discovered in 1858 in Canada.’
    • ‘When Edwin Drake drilled the first oil well in Titusville, Pa., in 1859, he used washtubs for storage.’
    • ‘In addition, within an oil reservoir and during the life of an oil well, the chemical composition can, and most often does, change.’
    • ‘In 1967, Anschutz discovered a major oil well in Wyoming, which soon caught fire.’
    • ‘The first oil well in the United States, now a dry hole, was drilled in Titusville, Pennsylvania, by Edwin L. Drake only 145 years ago.’
    • ‘There was a reporter who went directly to the place where a collapsed oil well killed many people.’
    • ‘‘There is no reason to expect that there is an excess in any types of cancer due to exposure to an oil well on the campus,’ says Cozen.’
    • ‘If a prospector finds a new gold mine or the wildcatter brings in a rich oil well, the probability of other prospectors and wildcatters making equally valuable finds diminishes, however slightly.’
    • ‘This is the first time an oil well has come under attack in Kirkuk,’ Amin said.’
    • ‘The person who needed help was confused over how to figure out the ‘pinhole’ position on the equipment that controls how far an oil well's pump goes up and down.’

Pronunciation

oil well