Definition of oilman in English:



  • An owner or employee of an oil company.

    • ‘She had married Texas oilman Howard Marshall in 1994, when she was 26 and he was 89.’
    • ‘The son of a US oilman, whose great grandfather started in the oil game in West Virginia in 1905, Remp appears to have a strong desire to challenge himself and his 150 employees around the globe.’
    • ‘The Black Gold tartan was designed by North Sea oilman Andy Grieve.’
    • ‘Of course, it was clear all along that if fully investigated, the scandal would touch all kinds of oilmen in the United States, as well.’
    • ‘It's time to stop letting this fat cat oilman and his corporate cronies damage lives and our economy for their personal profit and power.’
    • ‘Far easier, the oilmen claim, to run the pipeline across shallow seas to Darwin and its First World infrastructure.’
    • ‘Even legendary oilman T. Boone Pickens is predicting $3-a-gallon gasoline within a year.’
    • ‘What bothers me as a British oilman is the massive load of decent assets below the waves where nothing is happening.’
    • ‘Many authorities on Russian politics have said that the dispute reflects the president's attitude toward the oilman, not the oil business.’
    • ‘Britain's North Sea oil supply is dwindling, forcing the oilmen into ever more expensive offshore exploration in ever deeper water.’
    • ‘The company's chief executive is facing the kind of challenge most oilmen would sell their Texas ranch for.’
    • ‘Hundreds of millions of viewers were captivated by the episode of Dallas in which the gleefully wicked millionaire oilman JR Ewing was shot by an unknown assailant while working late.’
    • ‘For the domination of resources and markets, we could have graphics of oilmen predicting the rise and fall of their share of barrels, offset against the rising costs of the war.’
    • ‘Although Moscow is still weighing its decision, both BP PLC and Russian oilmen are optimistic the Kremlin will endorse the Baku-Ceyhan project.’
    • ‘The oilmen took over and changed the name of the company to the Aircraft Manufacturing Company.’
    • ‘Texan oilman Darrel Jacob took over the reins of the Total refinery at Milford Haven last week.’
    • ‘‘I'm worth US $100 million,’ bragged the oilman.’
    • ‘The daughter of an Aberdeen oilman, you could imagine her drinking skinny lattes over a copy of Vogue.’
    • ‘A retired oilman in his early 60s, he's normally active and healthy.’
    • ‘Freeman admits the industry faces tough challenges, but says: ‘You need to be an optimist if you are an oilman.’’