Meaning of “oil well” in the English Dictionary


"oil well" in Business English

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oil wellnoun [ C ]

uk us

NATURAL RESOURCES, PRODUCTION a hole that is made in the ground so that oil can be taken out of it:

Drilling a 15,800-foot-deep oil well costs $7.5 million on average.

(Definition of “oil well” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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