Meaning of “working interest” in the English Dictionary

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working interestnoun [ C ]


a share that a company holds in property, especially land where there is oil and gas, that gives it the right to develop it and have a share of any profits:

It holds a 35% working interest in the land block containing the discovery well.

(Definition of “working interest” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)