Dead oil

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(Chem.) the heavy oil obtained in the distillation of coal tar, and containing phenol, naphthalus, etc.

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Iran's Research Institute of Petroleum Industry has held talks with Indonesian officials over the revival of the Southeast Asian country's dead oil wells.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of Iran's Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI) Hamid Reza Katouzian said Indonesia is keen to use the RIPI's experiences to revive its dead oil wells.
THE grieving girlfriend of dead oil rig helicopter pilot Paul Burnham yesterday described him as "just awesome".
The voluptuous blonde, whose sudden death three weeks ago aged just 39 echoed that of her lifelong idol Marilyn Monroe, went to her grave wearing a pink beaded gown and tiara worthy of the Hollywood starlet - and apparently clutching an urn containing her dead oil tycoon husband's ashes.
THE paternity saga over Anna Nicole Smith's daughter took another twist yesterday when her sister claimed dead oil billionaire J.
A: The best way to kill tree roots is to dig away soil to expose as much as possible of the stump, the roots and the new suckering shoots; strip all the bark that is visible; and paint the bare wood with SBK Brushwood Killer mixed with a wetting agent such as dead oil or washing-up liquid.
The girl who inherited pounds 63million from the dead oil tycoon's estate after just 24 months of marriage, should build a shrine to the old goat and worship at it every day - with a prayer that goes something like.