deep-water


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deep-wa·ter

(dēp′wô′tər, -wŏt′ər)
adj.
Of, relating to, or carried on in waters of a relatively great depth: a deep-water port; deep-water drilling for oil.
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Adj.1.deep-water - of or carried on in waters of great depth; "a deep-water port"
deep - having great spatial extension or penetration downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or laterally or outward from a center; sometimes used in combination; "a deep well"; "a deep dive"; "deep water"; "a deep casserole"; "a deep gash"; "deep massage"; "deep pressure receptors in muscles"; "deep shelves"; "a deep closet"; "surrounded by a deep yard"; "hit the ball to deep center field"; "in deep space"; "waist-deep"
References in classic literature ?
Yes; it needed a few days after the taking of your departure for a ship's company to shake down into their places, and for the soothing deep-water ship routine to establish its beneficent sway.
Half the men forward are deep-water sailors, and their excuse is that they did not know anything about her or her captain.
ExxonMobil E&P Turkey BV in 2010-11 used the Deep-water Champion, a new specially designed drill-ship from Transocean, in exploring Black Sea prospects.
Abiye Membere, general manager at MMPC in charge of PSCs, told an industry conference last April 19 that developing Nigeria's deep-water oil blocks will cost $10 bn through 2009.
But there was no hydrogen sulfide in the gases that effervesced from deep-water samples, and no hydrogen sulfide or sulfur dioxide was found above aerated surface waters.
8 quoted John Chaplin, ExxonMobil's managing director in Nigeria, as saying the investment would be mostly in the deep-water and ultra deep-water regions.
TPAO is looking for IOCs to farm into its large deep-water blocks in the Black Sea.
Never-ending violence in the south has compelled both the federal government and the foreign companies to shift their priority to the deep-water offshore from the onshore as big deep-water fields have been discovered.
In March 2009, QP combined two of its deep-water B and C ultra-gas areas into a single Block-B/C and gave this to China's state-owned CNOOC in September 2009.