oil patch


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oil patch

n. Informal
1. The petroleum and natural gas industry.
2. An oil-producing region.

oil′ patch`


n.
Slang.
1. an area in which petroleum is produced.
2. the petroleum industry.
[1960–65]
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Along with increases in provincial drilling forecasts, this is an indicator of a noticeable upward trend in Saskatchewans resilient oil patch, Energy and Resources Minister Nancy Heppner said.
The Permian Basin, the largest US oil patch, has emerged as the industry's favorite destination amid a recovery in crude oil prices.
Tom Beddow of Ada, coordinator of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma's Oil Patch Chaplains ministry, told the Oklahoma City Ohlahoman that the prayers are needed.
Not everyone would benefit: "what's good for the goose in the oil patch and parts of many red states, may not be good for the gander that is the rest of the country," Keith Johnson notes for Foreign Policy, explaining the US shift in stance.
Amid a recent slowdown in the oil patch, however, the group's experts believe the industry's role has shrunk.
US-based pipe and steel solutions holding company Corpac Group has acquired the assets of pipe distribution firm Pipe Exchange, including its From the Oil Patch Publication, from Merfish Pipe Holdings, LLP, the company said.
On the first day, use washing-up liquid and hot water and scrub the oil patch.
The story of the oil patch is much more a story of restructuring than it is one of failure and default.
On April 2015, the companies acquired a fibre optic network from ConocoPhillips in the portion of Alaska's North Slope oil patch where most new development is occurring.
The council represents more than 500 companies working in the state's Bakken oil patch.
The Dahill Group is a professional search, recruiting and consulting firm with 17 years of recruiting experience and 25 years in the oil patch.