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oil well

n.
A hole drilled or dug in the earth from which petroleum flows or is pumped. Also called oiler.

oil well

n
(Mining & Quarrying) a boring into the earth or sea bed for the extraction of petroleum

oil′ well`


n.
a well drilled to obtain petroleum.
[1840–50, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oil well - a well that yields or has yielded oiloil well - a well that yields or has yielded oil
gusher - an oil well with a strong natural flow so that pumping is not necessary
spouter - an oil well that is spouting
stripper well, stripper - an oil well whose production has declined to less than ten barrels a day
well - a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine
wildcat, wildcat well - an exploratory oil well drilled in land not known to be an oil field
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Marking the anniversary of extinguishing the last oil well fire, KPES Secretary General and a member of the Board of the Environment Public Authority, Wejdan Al-Oqab told KUNA Friday that Kuwait had faced unprecedented destruction due to military operations and oil wells burning by the invading Iraqi forces.
The first horizontal oil well was drilled in 1929, but the commercial application was not developed until the 1980s.