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an area containing reserves of petroleum, esp one that is already being exploited


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  • Oil-field

    noun 1. an area in which there are large deposits of oil. oil field An area with reserves of recoverable petroleum, especially one with several oil-producing wells.

  • Oilfired

    /ˈɔɪlˌfaɪəd/ adjective 1. (of central heating) using oil as fuel

  • Oilgas

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  • Oilfish

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