oil platform


oil platform
A large structure used to house workers and machinery needed to drill and then produce oil and natural gas in the ocean.
Syn: offshore oil rig

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  • oil platform — ➔ platform * * * oil platform UK US noun [C] (also production platform) ► NATURAL RESOURCES, PRODUCTION a large structure that carries equipment that is used to get oil from under the sea: »Final assembly of the oil platforms is to be undertaken… …   Financial and business terms

  • oil platform — noun A steel and/or concrete structure, either fixed or mobile, used in offshore drilling to support the rig and to keep stores, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑oil * * * ˈoil rig [oil rig oil rigs] ( …   Useful english dictionary

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  • oil platform — oil platforms N COUNT An oil platform is a structure that is used when getting oil from the ground under the sea …   English dictionary

  • oil platform — ► NOUN ▪ a structure designed to stand on the seabed to provide a stable base above water for the drilling and regulation of oil wells …   English terms dictionary

  • Oil platform — A typical offshore oil/gas platform. An oil platform, also referred to as an offshore platform or, somewhat incorrectly, oil rig, is a lаrge structure with facilities to drill wells, to extract and process oil and natural gas, and to temporarily… …   Wikipedia

  • oil platform — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms oil platform : singular oil platform plural oil platforms a large structure that is used when getting oil from under the ground, especially from under the sea …   English dictionary

  • oil platform — noun a structure designed to stand on the seabed to provide a stable base above water for the drilling and regulation of oil wells …   English new terms dictionary

  • oil platform — noun (C) an oil rig …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Petrobras 36 Oil Platform — The Petrobras 36 Oil Platform (P36) was the largest floating production platform in the world prior to its sinking March 20 2001. It was owned by Petrobras, a semi public [ [http://www2.petrobras.com.br/ri/ing/InformacoesAcionistas/ComposicaoCapit… …   Wikipedia