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oil field

an area in which there are large deposits of oil.
Origin of oil field
1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The oil-field is a busy bustling place, covered with tall derricks and giving employment to many drillers and mechanics.

    A Civil Servant in Burma Herbert Thirkel White
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oil field  
An area with reserves of recoverable petroleum, especially one with several oil-producing wells.
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