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gas rig

[′gas ‚rig]
(mining engineering)
A borehole drill, either rotary or churn type, driven by a combustion-type engine energized by a combustible liquid, such as gasoline, or a combustible gas, such as bottle gas.
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THEY may not be the most beautiful structures on the seas but oil and gas rigs have become familiar sights off our coasts.
NEW YORK: Canada's Precision Drilling Trust will buy US driller Grey Wolf for $2 billion in cash and stock, creating one of the largest North American oil and gas rig operators, the companies said yesterday.
THE search for the body of a North gas rig worker, killed in the Morecambe Bay helicopter crash, was called off yesterday.
TWENTY workers were airlifted from a gas rig last night as a 3,000-tonne ship drifted out of control towards them.
Traumatised eyewitnesses said the helicopter was just 500 yards from landing on a gas rig 25 miles out to sea in Morecambe Bay when it suddenly "veered left" and crashed into the water.
SEVEN people were killed last night when an offshore helicopter plunged into Morecambe Bay near a gas rig.
CURLY-haired singer Katie Melua performed a concert on the Stratoil Troll gas rig in the North Sea this week presumably ensuring a captive audience.
The natural gas rig count decreased for the sixth time in ten weeks to 941 rigs (a loss of 7 from the previous week).
with Viking Services BV, to contract for a land-based oil and gas rig with deep drilling capacity and certain other oilfield services and crew for exploration activities within Zion s Megiddo-Jezreel License area in Israel.
FRACKING protesters have stormed a controversial gas rig near Southport for the second time in a month.
PILOT error caused a helicopter to crash as it tried to land on a gas rig.
Three men were killed in an accident on a gas rig supply vessel in the North Sea yesterday.