oil derrick


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oil derrick

[′ȯil ‚der·ik]
(petroleum engineering)
Tower structure used during oil well drilling to aid in raising and lowering of drill and piping strings.
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It's just--my son is into things like oil derricks.
The city required construction of the tower to ease noise and the visual blight of the oil derrick, but required that the tower be removed when the well stopped functioning, Young said.
Cross Slauson into that utterly bizarre Spielbergian land of oil derricks till you emerge, across Jefferson, among industrial cinder-block buildings, weathered movie posters stamped on these lifeless things.
Burtynsky's arresting photographs include aerial views of both active and derelict oil derricks, the architecture of massive refineries, vistas of junked vehicles, recycling yards, and mammoth oil tanker ship-breaking operations.
The first platforms were like typical oil derricks, large metal towers partially submerged in the continental shelf's relatively shallow waters of less than 300 m (1,000 ft).
Recognizable abstractions of iconic elements endemic to the Oklahoma rangeland of soaring rooflines of nearby barns, cylindrical shapes of silos, and open-steel trelliswork of oil derricks enclose this modern and progressive replacement facility.
He gravitated to geology as a boy, when he explored the sandstone caves and helped his uncle on the oil derricks of southeastern Ohio.
For years, I've driven past the oil derricks along the Santa Barbara coast, where there hasn't been a spill in four decades, and the rigs certainly haven't hurt real-estate values.
In a town of museums, the Norwegian Petrol Museum is certainly worth a visit, a modern place full of models of oil derricks, boats, panoramas, rock samples and even a 3-D film about oil exploration in the area.
I think they should be forced to move next to coal-fired power plants or to put up oil derricks in their back yards, just so they are reminded every day of what they support by their opposition to wind farms.
Instead of cryptic stone statues, we may leave behind rusting oil derricks and highways that lead nowhere.
The "offensive" cross on the seal is but one of 10 symbols: a ship, a fish, oil derricks, stars, a cow, a square and compass, the Hollywood Bowl--and the Roman goddess Pomona.