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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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*** Canada Gained 12 Oil Rigs For The Week After The Previous Week's Gain Of 21 Oil And Gas Rigs
On Feb 8, Baker Hughes reported an increase in the number of active oil and gas rigs in the United States during the week.
WORK has started to dismantle a giant gas rig at a historic Tyneside ship yard.
Dubai Abu Dhabi-based National Drilling Company (NDC) is on a fleet expansion plan as the oil and gas rig industry responds to increasing demand, a company official said.
As a young news reporter in the 1970s I flew by helicopter to an exploratory gas rig in Morecambe Bay on a facility trip.
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.
Three men were killed in an accident on a gas rig supply vessel in the North Sea 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.