gathering area

gathering area

[′gath·ə·riŋ ‚er· ē·ə]
(petroleum engineering)
The area, usually down the regional dip from a hydrocarbon trap, from which the oil or gas may have migrated updip into the trap.
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The new gathering area was designed by the architectural firm of Kimley Horn.
In the rear, a yard provides an outdoor gathering area and required parking.
In the gathering area, contemporary decor will blend distinctive architecture with stylish furnishings and unexpected touches to create an atmosphere of casual hospitality.
Chartreuse walls create a bright and lively atmosphere while sleek plasma screen televisions welcome visitors into a spacious reception area that also doubles as impromptu gathering area.