Definition of Drilling rig

1. Noun. Rig used in drilling for oil or gas.

Exact synonyms: Drill Rig, Oil Rig, Oilrig
Specialized synonyms: Drilling Platform, Offshore Rig
Generic synonyms: Rig



Definition of Drilling rig

1. Noun. (&lit drilling rig) ¹

2. Noun. An oil rig. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drilling Rig

drillable
drillbit
drillbits
drillcore
drillcores
drilled
driller
drillers
drillground
drilling
drilling bit
drilling fluid
drilling mud
drilling pipe
drilling platform
drilling rig (current term)
drillings
drillmaster
drillmasters
drillproof
drills
drillship
drillships
drillstock
drillstocks
drily
drimane
drimanes
drimays
drinck

Literary usage of Drilling rig

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1. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1916)
"The thing which was particularly noted by P. Keegan, who operated a 72-ft. drilling rig at Ladybrand, Orange Free State, South Africa, in 1910 on the ..."

2. ...Well-drilling Methods by Isaiah Bowman (1911)
"PORTABLE drilling rig. VARIATIONS IN CONSTRUCTION. Several modified forms of the standard outfit, called portable rigs, are made. ..."

3. Petroleum Production Methods by John R. Suman (1921)
"A drilling rig is a structure with its mechanism adapted to boring holes of ... The steel drilling rig discussed in this paper is the structure and the ..."

4. The Petroleum Industry of Southeastern Illinois by Willis Stanley Blatchley, Stuart Weller (1906)
"drilling rig—Having selected a site for his first well, the operator next contracts for the drilling. If this be done with a drilling machine, ..."

5. Oil Prospecting, Drilling and Extraction by Forest John Swears Sur (1914)
"The percussion drilling rig of the various designs is used in any ... The principle of the rotary drilling rig consists of a rapidly turning column of pipe, ..."

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