Definition of drilling rig in English:

drilling rig

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noun

  • A large structure with equipment for drilling an oil well.
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    • As capital flowed in to buy gas reserves and ramp up production, drilling rigs and other equipment became scarce commodities, creating an upward spiral of costs.
    • New drilling ships and semi-submersible drilling rigs such as Cajun Express allow drillers to work at far greater depths than more conventional platforms that rest on the ocean floor.
    • Thirty-seven million gallons spill from oil tankers alone, and 15 million more from oil drilling rigs.

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