offshore rig

offshore rig
drilling rig consisting of an offshore platform (floating or fixed to the sea bed) from which many oil wells can be bored radially
Syn: ↑drilling platform
Hypernyms: ↑drill rig, ↑drilling rig, ↑oilrig, ↑oil rig

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