working interest

working interest
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working interest UK US noun [C] FINANCE
a share that a company holds in property, especially land where there is oil and gas, that gives it the right to develop it and have a share of any profits: »

It holds a 35% working interest in the land block containing the discovery well.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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