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Performance Profiles of Major Energy Producers 2009

Release Date: February 25, 2011   |  Next Release Date: December 2011   |   Report Number: DOE/EIA-0206(2009)

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T-23. U.S. Net Wells Completed and Net in-Progress Wells at Year End: FRS and Industry

  2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Number of Net Wells Completed During Year
for FRS Companies
Onshore
Net Exploratory Wells
Dry Holes
92.5 86.0 65.0 63.5 68.8 75.2 61.1
Oil Wells
18.9 26.7 28.6 11.6 57.3 84.4 83.4
Natural Gas Wells
163.5 225.7 294.1 360.3 508.6 427.1 378.9
Total Exploratory Wells
274.9 338.4 387.7 435.4 634.7 586.7 523.4
Net Development Wells
Dry Holes
224.9 197.2 222.2 183.9 138.8 132.4 77.0
Oil Wells
1,566.8 2,004.9 2,005.9 2,273.6 1,875.2 2,387.1 1,547.3
Natural Gas Wells
5,538.8 6,246.1 7,248.0 8,736.7 8,990.5 9,929.2 5,777.0
Total Development Wells
7,330.5 8,448.1 9,476.1 11,194.2 11,004.5 12,448.2 7,401.3
Offshore
Net Exploratory Wells
Dry Holes
42.5 38.7 32.7 30.4 24.6 12.3 18.7
Oil Wells
19.5 10.5 10.7 10.0 5.1 16.5 9.0
Natural Gas Wells
35.7 28.6 24.0 22.3 14.6 4.9 5.8
Total Exploratory Wells
97.7 77.8 67.4 62.7 44.3 33.7 33.5
Net Development Wells
Dry Holes
13.0 14.0 16.4 15.0 12.1 25.7 10.3
Oil Wells
95.2 85.2 98.9 101.8 90.2 83.4 76.9
Natural Gas Wells
74.8 72.7 56.2 61.5 48.6 39.3 19.8
Total Development Wells
183.0 171.9 171.5 178.3 150.9 148.4 107.0
Total United States
Net Exploratory Wells
Dry Holes
135.0 124.7 97.7 93.9 93.4 87.5 79.8
Oil Wells
38.4 37.2 39.3 21.6 62.4 100.9 92.4
Natural Gas Wells
199.2 254.3 318.1 382.6 523.2 432.0 384.7
Total Exploratory Wells
372.6 416.2 455.1 498.1 679.0 620.4 556.9
Net Development Wells
Dry Holes
237.9 211.2 238.6 198.9 150.9 157.6 87.3
Oil Wells
1,662.0 2,090.1 2,104.8 2,375.4 1,965.4 2,470.5 1,624.2
Gas Wells
5,613.6 6,318.8 7,304.2 8,798.2 9,039.1 9,968.5 5,796.8
Total Development Wells
7,513.5 8,620.0 9,647.6 11,372.5 11,155.4 12,596.6 7,508.3
Number of Net Wells Completed During Year
for Total Industry
Net Exploratory Wells
Dry Holes
1,266.0 1,200.0 1,577.0 1,870.0 1,455.0 1,926.0 0
Oil Wells
326.0 353.0 429.0 576.0 747.0 965.0 0
Natural Gas Wells
892.0 1,323.0 1,452.0 1,559.0 3,307.0 2,969.0 0
Total Exploratory Wells
2,484.0 2,876.0 3,458.0 4,005.0 5,509.0 5,860.0 0
Net Development Wells
Dry Holes
2,422.0 2,274.0 3,067.0 3,711.0 3,200.0 3,942.0 0
Oil Wells
7,139.0 7,350.0 9,404.0 11,763.0 11,796.0 16,953.0 0
Natural Gas Wells
18,630.0 20,493.0 25,945.0 30,028.0 27,996.0 33,465.0 0
Total Development Wells
28,191.0 30,117.0 38,418.0 45,502.0 42,992.0 54,360.0 0
Number of Net In-Progress Wells At Year End
for FRS Companies
Onshore
Exploratory Wells
84 126 134 184 190 187 145
Development Wells
1,209 1,785 2,162 2,133 2,373 3,642 2,438
Total In-Progress Wells
1,293 1,911 2,295 2,317 2,563 3,829 2,584
Offshore
Exploratory Wells
46 52 58 25 25 33 31
Development Wells
78 108 87 73 84 85 54
Total In-Progress Wells
124 159 145 98 109 118 84
Total United States
Exploratory Wells
130 177 192 209 215 220 176
Development Wells
1,286 1,893 2,249 2,206 2,457 3,727 2,492
Total In-Progress Wells
1,416 2,071 2,441 2,415 2,672 3,947 2,668
Note: Sum of components may not equal total due to independent rounding.
Sources: Industry data - Energy Information Administration, Monthly Energy Review, Table 5.2.
FRS companies' data - Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-28 (Financial Reporting System).