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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-24. U.S. Net Drilling Footage and Net Producing Wells: FRS and Industry

  2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
FRS Companies
Onshore
(thousand feet)
Exploratory Well Footage
Dry Hole Footage
823 821 640 660 615 712 560
Oil Well Footage
152 273 374 132 899 1,396 1,468
Natural Gas Well Footage
1,655 2,213 3,019 2,988 4,194 4,071 4,583
Total Exploratory Footage
2,630 3,307 4,033 3,780 5,708 6,179 6,611
Development Well Footage
Dry Hole Footage
1,507 1,475 1,599 1,403 932 872 501
Oil Well Footage
8,716 10,352 10,314 12,705 9,856 16,088 10,434
Natural Gas Well Footage
40,507 44,999 53,568 65,745 74,612 80,243 56,063
Total Development Footage
50,730 56,827 65,481 79,853 85,400 97,203 66,998
Offshore
Exploratory Well Footage
Dry Hole Footage
628 632 616 507 410 211 323
Oil Well Footage
289 167 184 180 114 346 143
Natural Gas Well Footage
504 391 309 303 159 93 89
Total Exploratory Footage
1,421 1,191 1,110 990 683 649 555
Development Well Footage
Dry Hole Footage
165 163 161 135 109 166 130
Oil Well Footage
1,216 833 966 895 1,044 836 944
Natural Gas Well Footage
905 834 685 746 531 517 261
Total Development Footage
2,286 1,830 1,812 1,776 1,684 1,518 1,335
Total United States
Exploratory Well Footage
Dry Hole Footage
1,451 1,453 1,256 1,167 1,025 922 883
Oil Well Footage
441 440 558 312 1,013 1,742 1,611
Natural Gas Well Footage
2,159 2,605 3,328 3,291 4,353 4,164 4,672
Total Exploratory Footage
4,051 4,498 5,142 4,770 6,391 6,828 7,166
Development Well Footage
Dry Hole Footage
1,672 1,638 1,760 1,538 1,041 1,037 631
Oil Well Footage
9,932 11,185 11,280 13,600 10,900 16,924 11,378
Natural Gas Well Footage
41,412 45,833 54,253 66,491 75,143 80,760 56,324
Total Development Footage
53,016 58,656 67,293 81,629 87,084 98,721 68,333
Total Industry
Exploratory Well Footage
Dry Hole Footage
8,826 8,134 8,551 11,107 13,054 11,130 0
Oil Well Footage
1,996 2,957 3,700 4,452 5,236 7,389 0
Natural Gas Well Footage
5,912 8,036 9,191 9,845 10,990 17,066 0
Total Exploratory Footage
16,734 19,127 21,442 25,404 29,280 35,585 0
Development Well Footage
Dry Hole Footage
14,739 11,922 13,243 18,425 21,699 20,149 0
Oil Well Footage
30,002 33,734 42,312 56,042 74,850 80,993 0
Natural Gas Well Footage
110,559 119,917 150,587 184,659 216,978 195,013 0
Total Development Footage
155,300 165,573 206,142 259,127 313,527 296,155 0
Number of Net Producing Wells
for FRS Companies
(number of wells)
Onshore
Oil Wells
71,863 69,048 67,632 74,817 74,223 77,618 75,885
Natural Gas Wells
105,439 116,741 125,681 137,862 135,330 144,909 151,352
Total Producing Wells
177,302 185,789 193,313 212,679 209,553 222,527 227,237
Offshore
Oil Wells
3,777 3,187 2,562 2,453 2,647 2,194 2,470
Natural Gas Wells
2,306 2,264 1,697 1,317 1,196 833 881
Total Producing Wells
6,083 5,450 4,258 3,770 3,843 3,027 3,352
Total United States
Oil Wells
75,640 72,234 70,193 77,270 76,870 79,812 78,355
Natural Gas Wells
107,744 119,005 127,378 139,179 136,526 145,742 152,234
Total Producing Wells
183,384 191,239 197,571 216,450 213,396 225,553 230,589
Note: Sum of components may not equal total due to independent rounding.
Sources: Well footage, U.S. - Energy Information Administration, Annual Energy Review, Table 4.6.
FRS companies' data - Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-28 (Financial Reporting System).