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U.S. Footage Drilled for Crude Oil, Natural Gas, and Dry Exploratory  Wells  (Thousand Feet)
U.S. Footage Drilled for Crude Oil, Natural Gas, and Dry Exploratory Wells (Thousand Feet)
Decade Year-0 Year-1 Year-2 Year-3 Year-4 Year-5 Year-6 Year-7 Year-8 Year-9
  1940's 34,798
  1950's 40,175 49,344 55,615 60,664 59,601 69,206 74,337 69,181 61,484 63,253
  1960's 55,831 54,442 53,616 53,485 55,497 49,204 55,709 47,839 50,958 57,466
  1970's 43,530 41,895 44,956 45,618 51,315 54,677 53,617 57,949 65,197 63,096
  1980's 74,288 101,808 88,856 69,690 80,853 65,602 42,305 37,462 37,357 30,270
  1990's 31,837 27,127 20,548 20,984 22,377 19,345 19,690 21,478 17,641 13,062
  2000's 16,123 21,313 16,130 17,785 22,382 25,955 29,630 36,534 35,585


- = No Data Reported;  -- = Not Applicable;  NA = Not Available;  W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data.
Release Date: 7/24/2014
Next Release Date: 8/11/2014

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