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U.S. Dry Exploratory and Developmental Wells Drilled  (Number of Elements)
U.S. Dry Exploratory and Developmental Wells Drilled (Number of Elements)
Decade Year-0 Year-1 Year-2 Year-3 Year-4 Year-5 Year-6 Year-7 Year-8 Year-9
  1940's 12,597
  1950's 14,799 17,026 17,759 18,449 18,930 20,452 22,111 20,156 18,162 18,589
  1960's 18,212 17,331 17,078 16,762 17,694 16,226 15,227 13,246 12,812 13,736
  1970's 11,031 10,309 10,891 10,320 12,116 13,646 13,758 14,985 16,551 16,099
  1980's 20,785 27,953 26,379 24,355 25,884 21,211 12,799 11,167 10,119 8,236
  1990's 8,496 7,882 6,284 6,513 5,515 5,319 5,587 5,955 4,805 3,504
  2000's 4,146 4,598 3,754 3,982 4,082 4,653 5,206 4,981 5,423 3,525
  2010's 4,162 NA NA


- = No Data Reported;  -- = Not Applicable;  NA = Not Available;  W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data.
Release Date: 3/14/2014
Next Release Date: 4/11/2014

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