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U.S. Footage Drilled for Dry Exploratory and Developmental  Wells  (Thousand Feet)
U.S. Footage Drilled for Dry Exploratory and Developmental 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 43,754
  1950's 50,977 63,093 70,730 73,862 75,790 85,103 90,190 83,167 74,643 79,476
  1960's 77,361 74,716 77,253 76,307 81,360 76,629 69,636 61,142 64,737 71,364
  1970's 58,074 54,685 58,556 55,761 62,899 69,220 68,977 76,728 85,788 81,642
  1980's 99,575 134,934 123,746 105,222 119,860 100,388 60,961 53,588 52,517 42,099
  1990's 42,511 37,817 29,451 31,090 27,756 26,395 27,828 33,735 28,561 20,617
  2000's 24,060 26,072 21,129 22,539 23,462 25,104 28,154 28,931 31,280


- = No Data Reported;  -- = Not Applicable;  NA = Not Available;  W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data.
Release Date: 10/28/2014
Next Release Date: 11/17/2014

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