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U.S. Footage Drilled for Dry Exploratory  Wells  (Thousand Feet)
U.S. Footage Drilled for 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 26,439
  1950's 30,957 38,723 43,731 47,280 45,792 53,220 58,047 53,420 47,300 48,676
  1960's 43,535 43,293 42,223 42,847 44,578 40,081 43,084 38,182 41,575 45,918
  1970's 35,123 34,499 36,081 34,571 38,603 40,448 37,969 40,823 46,295 42,512
  1980's 50,249 69,214 60,680 48,989 58,624 47,604 30,325 26,746 27,079 21,947
  1990's 20,752 18,042 13,047 13,465 13,288 11,922 12,134 13,499 10,809 7,671
  2000's 9,194 11,387 8,663 8,763 9,243 9,347 9,688 10,281 11,130


- = No Data Reported;  -- = Not Applicable;  NA = Not Available;  W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data.
Release Date: 12/4/2014
Next Release Date: 12/22/2014

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