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U.S. Crude Oil Exploratory Wells Drilled  (Number of Elements)
U.S. Crude Oil Exploratory 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 1,406
  1950's 1,583 1,763 1,776 1,981 1,985 2,236 2,267 1,945 1,745 1,702
  1960's 1,321 1,157 1,211 1,314 1,219 946 1,196 986 954 1,084
  1970's 757 659 685 642 859 982 1,086 1,164 1,171 1,321
  1980's 1,777 2,651 2,437 2,030 2,209 1,680 1,084 926 855 607
  1990's 664 601 498 509 579 549 496 434 286 156
  2000's 288 357 258 350 383 539 646 808 897 605
  2010's 669 NA NA


- = No Data Reported;  -- = Not Applicable;  NA = Not Available;  W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data.
Release Date: 9/30/2014
Next Release Date: 10/13/2014

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