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U.S. Footage Drilled for Crude Oil Exploratory  Wells  (Thousand Feet)
U.S. Footage Drilled for Crude Oil 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 5,950
  1950's 6,862 8,125 8,491 9,432 9,409 10,774 11,111 9,794 8,712 8,545
  1960's 6,829 5,900 6,205 6,409 6,715 5,366 6,817 5,678 5,642 6,563
  1970's 4,729 3,786 4,028 4,008 5,029 5,806 6,527 6,870 7,105 7,941
  1980's 10,177 15,515 13,413 10,437 12,294 9,854 6,579 5,652 5,286 3,659
  1990's 5,320 4,469 3,957 3,572 3,970 3,934 3,655 3,946 2,740 1,428
  2000's 2,095 2,608 1,738 2,453 3,141 4,262 4,998 6,271 7,389


- = 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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