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Crude Oil and Natural Gas Exploratory and Development Wells
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Wells Drilled (Number)
             
Exploratory and Development
51,071 54,302 32,803 36,611 NA NA 1949-2012
Crude Oil
13,371 16,633 11,190 15,753 NA NA 1949-2012
Natural Gas
32,719 32,246 18,088 16,696 NA NA 1949-2012
Dry Holes
4,981 5,423 3,525 4,162 NA NA 1949-2012
Exploratory
5,184 4,957 2,866 2,840 NA NA 1949-2012
Crude Oil
808 897 605 669 NA NA 1949-2012
Natural Gas
2,794 2,345 1,206 1,105 NA NA 1949-2012
Dry Holes
1,582 1,715 1,055 1,066 NA NA 1949-2012
Development Wells Drilled
45,887 49,345 29,937 33,771 NA NA 1949-2012
Crude Oil
12,563 15,736 10,585 15,084 NA NA 1949-2012
Natural Gas
29,925 29,901 16,882 15,591 NA NA 1949-2012
Dry Holes
3,399 3,708 2,470 3,096 NA NA 1949-2012
Footage Drilled (Thousand Feet)
             
Total
301,515 334,141 231,562 239,247 NA NA 1949-2012
- = No Data Reported;  -- = Not Applicable;  NA = Not Available;  W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data.
Notes: Geographic coverage is the 50 States and the District of Columbia.  See Definitions, Sources, and Notes link above for more information on this table.
Release Date: 9/24/2014
Next Release Date: 10/13/2014