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U.S. Footage Drilled for Crude Oil, Natural Gas, and Dry Developmental Wells (Thousand Feet)
U.S. Footage Drilled for Crude Oil, Natural Gas, and Dry 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 100,821
  1950's 117,183 122,802 128,518 133,581 148,408 156,976 158,943 147,864 131,820 137,441
  1960's 136,345 135,191 141,018 129,164 131,923 125,678 107,215 93,518 94,012 99,642
  1970's 95,026 85,358 92,875 92,605 102,059 125,817 133,365 157,917 173,472 181,702
  1980's 242,655 313,646 291,713 250,489 293,140 248,807 140,520 125,068 119,162 104,176
  1990's 123,447 116,296 98,238 112,093 101,786 97,317 106,302 139,808 119,473 89,551
  2000's 128,052 158,402 128,726 159,082 181,615 215,014 255,768 271,676 296,155


- = No Data Reported;  -- = Not Applicable;  NA = Not Available;  W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data.
Release Date: 4/23/2014
Next Release Date: 5/12/2014

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