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U.S. Footage Drilled for Crude Oil Exploratory and Developmental  Wells (Thousand Feet)
U.S. Footage Drilled for Crude Oil Exploratory and 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 79,428
  1950's 92,695 95,106 98,148 102,136 113,362 121,148 120,352 110,043 93,105 94,611
  1960's 86,568 85,626 88,431 81,809 80,463 73,322 67,340 58,634 59,517 61,582
  1970's 56,859 49,109 49,269 44,416 52,025 66,819 68,892 75,451 77,041 82,688
  1980's 125,262 172,167 149,674 136,849 162,653 137,728 76,825 66,358 58,639 43,266
  1990's 55,943 55,368 45,034 43,857 38,300 40,667 42,114 56,134 38,471 21,900
  2000's 36,702 43,122 30,842 38,495 42,032 51,511 63,649 66,527 88,382


- = No Data Reported;  -- = Not Applicable;  NA = Not Available;  W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data.
Release Date: 10/28/2014
Next Release Date: 11/17/2014

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