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U.S. Footage Drilled for Crude Oil, Natural Gas, and Dry Exploratory and Developmental  Wells (Thousand Feet)
U.S. Footage Drilled for Crude Oil, Natural Gas, and Dry 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 135,619
  1950's 157,358 172,146 184,133 194,245 208,009 226,182 233,280 217,045 193,304 200,694
  1960's 192,176 189,633 194,634 182,649 187,420 174,882 162,924 141,357 144,970 157,108
  1970's 138,556 127,253 137,831 138,223 153,374 180,494 186,982 215,866 238,669 244,798
  1980's 316,943 415,454 380,569 320,179 373,993 314,409 182,825 162,530 156,519 134,446
  1990's 156,204 146,332 123,280 138,431 129,139 121,309 133,362 155,292 131,137 94,595
  2000's 144,425 180,141 145,159 177,239 204,279 240,307 282,675 301,515 334,141 231,562
  2010's 239,247 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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