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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)
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  1973 11,426 10,108 11,027 10,005 11,845 11,253 11,474 13,108 11,402 12,569 12,089 11,917
  1974 12,015 10,950 12,805 13,188 13,147 12,441 13,830 12,701 12,661 13,803 12,600 13,233
  1975 14,871 12,309 14,234 14,177 14,727 14,458 15,308 16,012 15,826 17,310 15,024 16,238
  1976 17,592 14,050 15,622 14,925 14,206 15,326 14,884 16,098 15,861 16,635 15,852 15,931
  1977 15,984 15,151 18,474 16,900 17,788 18,439 17,473 19,866 18,590 20,081 18,439 18,681
  1978 18,307 15,356 19,422 20,358 20,148 20,520 19,687 21,396 20,789 22,741 20,431 19,514
  1979 19,289 15,993 18,870 17,655 19,723 19,892 19,790 22,630 21,004 24,856 22,389 22,707
  1980 25,545 21,741 23,602 23,962 25,179 27,592 27,438 27,962 28,792 29,832 27,194 28,104
  1981 35,429 28,509 32,721 32,470 34,359 34,737 35,355 37,266 36,153 36,771 33,922 37,762
  1982 39,664 32,571 38,303 33,512 31,304 29,885 29,640 31,111 28,651 29,234 27,233 29,091
  1983 30,337 24,293 26,405 22,744 24,135 24,213 25,392 27,766 27,268 29,903 29,317 28,236
  1984 32,566 29,011 29,612 26,468 31,080 32,499 32,574 33,635 30,304 32,781 31,807 31,656
  1985 31,012 26,135 29,096 26,816 25,749 24,972 26,210 27,650 24,629 25,802 21,447 24,891
  1986 27,524 22,094 21,078 17,190 12,869 11,153 11,498 11,008 10,906 12,112 11,779 13,614
  1987 13,665 11,584 11,660 11,433 11,983 12,045 13,452 14,383 14,993 16,674 14,945 15,713
  1988 14,672 13,514 13,748 12,754 12,798 13,120 13,040 12,748 12,905 13,245 11,648 12,327
  1989 11,243 8,822 9,643 10,369 10,070 10,638 11,026 12,045 11,956 12,899 12,702 13,033
  1990 13,689 11,191 11,844 11,456 12,108 12,355 13,426 13,690 13,185 15,264 13,708 14,288
  1991 13,371 12,795 13,525 12,949 11,767 12,084 12,769 12,368 10,808 12,156 10,840 10,900
  1992 10,144 8,463 9,561 9,036 9,483 9,461 9,762 10,206 11,097 12,126 11,716 12,225
  1993 11,552 11,210 11,563 10,845 10,860 11,187 11,098 11,192 11,721 12,592 12,431 12,180
  1994 11,708 9,403 10,649 10,061 10,027 10,651 10,385 11,285 11,064 11,781 11,206 10,919
  1995 11,109 10,286 10,191 9,266 9,895 9,819 10,152 10,149 10,393 10,355 9,750 9,944
  1996 10,849 9,917 9,974 9,827 11,209 10,449 11,225 12,528 11,260 12,616 12,073 11,435
  1997 11,519 11,652 11,741 12,111 12,724 13,544 13,007 13,427 14,136 14,398 13,416 13,617
  1998 12,757 12,146 12,304 11,772 11,322 11,299 11,520 10,599 9,974 10,615 8,652 8,177
  1999 7,798 6,059 5,544 5,972 7,146 7,263 7,280 8,605 9,027 9,881 10,303 9,717
  2000 10,677 10,106 11,269 10,343 11,194 11,940 12,222 14,122 12,750 14,217 12,564 13,021
  2001 14,083 13,246 14,265 14,458 15,915 15,954 16,122 17,122 14,966 17,050 14,139 12,821
  2002 13,203 11,123 11,330 10,926 11,838 11,989 12,313 13,345 12,038 13,075 12,083 11,896
  2003 12,405 11,192 13,279 14,672 14,672 14,937 15,361 16,728 16,300 16,851 15,165 15,677
  2004 14,739 13,900 16,726 15,689 17,308 17,622 17,569 18,663 19,184 18,609 17,156 17,114
  2005 17,376 17,284 19,393 19,882 20,218 21,377 20,294 22,486 20,526 21,283 20,346 19,842
  2006 22,044 20,526 23,516 21,890 23,813 25,129 22,783 25,908 24,018 25,183 24,869 22,996
  2007 23,320 22,141 25,075 23,535 25,918 25,531 26,058 27,540 24,746 27,634 25,690 24,327
  2008 25,306 24,958 26,226 26,920 27,947 28,739 29,140 28,942 28,960 31,505 29,276 26,222
  2009 28,077 25,440 25,304 21,406 20,055 16,301 13,543 15,970 15,547 17,261 16,236 16,424
  2010 15,304 16,862 15,102 17,904 17,987 19,408 20,847 22,923 23,037 22,123 24,561 23,189
  2011 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
  2012 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA


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Release Date: 9/30/2014
Next Release Date: 10/13/2014

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