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U.S. Dry Exploratory Wells Drilled (Number of Elements)
U.S. Dry Exploratory Wells Drilled (Number of Elements)
Decade Year-0 Year-1 Year-2 Year-3 Year-4 Year-5 Year-6 Year-7 Year-8 Year-9
  1940's 7,228
  1950's 8,292 9,539 10,090 10,633 10,389 11,832 13,118 11,904 10,632 10,577
  1960's 9,515 9,022 8,815 8,686 8,951 8,005 8,419 7,360 7,439 8,001
  1970's 6,162 5,952 6,134 5,952 6,833 7,129 6,772 7,283 7,965 7,437
  1980's 9,081 12,400 11,307 10,206 11,321 8,954 5,567 5,052 4,711 3,934
  1990's 3,793 3,390 2,550 2,509 2,465 2,279 2,246 2,178 1,649 1,167
  2000's 1,341 1,733 1,282 1,297 1,350 1,462 1,547 1,582 1,715 1,055
  2010's 1,066 NA NA


- = 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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