Total Energy

Annual Energy Review

September 2012  PDF | previous editions
Release Date: September 27, 2012

Table 5.2 Crude Oil Production and Crude Oil Well Productivity, 1954-2011
Table 5.2  Crude Oil Production and Crude Oil Well Productivity, 1954-2011







Year
Crude Oil Production Crude Oil Well 1 Productivity


48 States 2


Alaska 3


Total


Onshore
Offshore

Total

Producing
Wells 4

Average
Productivity 5
Federal State Total

Thousand Barrels per Day

 Thousand Barrels per Day

Thousands
Barrels per Day
per Well
1954 6,342 0 6,342 6,209 NA NA 133 6,342 511 12.4
1955 6,807 0 6,807 6,645 NA NA 162 6,807 524 13.0
1956 7,151 0 7,151 6,951 NA NA 201 7,151 551 13.0
1957 7,170 0 7,170 6,940 NA NA 229 7,170 569 12.6
1958 6,710 0 6,710 6,473 NA NA 236 6,710 575 11.7
1959 7,053 1 7,054 6,779 NA NA 274 7,054 583 12.1
1960 7,034 2 7,035 6,716 NA NA 319 7,035 591 11.9
1961 7,166 17 7,183 6,817 NA NA 365 7,183 595 12.1
1962 7,304 28 7,332 6,888 NA NA 444 7,332 596 12.3
1963 7,512 29 7,542 7,026 NA NA 515 7,542 589 12.8
1964 7,584 30 7,614 7,027 NA NA 587 7,614 588 12.9
1965 7,774 30 7,804 7,140 NA NA 665 7,804 589 13.2
1966 8,256 39 8,295 7,473 NA NA 823 8,295 583 14.2
1967 8,730 80 8,810 7,802 NA NA 1,009 8,810 565 15.6
1968 8,915 181 9,096 7,808 NA NA 1,287 9,096 554 16.4
1969 9,035 203 9,238 7,797 NA NA 1,441 9,238 542 17.0
1970 9,408 229 9,637 8,060 NA NA 1,577 9,637 531 18.1
1971 9,245 218 9,463 7,779 NA NA 1,684 9,463 517 18.3
1972 9,242 199 9,441 7,780 NA NA 1,660 9,441 508 18.6
1973 9,010 198 9,208 7,592 NA NA 1,616 9,208 497 18.5
1974 8,581 193 8,774 7,285 NA NA 1,489 8,774 498 17.6
1975 8,183 191 8,375 7,012 NA NA 1,362 8,375 500 16.8
1976 7,958 173 8,132 6,868 NA NA 1,264 8,132 499 16.3
1977 7,781 464 8,245 7,069 NA NA 1,176 8,245 507 16.3
1978 7,478 1,229 8,707 7,571 NA NA 1,136 8,707 517 16.8
1979 7,151 1,401 8,552 7,485 NA NA 1,067 8,552 531 16.1
1980 6,980 1,617 8,597 7,562 NA NA 1,034 8,597 548 15.7
1981 6,962 1,609 8,572 7,537 773 261 1,034 8,572 557 15.4
1982 6,953 1,696 8,649 7,538 863 247 1,110 8,649 580 14.9
1983 6,974 1,714 8,688 7,492 960 236 1,196 8,688 603 14.4
1984 7,157 1,722 8,879 7,596 1,039 244 1,283 8,879 621 14.3
1985 7,146 1,825 8,971 7,722 1,023 227 1,250 8,971 647 13.9
1986 6,814 1,867 8,680 7,426 1,038 216 1,254 8,680 623 13.9
1987 6,387 1,962 8,349 7,153 977 219 1,196 8,349 620 13.5
1988 6,123 2,017 8,140 6,949 904 287 1,191 8,140 612 13.3
1989 5,739 1,874 7,613 6,486 855 272 1,127 7,613 603 12.6
1990 5,582 1,773 7,355 6,273 821 261 1,082 7,355 602 12.2
1991 5,618 1,798 7,417 6,245 886 286 1,172 7,417 614 12.1
1992 5,457 1,714 7,171 5,953 938 280 1,218 7,171 594 12.1
1993 5,264 1,582 6,847 R 5,596 964 287 R 1,250 6,847 584 11.7
1994 5,103 1,559 6,662 5,291 1,017 353 1,370 6,662 582 11.4
1995 5,076 1,484 6,560 5,035 1,140 385 1,525 6,560 574 11.4
1996 5,071 1,393 6,465 4,902 1,197 365 1,562 6,465 574 11.3
1997 5,156 1,296 6,452 4,803 1,278 371 1,648 6,452 573 11.3
1998 5,077 1,175 6,252 4,560 1,355 337 1,692 6,252 562 11.1
1999 4,832 1,050 5,881 4,132 1,462 288 1,750 5,881 546 10.8
2000 4,851 970 5,822 4,049 1,525 248 1,773 5,822 534 10.9
2001 4,839 963 5,801 3,879 1,621 302 1,923 5,801 530 10.9
2002 4,761 984 5,746 3,743 1,637 365 2,003 5,746 529 10.9
2003 4,706 974 5,681 3,668 1,641 371 2,012 5,681 513 11.1
2004 4,510 908 5,419 3,536 1,527 356 1,883 5,419 510 10.6
2005 4,314 864 5,178 3,466 1,354 358 1,712 5,178 498 10.4
2006 4,361 741 5,102 3,401 1,370 331 1,701 5,102 497 10.3
2007 4,342 722 5,064 3,407 1,344 312 1,657 5,064 500 10.1
2008 4,268 683 4,950 3,452 1,218 280 1,498 4,950 526 9.4
2009 4,715 645 5,361 3,622 1,619 119 1,738 5,361 526 10.2
2010 R 4,874 R 601 R 5,476 RE 3,744 E 1,609 E 122 RE 1,732 R 5,476 R 520 R 10.5
2011 E 5,090 E 572 E 5,662 E 4,178 E 1,373 E 111 E 1,484 E 5,662 P 536 E 10.6
1See "Crude Oil Well" in Glossary. R=Revised.  P=Preliminary.  E=Estimate.  NA=Not available.  
2United States excluding Alaska and Hawaii.  Includes State onshore, State offshore, and Federal
offshore production.
Note:  Totals may not equal sum of components due to independent rounding.
3Includes State onshore and State offshore production. Web Page:  For related information, see http://www.eia.gov/petroleum/.
4As of December 31. Sources:  Crude Oil Production:  -  1954-1975-Bureau of Mines, Mineral Industry Surveys, Petroleum
Statement, Annual, annual reports; and U.S. Geological Survey, Outer Continental Shelf Statistics (June
1979).  -  1976-1980-U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Energy Data Reports, Petroleum
Statement, Annual, annual reports.  -  1981-2009-EIA, Petroleum Supply Annual, annual reports.  -  2010
and 2011-EIA, Monthly Energy Review (May 2012), Table 3.1; and crude oil production data from: State
government agencies; U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement,
and predecessor agencies; and Form EIA-182, "Domestic Crude Oil First Purchase Report."  Producing
Wells:  -  1954-1975-Bureau of Mines, Minerals Yearbook, "Crude Petroleum and Petroleum Products"
chapter.  -  1976-1980-EIA, Energy Data Reports, Petroleum Statement, Annual, annual reports.
-  1981-1994-Independent Petroleum Association of America, The Oil Producing Industry in Your State.
-  1995 forward-Gulf Publishing Co., World Oil, February issues.  Average Productivity:  Calculated as
total production divided by producing wells.
5Through 1976, average productivity is based on the average number of producing wells.  Beginning in
1977, average productivity is based on the number of wells producing at end of year.
 
U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)