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

 Thousand Barrels

Thousands
Barrels
per Well
1954
2,314,988   0   2,314,988   2,266,387   NA   NA   48,601   2,314,988   511   4,530  
1955
2,484,428   0   2,484,428   2,425,289   NA   NA   59,139   2,484,428   524   4,741  
1956
2,617,283   0   2,617,283   2,543,889   NA   NA   73,394   2,617,283   551   4,750  
1957
2,616,901   0   2,616,901   2,533,249   NA   NA   83,652   2,616,901   569   4,599  
1958
2,448,987   0   2,448,987   2,362,773   NA   NA   86,214   2,448,987   575   4,259  
1959
2,574,403   187   2,574,590   2,474,511   NA   NA   100,079   2,574,590   583   4,416  
1960
2,574,374   559   2,574,933   2,458,170   NA   NA   116,763   2,574,933   591   4,357  
1961
2,615,431   6,327   2,621,758   2,488,382   NA   NA   133,376   2,621,758   595   4,406  
1962
2,665,930   10,259   2,676,189   2,513,972   NA   NA   162,217   2,676,189   596   4,490  
1963
2,741,983   10,740   2,752,723   2,564,621   NA   NA   188,102   2,752,723   589   4,674  
1964
2,775,763   11,059   2,786,822   2,572,003   NA   NA   214,819   2,786,822   588   4,739  
1965
2,837,386   11,128   2,848,514   2,605,952   NA   NA   242,562   2,848,514   589   4,836  
1966
3,013,405   14,358   3,027,763   2,727,493   NA   NA   300,270   3,027,763   583   5,193  
1967
3,186,616   29,126   3,215,742   2,847,565   NA   NA   368,177   3,215,742   565   5,692  
1968
3,262,838   66,204   3,329,042   2,857,851   NA   NA   471,191   3,329,042   554   6,009  
1969
3,297,798   73,953   3,371,751   2,845,919   NA   NA   525,832   3,371,751   542   6,221  
1970
3,433,834   83,616   3,517,450   2,941,736   NA   NA   575,714   3,517,450   531   6,624  
1971
3,374,420   79,494   3,453,914   2,839,160   NA   NA   614,754   3,453,914   517   6,681  
1972
3,382,475   72,893   3,455,368   2,847,646   NA   NA   607,722   3,455,368   508   6,802  
1973
3,288,580   72,323   3,360,903   2,771,216   NA   NA   589,687   3,360,903   497   6,762  
1974
3,131,982   70,603   3,202,585   2,658,949   NA   NA   543,636   3,202,585   498   6,431  
1975
2,986,945   69,834   3,056,779   2,559,513   NA   NA   497,266   3,056,779   500   6,114  
1976
2,912,782   63,398   2,976,180   2,513,710   NA   NA   462,470   2,976,180   499   5,964  
1977
2,840,064   169,201   3,009,265   2,580,190   NA   NA   429,075   3,009,265   507   5,935  
1978
2,729,596   448,620   3,178,216   2,763,471   NA   NA   414,745   3,178,216   517   6,147  
1979
2,609,975   511,335   3,121,310   2,731,902   NA   NA   389,408   3,121,310   531   5,878  
1980
2,554,719   591,646   3,146,365   2,767,840   NA   NA   378,525   3,146,365   548   5,742  
1981
2,541,287   587,337   3,128,624   2,751,125   282,106   95,393   377,499   3,128,624   557   5,617  
1982
2,537,805   618,910   3,156,715   2,751,434   315,121   90,160   405,281   3,156,715   580   5,443  
1983
2,545,472   625,527   3,170,999   2,734,512   350,244   86,243   436,487   3,170,999   603   5,259  
1984
2,619,295   630,401   3,249,696   2,780,219   380,256   89,221   469,477   3,249,696   621   5,233  
1985
2,608,320   666,233   3,274,553   2,818,450   373,318   82,785   456,103   3,274,553   647   5,061  
1986
2,486,942   681,310   3,168,252   2,710,628   378,934   78,690   457,624   3,168,252   623   5,085  
1987
2,331,422 [R] 715,955   3,047,377 [R] 2,610,697 [R] 356,607   80,073   436,680 [R] 3,047,377 [R] 620   4,915  
1988
2,240,983 [R] 738,143   2,979,126 [R] 2,543,169 [R] 330,744   105,213   435,957 [R] 2,979,126 [R] 612   4,868  
1989
2,094,793   683,980   2,778,773   2,367,553 [R] 312,003   99,217   411,220 [R] 2,778,773   603   4,608  
1990
2,037,377   647,310   2,684,687   2,289,757   299,835   95,095   394,930   2,684,687   602   4,460  
1991
2,050,690   656,349   2,707,039   2,279,285   323,274   104,480   427,754   2,707,039   614   4,409  
1992
1,997,310   627,322   2,624,632   2,178,736   343,461   102,435   445,896   2,624,632   594   4,419  
1993
1,921,539   577,494   2,499,033   2,042,625 [R] 351,757   104,651   456,408 [R] 2,499,033   584   4,279  
1994
1,862,528   568,948   2,431,476   1,931,382 [R] 371,331   128,763   500,094 [R] 2,431,476   582   4,178  
1995
1,852,614   541,654   2,394,268   1,837,769 [R] 416,027   140,472   556,499 [R] 2,394,268   574   4,171  
1996
1,856,018   509,999   2,366,017   1,794,291   438,063   133,663   571,726   2,366,017   574   4,122  
1997
1,881,882   472,949   2,354,831   1,753,137 [R] 466,303   135,391   601,694 [R] 2,354,831   573   4,110  
1998
1,853,068   428,851   2,281,919   1,664,280 [R] 494,621   123,018   617,639 [R] 2,281,919   562   4,060  
1999
1,763,534   383,198   2,146,732   1,508,013 [R] 533,766   104,953   638,719 [R] 2,146,732   546   3,932  
2000
1,775,509   355,198   2,130,707   1,481,850   558,242   90,615   648,857   2,130,707   534   3,990  
2001
1,766,099   351,412   2,117,511   1,415,789   591,588   110,134   701,722   2,117,511   530   3,995  
2002
1,737,789   359,335   2,097,124   1,366,124 [R] 597,593   133,407   731,000 [R] 2,097,124   529   3,964  
2003
1,717,871   355,582   2,073,453   1,338,899   599,131   135,423   734,554   2,073,453   513   4,042  
2004
1,650,835 [R] 332,465   1,983,300 [R] 1,294,168 [R] 558,954   130,178   689,132   1,983,300 [R] 510   3,889  
2005
1,574,686   315,420   1,890,106   1,265,165   494,330   130,611   624,941   1,890,106   498   3,795  
2006
1,591,773   270,486   1,862,259   1,241,224   500,113   120,922   621,036 [R] 1,862,259   497   3,747  
2007
1,584,855   263,595   1,848,450   1,243,707   490,712   114,031   604,744 [R] 1,848,450   500   3,697  
2008
1,561,943   249,874   1,811,817   1,263,435   445,844   102,538   548,382   1,811,817   526   3,445  
2009
1,721,096   235,500   1,956,596   1,322,144   590,902   43,550   634,452   1,956,596   526   3,720  
2010
1,779,191 [R] 219,536 [R] 1,998,727 [R] 1,366,705 [RE] 587,449 [E] 44,573 [E] 632,022 [RE] 1,998,727 [R] 520 [R] 3,844 [R]
2011
1,857,759 [E] 208,749 [E] 2,066,507 [E] 1,524,935 [E] 501,156 [E] 40,417 [E] 541,573 [E] 2,066,507 [E] 536 [P] 3,855 [E]
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.