Total development and exploratory wells drilled, including natural gas, coalbed methane, crude oil, crude bitumen and other wells.
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PUBLISHED - Mar 1, 2019
The number of exploratory and development wells drilled in December 2018 decreased by 22.3% from the same period a year ago, from 372 to 289. Exploratory oil wells increased by 8 (266.7%), while most other well types decreased, with development oil wells decreasing the most at -45.2%. In 2018, the number of exploratory and development wells drilled increased by 4.3% from 2017 to 5,106.