Total development and exploratory wells drilled, including natural gas, coalbed methane, crude oil, crude bitumen and other wells.
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PUBLISHED - Feb 28, 2020
The number of exploratory and development wells drilled in December 2019 decreased by 5.9% from the same period a year earlier, from 289 to 272 wells. Exploratory oil wells rose from 11 wells in December 2018 to 26 wells in December 2019. Development oil wells, which made up 36.8% of wells drilled in December 2019, increased by 25.0% year-over-year. In 2019, the number of wells drilled decreased by 24.6% compared with 2018 to 3,850.