Petroleum Industry -- Wells Drilled, Production, Foreign Trade, Reserves, and Refineries: 1980 to 20

Added By Infochimps

The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 874):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 50 rows and 28 columns.

Includes all costs incurred for drilling and equipping wells to point of completion as productive wells or abandonment after drilling becomes unproductive. Based on sample of operators of different size drilling establishments. For definitions, see below


  1. Preliminary.
  2. Based on number of wells producing at end of year.
  3. Includes lease condensate. Values based on domestic first purchase price.
  4. Excluding Alaska and Hawaii.
  5. Includes imports for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, which began in 1977.
  6. Includes other products not shown separately.


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.