Table 2 - New-field Wildcat Success Rates, 1989-2006

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Year Success rate Percentage Success Rate
Onshore Offshore Combined Onshore Offshore Combined
1989 1:3.1 1:2.7 1:2.9 32.7 37.5 34.5
1990 1:2.9 1:4.8 1:3.5 34.9 20.8 28.4
1991 1:2.5 1:7.4 1:3.3 39.4 13.5 30.1
1992 1:3.9 1:5.0 1:4.3 25.5 20.0 23.5
1993 1:2.6 1:3.7 1:3.0 37.8 27.0 32.9
1994 1:1.9 1:4.4 1:2.4 52.7 22.6 41.9
1995 1:2.4 1:3.6 1:2.8 41.5 27.8 36.0
1996 1:2.5 1:3.3 1:2.7 39.7 30.6 36.5
1997 1:2.0 1:4.0 1:2.3 50.0 25.0 42.9
1998 1:2.2 1:3.9 1:2.8 44.9 25.8 35.9
1999 1:2.5 1:3.4 1:3.0 40.7 29.8 33.8
2000 1:2.6 1:2.4 1:2.5 38.1 41.5 40.5
2001 1:1.6 1:3.6 1:2.3 61.7 28.0 44.3
2002 1:1.7 1:2.7 1:2.2 60.0 36.7 46.0
2003 1:2.6 1:5.9 1:3.9 37.9 17.1 25.7
2004 1:1.8 1:2.4 1:1.9 56.5 41.4 51.6
2005 1:3.3 1:2.4 1:2.8 30.2 40.9 35.6
2006 1:2.7 1:2.8 1:2.7 37.7 35.3 36.9

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