Table 5 - Wells and Metres Drilled, 1991 - 2006

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Wells Table 5.1: Number of Wells Drilled, 1992-2006
Year Exploration Development Total Total
Onshore Offshore Onshore Offshore Exploration Development
1992 77 44 39 12 121 51 172
1993 73 46 35 18 119 53 172
1994 82 46 19 21 128 40 168
1995 90 53 29 33 143 62 205
1996 97 46 64 20 143 84 227
1997 123 55 82 74 178 156 334
1998 90 71 48 38 161 86 247
1999 44 53 40 39 97 79 176
2000 38 60 81 24 98 105 203
2001 72 59 67 21 131 88 219
2002 42 46 57 26 88 83 171
2003 41 58 58 28 99 86 185
2004 81 43 48 34 124 82 206
2005 75 67 70 34 142 104 246
2006 157 56 79 47 213 126 339

 

Wells Table 5.2: Metres Drilled, 1992-2006
Year Exploration Development Total Total
Onshore Offshore Onshore Offshore Exploration Development
1992 156 643 109 826 72 773 37 763 266 469 110 536 377 005
1993 133 603 109 629 58 888 48 665 243 232 107 553 350 786
1994 187 360 110 778 34 317 67 422 298 138 101 739 399 877
1995 183 494 144 433 46 291 114 041 327 927 160 332 488 258
1996 202 612 132 013 95 847 74 783 334 625 170 630 505 255
1997 247 521 133 410 140 056 212 412 380 931 352 468 733 398
1998 213 538 187 943 99 149 119 650 401 481 218 799 620 280
1999 96 526 118 203 84 676 132 851 214 729 217 527 432 256
2000 77 960 159 501 183 416 58 650 237 461 242 066 479 527
2001 161 793 149 273 148 085 74 055 311 066 222 140 533 205
2002 97 249 119 429 133 623 77 043 216 678 210 666 427 344
2003 88 210 151 329 125 434 66 410 239 539 191 844 431 383
2004 186 702 101 082 106 180 130 307 287 784 236 487 524 271
2005 162 530 187 279 155 289 107 760 349 809 263 049 612 858
2006 270 673 187 360 139 359 183 202 458 033 322 561 780 594

Changes in previously reported statistics are a result of additional information received by Geoscience Australia and revised classification of wells.

Topic contact: petroleum@ga.gov.au Last updated: May 31, 2012