Table 2 - New-field Wildcat Success Rates, 1989-2007

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Year Success rate Percentage Success Rate
Onshore Offshore Combined Onshore Offshore Combined
1989 1:3.3 1:3.0 1:3.2 30.4 33.3 31.5
1990 1:2.8 1:4.8 1:3.5 35.4 20.8 28.8
1991 1:2.7 1:7.4 1:3.5 37.3 13.5 28.8
1992 1:3.7 1:5.0 1:4.1 26.9 20.0 24.4
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 1:2.5 1:3.6 1:2.8 40.7 27.8 35.6
1996 1:2.5 1:3.2 1:2.7 39.7 31.4 36.9
1997 1:2.1 1:4.0 1:2.4 47.1 25.0 41.0
1998 1:2.3 1:3.9 1:2.8 44.3 25.4 35.3
1999 1:2.5 1:3.6 1:3.1 40.7 27.5 32.1
2000 1:2.6 1:2.4 1:2.5 38.1 41.5 40.5
2001 1:1.7 1:3.6 1:2.3 59.2 27.5 43.0
2002 1:1.7 1:2.8 1:2.2 60.0 35.5 45.1
2003 1:2.6 1:6.0 1:3.9 37.9 16.7 25.4
2004 1:1.9 1:2.4 1:2.0 53.8 41.4 50.0
2005 1:3.3 1:2.4 1:2.8 30.2 41.9 36.0
2006 1:2.7 1:2.5 1:2.6 37.7 39.4 38.2
2007 1:3.2 1:3.1 1:3.2 30.9 32.3 31.4

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