Table 5 - Wells and Metres Drilled, 1993-2007

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Wells Table 5.1: Number of Wells Drilled, 1993-2007
Year Exploration Development Total Total
Onshore Offshore Onshore Offshore Exploration Development
1993 73 46 32 18 119 50 169
1994 81 46 22 23 127 45 172
1995 91 53 27 32 144 59 203
1996 93 45 70 17 138 87 225
1997 124 54 82 78 178 160 338
1998 89 72 55 38 161 93 254
1999 44 53 38 39 97 77 174
2000 38 60 77 23 98 100 198
2001 73 59 63 22 132 85 217
2002 42 47 57 23 89 80 169
2003 41 61 58 28 102 86 188
2004 84 43 49 35 127 84 211
2005 75 67 70 34 142 104 246
2006 153 53 79 47 206 126 332
2007 154 60 66 35 214 101 315
Wells Table 5.2: Metres Drilled, 1993-2007
Year Exploration Development Total Total
Onshore Offshore Onshore Offshore Exploration Development
1993 133 603 109 629 59 154 51 867 243 232 111 020 354 253
1994 187 837 110 778 42 920 75 944 298 615 118 864 417 479
1995 183 962 144 433 47 255 120 691 328 395 167 946 496 340
1996 201 742 132 013 102 584 74 783 333 755 177 367 511 122
1997 250 015 133 410 140 056 222 550 383 425 362 606 746 031
1998 214 950 192 990 106 336 121 777 407 940 228 113 636 053
1999 96 746 120 907 84 676 133 594 217 653 218 270 435 923
2000 77 960 159 501 183 416 61 263 237 461 244 679 482 140
2001 164 345 149 342 148 085 79 811 313 687 227 896 541 583
2002 97 249 120 596 133 623 77 043 217 845 210 666 428 511
2003 88 210 155 042 133 311 69 020 243 252 202 331 445 583
2004 190 058 101 082 108 356 137 420 291 140 245 776 536 916
2005 162 530 187 279 155 893 109 256 349 809 265 149 614 958
2006 270 673 184 479 139 359 183 202 455 152 322 561 777 713
2007 272 591 203 853 128 540 129 065 476 444 257 605 734 049

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