Discoveries Table 2 - New-field Wildcat Success Rates, 1989-2008

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Year Success rate Percentage Success Rate
Onshore Offshore Combined Onshore Offshore Combined
1989 1:3.3 1:2.8 1:3.1 30.4 33.3 31.5
1990 1:2.8 1:4.3 1:3.3 35.4 23.1 29.9
1991 1:2.7 1:6.2 1:3.4 37.3 16.2 29.8
1992 1:3.5 1:5.0 1:3.9 28.8 20.0 25.6
1993 1:2.6 1:3.7 1:3.0 37.8 27.0 32.9
1994 1:1.9 1:4.3 1:2.4 50.9 23.3 41.2
1995 1:2.5 1:3.8 1:2.8 40.7 26.5 35.2
1996 1:2.5 1:3.8 1:2.8 39.7 26.7 35.7
1997 1:2.1 1:4.1 1:2.4 47.1 24.1 41.2
1998 1:2.2 1:3.5 1:2.7 44.9 28.3 37.2
1999 1:2.5 1:3.2 1:2.9 40.7 31.1 34.7
2000 1:2.6 1:2.4 1:2.5 38.1 41.5 40.5
2001 1:1.7 1:3.4 1:2.2 59.2 29.8 44.8
2002 1:1.5 1:3.4 1:2.2 65.0 29.6 44.7
2003 1:2.4 1:5.3 1:3.6 41.4 19.0 28.2
2004 1:1.8 1:2.1 1:1.9 55.4 48.1 53.3
2005 1:3.3 1:2.4 1:2.8 30.2 41.9 36.0
2006 1:2.7 1:2.8 1:2.7 37.7 35.3 36.9
2007 1:3.2 1:3.1 1:3.2 30.9 32.3 31.4
2008 1:3.6 1:2.8 1:3.2 27.9 35.1 31.3

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