Wells Table 6 - Offshore and Onshore Drilling Activity by State, 1998-2008

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Wells Table 6.1: Offshore New-field Wildcat Wells Drilled - activity by State, 1998-2008
State 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Victoria 2 1 0 4 2 3 5 7 1 0 7
Tasmania 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
South Australia 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Western Australia 35 31 40 29 17 33 18 24 25 28 23
Northern Territory 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 2
Territory of Ashmore and
Cartier Islands Adjacent Area
8 5 6 10 6 0 2 6 1 0 2
Joint Petroleum Development Area 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Total 53 39 48 45 25 39 26 39 29 29 37
Wells Table 6.2: Offshore Extension/Appraisal Wells Drilled - activity by State, 1998-2008
State 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Victoria 0 2 0 1 2 1 2 4 1 0 5
Tasmania 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Western Australia 14 15 12 10 17 19 15 23 17 27 26
Northern Territory 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Territory of Ashmore and
Cartier Islands Adjacent Area
1 0 1 2 3 1 0 1 2 3 5
Joint Petroleum Development Area 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1
Total 19 17 13 14 22 22 17 28 22 31 38

 

Wells Table 6.3: Offshore Development Wells Drilled - activity by State, 1998-2008
State 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Victoria 31 26 6 9 13 9 7 17 15 15 10
Tasmania 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 0
Western Australia 5 11 14 13 4 14 18 17 25 20 35
Territory of Ashmore and
Cartier Islands Adjacent Area
3 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 4
Joint Petroleum Development Area 0 0 0 0 4 5 8 1 0 0 0
Total 39 38 22 22 23 28 35 35 46 36 49
Wells Table 6.4: Onshore New-field Wildcat Wells Drilled - activity by State, 1998-2008
State 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Queensland 29 11 12 24 6 10 23 13 28 22 11
New South Wales 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 3
Victoria 2 3 2 7 5 4 4 5 4 2 5
Tasmania 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
South Australia 29 10 2 9 6 12 29 17 30 26 15
Western Australia 7 2 6 10 2 3 7 5 6 3 6
Northern Territory 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Total 68 27 23 50 19 29 63 41 71 53 43
Wells Table 6.5: Onshore Extension/Appraisal Wells Drilled - activity by State, 1998-2008
State 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Queensland 10 12 7 7 10 7 7 15 58 53 11
New South Wales 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Victoria 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 0 0 1 0
South Australia 10 5 7 13 10 4 8 11 21 43 25
Western Australia 1 0 0 1 2 1 4 7 3 4 1
Northern Territory 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 22 17 15 24 22 12 22 33 82 101 37

 

Wells Table 6.6: Onshore development wells drilled - activity by state, 1998-2008
State 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Queensland 17 15 19 19 17 12 20 34 46 32 26
New South Wales 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
Victoria 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
South Australia 23 11 48 33 37 42 22 32 30 23 34
Western Australia 14 8 6 9 3 4 3 3 4 10 5
Northern Territory 1 2 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0
Total 55 38 77 63 57 58 49 70 80 66 65

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