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Louisiana Energy Facts and Figures

Drilling

Click on the area to retrieve the data time series. The times series are similar to the ones in the Facts Annual. The data sources are published in the Facts Annual.

Drilling Permits (Facts Annual Table 22)
It contains the numbers of drillings permits issued for Louisiana state jurisdiction lands and water bottoms. The data is separated as wildcats and developmental well permits or offshore and onshore wells permits. Data from 1956 through 1990 are annual only; and data from January, 1991 to the present are monthly data with annual totals.


Running Rigs (Facts Annual Table 23)
It contains averages of rigs running in Louisiana divided into regions: north, south inland land, south inland water, state offshore and OCS. The main source of this data is Baker-Hughes drilling statistic. Data from 1970 through 1990 are annual only; and data from January, 1991 to the present are monthly data with annual totals.


Crude Oil Wells (Facts Annual Table 24)
It contains the number of oil producing wells by regions north, south and offshore regions. It excludes the federal OCS region. Data from 1980 through 1997 are annual only; and data from January, 1998 to the present are monthly data with annual totals.


Natural Gas Wells (Facts Annual Table 25)
It contains the number of gas producing wells by regions north, south and offshore regions. It excludes the federal OCS region. Data from 1980 through 1997 are annual only; and data from January, 1998 to the present are monthly data with annual totals.


Well Completion. (Facts Annual Table 26)
It contains annual data about wells completed in Louisiana, state jurisdiction only, as oil wells, gas wells or dry holes. The data is divided into three groups north, south and state offshore.