Seventeen wildcat wells were drilled; the total footage of 53,721 feet in western and northern New Mexico. As a result, two wildcat wells were placed on oil production.

Three wildcat wells were drilled in Arizona; the total footage of 10,271 feet; none was commercially productive.

Ten major companies and four independents have established offices within the area, and intense exploration and leasing activity centered in the San Juan basin.

Exploration showed an increase in activity, with eight seismograph crews in the San Juan basin and one in the Black Mesa basin.

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