More wells were drilled in 1960 than 1959.
Four major fields were added to the area.
There were 22 new-field discoveries: 5 in the Upper Cretaceous, 9 in the Lower Cretaceous, and 8 in the Jurassic.
New-pool discoveries and field extensions numbered 43.
Total number of wells increased by 29 from 1959.
There were 365 exploratory tests drilled, of which 13.4% were successfully completed.
Geophysical activity totaled 779 crew-weeks, an increase of 78 crew-weeks from 1959, due mainly to increased Jurassic interest. Core-drill activity totaled 75 crew-weeks, an increase of 22 crew-weeks over the previous year.