The total of all exploratory wells drilled in North America in 1963 was 11,916 with total footage of 59,923,463. Comparable totals for 1962 were 11,784 wells and 58,988,021 feet. Totals by countries for 1963 were 1,153 wells and 5,622,120 feet for Canada; 99 wells and 815,881 feet for Mexico; and 10,664 wells and 53,485,462 feet for the United States.

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