Fifty-two test wells were drilled in Tennessee during the year, 17 fewer than in 1962, and the average depth per hole was about 800 feet. Three were successful outposts, 6 were unsuccessful outposts, and the remainder were unsuccessful wildcats. The deepest formation tested was the upper Knoxville dolomite. Of the three successful outposts one produced from the lower Trenton and two from the Stones River horizons. The total gas production figure for the State is 90,071 MCF, and oil production was 15,817 bbls.

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