Abstract

In Tennessee, 316 oil and gas tests were reported in 1981, down 11% from 1980. Exploratory tests (188) were down 4.2%, and development tests were down 21.1%. Crude oil production was 917,524 bbl, up 23.5%. Marketed natural gas was 1,718,915 mcf, up 37.7%. Illinois reported 3,140 exploratory and development oil and gas tests in 1981, up 58.4% from 1980. Exploratory tests numbered 665, up 47.5%. Crude oil production was 25,490,000 bbl, up 10.2% from 1980. Indiana reported 811 oil and gas tests, an increase of 11.9% over 1980; 348 exploratory tests were drilled (up 8.1% from 1980), with a success rate of 20.1%. Estimated crude oil production in Indiana was 4,730,000 bbl, down about 248,000 bbl from 1980. In Kentucky, 5,364 permits were issued in 1981, an increase of 29.8% over 1980. The number of oil and gas tests completed was 1,679, an increase of 35%. Estimated oil production was 6,540,484 bbl, an increase of 10%. Gas production was 61.3 bcf, an increase of 5.2%--Modified journal abstract.

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