Abstract

Tennessee reported 244 exploratory wells and 148 development wells in 1982 compared with 188 exploratory wells and 128 development wells in 1981. Production was 1,122,000 bbl of oil, 23.4% more than in 1981, and 2.98 bcf of gas, 75% more than in 1981. Illinois reported 3,003 oil and gas tests in 1982, 4.4% less than in 1981. Exploratory tests numbered 648, down 2.6%; the success rate was 19.4%. Indiana reported 1,025 oil and gas tests in 1982, an increase of 26.4% from 1981; 449 exploratory tests were drilled (up 29.0% from 1981), with a success rate of 19.2%. Development wells were 70.1% successful. In Kentucky, reported completions totaled 3,177, an increase of 89.8%. Of the total completions, 1,585 were producers (up 86.3% from 1981), a success rate of 49.9%. There were 887 exploratory tests drilled (up 79.9% from 1981), and the success rate was 27.62%.--Modified journal abstract.

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