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Year  Gas Wells Completed
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Oil Wells Completed
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Bitumen Wells Completed
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Total Oil and Bitumen Wells Completed
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Total Wells Completed
#
Total Well Meters Drilled
Meters
Annual Drilling Rig Operating Days
#
 
 
1955135  1,137     1,137  1,620  2,569,687      
1956134  1,347     1,347  1,856  3,017,083      
1957135  874     874  1,450  2,323,610      
1958168  870     870  1,550  2,553,802      
1959248  868     868  1,594  2,681,422      
1960247  957     957  1,692  3,162,547      
1961314  810     810  1,603  3,109,372      
1962264  690     690  1,557  2,785,203      
1963235  871     871  1,698  3,040,176      
1964243  912     912  1,857  3,154,439      
1965220  877     877  1,974  3,110,808      
1966257  641     641  1,633  2,513,089      
1967283  648     648  1,590  2,359,739      
1968395  556     556  1,848  2,678,312      
1969437  464     464  1,843  2,620,067      
1970617  304     304  1,824  2,370,427      
1971691  361     361  2,025  2,445,944      
19721,010  514     514  2,675  3,068,130      
19731,518  600     600  3,517  3,879,989      
19741,719  651     651  3,499  3,666,357      
19751,958  670     670  3,652  3,659,421      
19763,193  550     550  5,046  4,879,453      
19772,953  705     705  5,120  5,255,020      
19783,090  946     946  5,584  6,111,748      
19793,216  1,256     1,256  5,753  6,852,496      
19803,968  1,639     1,639  7,044  8,397,933      
19813,085  1,483     1,483  5,886  6,865,955      
19822,499  1,619     1,619  5,225  5,973,024      
19831,188  2,457     2,457  4,619  5,843,692      
19841,397  3,189     3,189  6,043  7,439,831      
19852,022  3,945     3,945  7,937  9,273,034      
19861,029  2,059     2,059  4,412  5,868,530      
1987996  2,699     2,699  5,121  6,792,382      
19881,517  3,014     3,014  6,378  7,889,646      
19891,294  1,281     1,281  3,891  4,949,873      
19901,593  1,298     1,298  4,189  5,206,175      
19911,133  1,485     1,485  3,973  4,873,164  35,928   
1992657  1,702  1  1,703  3,627  4,482,493  30,232   
19932,287  2,895  174  3,069  7,170  8,516,415  55,913   
19944,236  2,498  21  2,519  9,370  11,146,535  75,184   
19952,877  3,218  17  3,235  8,780  10,132,327  65,733   
19963,117  2,976  1,463  4,439  10,926  12,004,837  72,634   
19974,278  3,512  1,792  5,304  13,225  14,813,927  93,509   
19984,033  1,095  296  1,391  8,175  9,875,306  68,080   
19995,622  1,386  365  1,751  9,444  10,687,739  61,675   
20007,353  2,297  901  3,198  13,543  14,821,473  89,808   
20018,789  1,895  663  2,558  14,975  15,435,493  92,072   
20026,949  1,707  938  2,645  12,989  13,543,517  69,316   
20039,942  2,042  980  3,022  17,873  17,855,802  94,127   
200412,276  1,847  716  2,563  19,365  19,538,053  98,871   
200513,268  1,949  1,272  3,221  21,599  24,211,705  117,015   
200611,603  2,146  1,220  3,366  19,800  21,971,316  117,179   
20078,006  1,393  1,361  2,754  16,238  16,079,296  85,314   
20086,449  1,260  1,044  2,304  14,969  15,060,899  87,679   
20092,717  720  794  1,514  6,894  7,780,524  46,816   
20102,988  1,917  1,005  2,922  8,537  11,889,897  76,027   
20112,237  3,261  1,398  4,659  9,651  15,519,241  98,702   
20121,189  2,854  1,787  4,641  5,830         
20131,271  2,767  1,941  4,573  8,656  14,851,676      
20141,682  2,577  2,033  4,610  6,292  16,473,376      
 

References and Related Online Materials

Gas Wells Completed:

2013-2014. http://www.aer.ca/documents/sts/ST98/ST98-2015.pdf 

2012. http://www.aer.ca/documents/sts/ST98/ST98-2013.pdf 

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. (2008). Gas Wells Completed in Canada (Tables 1.05  a & b). CAPP Statistical Handbook (2009 data). http://www.capp.ca/library/statistics/handbook/ (accessed May 26, 2010).

Oil Wells Completed:

 2013 - 2014. http://www.aer.ca/documents/sts/ST98/ST98-2015.pdf

 2012. http://www.aer.ca/documents/sts/ST98/ST98-2013.pdf 

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. (2008). Oil Wells Completed in Canada (Tables 1.06 a & b). CAPP Statistical Handbook (2009 data). http://www.capp.ca/library/statistics/handbook/ (accessed May 26, 2010).
Note: Prior to 1992 includes Bitumen wells.

Bitumen Wells Completed:

2012 & 2014. http://www.aer.ca/documents/sts/ST98/ST98-2015.pdf 

See reference under \"Oil Wells Completed.\" 

Total Oil and Bitumen Wells Completed:Calculated by adding the number of oil wells to the number of bitumen wells.
Total Wells Completed:

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. (2008). Wells and Metres Drilled in Canada (Tables 1.04  a & b). CAPP Statistical Handbook (2009 data). http://www.capp.ca/library/statistics/handbook/ (accessed May 26, 2010).

Total Well Meters Drilled:

2014: CAPP Statistical Handbook 2015 

See reference under \"Total Wells Completed.\" 

Annual Drilling Rig Operating Days:The Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contactors (no date). Annual Drilling Rig Operating Days/Depth Summary. http://www.caodc.ca/pdf/Annual%20Operating%20Days.pdf (accessed May 28, 2010).