• Oil in Wyoming

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    FOT453217
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    Wyoming Oil The petroleum industry has been exploring for oil and gas in Wyoming for over 122 years. In 1884 the first oil well was drilled southeast of present day Lander. During 2006, 3, 243 wells were drilled and completed. Of that number, 166, or 5.1% found oil, 3, 009 or 92.8% found gas, and 68 or 2.1% were dry holes. Only 38 new field wildcat wells, those drilled in unproven areas, were drilled in 2006. In 2006, 58% of wildcat wells found oil or gas.The deepest well drilled in Wyoming to date was a 25, 764-foot dry hole. The deepest producing well is a gas well drilled to 24, 877 feet.The 2006 monthly average rig count was 99; the 1995 average of 23 was the lowest since WWII. In 1981, the all-time record year for rotary rig activity in Wyoming, there were an average of 192 units working monthly
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    Rob Weaver
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    Rob Weaver
    Date Taken
    2008-08-01
    Uploaded on
    2008-08-01
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    A3 . American Gateway to West continued WYOMING COLORADO WEST HISTORY AND ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND PARKS C
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    Work
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    Energy
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