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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 23 (1939)

Issue: 6. (June)

First Page: 789

Last Page: 794

Title: Wildcat Drilling in 1938

Author(s): Frederic H. Lahee (2)


In this paper statistics on wildcat drilling have been reviewed for the year 1938. Figures are given separately for the Gulf Coastal Plain states and for the whole United States, exclusive of a few eastern states from which data were not obtained. During 1938 the campaign of wildcat drilling continued with increased fervor. More holes and more footage were drilled, and more new pools were discovered. The question is raised as to what may be the outcome of this aggressive drilling for new reserves if it persists.

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