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The graphs on the left show the rate of growth compared to the earliest year for which we have data -- in most cases 2003. The gray lines represent a theoretical constant annual rate of change. The bar charts on the right show the actual values for each year we have data. For example, in 2011, North Dakota had 2,017 new wells drilled.

32 enforcement staff for 12,631 wells in 2011
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Wells Drilled: Change Since 2003

Wells Drilled

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
57
57.0
127
127.0
209
209.0
248
248.0
179
179.0
465
465.0
620
620.0
1,544
1544.0
2,017
2017.0

Enforcement Actions: Change Since 2003

Enforcement Actions

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
126
126.0
95
95.0
122
122.0
117
117.0
100
100.0
99
99.0
109
109.0
No Data. No Data.

Oil And Gas Enforcement Staff: Change Since 2003

Oil And Gas Enforcement Staff

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
16
16.0
16
16.0
17
17.0
17
17.0
20
20.0
20
20.0
24
24.0
28
28.0
32
32.0

Oil And Gas Department Budget: Change Since 2003

Oil And Gas Department Budget

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
$2.43M
2427691.0
$2.43M
2427691.0
$2.6M
2603604.0
$2.6M
2603604.0
$2.99M
2988208.0
$2.99M
2988208.0
$4.09M
4091679.0
$8.2M
8200000.0
$10.4M
10400000.0

Total Wells: Change Since 2003

Total Wells

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
3,260
3260.0
3,276
3276.0
3,363
3363.0
3,559
3559.0
3,738
3738.0
4,080
4080.0
8,774
8774.0
10.3K
10306.0
12.6K
12631.0

Notes: Data are for state-managed wells for the calendar year. From 2009 through 2011, wells drilled -- defined as spud, or started – and total wells come from the state's Oil & Gas Division website. North Dakota does not tally enforcement actions. There are five enforcement positions that the state expected to fill before the end of 2012. North Dakota provided biennial budget figures for FY2009-2011 and FY2011-2013. The total well count includes producing oil and gas wells.