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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, Oklahoma had 3,395 new wells drilled.

77 enforcement staff for 175,000 wells in 2011
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Wells Drilled: Change Since 2003

Wells Drilled

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
3,466
3466.0
3,640
3640.0
3,837
3837.0
4,276
4276.0
3,947
3947.0
4,167
4167.0
2,131
2131.0
3,565
3565.0
3,395
3395.0

Enforcement Actions: Change Since 2003

Enforcement Actions

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
1,751
1751.0
2,009
2009.0
2,470
2470.0
2,409
2409.0
2,199
2199.0
1,920
1920.0
1,810
1810.0
1,639
1639.0
1,595
1595.0

Oil And Gas Enforcement Staff: Change Since 2003

Oil And Gas Enforcement Staff

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
67
67.0
65
65.0
60
60.0
67
67.0
71
71.0
71
71.0
71
71.0
70
70.0
77
77.0

Oil And Gas Department Budget: Change Since 2003

Oil And Gas Department Budget

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
$6.05M
6048400.0
$5.72M
5724750.0
$5.67M
5670767.0
$6.61M
6606331.0
$7.9M
7900020.0
$8.6M
8596470.0
$10.9M
10946623.0
$10.6M
10620780.0
$11.8M
11787446.0

Total Wells: Change Since 2003

Total Wells

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
118K
117566.0
119K
119362.0
119K
119255.0
120K
120344.0
121K
121196.0
126K
126281.0
127K
127201.0
170K
170000.0
175K
175000.0

Notes: All data, except for enforcement staff, are for the calendar year. The number of wells drilled in 2009 is from the Oklahoma Corporation Commission's annual report. Wells drilled represent well completions. Enforcement actions include those that occur in the field.