Petroleum Statistics


Petroleum Industry Spill Statistics

January 1990 - 2016 (Calendar Year)


Categories 2013 2014 2015 2016
Geophysical Licenses Issued 17 22 14 6
Geophysical Expenditures ($) 169,841.78 539,588.72 120,541.12 1,112,175.23
Drilling Licenses Issued 534 511 235 126
New Wells Drilled 530 463 205 81
New Wells on Production 354 125 181 60
New Wells Abandoned 11 23 12 15
Horizontal Wells Drilled 498 394 152 62
Metres Drilled 1 016 845 845 569 364 300 151 070
Wells Capable of
Production (Dec)
4816 5075 5374 5228
Wells Producing
(December)
4168 4306 4056 3840
Abandoned Producers 19 28 79 121
Other Wells Abandoned 2 2 9 5
Certificates of Abandonment Issued 75 97 49 204
Crude Oil Production (m3) 3,056,783 2,853,084 2,666,603 2,333,799.1
Water Production (m3) 14,609,624 13,772,046 13,447,356 13,203,233.3
% Water Cut 82.7 82.9 83.6  
Avg. Oil Production
(m3 per day)
8375 7817 7233 6394
Remaining Reserves
(at Dec. 31) 000 m3
Not yet evaluated Not yet evaluated Not yet evaluated Not yet evaluated
Value Oil Sold ($) 1,765,139,343 1,669,082,671 $891,000,000.00 750,000,000.00
Crown Oil Royalty
($ received)
10,280,382 9,988,811 7,030,826 4,995,785.73
Freehold Oil Tax
($ received)
6,980,250 9,089,958 7,412,329 7,808,809.06
Average Oil Price per m3 ($) $577.45 $585.01  $351.31  $321.18
Reservation Sale Bonuses ($) 0 0 0 0
Lease Sale Bonuses ($) $1,858,520.79 $1,756,349.94 $2,258,298.92 $262,189.31
Reservation & Lease
Rentals & Fees ($)
$451,488.90

$365,454.36

$354,881.22

$22,835.66
Crown Reservation
Area (ha)
0 0 0 0
Crown Lease Area (ha) 119706.044

108,818.100

92,836.230 76,053.16
Total Crown Area Under Disposition (ha) 119706.044 108,818.100 92,836.230 76,053.16
Expenditures ($ million)* 1,300 1,000 708 270

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2009-2012

Categories 2009 2010 2011 2012
Geophysical Licenses Issued 15 23 19 18
Geophysical Expenditures ($) 6,365,691 4,575.364 8,252,250 8,916,788
Drilling Licenses Issued 296 632 672 720
New Wells Drilled 260 510 578 616
New Wells on Production 256 211 465 600
New Wells Abandoned 7 19 14 19
Horizontal Wells Drilled 207 436 536 570
Metres Drilled 482,963 946,576 1,068,753 1,156,002
Wells Capable of Production (Dec) 3065 3298 3666 4289
Wells Producing (December) 2747 2951 3231 3742
Abandoned Producers 13 10 38 33
Other Wells Abandoned 1 7 7 14
Certificates of Abandonment Issued 29 7 49 131
Crude Oil Production (m3) 1,520,621.3 1,873,445 2,396,195 3,057,781
Water Production (m3) 10,348,527 11,231,061 11,895,489 13,599,486
% Water Cut 87 85.7 83.2 81.7
Avg. Oil Production (m3 per day) 4166 5133 6565 8355
Remaining Reserves (at Dec. 31) 000 m3 6600 Not yet evaluated Not yet evaluated Not yet evaluated
Value Oil Sold ($) $632,000,000 $879,386,554 $1,366,288,350 $1,600,018,360
Crown Oil Royalty ($ received) 6,239,438 5,887,143.41 13,941,351 10,515,938
Freehold Oil Tax ($ received) 6,147,187.04 8,658,908.10 14,285,341 7,296,709.93
Average Oil Price per m3 ($) 419.03 476.66 576.61 531.95
Reservation Sale Bonuses ($) 0 980,000 0 0
Lease Sale Bonuses ($) 5,415,777 11,023,396 13,162,503 11,293,295
Reservation & Lease Rentals & Fees ($) 591,987 473,993 544,197.08

541,116.15

Crown Reservation Area (ha) 0 3904 3904 3904
Crown Lease Area (ha) 144,467.50 107,178.18 115,789.7 125,851.581
Total Crown Area Under Disposition (ha) 144,467.50 111,082.20 119,693.7 129,755.581
Expenditures ($ million)* 485 894 1,228 1,448

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2005-2008

Categories 2005 2006 2007 2008
Geophysical Licenses Issued 20 3 10 14
Geophysical Expenditures ($) 2,900,000 2,800,000 4,937,407 6,292,481
Drilling Licenses Issued 384 444 337 332
New Wells Drilled 285 476 324 316
New Wells on Production 151 407 300 291
New Wells Abandoned 12 24 28 18
Horizontal Wells Drilled 18 45 58 127
Metres Drilled 304,084 517,231 382,326 457,575
Wells Capable of Production (Dec) 1863 2344 2623 2892
Wells Producing (December) 1685 2067 2221 2692
Abandoned Producers 23 20 9 22
Other Wells Abandoned 8 4 1 10
Certificates of Abandonment Issued 51 26 46 46
Crude Oil Production (m3) 811,924 1,223,736.00 1,294,526 1,370,585.4
Water Production (m3) 8,194,812 8,155,920 9,028,591 10,108,833
% Water Cut 91 87 88 88
Avg. Oil Production (m3 per day) 2224.4 3352 3501 3744
Remaining Reserves (at Dec. 31) 000 m3 2900 1600 300 N/A
Value Oil Sold ($) 327,057,000 527,300,000 603,000,000 838,000,000
Crown Oil Royalty ($ received) 2,936,000 4,406,175 6,000,612 11,226,621
Freehold Oil Tax ($ received) 4,326,000 13,909,733 10,407,460 12,227,800
Average Oil Price per m3 ($) $395.03 $430.93 $480.18 $612.10
Reservation Sale Bonuses ($) 98,268 0 0 0
Lease Sale Bonuses ($) 5,674,596 2,190,122 325,853 4,929,464
Reservation & Lease Rentals & Fees ($) 6,400,000 2,773,714 867,679 519,986
Crown Reservation Area (ha) 2656 2656 2656 0
Crown Lease Area (ha) 105,925 111,641 116,881 127,237
Total Crown Area Under Disposition (ha) 108,581 114,297 119,537 127,537
Expenditures ($ million)* 243 403 361 509

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2000-2004

Categories 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Geophysical Licenses Issued 13 5 4 4 3
Geophysical Expenditures ($) 2,761,042 277,100 416,130 575,057 171,298
Drilling Licenses Issued 82 103 101 102 137
New Wells Drilled 68 104 97 94 119
New Wells on Production 35 79 77 74 97
New Wells Abandoned 27 12 8 7 4
Horizontal Wells Drilled 22 29 27 9 11
Metres Drilled 71 716 111 612 104 705 97 510 126 332
Wells Capable of Production (Dec) 1516 1567 1613 1666 1710
Wells Producing (December) 1232 1267 1402 1487 1474
Abandoned Producers 23 18 25 18 31
Other Wells Abandoned 13 12 14 2 13
Certificates of Abandonment Issued 65 34 65 50 74
Crude Oil Production (m3) 621 378 642,884 650,749 633,098 637,498
Water Production (m3) 6,403,584 7,028,536 7,623,856 7,723,449 7,897,536
% Water Cut 91 92 92 92 93
Avg. Oil Production (m3 per day) 1698 1761 1783 1734 1742
Remaining Reserves (at Dec. 31) 000 m3 3153 2510 4598*** N/A N/A
Value Oil Sold ($) 163,933,000 134,996,000 150,060,000 157,399,025 195,667,000
Crown Oil Royalty ($ received) 2,537,036 2,505,646 3,202,605 2,667,540 2,565,429
Freehold Oil Tax ($ received) 4,487,670 4,007,888 2,994,633 2,984,093 2.848,719
Average Oil Price per m3 ($) 266.16 214.67 230.59 248.61 306.93
Reservation Sale Bonuses ($) -- 181 426 -- -- --
Lease Sale Bonuses ($) 474,260 703,780 211,957 294,448 1,287,971
Reservation & Lease Rentals & Fees ($) 309,025 386,550 176,810 135,241 202,779
Crown Reservation Area (ha) -- 12 287 12,287 12,287 0
Crown Lease Area (ha) 85 389 84,846 35,004 34,930 43,725
Total Crown Area Under Disposition (ha) 85 389 97,133 47,291 47,217 43,725
Expenditures ($ million)* 84.4 90.8 97.9 99.6 116.8

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1995-1999

Categories 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Geophysical Licenses Issued 16 30 32 13 2
Geophysical Expenditures ($) 1,635,000 3,756,000 6,098,000 619,072 236,947
Drilling Licenses Issued 56 82 129 41 31
New Wells Drilled 43 57 109 41 28
New Wells on Production 31 34 51 28 16
New Wells Abandoned 15 18 40 11 4
Horizontal Wells Drilled 9 12 28 15 8
Metres Drilled 50 541 60 723 108 040 43 013 38 224
Wells Capable of Production (Dec) 1556 1531 1535 1509 1494
Wells Producing (December) 1354 1342 1337 1247 1246
Abandoned Producers 30 55 33 47 18
Other Wells Abandoned 5 4 8 7 12
Certificates of Abandonment Issued 41 52 17 60 24
Crude Oil Production (m3) 642 650 613 114 636 681 634 070 581 206
Water Production (m3) 5 831 904 5 656 741 5 729 013 5 726 753 5 428 067
% Water Cut 90 90 90 90 90
Avg. Oil Production (m3 per day) 1761 1675 1744 1737 1592
Remaining Reserves (at Dec. 31) 000 m3 5 562 5 078 4 699 4176 3775
Value Oil Sold ($) 90,259,241 106,530,869 104,884,000 73,967,495 95,129,000
Crown Oil Royalty ($ received) 1,583,562 1,865,771 1,806,300 1,258,976 1,285,744
Freehold Oil Tax ($ received) 3,477,721 4,449,555 4,430,571 2,578,851 2,458,105
Average Oil Price per m3 ($) 140.45 173.76 161.49 116.64 166.25
Reservation Sale Bonuses ($) -- -- -- -- --
Lease Sale Bonuses ($) 2,517,164 1,692,342 5,694,789 308,085 395,470
Reservation & Lease Rentals & Fees ($) 340,115 331,934 640,280 444,127 368,185
Crown Reservation Area (ha) 9 816 2 496 -- -- --
Crown Lease Area (ha) 68 869 80 533 124,338 118 551 103 338
Total Crown Area Under Disposition (ha) 78 685 83 029 124 338 118 551 103 338
Industry Total Expenditures ($ million)* 73.0 78.0 103.3 61.1 57.0

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1990-1994

Categories 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
Geophysical Licenses Issued 2 2 8 9 10
Geophysical Expenditures ($) 118,452 62,032 366,210 226,000 830,000
Drilling Licenses Issued 93 51 28 102 82
New Wells Drilled 79 54 28 87 67
New Wells on Production 74 47 20 69 65
New Wells Abandoned 8 6 8 9 11
Horizontal Wells Drilled -- 1 -- 13 15
Metres Drilled 75 751 48 698 27 391 90 343 77 716
Wells Capable of Production (Dec) 1 583 1 567 1 547 1563 1568
Wells Producing (December) 1 430 1 408 1 387 1394 1363
Abandoned Producers 56 50 38 44 31
Other Wells Abandoned 2 5 5 7 3
Certificates of Abandonment Issued 77 66 48 33 28
Crude Oil Production (m3) 737 455 712 792 656 425 634 561 657 870
Water Production (m3) 6 570 240 6 703 450 6 750 708 6 189 214 6 231 710
% Water Cut 90 90 91 90 90
Avg. Oil Production (m3 per day) 2 020 1 953 1 793 1 738 1802
Remaining Reserves (at Dec. 31) 000 m3 7 412 7 214 6 695 6 492 6 302
Value Oil Sold ($) 114,804,581 90,586,051 86,288,646 77,486,240 83,389,563
Crown Oil Royalty ($ received) 2,825,987 2,221,321 2,123,706 1,883,707 1,593,323
Freehold Oil Tax ($ received) 7,913,112 5,998,815 5,235,737 4,500,529 3,661,491
Average Oil Price per m3 ($) 155.85 126.76 131.46 122.07 126.76
Reservation Sale Bonuses ($) 49,731 -- 17,642 121,222 49,393
Lease Sale Bonuses ($) 111,930 124,275 103,212 762,730 1,145,662
Reservation & Lease Rentals & Fees ($) 104,752 88,420 88,006 120,954 219,384
Crown Reservation Area (ha) 6 240 4 128 5 983 9 588 10 774
Crown Lease Area (ha) 23 841 21 667 21 773 32 099 48 874
Total Crown Area Under Disposition (ha) 30 081 25 795 27 756 41 681 59 648
Industry Total Expenditures ($ million)* 76.0 69.0 58.0 73.0 75.0

Prepared by: Petroleum Branch,
Department of Growth, Enterprise and Trade
*Estimated
**Figures in brackets are estimates

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