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29 APRIL 2022 WorldWide Drilling Resource® United States Leader in World Crude Oil Production Adapted from Information by the U.S. Energy Information Administration In 2018, the United States became the world’s top crude oil producer and maintained the lead position in 2019 and 2020, with 15% of the world’s total crude oil production. Crude oil is produced in 32 U.S. states and in U.S. coastal waters. In 2020, about 71% of total U.S. crude oil production came from five states. The top five crude oil-producing states and their percentage of total U.S. crude oil production were: b Texas - 43% b North Dakota - 10.4% b New Mexico - 9.2% b Oklahoma - 4.1% b Colorado - 4.0% Annual production of U.S. crude oil increased each year from 2009 through 2019, reaching the highest amount on record in 2019. More cost-effective drilling technology boosted production, especially in the five states listed above. Production of crude oil and natural gas is sometimes referred to as conventional or unconventional production. With conventional production, crude oil and natural gas flow to and up a well under the natural pressure of the earth. Unconventional production requires techniques and technologies to increase or enable oil and natural gas production beyond what might occur using only conventional production techniques. In the U.S., most of the new oil and natural gas production on land use unconventional production technologies. The term tight oil, as used by the U.S. oil and natural gas industry, means the different geologic formations producing oil at a specific well. Tight oil is produced from low-permeability sandstones, carbonates, and shale formations. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) uses the term tight oil to refer to all resources, reserves, and production associated with low-permeability formations producing oil, including shale formations. Notable tight oil formations include Bakken and Three Forks Formations in the Williston Basin; Eagle Ford, Austin Chalk, Buda, and Woodbine Formations along the Gul f Coast ; Spraber ry, Wolfcamp, Bone Spring, Delaware, Glorieta, and Yeso Formations in the Permian Basin; and Niobrara Formation in the Denver-Julesburg Basin. G&O 302-684-319 Mfg., Inc. & Atlantic Scree et om ducts 7 n E-mail: atlantic@ce.n Atlantic-Screen.c Pipe Clear PVC j Inline Chemical Mixers j ell Rehabilitation Pro jW DE 142 Broadkill Rd Milton, ½” - 24 ranging fr Perforated of Slotted Manufactu Fax: 302-384-0643 more! MUCH And j Bailers Sampling j Locking Caps j Filter Sock j Bentonite j Manholes j ” om Pipe and rers 19968