The copy that we received of the 1956 National Stripper Well Survey
    exhibited printing problems; there was no ink on part of the sheet with the
    columnar data.  State names were missing from Arkansas through Nebraska and
    part of New Mexico.  This "wash" of missing ink clearly affected some digits
    in the Number of Stripper Wells column.
      The total given for the production was incorrect, and some of the numbers
    given for number of wells and/or production were at variance from data for
    1954 and 1956.
      We have been able to obtain correct data in some cases.  We have taken great
    pains to contact each library that had or may have had a copy of the 1956
    Survey, and in some cases paid more than $20 for the one page of data, in an
    attempt to find a copy that not only was readable, but had more reasonable data.
    We also have contacted the appropriate regulatory agencies for each state in an
    effort to obtain data.
      Detailed well-by-well data is available either from us or directly from the
    sources below.
      Data for North Dakota was generously provided by Jim Lindholm, Information
    Technology Administrator, NDIC Department of Mineral Resources, 600 E
    Boulevard Ave Dept 405, Bismarck ND 58505.
      Data for Tennessee was generously provided by Ronald Zurawski, State
    Geologist and Director, Tennessee Division of Geology.
      A clean and fully readable copy of the Survey was generously provided by
    the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, PO Box 53127, Oklahoma City OK
    73152.
      With apologies to the IOGCC, and to the users of this website, we decided to
    use "corrected" data, and use this web page as a means of full disclosure.

      Below is a complete representation of the data as found and of the
    "corrected" data:

                     From National Stripper Well Surveys, 1955-1957
           NUMBER OF STRIPPER WELLS   PRODUCTION FROM STRIPPER WELLS (Bbls.)
             1954     1955     1956          1954         1955          1956
      AR    2,919    3,308    3,967    11,753,898    8,745,321     8,492,323
      CA   12,836   17,354   20,496    48,343,000   49,143,000    56,363,000
      CO      181      150      159       538,918      149,486?      407,396
      IL   25,692   27,405   30,766    71,365,000   80,221,000    80,718,500
      IN    4,504    3,878    4,250    10,510,381    8,838,783    11,351,195
      KS   23,733   29,898   29,445    41,730,036   46,005,543    46,886,564
      KY   16,233   18,030   14,166     4,500,000    7,000,000    13,389,200
      LA    6,103    6,850    7,874    12,567,526   13,725,653    14,168,581
      MI    4,169    3,258    3,474    12,043,558   11,265,091    10,739,586
      MS      207      392?     228       583,885    1,436,703?      417,780
      MO      120      129      129        96,021       72,280        65,212
      MT    3,022    2,928    2,986     4,650,250    4,674,383     4,836,252
      NE       71       55       55       211,439      240,166       235,348
      NM    2,755    2,894    3,859     4,875,438    5,888,512     5,556,575
      NY   24,200   24,570   23,500     3,274,000    2,888,162     2,686,637
      ND        7        1?      12        14,845          785?       23,637
      OH   14,613   14,819   14,057     3,887,000    1,387,000?    4,923,000
      OK   54,200   56,797   58,136    83,726,134   98,563,034    82,168,579
      PA   72,862   70,029   69,500     9,608,269    8,505,000     8,231,000
      TN       36       45       37        12,800       12,747         8,675
      TX   55,590   59,400   67,039    97,599,326  104,830,804   122,880,969
      UT       13       16       17         7,996       10,626        15,285
      VA       12       13       13         5,936        4,396         4,454
      WV   12,864   12,805   12,773     2,900,000    2,318,000     2,200,000
      WY    3,334    2,907    3,551     7,690,240    7,775,171     8,867,162
      TOT 340,276  357,931  370,489   432,495,896  467,101,646?  485,636,910
      Legend:   ? Suspect                           (bad total)

                     "Corrected" 1955 data
           NUMBER OF STRIPPER WELLS   PRODUCTION FROM STRIPPER WELLS (Bbls.)
             1954     1955     1956          1954         1955          1956
      AR    2,919    3,308    3,967    11,753,898    8,745,321     8,492,323
      CA   12,836   17,354   20,496    48,343,000   49,143,000    56,363,000
      CO      181      150      159       538,918      149,486?      407,396
      IL   25,692   27,405   30,766    71,365,000   80,221,000    80,718,500
      IN    4,504    3,878    4,250    10,510,381    8,838,783    11,351,195
      KS   23,733   29,898   29,445    41,730,036   46,005,543    46,886,564
      KY   16,233   18,030   14,166     4,500,000    7,000,000    13,389,200
      LA    6,103    6,850    7,874    12,567,526   13,725,653    14,168,581
      MI    4,169    3,258    3,474    12,043,558   11,265,091    10,739,586
      MS      207      392?     228       583,885    1,436,703?      417,780
      MO      120      129      129        96,021       72,280        65,212
      MT    3,022    2,928    2,986     4,650,250    4,674,383     4,836,252
      NE       71       55       55       211,439      240,166       235,348
      NM    2,755    2,894    3,859     4,875,438    5,888,512     5,556,575
      NY   24,200   24,570   23,500     3,274,000    2,888,162     2,686,637
      ND        7       11&      12        14,845       14,914&       23,637
      OH   14,613   14,819   14,057     3,887,000    1,387,000?    4,923,000
      OK   54,200   56,797   58,136    83,726,134   98,563,034    82,168,579
      PA   72,862   70,029   69,500     9,608,269    8,505,000     8,231,000
      TN       36       15&      37        12,800        8,514&        8,675
      TX   55,590   59,400   67,039    97,599,326  104,830,804   122,880,969
      UT       13       16       17         7,996       10,626        15,285
      VA       12       13       13         5,936        4,396         4,454
      WV   12,864   12,805   12,773     2,900,000    2,318,000     2,200,000
      WY    3,334    2,907    3,551     7,690,240    7,775,171     8,867,162
      TOT 340,276  357,931  370,489   432,495,896  463,711,542!  485,636,910
      Legend:   ? Suspect  & Confirmed   ! Mathematical total
                                         (API gives 463,701,646 Bbls)