INTERNATIONAL WILDCATS SHOW DECLINE IN YIELD

Industry's international wildcat drilling campaign in the 1980s generated 82 billion bbl of oil and 279 tcf of gas outside North America, the U.S.S.R., eastern Europe, and China. The latest annual review of new field wildcat drilling by Petroconsultants SA, Geneva, shows discovery rate declined during the second half of the decade with oil strikes down by 25% and gas by more than 40% from the first half. Petroconsultants said few figures have been disclosed for more recent discoveries, so

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