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Data Definitions

Variable names and definitions for data in the historical data files.

Quarter/Quarter Index

Producers
Qbac Level of business activity (Prior quarter) Qemphr Employee Hours (Prior quarter)
Qoprd Oil production (Prior quarter) Qwgs Wages and benefits (Prior quarter)
Qgprd Natural gas wellhead production (Prior quarter) Qdvcst Finding and development costs (Prior quarter)
Qcexp Capital Expenditures (Prior quarter) Qlsexp Lease operating expenses (Prior quarter)
Qfexp Expected level of capital expenditures next year (Prior quarter) Qolk Company outlook (Prior quarter)
Qsdtm Supplier delivery time (Prior quarter) Quncr Uncertainty (Prior quarter)
Qemp Number of employees (Prior quarter)    
Services
Qbac Level of business activity (Prior quarter) Qwgs Wages and benefits (Prior quarter)
Qeqput Utilization of equipment (Prior quarter) Qinp Input costs (other than wages and benefits) (Prior quarter)
Qcexp Capital Expenditures (Prior quarter) Qsell Prices received for services (Prior quarter)
Qsdtm Supplier delivery time (Prior quarter) Qopmgn Operating Margin (Prior quarter)
Qlgtm Lag time in what you are delivering (Prior quarter) Qolk Company outlook (Prior quarter)
Qemp Number of employees (Prior quarter) Quncr Uncertainty (Prior quarter)
Qemphr Employee Hours (Prior quarter)    
All Firms
Qbac Level of business activity (Prior quarter) Qemphr Employee Hours (Prior quarter)
Qcexp Capital Expenditures (Prior quarter) Qwgs Wages and benefits (Prior quarter)
Qsdtm Supplier delivery time (Prior quarter) Qolk Company outlook (Prior quarter)
Qemp Number of employees (Prior quarter) Quncr Uncertainty (Prior quarter)

Quarter/Quarter All Data

Producers
Qbaci Level of business activity (Prior quarter) - percent reporting increases Qemphri Employee Hours (Prior quarter) - percent reporting increases
Qbacn Level of business activity (Prior quarter) - percent reporting no change Qemphrn Employee Hours (Prior quarter) - percent reporting no change
Qbacd Level of business activity (Prior quarter) - percent reporting decreases Qemphrd Employee Hours (Prior quarter) - percent reporting decreases
Qbac Level of business activity (Prior quarter) - index Qemphr Employee Hours (Prior quarter) - index
Qoprdi Oil production (Prior quarter) - percent reporting increases Qwgsi Wages and benefits (Prior quarter) - percent reporting increases
Qoprdn Oil production (Prior quarter) - percent reporting no change Qwgsn Wages and benefits (Prior quarter) - percent reporting no change
Qoprdd Oil production (Prior quarter) - percent reporting decreases Qwgsd Wages and benefits (Prior quarter) - percent reporting decreases
Qoprd Oil production (Prior quarter) - index Qwgs Wages and benefits (Prior quarter) - index
Qgprdi Natural gas wellhead production (Prior quarter) - percent reporting increases Qdvcsti Finding and development costs (Prior quarter) - percent reporting increases
Qgprdn Natural gas wellhead production (Prior quarter) - percent reporting no change Qdvcstn Finding and development costs (Prior quarter) - percent reporting no change
Qgprdd Natural gas wellhead production (Prior quarter) - percent reporting decreases Qdvcstd Finding and development costs (Prior quarter) - percent reporting decreases
Qgprd Natural gas wellhead production (Prior quarter) - index Qdvcst Finding and development costs (Prior quarter) - index
Qcexpi Capital Expenditures (Prior quarter) - percent reporting increases Qlsexpi Lease operating expenses (Prior quarter) - percent reporting increases
Qcexpn Capital Expenditures (Prior quarter) - percent reporting no change Qlsexpn Lease operating expenses (Prior quarter) - percent reporting no change
Qcexpd Capital Expenditures (Prior quarter) - percent reporting decreases Qlsexpd Lease operating expenses (Prior quarter) - percent reporting decreases
Qcexp Capital Expenditures (Prior quarter) - index Qlsexp Lease operating expenses (Prior quarter) - index
Qfexpi Expected level of capital expenditures next year (Prior quarter) - percent reporting increases Qolki Company outlook (Prior quarter) - percent reporting increases
Qfexpn Expected level of capital expenditures next year (Prior quarter) - percent reporting no change Qolkn Company outlook (Prior quarter) - percent reporting no change
Qfexpd Expected level of capital expenditures next year (Prior quarter) - percent reporting decreases Qolkd Company outlook (Prior quarter) - percent reporting decreases
Qfexp Expected level of capital expenditures next year (Prior quarter) - index Qolk Company outlook (Prior quarter) - index
Qsdtmi Supplier delivery time (Prior quarter) - percent reporting increases Quncri Uncertainty (Prior quarter) – percent reporting increases
Qsdtmn Supplier delivery time (Prior quarter) - percent reporting no change Quncrn Uncertainty (Prior quarter) – percent reporting no change
Qsdtmd Supplier delivery time (Prior quarter) - percent reporting decreases Quncrd Uncertainty (Prior quarter) – percent reporting decreases
Qsdtm Supplier delivery time (Prior quarter) - index Quncr Uncertainty (Prior quarter) – index
Qempi Number of employees (Prior quarter) - percent reporting increases    
Qempn Number of employees (Prior quarter) - percent reporting no change    
Qempd Number of employees (Prior quarter) - percent reporting decreases    
Qemp Number of employees (Prior quarter) - index    
Services
Qbaci Level of business activity (Prior quarter) - percent reporting increases Qwgsi Wages and benefits (Prior quarter) - percent reporting increases
Qbacn Level of business activity (Prior quarter) - percent reporting no change Qwgsn Wages and benefits (Prior quarter) - percent reporting no change
Qbacd Level of business activity (Prior quarter) - percent reporting decreases Qwgsd Wages and benefits (Prior quarter) - percent reporting decreases
Qbac Level of business activity (Prior quarter) - index Qwgs Wages and benefits (Prior quarter) - index
Qeqputi Utilization of equipment (Prior quarter) - percent reporting increases Qinpi Input costs (other than wages and benefits) (Prior quarter) - percent reporting increases
Qeqputn Utilization of equipment (Prior quarter) - percent reporting no change Qinpn Input costs (other than wages and benefits) (Prior quarter) - percent reporting no change
Qeqputd Utilization of equipment (Prior quarter) - percent reporting decreases Qinpd Input costs (other than wages and benefits) (Prior quarter) - percent reporting decreases
Qeqput Utilization of equipment (Prior quarter) - index Qinp Input costs (other than wages and benefits) (Prior quarter) - index
Qcexpi Capital Expenditures (Prior quarter) - percent reporting increases Qselli Prices received for services (Prior quarter) - percent reporting increases
Qcexpn Capital Expenditures (Prior quarter) - percent reporting no change Qselln Prices received for services (Prior quarter) - percent reporting no change
Qcexpd Capital Expenditures (Prior quarter) - percent reporting decreases Qselld Prices received for services (Prior quarter) - percent reporting decreases
Qcexp Capital Expenditures (Prior quarter) - index Qsell Prices received for services (Prior quarter) - index
Qsdtmi Supplier delivery time (Prior quarter) - percent reporting increases Qopmgni Operating margin (Prior quarter) – percent reporting increases
Qsdtmn Supplier delivery time (Prior quarter) - percent reporting no change Qopmgnn Operating margin (Prior quarter) – percent reporting no change
Qsdtmd Supplier delivery time (Prior quarter) - percent reporting decreases Qopmgnd Operating margin (Prior quarter) – percent reporting decreases
Qsdtm Supplier delivery time (Prior quarter) - index Qopmgn Operating margin (Prior quarter) – index
Qlgtmi Lag time in what you are delivering (Prior quarter) - percent reporting increases Qolki Company outlook (Prior quarter) - percent reporting increases
Qlgtmn Lag time in what you are delivering (Prior quarter) - percent reporting no change Qolkn Company outlook (Prior quarter) - percent reporting no change
Qlgtmd Lag time in what you are delivering (Prior quarter) - percent reporting decreases Qolkd Company outlook (Prior quarter) - percent reporting decreases
Qlgtm Lag time in what you are delivering (Prior quarter) - index Qolk Company outlook (Prior quarter) - index
Qempi Number of employees (Prior quarter) - percent reporting increases Quncri Uncertainty (Prior quarter) – percent reporting increases
Qempn Number of employees (Prior quarter) - percent reporting no change Quncrn Uncertainty (Prior quarter) – percent reporting no change
Qempd Number of employees (Prior quarter) - percent reporting decreases Quncrd Uncertainty (Prior quarter) – percent reporting decreases
Qemp Number of employees (Prior quarter) - index Quncr Uncertainty (Prior quarter) – index
Qemphri Employee Hours (Prior quarter) - percent reporting increases    
Qemphrn Employee Hours (Prior quarter) - percent reporting no change    
Qemphrd Employee Hours (Prior quarter) - percent reporting decreases    
Qemphr Employee Hours (Prior quarter) - index    
All Firms
Qbaci Level of business activity (Prior quarter) - percent reporting increases Qemphri Employee Hours (Prior quarter) - percent reporting increases
Qbacn Level of business activity (Prior quarter) - percent reporting no change Qemphrn Employee Hours (Prior quarter) - percent reporting no change
Qbacd Level of business activity (Prior quarter) - percent reporting decreases Qemphrd Employee Hours (Prior quarter) - percent reporting decreases
Qbac Level of business activity (Prior quarter) - index Qemphr Employee Hours (Prior quarter) - index
Qcexpi Capital Expenditures (Prior quarter) - percent reporting increases Qwgsi Wages and benefits (Prior quarter) - percent reporting increases
Qcexpn Capital Expenditures (Prior quarter) - percent reporting no change Qwgsn Wages and benefits (Prior quarter) - percent reporting no change
Qcexpd Capital Expenditures (Prior quarter) - percent reporting decreases Qwgsd Wages and benefits (Prior quarter) - percent reporting decreases
Qcexp Capital Expenditures (Prior quarter) - index Qwgs Wages and benefits (Prior quarter) - index
Qsdtmi Supplier delivery time (Prior quarter) - percent reporting increases Qolki Company outlook (Prior quarter) - percent reporting increases
Qsdtmn Supplier delivery time (Prior quarter) - percent reporting no change Qolkn Company outlook (Prior quarter) - percent reporting no change
Qsdtmd Supplier delivery time (Prior quarter) - percent reporting decreases Qolkd Company outlook (Prior quarter) - percent reporting decreases
Qsdtm Supplier delivery time (Prior quarter) - index Qolk Company outlook (Prior quarter) - index
Qempi Number of employees (Prior quarter) - percent reporting increases Quncri Uncertainty (Prior quarter) –percent reporting increases
Qempn Number of employees (Prior quarter) - percent reporting no change Quncrn Uncertainty (Prior quarter) – percent reporting no change
Qempd Number of employees (Prior quarter) - percent reporting decreases Quncrd Uncertainty (Prior quarter) – percent reporting decreases
Qemp Number of employees (Prior quarter) - index Quncr Uncertainty (Prior quarter) – index

Year/Year Index

Producers
Ybac Level of business activity (Prior year) Yemp Number of employees (Prior year)
Yoprd Oil production (Prior year) Yemphr Employee Hours (Prior year)
Ygprd Natural gas wellhead production (Prior year) Ywgs Wages and benefits (Prior year)
Ycexp Capital Expenditures (Prior year) Ydvcst Finding and development costs (Prior year)
Yfexp Expected level of capital expenditures next year (Prior year) Ylsexp Lease operating expenses (Prior year)
Ysdtm Supplier delivery time (Prior year) Yolk Company outlook (Prior year)
Services
Ybac Level of business activity (Prior year) Yemphr Employee Hours (Prior year)
Yeqput Utilization of equipment (Prior year) Ywgs Wages and benefits (Prior year)
Ycexp Capital Expenditures (Prior year) Yinp Input costs (other than wages and benefits) (Prior year)
Ysdtm Supplier delivery time (Prior year) Ysell Prices received for services (Prior year)
Ylgtm Lag time in what you are delivering (Prior year) Yopmgn Operating Margin (Prior year)
Yemp Number of employees (Prior year) Yolk Company outlook (Prior year)
All Firms
Ybac Level of business activity (Prior year) Yemphr Employee Hours (Prior year)
Ycexp Capital Expenditures (Prior year) Ywgs Wages and benefits (Prior year)
Ysdtm Supplier delivery time (Prior year) Yolk Company outlook (Prior year)
Yemp Number of employees (Prior year)    

Year/Year All Data

Producers
Ybaci Level of business activity (Prior year) - percent reporting increases Yempi Number of employees (Prior year) - percent reporting increases
Ybacn Level of business activity (Prior year) - percent reporting no change Yempn Number of employees (Prior year) - percent reporting no change
Ybacd Level of business activity (Prior year) - percent reporting decreases Yempd Number of employees (Prior year) - percent reporting decreases
Ybac Level of business activity (Prior year) - index Yemp Number of employees (Prior year) - index
Yoprdi Oil production (Prior year) - percent reporting increases Yemphri Employee Hours (Prior year) - percent reporting increases
Yoprdn Oil production (Prior year) - percent reporting no change Yemphrn Employee Hours (Prior year) - percent reporting no change
Yoprdd Oil production (Prior year) - percent reporting decreases Yemphrd Employee Hours (Prior year) - percent reporting decreases
Yoprd Oil production (Prior year) - index Yemphr Employee Hours (Prior year) - index
Ygprdi Natural gas wellhead production (Prior year) - percent reporting increases Ywgsi Wages and benefits (Prior year) - percent reporting increases
Ygprdn Natural gas wellhead production (Prior year) - percent reporting no change Ywgsn Wages and benefits (Prior year) - percent reporting no change
Ygprdd Natural gas wellhead production (Prior year) - percent reporting decreases Ywgsd Wages and benefits (Prior year) - percent reporting decreases
Ygprd Natural gas wellhead production (Prior year) - index Ywgs Wages and benefits (Prior year) - index
Ycexpi Capital Expenditures (Prior year) - percent reporting increases Ydvcsti Finding and development costs (Prior year) - percent reporting increases
Ycexpn Capital Expenditures (Prior year) - percent reporting no change Ydvcstn Finding and development costs (Prior year) - percent reporting no change
Ycexpd Capital Expenditures (Prior year) - percent reporting decreases Ydvcstd Finding and development costs (Prior year) - percent reporting decreases
Ycexp Capital Expenditures (Prior year) - index Ydvcst Finding and development costs (Prior year) - index
Yfexpi Expected level of capital expenditures next year (Prior year) - percent reporting increases Ylsexpi Lease operating expenses (Prior year) - percent reporting increases
Yfexpn Expected level of capital expenditures next year (Prior year) - percent reporting no change Ylsexpn Lease operating expenses (Prior year) - percent reporting no change
Yfexpd Expected level of capital expenditures next year (Prior year) - percent reporting decreases Ylsexpd Lease operating expenses (Prior year) - percent reporting decreases
Yfexp Expected level of capital expenditures next year (Prior year) - index Ylsexp Lease operating expenses (Prior year) - index
Ysdtmi Supplier delivery time (Prior year) - percent reporting increases Yolki Company outlook (Prior year) - percent reporting increases
Ysdtmn Supplier delivery time (Prior year) - percent reporting no change Yolkn Company outlook (Prior year) - percent reporting no change
Ysdtmd Supplier delivery time (Prior year) - percent reporting decreases Yolkd Company outlook (Prior year) - percent reporting decreases
Ysdtm Supplier delivery time (Prior year) - index Yolk Company outlook (Prior year) - index
Services
Ybaci Level of business activity (Prior year) - percent reporting increases Yemphri Employee Hours (Prior year) - percent reporting increases
Ybacn Level of business activity (Prior year) - percent reporting no change Yemphrn Employee Hours (Prior year) - percent reporting no change
Ybacd Level of business activity (Prior year) - percent reporting decreases Yemphrd Employee Hours (Prior year) - percent reporting decreases
Ybac Level of business activity (Prior year) - index Yemphr Employee Hours (Prior year) - index
Yeqputi Utilization of equipment (Prior year) - percent reporting increases Ywgsi Wages and benefits (Prior year) - percent reporting increases
Yeqputn Utilization of equipment (Prior year) - percent reporting no change Ywgsn Wages and benefits (Prior year) - percent reporting no change
Yeqputd Utilization of equipment (Prior year) - percent reporting decreases Ywgsd Wages and benefits (Prior year) - percent reporting decreases
Yeqput Utilization of equipment (Prior year) - index Ywgs Wages and benefits (Prior year) - index
Ycexpi Capital Expenditures (Prior year) - percent reporting increases Yinpi Input costs (other than wages and benefits) (Prior year) - percent reporting increases
Ycexpn Capital Expenditures (Prior year) - percent reporting no change Yinpn Input costs (other than wages and benefits) (Prior year) - percent reporting no change
Ycexpd Capital Expenditures (Prior year) - percent reporting decreases Yinpd Input costs (other than wages and benefits) (Prior year) - percent reporting decreases
Ycexp Capital Expenditures (Prior year) - index Yinp Input costs (other than wages and benefits) (Prior year) - index
Ysdtmi Supplier delivery time (Prior year) - percent reporting increases Yselli Prices received for services (Prior year) - percent reporting increases
Ysdtmn Supplier delivery time (Prior year) - percent reporting no change Yselln Prices received for services (Prior year) - percent reporting no change
Ysdtmd Supplier delivery time (Prior year) - percent reporting decreases Yselld Prices received for services (Prior year) - percent reporting decreases
Ysdtm Supplier delivery time (Prior year) - index Ysell Prices received for services (Prior year) - index
Ylgtmi Lag time in what you are delivering (Prior year) - percent reporting increases Yopmgni Operating margin (Prior year) – percent reporting increases
Ylgtmn Lag time in what you are delivering (Prior year) - percent reporting no change Yopmgnn Operating margin (Prior year) – percent reporting no change
Ylgtmd Lag time in what you are delivering (Prior year) - percent reporting decreases Yopmgnd Operating margin (Prior year) – percent reporting decreases
Ylgtm Lag time in what you are delivering (Prior year) - index Yopmgn Operating margin (Prior year) – index
Yempi Number of employees (Prior year) - percent reporting increases Yolki Company outlook (Prior year) - percent reporting increases
Yempn Number of employees (Prior year) - percent reporting no change Yolkn Company outlook (Prior year) - percent reporting no change
Yempd Number of employees (Prior year) - percent reporting decreases Yolkd Company outlook (Prior year) - percent reporting decreases
Yemp Number of employees (Prior year) - index Yolk Company outlook (Prior year) - index
All Firms
Ybaci Level of business activity (Prior year) - percent reporting increases Yemphri Employee Hours (Prior year) - percent reporting increases
Ybacn Level of business activity (Prior year) - percent reporting no change Yemphrn Employee Hours (Prior year) - percent reporting no change
Ybacd Level of business activity (Prior year) - percent reporting decreases Yemphrd Employee Hours (Prior year) - percent reporting decreases
Ybac Level of business activity (Prior year) - index Yemphr Employee Hours (Prior year) - index
Ycexpi Capital Expenditures (Prior year) - percent reporting increases Ywgsi Wages and benefits (Prior year) - percent reporting increases
Ycexpn Capital Expenditures (Prior year) - percent reporting no change Ywgsn Wages and benefits (Prior year) - percent reporting no change
Ycexpd Capital Expenditures (Prior year) - percent reporting decreases Ywgsd Wages and benefits (Prior year) - percent reporting decreases
Ycexp Capital Expenditures (Prior year) - index Ywgs Wages and benefits (Prior year) - index
Ysdtmi Supplier delivery time (Prior year) - percent reporting increases Yolki Company outlook (Prior year) - percent reporting increases
Ysdtmn Supplier delivery time (Prior year) - percent reporting no change Yolkn Company outlook (Prior year) - percent reporting no change
Ysdtmd Supplier delivery time (Prior year) - percent reporting decreases Yolkd Company outlook (Prior year) - percent reporting decreases
Ysdtm Supplier delivery time (Prior year) - index Yolk Company outlook (Prior year) - index
Yempi Number of employees (Prior year) - percent reporting increases    
Yempn Number of employees (Prior year) - percent reporting no change    
Yempd Number of employees (Prior year) - percent reporting decreases    
Yemp Number of employees (Prior year) - index    

Price Expectations All Data (2016)

Foprc Expected Oil Price a Year from Now Index Fngprc Expected Natural Gas Price a Year from Now
Foprcd Expected Oil Price a Year from Now - percent reporting decrease Fngprcd Expected Natural Gas Price a Year from Now - percent reporting decrease
Foprci Expected Oil Price a Year from Now - percent reporting increase Fngprci Expected Natural Gas Price a Year from Now - percent reporting increase
Foprcn Expected Oil Price a Year from Now - percent reporting no change Fngprcn Expected Natural Gas Price a Year from Now - percent reporting no change

Price Expectations All Data (2017–Present)

Refoprc WTI spot price during the survey collection period (Energy Information Administration) Refngprc Henry Hub spot price during the survey collection period (Wall Street Journal)
Avgoprc Survey average year-end WTI oil price Avgngprc Survey average year-end Henry Hub natural gas price
Medoprc Survey median year-end WTI oil price Medngprc Survey median year-end Henry Hub natural gas price
Maxoprc Survey maximum year-end WTI oil price Maxngprc Survey maximum year-end Henry Hub natural gas price
Minoprc Survey minimum year-end WTI oil price Minngprc Survey minimum year-end Henry Hub natural gas price
Sdoprc Survey standard deviation year-end WTI oil price Sdngprc Survey standard deviation year-end Henry Hub natural gas price
Nofoprc Survey number of forecasts for year-end WTI oil price Nofngprc Survey number of forecasts for year-end Henry Hub natural gas price

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