Montana Oil & Gas Activity

Montana statewide summary oil and gas data that goes back to 1899 and contains information on the 41,691 wells that have been drilled in the state since that time. Montana is ranked #16 in the US based on Barrels of Oil Equivalent (BOE) produced in Feb 2020. You will also find information on the producers of wells as well as recent drilling permits, rigs and production data for producing wells which start in Dec 1899 and go through Feb 2020.

Montana State Summary Stats

Montana Oil & Gas State Income: $0
National Energy Production Rank: #16

Montana Map of Current Permits and Wells

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Montana Frequently Asked Questions

Questions Answers
How does Montana rank in the nation for oil and gas production? Montana currently ranks #16 in the nation based on barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) production.
How many wells were drilled in Montana so far this year? Montana has had 41,691 wells drilled this year.
How many approved permits are there in Texas? There have been 87 permits approved in Montana.
What is the average boe produced by well in Montana? 373 BBLs of oil equivalent (BOE) is the average amount produced by a single well in Montana
How many active producers are there in Montana? There are currently 139 active producers in the state of Montana.
What is the average depth an oil or gas well is drilled in Montana? 3,910 feet is the average depth of a well in Montana.

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Montana Oil & Gas Activity Stats

Category Last Year Value Current Year Value YoY Trend YoY % Change
Total Wells 41,136 41,691 Up 1.35%
Total Producing Wells 8,818 8,427 Down -4.43%
Percentage of Wells Producing 21% 20% Down -6%
Active Producers 162 139 Down -14%
Total Permits 62 87 Up 40%
Average Well Depth 3,913 3,910 Down 0%
Average BOE per Well 329 373 Up 13%

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Other States By Production Rank

Rank State Most Recent Month Oil Produced Gas Produced
# 1 Texas Mar 2020 112M BBL 381.7M MCF
# 2 Louisiana Feb 2020 9.9M BBL 615.2M MCF
# 3 Pennsylvania Dec 2019 100.2K BBL 615.5M MCF
# 5 New Mexico Apr 2020 27.5M BBL 150.1M MCF
# 6 Colorado Mar 2020 15.4M BBL 206.8M MCF
# 7 North Dakota Apr 2020 33.5M BBL 74.8M MCF
# 8 Ohio Dec 2018 1.9M BBL 221.1M MCF
# 9 West Virginia Dec 2018 1.2M BBL 166.1M MCF
# 10 Wyoming Mar 2020 840.6K BBL 131.3M MCF
# 11 California Aug 2019 16.1M BBL 25.6M MCF
# 12 Oklahoma Dec 2019 2.3M BBL 60.7M MCF
# 13 Arkansas Oct 2019 262.9K BBL 43.3M MCF
# 14 Utah Dec 2019 2.9M BBL 22M MCF
# 15 Mississippi Mar 2020 1.3M BBL 15.7M MCF
# 15 Kansas Feb 2020 0 BBL 0 MCF
# 16 Montana Feb 2020 1.7M BBL 8.5M MCF
# 17 Alabama Jan 2020 383.3K BBL 5.8M MCF
# 18 Michigan Oct 2019 303.5K BBL 0 MCF

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Annual Montana Oil & Gas Production

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Montana Oil & Gas Wells Completed by Year

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Browse All Producing Montana Companies

Top Oil & Gas Producers by BOE in Montana

Producer Name Location Production Date Monthly BOE Produced Producing Wells Trailing 12 Month Permits
Denbury Onshore, LLC Plano, TX Feb 2020 1.3M BBL 622 9
Kraken Operating, LLC Houston, TX Feb 2020 374.1K BBL 50 13
Continental Resources Inc Oklahoma City, OK Feb 2020 268.7K BBL 314 6
Scout Energy Management LLC Dallas, TX Feb 2020 176.7K BBL 2,433 N/A
XTO Energy Inc. Fort Worth, TX Feb 2020 144.4K BBL 162 N/A
Enerplus Resources USA Corporation Denver, CO Feb 2020 96.1K BBL 179 N/A
Oasis Petroleum North America LLC Houston, TX Feb 2020 92.5K BBL 88 N/A
NorthWestern Corporation Butte, MT Feb 2020 76.7K BBL 1,125 N/A
White Rock Oil & Gas, LLC Plano, TX Feb 2020 70.3K BBL 111 N/A
Whiting Oil and Gas Corporation Denver, CO Feb 2020 59.1K BBL 71 N/A
Petro-Hunt, LLC Dallas, TX Feb 2020 43K BBL 38 N/A
Grizzly Operating, LLC Houston, TX Feb 2020 37.5K BBL 48 N/A
Slawson Exploration Company Inc Denver, CO Feb 2020 29.4K BBL 49 N/A
Equinor Energy LP Austin, TX Feb 2020 29.2K BBL 29 N/A
Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Company LP Houston, TX Feb 2020 27.6K BBL 59 N/A
EOG Resources, Inc. Big Piney, WY Feb 2020 26.2K BBL 44 N/A
Legacy Reserves Operating LP Midland, TX Feb 2020 16.5K BBL 40 N/A
Citation Oil & Gas Corp. Houston, TX Feb 2020 14.8K BBL 38 N/A
D90 Energy, LLC Houston, TX Feb 2020 14.8K BBL 41 N/A
Ovintiv Production Inc. The Woodlands, TX Feb 2020 11.7K BBL 34 N/A
Omimex Canada, Ltd. Fort Worth, TX Feb 2020 11K BBL 157 N/A
Synergy Offshore LLC Houston, TX Feb 2020 9.9K BBL 266 N/A
Somont Oil Company, Inc. Oilmont, MT Feb 2020 8.6K BBL 450 N/A
Croft Petroleum Co. Cut Bank, MT Feb 2020 7.6K BBL 167 N/A
Northern Oil Production, Inc. Bozeman, MT Feb 2020 7.5K BBL 30 N/A

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Montana Top Lease Properties by BOE

Lease Property State County Cumulative BOE Producer Name(s)
Unit Montana Fallon County 52M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC,Encore Operating LP,Shell Western E & P Inc.
Unit Montana Fallon County 20.3M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC,Encore Operating LP
Unit Montana Powder River County 19.7M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC,Encore Operating LP,Richardson Operating Company
ELOB Montana Fallon County 16.6M BBL Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Company LP,Denbury Onshore, LLC
Unit Montana Wibaux County 16.1M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC,Encore Operating LP,Shell Western E & P Inc.
Unit Montana Fallon County 8.8M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC
EBET2 Montana Carbon County 8.4M BBL Grizzly Operating, LLC
UNIT Montana Fallon County 7.1M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC
UNIT Montana Fallon County 6.1M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC
Coral Creek Montana Fallon County 6.1M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC
BCCMU Montana Powder River County 6M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC
EBM2 Montana Carbon County 5.7M BBL Grizzly Operating, LLC
Unit Montana Fallon County 4.5M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC
UNIT Montana Wibaux County 4.3M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC
Cabin Creek Montana Fallon County 3.8M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC
Pennel Montana Fallon County 3.3M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC,Encore Operating LP
EPU Montana Roosevelt County 2.9M BBL Ballard Petroleum Holdings LLC,Murphy Exploration and Production Co.,Poplar Resources LLC
Crusch Montana Roosevelt County 2.9M BBL White Rock Oil & Gas, LLC
BCU Montana Rosebud County 2.7M BBL True Oil LLC
SWCBSU Montana Glacier County 2.5M BBL FX Drilling Company, Inc.
Federal Montana Fallon County 2.1M BBL Fidelity Exploration & Production Co.,Scout Energy Management LLC
Federal Montana Phillips County 2M BBL Fidelity Exploration & Production Co.,Scout Energy Management LLC
SCCBSU Montana Glacier County 2M BBL Mercury Exploration Co.,Quicksilver Resources, Inc.,Synergy Offshore LLC
Federal Montana Phillips County 1.9M BBL Noble Energy, Inc.,Samedan Oil Corporation,Scout Energy Management LLC
Tribal 355 Montana Glacier County 1.7M BBL MOGO Reagan, LLC,Omimex Canada, Ltd.

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Montana Oil & Gas Permits by Year

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Montana Counties By Production

County National Rank State Rank Production Value Producers Production Date Oil Produced Monthly Gas Produced Monthly BOE Produced Daily
Big Horn County, MT #673 #19 $0 6 Feb 2020 3.8K BBL 6.5K MCF 165.3 BOE
Blaine County, MT #441 #6 $0 7 Feb 2020 16K BBL 229.4K MCF 1.8K BOE
Carbon County, MT #475 #9 $0 4 Feb 2020 26.6K BBL 90.2K MCF 1.3K BOE
Carter County, MT #742 #25 $0 1 Feb 2020 1K BBL 0 MCF 35.47 BOE
Chouteau County, MT #644 #17 $0 1 Feb 2020 0 BBL 44.6K MCF 248.23 BOE
Daniels County, MT #724 #23 $0 1 Feb 2020 2.2K BBL 0 MCF 73.63 BOE
Dawson County, MT #464 #8 $0 4 Feb 2020 39.8K BBL 23.9K MCF 1.4K BOE
Fallon County, MT #222 #4 $0 9 Feb 2020 273K BBL 484.8K MCF 11.7K BOE
Fergus County, MT #800 #29 $0 1 Feb 2020 0 BBL 560 MCF 3.1 BOE
Garfield County, MT #787 #28 $0 2 Feb 2020 281 BBL 167 MCF 10.3 BOE
Glacier County, MT #513 #13 $0 17 Feb 2020 20.3K BBL 64.3K MCF 1K BOE
Hill County, MT #510 #12 $0 5 Feb 2020 0 BBL 189.9K MCF 1K BOE
Liberty County, MT #646 #18 $0 13 Feb 2020 1.5K BBL 34.2K MCF 240.3 BOE
McCone County, MT #810 #31 $0 1 Feb 2020 10 BBL 0 MCF 0.33 BOE
Musselshell County, MT #641 #16 $0 8 Feb 2020 7.7K BBL 146 MCF 258.07 BOE
Petroleum County, MT #753 #27 $0 2 Feb 2020 788 BBL 0 MCF 26.27 BOE
Phillips County, MT #370 #5 $0 5 Feb 2020 0 BBL 590.5K MCF 3.2K BOE
Pondera County, MT #681 #20 $0 8 Feb 2020 4.1K BBL 3.4K MCF 156.5 BOE
Powder River County, MT #136 #1 $0 2 Feb 2020 200.7K BBL 4.9M MCF 34.1K BOE
Prairie County, MT #700 #21 $0 1 Feb 2020 3.4K BBL 350 MCF 115.33 BOE
Richland County, MT #149 #2 $0 32 Feb 2020 703.5K BBL 1.2M MCF 30.3K BOE
Roosevelt County, MT #217 #3 $0 22 Feb 2020 293.9K BBL 409.9K MCF 12K BOE
Rosebud County, MT #602 #15 $0 8 Feb 2020 12.4K BBL 376 MCF 417.5 BOE
Sheridan County, MT #450 #7 $0 20 Feb 2020 46.5K BBL 21.1K MCF 1.6K BOE
Stillwater County, MT #705 #22 $0 2 Feb 2020 2.5K BBL 1.6K MCF 95.47 BOE
Sweet Grass County, MT #804 #30 $0 1 Feb 2020 0 BBL 369 MCF 2.07 BOE
Teton County, MT #736 #24 $0 9 Feb 2020 1.3K BBL 276 MCF 47.8 BOE
Toole County, MT #508 #11 $0 35 Feb 2020 11.8K BBL 122.9K MCF 1K BOE
Valley County, MT #582 #14 $0 4 Feb 2020 5.6K BBL 54.5K MCF 489.67 BOE
Wibaux County, MT #497 #10 $0 5 Feb 2020 31.2K BBL 24.8K MCF 1.1K BOE
Yellowstone County, MT #750 #26 $0 4 Feb 2020 801 BBL 44 MCF 26.93 BOE

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