Montana Oil & Gas Activity

Montana statewide summary oil and gas data that goes back to 1986 and contains information on the 41,780 wells that have been drilled in the state since that time. Montana is ranked #13 in the US based on Barrels of Oil Equivalent (BOE) produced in Oct 2023. 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 Jan 1986 and go through Dec 2023.

Montana State Summary Stats

Montana Oil & Gas State Income: $0
National Energy Production Rank: #13

Montana Map of Current Permits and Wells

Approved Permit
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Tier 1 Acreage
Tier 2 Acreage
Tier 3 Acreage
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Montana Frequently Asked Questions

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How does Montana rank in the nation for oil and gas production? Montana currently ranks #13 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 41,780 wells drilled this year.
How many approved permits are there in Montana? There have been 7 permits approved in Montana.
What is the average boe produced by well in Montana? 440 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 126 active producers in the state of Montana.
What is the average depth an oil or gas well is drilled in Montana? 3,935 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 41,734 41,780 Up 0.11%
Total Producing Wells 8,793 8,076 Down -8.15%
Percentage of Wells Producing 21% 19% Down -8%
Active Producers 167 126 Down -25%
Total Permits 13 7 Down -46%
Average Well Depth 3,928 3,935 Up 0%
Average BOE per Well 383 440 Up 15%

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Other States By Production Rank

Rank State Most Recent Month Oil Produced Gas Produced
# 1 New Mexico Nov 2023 55.8M BBL 262.6M MCF
# 1 Texas Oct 2023 BBL MCF
# 3 North Dakota Nov 2023 36.1M BBL 101.2M MCF
# 4 Arkansas May 2023 928.6K BBL 280.7M MCF
# 5 Pennsylvania Dec 2023 BBL 275.7M MCF
# 5 Louisiana Oct 2023 2.4M BBL 320.1M MCF
# 6 Colorado Oct 2023 14.4M BBL 182.8M MCF
# 7 Ohio Dec 2018 2.1M BBL 224.6M MCF
# 8 West Virginia Dec 2018 1.2M BBL 166.1M MCF
# 9 Wyoming Oct 2023 6.1M BBL 125.1M MCF
# 10 California Apr 2023 BBL MCF
# 10 Oklahoma Jul 2023 7.9M BBL 80.4M MCF
# 11 Utah Aug 2023 4.6M BBL 24.8M MCF
# 12 Mississippi Oct 2023 1.2M BBL 16.5M MCF
# 13 Montana Oct 2023 1.9M BBL 9.8M MCF
# 14 Kansas Sep 2023 BBL 8.3M MCF
# 15 Alabama Jul 2023 BBL MCF
# 16 Michigan May 2023 BBL 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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Montana Oil & Gas Permits 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 Oct 2023 1.2M BBL 568 N/A
White Rock Oil & Gas, LLC Plano, TX Oct 2023 320.7K BBL 330 N/A
Kraken Operating, LLC Houston, TX Oct 2023 319.1K BBL 110 N/A
Continental Resources Inc Oklahoma City, OK Oct 2023 194.4K BBL 322 N/A
EMEP Operating, LLC Houston, TX Oct 2023 147.1K BBL 252 N/A
Scout Energy Management LLC Dallas, TX Oct 2023 145.8K BBL 2,507 N/A
NorthWestern Corporation Butte, MT Oct 2023 65.7K BBL 1,102 N/A
Oasis Petroleum North America LLC Houston, TX Oct 2023 60K BBL 86 N/A
Prima Exploration, Inc. N/A Oct 2023 57.9K BBL 19 N/A
Whiting Oil and Gas Corporation Houston, TX Oct 2023 42.3K BBL 72 N/A
Petro-Hunt, LLC Dallas, TX Oct 2023 38.2K BBL 39 N/A
Contango Resources, Inc. Houston, TX Oct 2023 35.2K BBL 48 N/A
EOG Resources, Inc. Big Piney, WY Oct 2023 23.2K BBL 42 N/A
Slawson Exploration Company Inc Denver, CO Oct 2023 22K BBL 37 N/A
Citation Oil & Gas Corp. Houston, TX Oct 2023 15.8K BBL 47 N/A
Legacy Reserves Operating LP Midland, TX Oct 2023 15.6K BBL 32 N/A
MCR, LLC Shelby, MT Oct 2023 13.4K BBL 197 N/A
Ovintiv USA Inc. The Woodlands, TX Oct 2023 11.7K BBL 30 N/A
Samson Oil and Gas USA, Inc. Denver, CO Oct 2023 9.4K BBL 12 N/A
New Horizon Resources LLC Houston, TX Oct 2023 9.1K BBL 225 N/A
Grayson Mill Operating, LLC Houston, TX Oct 2023 7.6K BBL 15 N/A
D90 Energy, LLC Houston, TX Oct 2023 7.5K BBL 27 N/A
A. B. Energy LLC Chester, MT Oct 2023 7.3K BBL 286 N/A
Northern Oil Production, Inc. Bozeman, MT Oct 2023 6.5K BBL 25 N/A
Somont Oil Company, Inc. Oilmont, MT Oct 2023 6.2K BBL 354 N/A

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Browse All Producing Montana Properties

Montana Top Lease Properties by BOE

Lease Property State County Cumulative BOE Producer Name(s)
Unit Montana Fallon County 54.7M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC,Encore Operating LP,Shell Western E & P Inc.
Unit Montana Powder River County 33.9M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC,Encore Operating LP,Richardson Operating Company
Unit Montana Fallon County 20.8M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC,Encore Operating LP,Shell Western E & P Inc.
Unit Montana Wibaux County 17.1M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC,Encore Operating LP,Shell Western E & P Inc.
ELOB Montana Fallon County 16.6M BBL Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Company LP,Denbury Onshore, LLC
Unit Montana Fallon County 9.6M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC,Encore Operating LP
EBET2 Montana Carbon County 9M BBL Contango Resources, Inc.,Grizzly Operating, LLC
UNIT Montana Fallon County 7M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC,Shell Western E & P Inc.
Coral Creek Montana Fallon County 6.5M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC,Encore Operating LP
BCCMU Montana Powder River County 6.4M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC,Encore Operating LP,Richardson Operating Company
EBM2 Montana Carbon County 5.9M BBL Contango Resources, Inc.
UNIT Montana Fallon County 5.2M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC,Encore Operating LP
Unit Montana Fallon County 4.8M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC,Encore Operating LP
UNIT Montana Wibaux County 4M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC
Cabin Creek Montana Fallon County 3.9M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC,Encore Operating LP
Pennel Montana Fallon County 3.4M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC,Encore Operating LP,Shell Western E & P Inc.
EPU Montana Roosevelt County 3.1M BBL Ballard Petroleum Holdings LLC,Murphy Exploration and Production Co.,Poplar Resources LLC
Crusch Montana Roosevelt County 3M BBL White Rock Oil & Gas, LLC
Breed Creek Unit Montana Rosebud County 2.7M BBL True Oil LLC
Mystery Creek Montana Fallon County 2.2M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC,Encore Operating LP
SWCBSU Montana Glacier County 2.2M BBL FX Drilling Company, Inc.
SCCBSU Montana Glacier County 2M BBL Mercury Exploration Co.,New Horizon Resources LLC,Quicksilver Resources, Inc.,Synergy Offshore LLC
Federal Montana Powder River County 1.9M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC,Encore Operating LP,Richardson Operating Company
Federal Montana Fallon County 1.9M BBL Fidelity Exploration & Production Co.,Scout Energy Management LLC,WBI Production, Inc.
Federal Montana Phillips County 1.9M BBL Fidelity Exploration & Production Co.,Scout Energy Management LLC,WBI Production, Inc.

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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 #347 #20 $0 4 Oct 2023 3.1K BBL 0 MCF 106.63 BOE
Blaine County, MT #208 #6 $0 6 Oct 2023 19K BBL 207K MCF 1.7K BOE
Carbon County, MT #239 #7 $0 3 Oct 2023 20.9K BBL 94.1K MCF 1.2K BOE
Chouteau County, MT #309 #16 $0 2 Oct 2023 0 BBL 43K MCF 238.93 BOE
Daniels County, MT #418 #27 $0 1 Oct 2023 192 BBL 0 MCF 6.4 BOE
Dawson County, MT #244 #9 $0 5 Oct 2023 30.3K BBL 22.9K MCF 1.1K BOE
Fallon County, MT #121 #4 $0 8 Oct 2023 221.4K BBL 408.1K MCF 9.6K BOE
Fergus County, MT #426 #28 $0 1 Oct 2023 0 BBL 593 MCF 3.3 BOE
Garfield County, MT #411 #26 $0 2 Oct 2023 295 BBL 186 MCF 10.87 BOE
Glacier County, MT #258 #13 $0 15 Oct 2023 18.9K BBL 42.7K MCF 868.1 BOE
Hill County, MT #254 #12 $0 5 Oct 2023 0 BBL 175.6K MCF 975.93 BOE
Liberty County, MT #304 #15 $0 11 Oct 2023 2.1K BBL 37.1K MCF 277.63 BOE
Musselshell County, MT #323 #18 $0 6 Oct 2023 5.5K BBL 52 MCF 184.77 BOE
Petroleum County, MT #401 #25 $0 1 Oct 2023 712 BBL 0 MCF 23.73 BOE
Phillips County, MT #183 #5 $0 3 Oct 2023 0 BBL 517K MCF 2.8K BOE
Pondera County, MT #329 #19 $0 10 Oct 2023 4.4K BBL 2.5K MCF 163.97 BOE
Powder River County, MT #64 #2 $0 1 Oct 2023 111.5K BBL 6.1M MCF 37.7K BOE
Prairie County, MT #354 #21 $0 1 Oct 2023 2.4K BBL 620 MCF 84.33 BOE
Richland County, MT #58 #1 $0 26 Oct 2023 1M BBL 1.5M MCF 45.3K BOE
Roosevelt County, MT #106 #3 $0 23 Oct 2023 281.8K BBL 395.3K MCF 11.5K BOE
Rosebud County, MT #320 #17 $0 7 Oct 2023 5.9K BBL 210 MCF 201.1 BOE
Sheridan County, MT #242 #8 $0 17 Oct 2023 32.7K BBL 15.5K MCF 1.1K BOE
Stillwater County, MT #355 #22 $0 1 Oct 2023 2.5K BBL 0 MCF 84.17 BOE
Teton County, MT #382 #23 $0 7 Oct 2023 1.2K BBL 156 MCF 42.73 BOE
Toole County, MT #246 #10 $0 34 Oct 2023 12.2K BBL 122K MCF 1K BOE
Valley County, MT #278 #14 $0 4 Oct 2023 5.7K BBL 60.5K MCF 528.6 BOE
Wibaux County, MT #253 #11 $0 5 Oct 2023 26.3K BBL 18.7K MCF 981.43 BOE
Yellowstone County, MT #392 #24 $0 2 Oct 2023 934 BBL 31 MCF 31.3 BOE

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