Montana Oil & Gas Activity

Montana statewide summary oil and gas data that goes back to 1986 and contains information on the 41,794 wells that have been drilled in the state since that time. Montana is ranked #15 in the US based on Barrels of Oil Equivalent (BOE) produced in Feb 2024. 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 Apr 2024.

Montana State Summary Stats

Montana Oil & Gas State Income: $0
National Energy Production Rank: #15

Montana Map of Current Permits and Wells

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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 #15 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 41,794 wells drilled this year.
How many approved permits are there in Montana? There have been 0 permits approved in Montana.
What is the average boe produced by well in Montana? 426 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 123 active producers in the state of Montana.
What is the average depth an oil or gas well is drilled in Montana? 3,943 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 41,742 41,794 Up 0.12%
Total Producing Wells 8,522 8,096 Down -5%
Percentage of Wells Producing 20% 19% Down -5%
Active Producers 142 123 Down -13%
Total Permits 7 0 Down -100%
Average Well Depth 3,934 3,943 Up 0%
Average BOE per Well 385 426 Up 11%

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Other States By Production Rank

Rank State Most Recent Month Oil Produced Gas Produced
# 1 Texas Feb 2024 125M BBL 521.6M MCF
# 2 New Mexico Mar 2024 60.6M BBL 284.6M MCF
# 4 California Aug 2023 56.7M BBL 85.2M MCF
# 5 North Dakota Mar 2024 36.6M BBL 103.2M MCF
# 5 Louisiana Feb 2024 BBL MCF
# 6 Pennsylvania Dec 2023 83.9K BBL 281.3M MCF
# 7 Arkansas Sep 2023 919.6K BBL 267M MCF
# 8 Colorado Feb 2024 13.4M BBL 173.8M MCF
# 9 Ohio Dec 2018 2.1M BBL 224.6M MCF
# 10 West Virginia Dec 2018 1.2M BBL 166.1M MCF
# 11 Wyoming Feb 2024 6.4M BBL 122.7M MCF
# 12 Oklahoma Nov 2023 4.2M BBL 93.6M MCF
# 13 Utah Dec 2023 5.3M BBL 26.6M MCF
# 14 Mississippi Feb 2024 1.2M BBL 16.6M MCF
# 15 Alabama Jan 2024 BBL MCF
# 15 Montana Feb 2024 1.8M BBL 9.2M MCF
# 16 Kansas Jan 2024 BBL 7.7M MCF
# 16 Michigan Sep 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 Feb 2024 1.3M BBL 561 N/A
Kraken Operating, LLC Houston, TX Feb 2024 1M BBL 144 N/A
White Rock Oil & Gas, LLC Plano, TX Feb 2024 391.3K BBL 335 N/A
Continental Resources Inc Oklahoma City, OK Feb 2024 192K BBL 310 N/A
Scout Energy Management LLC Dallas, TX Feb 2024 147.2K BBL 2,512 N/A
EMEP Operating, LLC Houston, TX Feb 2024 141.4K BBL 254 N/A
NorthWestern Corporation Butte, MT Feb 2024 62.2K BBL 1,099 N/A
Oasis Petroleum North America LLC Houston, TX Feb 2024 56.9K BBL 87 N/A
Whiting Oil and Gas Corporation Houston, TX Feb 2024 47K BBL 74 N/A
Prima Exploration, Inc. N/A Feb 2024 45.2K BBL 19 N/A
Petro-Hunt, LLC Dallas, TX Feb 2024 36.7K BBL 40 N/A
True Oil LLC Casper, WY Feb 2024 34.8K BBL 6 N/A
Contango Resources, Inc. Houston, TX Feb 2024 32K BBL 41 N/A
Slawson Exploration Company Inc Denver, CO Feb 2024 24K BBL 39 N/A
EOG Resources, Inc. Big Piney, WY Feb 2024 23.2K BBL 42 N/A
Citation Oil & Gas Corp. Houston, TX Feb 2024 16.2K BBL 49 N/A
Eagle Operating Inc. Minot, ND Feb 2024 12.5K BBL 24 N/A
MCR, LLC Shelby, MT Feb 2024 12K BBL 192 N/A
Ovintiv USA Inc. The Woodlands, TX Feb 2024 11.7K BBL 30 N/A
New Horizon Resources LLC Houston, TX Feb 2024 9.6K BBL 214 N/A
Grayson Mill Operating, LLC Houston, TX Feb 2024 9.2K BBL 14 N/A
Montalban Oil & Gas Operations, Inc. Cut Bank, MT Feb 2024 8.6K BBL 188 N/A
Somont Oil Company, Inc. Oilmont, MT Feb 2024 8K BBL 362 N/A
Northern Oil Production, Inc. Bozeman, MT Feb 2024 6.8K BBL 28 N/A
A. B. Energy LLC Chester, MT Feb 2024 6.8K BBL 293 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 54.9M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC,Encore Operating LP,Shell Western E & P Inc.
Unit Montana Powder River County 36.1M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC,Encore Operating LP,Richardson Operating Company
Unit Montana Fallon County 21.6M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC,Encore Operating LP,Shell Western E & P Inc.
Unit Montana Wibaux County 18M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC,Encore Operating LP
ELOB Montana Fallon County 16.6M BBL Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Company LP,Denbury Onshore, LLC
Unit Montana Fallon County 9.7M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC,Encore Operating LP
EBET2 Montana Carbon County 9.1M BBL Contango Resources, Inc.,Grizzly Operating, LLC
UNIT Montana Fallon County 7M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC,Shell Western E & P Inc.
BCCMU Montana Powder River County 6.7M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC,Encore Operating LP,Richardson Operating Company
Coral Creek Montana Fallon County 6.6M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC,Encore Operating LP
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 4.9M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC,Encore Operating LP
Cabin Creek Montana Fallon County 4M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC,Encore Operating LP
UNIT Montana Wibaux County 3.6M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC
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 2.5M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC,Encore Operating LP,Wesco Operating, Inc.
SWCBSU Montana Glacier County 2.2M BBL FX Drilling Company, Inc.
Federal Montana Powder River County 2.1M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC,Encore Operating LP,Richardson Operating Company
Federal Montana Fallon County 2M BBL Fidelity Exploration & Production Co.,Scout Energy Management LLC,WBI Production, Inc.
Federal Montana Phillips County 2M BBL Fidelity Exploration & Production Co.,Scout Energy Management LLC,WBI Production, Inc.,Williston Basin Interstate Pipeline Company
SCCBSU Montana Glacier County 2M BBL Mercury Exploration Co.,New Horizon Resources LLC,Quicksilver Resources, Inc.,Synergy Offshore LLC

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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 #647 #19 $0 5 Feb 2024 3.2K BBL 0 MCF 109.8 BOE
Blaine County, MT #430 #6 $0 8 Feb 2024 19.3K BBL 197.8K MCF 1.7K BOE
Carbon County, MT #474 #7 $0 3 Feb 2024 19.2K BBL 95.2K MCF 1.1K BOE
Chouteau County, MT #606 #16 $0 2 Feb 2024 0 BBL 38.8K MCF 216.1 BOE
Dawson County, MT #506 #13 $0 5 Feb 2024 23K BBL 15K MCF 853.37 BOE
Fallon County, MT #238 #4 $0 8 Feb 2024 205.2K BBL 375.7K MCF 8.9K BOE
Fergus County, MT #737 #27 $0 1 Feb 2024 0 BBL 546 MCF 3.03 BOE
Garfield County, MT #739 #28 $0 2 Feb 2024 90 BBL 0 MCF 3 BOE
Glacier County, MT #505 #12 $0 14 Feb 2024 17.6K BBL 51K MCF 870.2 BOE
Golden Valley County, MT #704 #25 $0 1 Feb 2024 0 BBL 4.9K MCF 27.27 BOE
Hill County, MT #500 #11 $0 6 Feb 2024 0 BBL 163.7K MCF 909.77 BOE
Liberty County, MT #596 #15 $0 13 Feb 2024 1.8K BBL 32.5K MCF 243.97 BOE
Musselshell County, MT #639 #18 $0 4 Feb 2024 3.8K BBL 1 MCF 128.67 BOE
Petroleum County, MT #698 #24 $0 2 Feb 2024 968 BBL 0 MCF 32.27 BOE
Phillips County, MT #387 #5 $0 4 Feb 2024 0 BBL 465K MCF 2.5K BOE
Pondera County, MT #679 #22 $0 8 Feb 2024 1.9K BBL 0 MCF 66.6 BOE
Powder River County, MT #124 #2 $0 2 Feb 2024 104K BBL 5.6M MCF 35K BOE
Prairie County, MT #658 #21 $0 1 Feb 2024 2.5K BBL 580 MCF 89.07 BOE
Richland County, MT #111 #1 $0 24 Feb 2024 1.1M BBL 1.5M MCF 45.7K BOE
Roosevelt County, MT #212 #3 $0 22 Feb 2024 293.4K BBL 417.3K MCF 12.1K BOE
Rosebud County, MT #609 #17 $0 7 Feb 2024 6.1K BBL 528 MCF 208.27 BOE
Sheridan County, MT #486 #9 $0 16 Feb 2024 28.8K BBL 14.8K MCF 1K BOE
Stillwater County, MT #648 #20 $0 2 Feb 2024 2K BBL 6.5K MCF 105.63 BOE
Teton County, MT #687 #23 $0 7 Feb 2024 1.4K BBL 165 MCF 48.47 BOE
Toole County, MT #480 #8 $0 31 Feb 2024 11.8K BBL 128.1K MCF 1.1K BOE
Valley County, MT #548 #14 $0 5 Feb 2024 6.4K BBL 57K MCF 531.93 BOE
Wibaux County, MT #498 #10 $0 5 Feb 2024 24.8K BBL 18.9K MCF 933.3 BOE
Yellowstone County, MT #713 #26 $0 1 Feb 2024 575 BBL 29 MCF 19.33 BOE

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