Montana Oil & Gas Activity

Montana statewide summary oil and gas data that goes back to 1986 and contains information on the 41,674 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 Sep 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 Jan 1986 and go through Sep 2020.

Montana State Summary Stats

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

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 #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 41,674 wells drilled this year.
How many approved permits are there in Montana? There have been 74 permits approved in Montana.
What is the average boe produced by well in Montana? 366 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 141 active producers in the state of Montana.
What is the average depth an oil or gas well is drilled in Montana? 3,913 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 41,646 41,674 Up 0.07%
Total Producing Wells 8,939 8,114 Down -9.23%
Percentage of Wells Producing 21% 19% Down -9%
Active Producers 178 141 Down -21%
Total Permits 71 74 Up 4%
Average Well Depth 3,908 3,913 Up 0%
Average BOE per Well 369 366 Down -1%

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Other States By Production Rank

Rank State Most Recent Month Oil Produced Gas Produced
# 1 Texas Sep 2020 0 BBL 0 MCF
# 1 Louisiana Sep 2020 5.5M BBL 736M MCF
# 3 New Mexico Oct 2020 30.4M BBL 160.6M MCF
# 4 North Dakota Oct 2020 38.5M BBL 92.5M MCF
# 5 Oklahoma Jun 2020 11.7M BBL 195.4M MCF
# 6 Colorado Sep 2020 13M BBL 183.8M MCF
# 7 West Virginia Dec 2018 1.2M BBL 166.1M MCF
# 8 Wyoming Sep 2020 6.4M BBL 60.3M MCF
# 9 Ohio Dec 2018 1M BBL 82M MCF
# 10 California Mar 2020 11.1M BBL 20.7M MCF
# 11 Arkansas May 2020 168.9K BBL 41.2M MCF
# 12 Mississippi Sep 2020 1.2M BBL 14.7M MCF
# 13 Montana Sep 2020 1.5M BBL 8.7M MCF
# 14 Utah Jul 2020 0 BBL 0 MCF
# 14 Alabama Aug 2020 414K BBL 7.2M MCF
# 15 Kansas Aug 2020 0 BBL 0 MCF
# 15 Michigan May 2020 112.1K BBL 5.7M MCF
# 16 Pennsylvania Dec 2020 0 BBL 42 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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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 Sep 2020 1.3M BBL 562 N/A
Continental Resources Inc Oklahoma City, OK Sep 2020 270.1K BBL 311 2
Kraken Operating, LLC Houston, TX Sep 2020 259.6K BBL 58 21
Scout Energy Management LLC Dallas, TX Sep 2020 179.6K BBL 2,492 N/A
XTO Energy Inc. Fort Worth, TX Sep 2020 116.1K BBL 145 N/A
Enerplus Resources USA Corporation Denver, CO Sep 2020 90.9K BBL 172 2
NorthWestern Corporation Butte, MT Sep 2020 76.7K BBL 1,122 N/A
Oasis Petroleum North America LLC Houston, TX Sep 2020 76.6K BBL 83 N/A
White Rock Oil & Gas, LLC Plano, TX Sep 2020 64.8K BBL 100 N/A
Whiting Oil and Gas Corporation Denver, CO Sep 2020 61.1K BBL 75 N/A
Petro-Hunt, LLC Dallas, TX Sep 2020 45K BBL 38 N/A
Grizzly Operating, LLC Houston, TX Sep 2020 35K BBL 47 N/A
Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Company LP Houston, TX Sep 2020 33.1K BBL 57 N/A
Equinor Energy LP Austin, TX Sep 2020 25K BBL 27 N/A
Legacy Reserves Operating LP Midland, TX Sep 2020 16.6K BBL 32 N/A
MCR, LLC Shelby, MT Sep 2020 14.9K BBL 181 N/A
Citation Oil & Gas Corp. Houston, TX Sep 2020 14.3K BBL 30 N/A
Slawson Exploration Company Inc Denver, CO Sep 2020 13.9K BBL 44 N/A
D90 Energy, LLC Houston, TX Sep 2020 11.1K BBL 33 N/A
Somont Oil Company, Inc. Oilmont, MT Sep 2020 9.9K BBL 429 N/A
Synergy Offshore LLC Houston, TX Sep 2020 9.4K BBL 261 N/A
Ovintiv Production Inc. The Woodlands, TX Sep 2020 8.8K BBL 28 N/A
Samson Oil and Gas USA, Inc. Denver, CO Sep 2020 7.7K BBL 11 N/A
Northern Oil Production, Inc. Bozeman, MT Sep 2020 7.3K BBL 30 N/A
Wesco Operating, Inc. Casper, WY Sep 2020 7K BBL 15 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 52.6M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC,Encore Operating LP,Shell Western E & P Inc.
Unit Montana Fallon County 20.8M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC,Encore Operating LP
Unit Montana Powder River County 20.6M 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 6.9M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC,Shell Western E & P Inc.
BCCMU Montana Powder River County 6.2M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC
Coral Creek Montana Fallon County 6.1M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC
EBM2 Montana Carbon County 5.7M BBL Grizzly Operating, LLC
UNIT Montana Fallon County 5.6M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC
Unit Montana Fallon County 4.6M 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 3.4M 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
BCU Montana Rosebud County 2.7M BBL True Oil LLC
SWCBSU Montana Glacier County 2.5M BBL FX Drilling Company, Inc.
Crusch Montana Roosevelt County 2.4M BBL White Rock Oil & Gas, LLC
SCCBSU Montana Glacier County 2M BBL Mercury Exploration Co.,Quicksilver Resources, Inc.,Synergy Offshore LLC
Federal Montana Fallon County 1.9M BBL Fidelity Exploration & Production Co.,Scout Energy Management LLC
Federal Montana Phillips County 1.8M BBL Fidelity Exploration & Production Co.,Scout Energy Management LLC,Williston Basin Interstate Pipeline Company
Unit Montana Powder River County 1.8M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC
Tribal 355 Montana Glacier County 1.7M BBL MOGO Reagan, LLC,Omimex Canada, Ltd.

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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 #396 #21 $0 4 Sep 2020 3.3K BBL 0 MCF 110.17 BOE
Blaine County, MT #208 #6 $0 7 Sep 2020 19.2K BBL 245K MCF 2K BOE
Carbon County, MT #244 #10 $0 3 Sep 2020 23.2K BBL 73.5K MCF 1.1K BOE
Carter County, MT #446 #26 $0 1 Sep 2020 746 BBL 0 MCF 24.87 BOE
Chouteau County, MT #350 #17 $0 2 Sep 2020 0 BBL 46.6K MCF 259.03 BOE
Daniels County, MT #419 #24 $0 1 Sep 2020 1.9K BBL 0 MCF 64.3 BOE
Dawson County, MT #231 #8 $0 5 Sep 2020 36.9K BBL 25.1K MCF 1.3K BOE
Fallon County, MT #113 #3 $0 8 Sep 2020 254.2K BBL 472.7K MCF 11.1K BOE
Fergus County, MT #477 #29 $0 1 Sep 2020 0 BBL 669 MCF 3.73 BOE
Garfield County, MT #453 #27 $0 3 Sep 2020 585 BBL 153 MCF 20.33 BOE
Glacier County, MT #288 #13 $0 14 Sep 2020 20.3K BBL 7.3K MCF 720.27 BOE
Hill County, MT #246 #11 $0 6 Sep 2020 29 BBL 199.5K MCF 1.1K BOE
Liberty County, MT #304 #14 $0 14 Sep 2020 5.5K BBL 61.7K MCF 527.93 BOE
McCone County, MT #485 #31 $0 1 Sep 2020 40 BBL 0 MCF 1.33 BOE
Musselshell County, MT #360 #18 $0 10 Sep 2020 6.3K BBL 90 MCF 211.8 BOE
Petroleum County, MT #437 #25 $0 2 Sep 2020 1.1K BBL 0 MCF 36.73 BOE
Phillips County, MT #179 #5 $0 4 Sep 2020 0 BBL 612.8K MCF 3.4K BOE
Pondera County, MT #382 #19 $0 9 Sep 2020 4.2K BBL 0 MCF 140.03 BOE
Powder River County, MT #65 #1 $0 2 Sep 2020 186.7K BBL 5.5M MCF 36.9K BOE
Prairie County, MT #415 #23 $0 1 Sep 2020 1.9K BBL 391 MCF 67.97 BOE
Richland County, MT #75 #2 $0 32 Sep 2020 664.3K BBL 1M MCF 28K BOE
Roosevelt County, MT #138 #4 $0 21 Sep 2020 180.3K BBL 207.7K MCF 7.1K BOE
Rosebud County, MT #346 #16 $0 8 Sep 2020 8.1K BBL 278 MCF 272.2 BOE
Sheridan County, MT #229 #7 $0 18 Sep 2020 39.2K BBL 15.5K MCF 1.3K BOE
Stillwater County, MT #410 #22 $0 2 Sep 2020 2K BBL 1.3K MCF 75.27 BOE
Sweet Grass County, MT #481 #30 $0 1 Sep 2020 0 BBL 553 MCF 3.07 BOE
Teton County, MT #394 #20 $0 11 Sep 2020 3.3K BBL 261 MCF 113.57 BOE
Toole County, MT #238 #9 $0 37 Sep 2020 14K BBL 147.2K MCF 1.2K BOE
Valley County, MT #331 #15 $0 3 Sep 2020 0 BBL 59.3K MCF 330.07 BOE
Wibaux County, MT #258 #12 $0 5 Sep 2020 26.7K BBL 21.1K MCF 1K BOE
Yellowstone County, MT #467 #28 $0 4 Sep 2020 257 BBL 2 MCF 8.57 BOE

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