Montana Oil & Gas Activity

Montana statewide summary oil and gas data that goes back to 1986 and contains information on the 41,676 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 Jun 2021. 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 Jun 2021.

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
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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 41,676 wells drilled this year.
How many approved permits are there in Montana? There have been 55 permits approved in Montana.
What is the average boe produced by well in Montana? 351 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 143 active producers in the state of Montana.
What is the average depth an oil or gas well is drilled in Montana? 3,915 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 41,666 41,676 Up 0.02%
Total Producing Wells 8,448 8,041 Down -4.82%
Percentage of Wells Producing 20% 19% Down -5%
Active Producers 154 143 Down -7%
Total Permits 73 55 Down -25%
Average Well Depth 3,912 3,915 Up 0%
Average BOE per Well 322 351 Up 9%

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Other States By Production Rank

Rank State Most Recent Month Oil Produced Gas Produced
# 1 Texas Jun 2021 117.8M BBL 494.8M MCF
# 2 Pennsylvania Dec 2020 86.9K BBL 649.2M MCF
# 4 New Mexico Jul 2021 36.6M BBL 184.7M MCF
# 5 North Dakota Jul 2021 34.1M BBL 92.8M MCF
# 6 Oklahoma Mar 2021 10.6M BBL 198.6M MCF
# 7 Colorado Jun 2021 12M BBL 176.1M MCF
# 8 West Virginia Dec 2018 1.2M BBL 166.1M MCF
# 9 Wyoming Jun 2021 6M BBL 69.8M MCF
# 10 Louisiana Jun 2021 471.3K BBL 64.5M MCF
# 11 Ohio Dec 2018 0 BBL 0 MCF
# 11 Arkansas Feb 2021 203.9K BBL 30.8M MCF
# 12 Mississippi Jun 2021 1.2M BBL 18.3M MCF
# 13 Montana Jun 2021 1.4M BBL 8.4M MCF
# 14 Utah Apr 2021 0 BBL 0 MCF
# 14 Kansas May 2021 0 BBL 9.9M MCF
# 15 Alabama May 2021 392.4K BBL 6.7M MCF
# 16 Michigan Feb 2021 260.5K BBL 2.6M MCF
# 17 California Dec 2020 2.3K BBL 20.3K 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 Jun 2021 1.3M BBL 586 1
Kraken Operating, LLC Houston, TX Jun 2021 265K BBL 64 17
Continental Resources Inc Oklahoma City, OK Jun 2021 216.7K BBL 316 N/A
Scout Energy Management LLC Dallas, TX Jun 2021 170.8K BBL 2,499 N/A
XTO Energy Inc. Fort Worth, TX Jun 2021 106K BBL 141 N/A
Oasis Petroleum North America LLC Houston, TX Jun 2021 82.4K BBL 88 N/A
Enerplus Resources USA Corporation Denver, CO Jun 2021 74.6K BBL 176 2
NorthWestern Corporation Butte, MT Jun 2021 72.2K BBL 1,117 N/A
White Rock Oil & Gas, LLC Plano, TX Jun 2021 59.3K BBL 105 N/A
Whiting Oil and Gas Corporation Denver, CO Jun 2021 57K BBL 74 N/A
Petro-Hunt, LLC Dallas, TX Jun 2021 41.1K BBL 37 4
Contango Resources, Inc. Houston, TX Jun 2021 36.5K BBL 50 N/A
Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Company LP Houston, TX Jun 2021 27.6K BBL 50 N/A
Slawson Exploration Company Inc Denver, CO Jun 2021 25K BBL 38 N/A
EOG Resources, Inc. Big Piney, WY Jun 2021 24.9K BBL 42 N/A
Grayson Mill Operating, LLC Houston, TX Jun 2021 22.6K BBL 29 N/A
Legacy Reserves Operating LP Midland, TX Jun 2021 17.3K BBL 34 N/A
Citation Oil & Gas Corp. Houston, TX Jun 2021 14.9K BBL 38 N/A
Somont Oil Company, Inc. Oilmont, MT Jun 2021 11.2K BBL 384 N/A
Synergy Offshore LLC Houston, TX Jun 2021 10.2K BBL 267 N/A
Samson Oil and Gas USA, Inc. Denver, CO Jun 2021 9.2K BBL 14 N/A
Ovintiv USA Inc. The Woodlands, TX Jun 2021 8.9K BBL 27 N/A
Prima Exploration, Inc. N/A Jun 2021 7.7K BBL 8 5
Wesco Operating, Inc. Casper, WY Jun 2021 6.9K BBL 16 N/A
Northern Oil Production, Inc. Bozeman, MT Jun 2021 6.3K BBL 35 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 52.5M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC,Encore Operating LP
Unit Montana Fallon County 20.6M 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 16.8M 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 8.9M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC
EBET2 Montana Carbon County 8.5M BBL Contango Resources, Inc.
UNIT Montana Fallon County 6.9M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC,Shell Western E & P Inc.
Coral Creek Montana Fallon County 6.2M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC
BCCMU Montana Powder River County 6.2M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC
EBM2 Montana Carbon County 5.7M BBL Contango Resources, Inc.
UNIT Montana Fallon County 5.5M 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 3.3M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC,Encore Operating LP
EPU Montana Roosevelt County 3M 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
Unit Montana Powder River County 2.4M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC
SCCBSU Montana Glacier County 2M BBL Mercury Exploration Co.,Quicksilver Resources, Inc.,Synergy Offshore LLC
Tribal 355 Montana Glacier County 1.7M BBL MOGO Reagan, LLC,Omimex Canada, Ltd.
Unit Montana Fallon County 1.7M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC
Red Creek Montana Glacier County 1.7M BBL Montalban Oil & Gas Operations, 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 #629 #19 $0 4 Jun 2021 3.7K BBL 0 MCF 125.87 BOE
Blaine County, MT #387 #6 $0 7 Jun 2021 18.9K BBL 232.3K MCF 1.9K BOE
Carbon County, MT #441 #8 $0 1 Jun 2021 23.5K BBL 77.5K MCF 1.2K BOE
Carter County, MT #689 #25 $0 1 Jun 2021 1K BBL 0 MCF 35.87 BOE
Chouteau County, MT #576 #17 $0 2 Jun 2021 0 BBL 46.1K MCF 256.53 BOE
Daniels County, MT #693 #26 $0 1 Jun 2021 938 BBL 0 MCF 31.27 BOE
Dawson County, MT #427 #7 $0 4 Jun 2021 36.1K BBL 23.6K MCF 1.3K BOE
Fallon County, MT #202 #3 $0 8 Jun 2021 235.4K BBL 466.8K MCF 10.4K BOE
Fergus County, MT #744 #30 $0 1 Jun 2021 0 BBL 636 MCF 3.53 BOE
Garfield County, MT #700 #27 $0 3 Jun 2021 804 BBL 161 MCF 27.7 BOE
Glacier County, MT #480 #13 $0 18 Jun 2021 20.9K BBL 28K MCF 852.53 BOE
Hill County, MT #457 #11 $0 6 Jun 2021 36 BBL 185.8K MCF 1K BOE
Liberty County, MT #579 #18 $0 13 Jun 2021 2.3K BBL 29.2K MCF 240.4 BOE
McCone County, MT #741 #29 $0 1 Jun 2021 134 BBL 0 MCF 4.47 BOE
Musselshell County, MT #572 #16 $0 10 Jun 2021 8.5K BBL 154 MCF 286.57 BOE
Petroleum County, MT #683 #24 $0 2 Jun 2021 1.3K BBL 0 MCF 46.23 BOE
Phillips County, MT #338 #5 $0 3 Jun 2021 0 BBL 575.7K MCF 3.1K BOE
Pondera County, MT #668 #23 $0 9 Jun 2021 987 BBL 4K MCF 55.23 BOE
Powder River County, MT #116 #1 $0 2 Jun 2021 165.6K BBL 5.3M MCF 35K BOE
Prairie County, MT #662 #21 $0 1 Jun 2021 1.8K BBL 600 MCF 64.8 BOE
Richland County, MT #138 #2 $0 31 Jun 2021 641K BBL 1M MCF 27.1K BOE
Roosevelt County, MT #243 #4 $0 19 Jun 2021 159.7K BBL 245.4K MCF 6.6K BOE
Rosebud County, MT #553 #15 $0 9 Jun 2021 10.1K BBL 266 MCF 338.37 BOE
Sheridan County, MT #449 #10 $0 18 Jun 2021 31.8K BBL 16.2K MCF 1.1K BOE
Stillwater County, MT #647 #20 $0 2 Jun 2021 2.2K BBL 1.4K MCF 84.37 BOE
Sweet Grass County, MT #749 #31 $0 1 Jun 2021 0 BBL 363 MCF 2 BOE
Teton County, MT #664 #22 $0 9 Jun 2021 1.8K BBL 252 MCF 63.1 BOE
Toole County, MT #447 #9 $0 39 Jun 2021 13.3K BBL 127.8K MCF 1.1K BOE
Valley County, MT #526 #14 $0 3 Jun 2021 5.2K BBL 52.7K MCF 469 BOE
Wibaux County, MT #474 #12 $0 5 Jun 2021 23.4K BBL 20.7K MCF 896.17 BOE
Yellowstone County, MT #722 #28 $0 4 Jun 2021 384 BBL 1 MCF 12.8 BOE

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