North Dakota Oil & Gas Activity

North Dakota statewide summary oil and gas data that goes back to 1951 and contains information on the 39,071 wells that have been drilled in the state since that time. North Dakota is ranked #5 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 Apr 1951 and go through Jun 2021.

North Dakota State Summary Stats

North Dakota Oil & Gas State Income: $376,166,803,281
National Energy Production Rank: #5

North Dakota Map of Current Permits and Wells

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Tier 1 Acreage
Tier 2 Acreage
Tier 3 Acreage
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North Dakota Frequently Asked Questions

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How does North Dakota rank in the nation for oil and gas production? North Dakota currently ranks #5 in the nation based on barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) production.
How many wells were drilled in North Dakota so far this year? North Dakota has had 39,071 wells drilled this year.
How many approved permits are there in North Dakota? There have been 716 permits approved in North Dakota.
What is the average boe produced by well in North Dakota? 2,703 BBLs of oil equivalent (BOE) is the average amount produced by a single well in North Dakota
How many active producers are there in North Dakota? There are currently 123 active producers in the state of North Dakota.
What is the average depth an oil or gas well is drilled in North Dakota? 14,192 feet is the average depth of a well in North Dakota.

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North Dakota Oil & Gas Activity Stats

Category Last Year Value Current Year Value YoY Trend YoY % Change
Total Wells 38,554 39,071 Up 1.34%
Total Producing Wells 18,718 18,804 Up 0.46%
Percentage of Wells Producing 49% 48% Up -1%
Active Producers 131 123 Down -6%
Total Permits 1,025 716 Down -30%
Average Well Depth 14,101 14,192 Up 1%
Average BOE per Well 2,027 2,703 Up 33%

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Other States By Production Rank

Rank State Most Recent Month Oil Produced Gas Produced
# 1 Texas May 2021 123.1M BBL 514.1M MCF
# 2 Pennsylvania Dec 2020 86.9K BBL 649.2M MCF
# 4 New Mexico Jun 2021 33.7M BBL 171.9M MCF
# 5 North Dakota Jun 2021 35.1M BBL 93.9M MCF
# 6 Colorado May 2021 12.9M BBL 184.4M MCF
# 7 Oklahoma Feb 2021 7M BBL 143.6M MCF
# 8 West Virginia Dec 2018 1.2M BBL 166.1M MCF
# 9 Wyoming May 2021 6.2M BBL 72.4M MCF
# 10 Arkansas Jan 2021 260K BBL 40.9M MCF
# 11 Mississippi May 2021 1.3M BBL 19.4M MCF
# 11 Ohio Dec 2018 0 BBL 0 MCF
# 12 Montana May 2021 1.5M BBL 8.9M MCF
# 13 Alabama Apr 2021 386.1K BBL 6.3M MCF
# 14 Utah Mar 2021 0 BBL 0 MCF
# 14 California Oct 2020 361.8K BBL 5.3M MCF
# 15 Michigan Jan 2021 286.1K BBL 3M MCF
# 16 Louisiana May 2021 204.6K BBL 1.9M MCF
# 17 Kansas Apr 2021 0 BBL 5.7K MCF

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Annual North Dakota Oil & Gas Production

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North Dakota Oil & Gas Wells Completed by Year

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North Dakota Oil & Gas Permits by Year

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Browse All Producing North Dakota Companies

Top Oil & Gas Producers by BOE in North Dakota

Producer Name Location Production Date Monthly BOE Produced Producing Wells Trailing 12 Month Permits
CONTINENTAL RESOURCES, INC. City, OK Jun 2021 9M BBL 2,020 N/A
HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC Houston, TX Jun 2021 4.4M BBL 1,746 2
BURLINGTON RESOURCES OIL & GAS COMPANY LP N/A Jun 2021 4.2M BBL 806 1
MARATHON OIL COMPANY Houston, TX Jun 2021 4M BBL 840 N/A
WHITING OIL AND GAS CORPORATION N/A Jun 2021 3.5M BBL 1,748 N/A
WPX ENERGY WILLISTON, LLC Tulsa, OK Jun 2021 3.2M BBL 476 2
XTO ENERGY INC N/A Jun 2021 3M BBL 1,036 N/A
SLAWSON EXPLORATION COMPANY, INC. Wichita, KS Jun 2021 2.7M BBL 428 N/A
OASIS PETROLEUM NORTH AMERICA LLC Houston, TX Jun 2021 2.3M BBL 1,068 N/A
PETRO-HUNT, L.L.C. N/A Jun 2021 1.9M BBL 596 N/A
EQUINOR ENERGY LP N/A Jun 2021 1.4M BBL 703 N/A
EOG RESOURCES, INC. Houston, TX Jun 2021 1.3M BBL 802 N/A
Ovintiv Production Inc. N/A Jun 2021 1M BBL 320 N/A
ENERPLUS RESOURCES USA CORPORATION N/A Jun 2021 931.9K BBL 279 N/A
QEP ENERGY COMPANY Denver, CO Jun 2021 876.7K BBL 401 N/A
BRUIN E&P OPERATING, LLC N/A Jun 2021 835.4K BBL 461 N/A
ZAVANNA, LLC Denver, CO Jun 2021 633.8K BBL 142 N/A
CRESCENT POINT ENERGY U.S. CORP. N/A Jun 2021 605.1K BBL 156 N/A
KRAKEN OPERATING, LLC Houston, TX Jun 2021 555.6K BBL 212 N/A
RIMROCK OIL & GAS WILLISTON LLC Village, CO Jun 2021 457.1K BBL 162 N/A
LIME ROCK RESOURCES III-A, L.P. N/A Jun 2021 402.7K BBL 322 N/A
NINE POINT ENERGY, LLC Denver, CO Jun 2021 374.2K BBL 192 N/A
ABRAXAS PETROLEUM CORP. Antonio, TX Jun 2021 226.1K BBL 87 N/A
KRAKEN DEVELOPMENT III, LLC Houston, TX Jun 2021 202.8K BBL 76 N/A
PETROSHALE (US) INC. Denver, CO Jun 2021 197.7K BBL 44 N/A

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Browse All Producing North Dakota Properties

North Dakota Top Lease Properties by BOE

Lease Property State County Cumulative BOE Producer Name(s)
Beaver Lodge Devonian Unit North Dakota Williams County 153.3M BBL AMERADA HESS CORPORATION,HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC,HESS CORPORATION
Newburg-spearfish-charles Unit North Dakota Bottineau County 101.6M BBL AMERADA HESS CORPORATION,COBRA OIL & GAS CORPORATION,ENDURO OPERATING, LLC,HESS CORPORATION
Chsu North Dakota Bowman County 87.1M BBL BURLINGTON RESOURCES OIL & GAS COMPANY LP,DENBURY ONSHORE, LLC
Fryburg-heath-madison Unit North Dakota Billings County 73.5M BBL AMERADA HESS CORPORATION,HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC,HESS CORPORATION,SCOUT ENERGY MANAGEMENT LLC
Big Stick (madison) Unit North Dakota Billings County 59.4M BBL EXXON COMPANY, U.S.A.,WHITE ROCK OIL & GAS, LLC,WHITING OIL AND GAS CORPORATION,WHITING PETROLEUM CORPORATION
Fort Berthold North Dakota Dunn County 58.3M BBL BRUIN E&P OPERATING, LLC
Beaver Lodge-madison Unit North Dakota Williams County 51.2M BBL AMERADA HESS CORPORATION,HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC,HESS CORPORATION
Austin North Dakota Mountrail County 38.9M BBL EOG RESOURCES, INC.,HUNT OIL COMPANY
Usa North Dakota McKenzie County 36.8M BBL ANR PRODUCTION COMPANY,CHEVRON USA, INC.,FOUNDATION ENERGY MANAGEMENT, LLC,GULF OIL CORP.,HEADINGTON OIL COMPANY LLC,MERIDIAN OIL, INC.,PARKWAY PETROLEUM, INC.,PETRO-HUNT, L.L.C.,PRIDE ENERGY, AN OKLAHOMA GENERAL PARTNERSHIP,SCOUT ENERGY MANAGEMENT LLC,SHELL OIL CO.,SLAWSON EXPLORATION COMPANY, INC.,WHITING OIL AND GAS CORPORATION,XTO ENERGY INC
Fort Berthold North Dakota McKenzie County 36.6M BBL BRUIN E&P OPERATING, LLC
Blue Buttes-madison Unit North Dakota McKenzie County 35.8M BBL AMERADA HESS CORPORATION,HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC,HESS CORPORATION,TEXACO EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION INC.
Wayzetta North Dakota Mountrail County 33.8M BBL EOG RESOURCES, INC.
Charlson Madison North Unit North Dakota McKenzie County 31.6M BBL PETRO-HUNT, L.L.C.,TEXACO EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION INC.
Federal North Dakota Billings County 31.5M BBL AMOCO PRODUCTION CO.,ANR PRODUCTION COMPANY,APACHE CORPORATION,BASIC EARTH SCIENCE SYSTEMS, INC.,BURLINGTON RESOURCES OIL & GAS COMPANY,BURLINGTON RESOURCES OIL & GAS COMPANY LP,CENEX HARVEST STATES COOPERATIVES,CITATION OIL & GAS CORP.,DENBURY ONSHORE, LLC,FARMERS UNION CENTRAL EXCHANGE, INC.,FLORIDA EXPLORATION CO.,FLYING J OIL & GAS, INC.,FOUNDATION ENERGY MANAGEMENT, LLC,Grizzly Operating, LLC,KELLY OIL & GAS, INC.,KOCH INDUSTRIES, INC.,MEDORA MINERALS, LLC,MERIDIAN OIL, INC.,MERIDIAN OIL PRODUCTION, INC.,NANCE PETROLEUM CORPORATION,NP RESOURCES, LLC,PATRICK PETROLEUM CO.,PETRO-HUNT, L.L.C.,Phoenix Petroleum, LLC,PUMA PETROLEUM CO.,SAMUEL GARY JR. & ASSOCIATES, INC.,SCOUT ENERGY MANAGEMENT LLC,SLAWSON EXPLORATION COMPANY, INC.,SM ENERGY COMPANY,TEXAS INTERNATIONAL OIL COMPANY, INC.,UNION TEXAS PETROLEUM CORP.,VANGUARD OPERATING LLC,WESTERN WELLSITE SERVICES, LLC,WESTPORT OIL & GAS CO., INC.,WESTPORT OIL & GAS COMPANY, L.P.,WHITE ROCK OIL & GAS, LLC,WHITING OIL AND GAS CORPORATION,XTO ENERGY INC
Tioga-madison Unit North Dakota Williams County 31M BBL AMERADA HESS CORPORATION,HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC,HESS CORPORATION
Mha North Dakota Dunn County 29.8M BBL QEP ENERGY COMPANY
Rival Madison Unit North Dakota Burke County 28.7M BBL CAMWEST LIMITED PARTNERSHIP,D90 Energy, LLC,MCOR OIL & GAS CORP.,TAQA USA, INC.
Tioga-madison Unit North Dakota Mountrail County 28.3M BBL AMERADA HESS CORPORATION,HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC,HESS CORPORATION
Dickinson-heath-sand Unit North Dakota Stark County 26.4M BBL C12 ENERGY: NORTH DAKOTA LLC,CLINE PRODUCTION COMPANY,CONOCO INC.,CONOCOPHILLIPS COMPANY,SCOUT ENERGY MANAGEMENT LLC
Parshall North Dakota Mountrail County 25.6M BBL EOG RESOURCES, INC.
Clarks Creek North Dakota McKenzie County 25.6M BBL EOG RESOURCES, INC.
Cedar Creek Unit 8b North Dakota Bowman County 23M BBL DENBURY ONSHORE, LLC,ENCORE OPERATING, L.P.,SHELL WESTERN E&P
Antelope-madison Unit North Dakota McKenzie County 22M BBL AMERADA HESS CORPORATION,HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC,HESS CORPORATION
Van Hook North Dakota Mountrail County 20.8M BBL EOG RESOURCES, INC.,KRAKEN DEVELOPMENT III, LLC
North Elkhorn Ranch Unit North Dakota Billings County 20.1M BBL COBRA OIL & GAS CORPORATION,EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION,WHITING OIL AND GAS CORPORATION,WHITING PETROLEUM CORPORATION

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North Dakota Counties By Production

County National Rank State Rank Production Value Producers Production Date Oil Produced Monthly Gas Produced Monthly BOE Produced Daily
Billings County, ND #185 #7 $19,625,229,270 28 Jun 2021 308.6K BBL 423.4K MCF 12.6K BOE
Bottineau County, ND #297 #10 $10,007,262,107 23 Jun 2021 116.9K BBL 20.6K MCF 4K BOE
Bowman County, ND #179 #6 $15,642,844,281 10 Jun 2021 316.4K BBL 456K MCF 13K BOE
Burke County, ND #190 #8 $7,747,259,374 28 Jun 2021 229.7K BBL 720.7K MCF 11.6K BOE
Divide County, ND #152 #5 $9,118,217,255 30 Jun 2021 419.7K BBL 849.4K MCF 18.7K BOE
Dunn County, ND #23 #3 $57,222,068,963 30 Jun 2021 7M BBL 11.5M MCF 297.7K BOE
Golden Valley County, ND #386 #12 $1,758,945,723 11 Jun 2021 45.4K BBL 37.5K MCF 1.7K BOE
McHenry County, ND #614 #15 $104,378,077 3 Jun 2021 3.3K BBL 0 MCF 111.4 BOE
McKenzie County, ND #7 #1 $117,133,097,915 62 Jun 2021 14.8M BBL 51.3M MCF 780.4K BOE
McLean County, ND #364 #11 $802,195,295 7 Jun 2021 55.1K BBL 44.2K MCF 2K BOE
Mountrail County, ND #22 #2 $73,346,444,723 29 Jun 2021 6.8M BBL 13.1M MCF 302.5K BOE
Renville County, ND #419 #13 $3,640,230,484 15 Jun 2021 38.1K BBL 1.4K MCF 1.2K BOE
Slope County, ND #482 #14 $703,361,758 3 Jun 2021 19.1K BBL 5K MCF 665.13 BOE
Stark County, ND #209 #9 $8,330,478,552 14 Jun 2021 169.5K BBL 484.2K MCF 8.3K BOE
Ward County, ND #647 #16 $327,024,134 6 Jun 2021 1.5K BBL 620 MCF 54.3 BOE
Williams County, ND #32 #4 $63,088,762,981 37 Jun 2021 4.7M BBL 14.8M MCF 239K BOE

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