North Dakota Oil & Gas Activity

North Dakota statewide summary oil and gas data that goes back to 1951 and contains information on the 39,532 wells that have been drilled in the state since that time. North Dakota is ranked #4 in the US based on Barrels of Oil Equivalent (BOE) produced in Feb 2022. 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 Feb 2022.

North Dakota State Summary Stats

North Dakota Oil & Gas State Income: $416,955,875,041
National Energy Production Rank: #4

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 #4 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 39,532 wells drilled this year.
How many approved permits are there in North Dakota? There have been 323 permits approved in North Dakota.
What is the average boe produced by well in North Dakota? 2,534 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 118 active producers in the state of North Dakota.
What is the average depth an oil or gas well is drilled in North Dakota? 14,294 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 38,863 39,532 Up 1.72%
Total Producing Wells 18,781 19,165 Up 2.04%
Percentage of Wells Producing 48% 48% Up 0%
Active Producers 121 118 Down -2%
Total Permits 563 323 Down -43%
Average Well Depth 14,170 14,294 Up 1%
Average BOE per Well 2,456 2,534 Up 3%

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Other States By Production Rank

Rank State Most Recent Month Oil Produced Gas Produced
# 1 Texas Jan 2022 120.4M BBL 504.1M MCF
# 2 Pennsylvania Dec 2021 77.7K BBL 679.1M MCF
# 3 New Mexico Feb 2022 36.3M BBL 172M MCF
# 4 North Dakota Feb 2022 33.8M BBL 88.1M MCF
# 5 Oklahoma Oct 2021 10.3M BBL 205.5M MCF
# 6 Colorado Jan 2022 13.3M BBL 186.5M MCF
# 7 West Virginia Dec 2018 1.2M BBL 166.1M MCF
# 8 Louisiana Jan 2022 1.8M BBL 155.8M MCF
# 9 Wyoming Jan 2022 5.9M BBL 66.3M MCF
# 10 Utah Nov 2021 3.7M BBL 21.8M MCF
# 10 California Jul 2021 0 BBL 0 MCF
# 11 Ohio Dec 2018 0 BBL 0 MCF
# 11 Arkansas Jul 2021 265.6K BBL 38.8M MCF
# 12 Mississippi Jan 2022 1.3M BBL 19M MCF
# 13 Montana Jan 2022 1.5M BBL 9.3M MCF
# 14 Kansas Dec 2021 0 BBL 9.7M MCF
# 15 Alabama Dec 2021 402.1K BBL 6.2M MCF
# 17 Michigan Sep 2021 0 BBL 0 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 Feb 2022 10.2M BBL 2,105 N/A
HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC Houston, TX Feb 2022 4.4M BBL 1,625 N/A
MARATHON OIL COMPANY Houston, TX Feb 2022 4.2M BBL 900 N/A
WHITING OIL AND GAS CORPORATION N/A Feb 2022 3.9M BBL 1,865 N/A
BURLINGTON RESOURCES OIL & GAS COMPANY LP N/A Feb 2022 3.4M BBL 832 N/A
SLAWSON EXPLORATION COMPANY, INC. Wichita, KS Feb 2022 3.1M BBL 460 N/A
XTO ENERGY INC N/A Feb 2022 3M BBL 1,063 N/A
OASIS PETROLEUM NORTH AMERICA LLC Houston, TX Feb 2022 2.8M BBL 1,086 N/A
ENERPLUS RESOURCES USA CORPORATION N/A Feb 2022 2.5M BBL 918 N/A
GRAYSON MILL OPERATING, LLC N/A Feb 2022 2.4M BBL 730 N/A
WPX ENERGY WILLISTON, LLC Tulsa, OK Feb 2022 2.3M BBL 480 N/A
PETRO-HUNT, L.L.C. N/A Feb 2022 2M BBL 599 N/A
EOG RESOURCES, INC. Houston, TX Feb 2022 1.1M BBL 802 N/A
Ovintiv Production Inc. N/A Feb 2022 1.1M BBL 330 N/A
QEP ENERGY COMPANY Denver, CO Feb 2022 764.4K BBL 404 N/A
KRAKEN OPERATING, LLC Houston, TX Feb 2022 759.9K BBL 221 N/A
CRESCENT POINT ENERGY U.S. CORP. N/A Feb 2022 752.5K BBL 167 N/A
ZAVANNA, LLC Denver, CO Feb 2022 609.5K BBL 142 N/A
RIMROCK OIL & GAS WILLISTON LLC Village, CO Feb 2022 564K BBL 180 N/A
HUNT OIL COMPANY Dallas, TX Feb 2022 378.5K BBL 153 N/A
PETROSHALE (US) INC. Denver, CO Feb 2022 337.7K BBL 50 N/A
LIME ROCK RESOURCES III-A, L.P. N/A Feb 2022 331.9K BBL 322 N/A
Bowline Energy LLC N/A Feb 2022 320.9K BBL 193 N/A
SINCLAIR OIL & GAS COMPANY City, UT Feb 2022 314.7K BBL 79 N/A
LIBERTY RESOURCES MANAGEMENT COMPANY, LLC Denver, CO Feb 2022 255.9K BBL 121 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
Fort Berthold North Dakota Dunn County 120.3M BBL ENERPLUS RESOURCES USA CORPORATION
Newburg-spearfish-charles Unit North Dakota Bottineau County 101.7M BBL AMERADA HESS CORPORATION,COBRA OIL & GAS CORPORATION,ENDURO OPERATING, LLC,HESS CORPORATION
Chsu North Dakota Bowman County 88M BBL BURLINGTON RESOURCES OIL & GAS COMPANY LP,DENBURY ONSHORE, LLC
Fryburg-heath-madison Unit North Dakota Billings County 73.7M BBL AMERADA HESS CORPORATION,HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC,HESS CORPORATION,SCOUT ENERGY MANAGEMENT LLC
Big Stick (madison) Unit North Dakota Billings County 59.5M BBL EXXON COMPANY, U.S.A.,WHITE ROCK OIL & GAS, LLC,WHITING OIL AND GAS CORPORATION,WHITING PETROLEUM CORPORATION
Beaver Lodge-madison Unit North Dakota Williams County 51.2M BBL AMERADA HESS CORPORATION,HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC,HESS CORPORATION
Usa North Dakota McKenzie County 41.2M 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
Austin North Dakota Mountrail County 39.6M BBL EOG RESOURCES, INC.,HUNT OIL COMPANY
Fort Berthold North Dakota McKenzie County 37.8M BBL ENERPLUS RESOURCES USA CORPORATION
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 34.2M BBL EOG RESOURCES, INC.
Federal North Dakota Billings County 31.6M 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
Charlson Madison North Unit North Dakota McKenzie County 31.6M BBL PETRO-HUNT, L.L.C.,TEXACO EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION 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 30.8M BBL QEP ENERGY COMPANY
Red Wing Creek Unit North Dakota McKenzie County 30.5M BBL TRUE OIL LLC
Rival-madison Unit North Dakota Burke County 28.7M BBL CAMWEST LIMITED PARTNERSHIP,D90 Energy, LLC,MCOR OIL & GAS CORP.,TAQA NORTH USA, INC.
Tioga-madison Unit North Dakota Mountrail County 28.3M BBL AMERADA HESS CORPORATION,HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC,HESS CORPORATION
Clarks Creek North Dakota McKenzie County 27.1M BBL EOG RESOURCES, INC.
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 25.9M BBL EOG RESOURCES, INC.
Cedar Creek Unit 8b North Dakota Bowman County 23.1M 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
Van Hook North Dakota Mountrail County 21.2M BBL EOG RESOURCES, INC.,WHITING OIL AND GAS 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 #184 #6 $20,149,329,407 27 Feb 2022 295.8K BBL 411.2K MCF 12.1K BOE
Bottineau County, ND #323 #10 $10,273,486,476 21 Feb 2022 102.4K BBL 15.4K MCF 3.4K BOE
Bowman County, ND #190 #7 $15,854,925,242 10 Feb 2022 271.6K BBL 427.4K MCF 11.4K BOE
Burke County, ND #221 #8 $7,997,368,855 28 Feb 2022 168.6K BBL 483.4K MCF 8.3K BOE
Divide County, ND #155 #5 $9,664,563,118 29 Feb 2022 442.6K BBL 775K MCF 19K BOE
Dunn County, ND #19 #2 $68,288,164,779 27 Feb 2022 8.9M BBL 13.7M MCF 376.4K BOE
Golden Valley County, ND #419 #12 $1,806,397,004 11 Feb 2022 38.3K BBL 24.7K MCF 1.4K BOE
McHenry County, ND #618 #15 $108,393,160 3 Feb 2022 3.7K BBL 0 MCF 123.7 BOE
McKenzie County, ND #9 #1 $131,719,656,661 61 Feb 2022 10.9M BBL 43.5M MCF 605.9K BOE
McLean County, ND #403 #11 $835,646,621 7 Feb 2022 44.1K BBL 34.8K MCF 1.6K BOE
Mountrail County, ND #23 #3 $81,236,012,901 28 Feb 2022 7.3M BBL 13.4M MCF 318.7K BOE
Renville County, ND #454 #13 $3,725,320,018 15 Feb 2022 31.7K BBL 1.1K MCF 1K BOE
Slope County, ND #503 #14 $714,405,903 3 Feb 2022 17.4K BBL 5.1K MCF 609.87 BOE
Stark County, ND #243 #9 $8,648,707,628 15 Feb 2022 142.4K BBL 429.1K MCF 7.1K BOE
Ward County, ND #668 #16 $331,069,816 5 Feb 2022 1.1K BBL 566 MCF 41.63 BOE
Williams County, ND #27 #4 $69,372,201,830 38 Feb 2022 5M BBL 14.7M MCF 251.4K BOE

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