North Dakota Mineral Answers

Questions Answers
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 30,198 wells drilled this year.
How many approved permits are there in Texas? There have been 2,021 permits approved in North Dakota.
What is the average boe produced by well in North Dakota? 3,249 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 134 active producers in the state of North Dakota.
What is the average depth an oil or gas well is drilled in North Dakota? 13,866 feet is the average depth of a well in North Dakota.

North Dakota Oil & Gas Activity Summary

North Dakota statewide summary oil and gas data that goes back to 1951 and contains information on the 30,198 wells that have been drilled in the state since that time. North Dakota is ranked #4 in the US based on BOE produced in 08-01-2019. 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 04-01-1951 and go through 08-01-2019.

Category Last Year Value Current Year Value YoY Trend YoY % Change
Total Wells 28,754 30,198 Up 5.02%
Total Producing Wells 16,795 17,808 Up 6.03%
Percentage of Wells Producing 58% 59% Up 1%
Active Producers 141 134 Down -5%
Total Permits 1,441 2,021 Up 40%
Average Well Depth 13,561 13,866 Up 2%
Average BOE per Well 3,112 3,249 Up 4%

North Dakota Map of Current Permits & Rigs

Annual North Dakota Oil & Gas Production

North Dakota Oil & Gas Wells Prepped for Production by Year

North Dakota Top Producers by BOE Production for 08-01-2019

Producer Name Location Production Date BOE Produced Producing Wells Trailing 12 Month Permits
CONTINENTAL RESOURCES, INC. City, OK 08-01-2019 7,812,476 BOE 1,773 192
HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC Houston, TX 08-01-2019 5,154,493 BOE 1,601 174
WHITING OIL AND GAS CORPORATION N/A 08-01-2019 4,957,129 BOE 1,644 131
MARATHON OIL COMPANY Houston, TX 08-01-2019 4,618,205 BOE 723 89
BURLINGTON RESOURCES OIL & GAS COMPANY LP N/A 08-01-2019 4,056,172 BOE 748 97
XTO ENERGY INC N/A 08-01-2019 3,867,897 BOE 1,034 1
OASIS PETROLEUM NORTH AMERICA LLC Houston, TX 08-01-2019 3,686,139 BOE 996 47
WPX ENERGY WILLISTON, LLC Tulsa, OK 08-01-2019 3,332,226 BOE 378 65
EQUINOR ENERGY LP N/A 08-01-2019 2,026,181 BOE 691 42
BRUIN E&P OPERATING, LLC N/A 08-01-2019 2,019,486 BOE 446 44
PETRO-HUNT, L.L.C. N/A 08-01-2019 1,751,969 BOE 565 13
SLAWSON EXPLORATION COMPANY, INC. Wichita, KS 08-01-2019 1,748,039 BOE 366 55
EOG RESOURCES, INC. Houston, TX 08-01-2019 1,520,734 BOE 777 20
NEWFIELD PRODUCTION COMPANY Woodlands, TX 08-01-2019 1,436,517 BOE 292 43
KRAKEN OPERATING, LLC Houston, TX 08-01-2019 1,297,470 BOE 179 34
ENERPLUS RESOURCES USA CORPORATION N/A 08-01-2019 1,212,026 BOE 229 69
QEP ENERGY COMPANY Denver, CO 08-01-2019 1,091,003 BOE 392 N/A
RIMROCK OIL & GAS WILLISTON LLC Village, CO 08-01-2019 712,095 BOE 130 71
ZAVANNA, LLC Denver, CO 08-01-2019 582,546 BOE 120 20
NINE POINT ENERGY, LLC Denver, CO 08-01-2019 572,114 BOE 183 23

North Dakota Oil & Gas Permits by Year

North Dakota Counties By Production

County National Rank State Rank County Value Producers Production Date Oil Produced Monthly Gas Produced Monthly BOE Produced Daily
Billings County, ND #177 #8 $17,217,762,644 33 08-01-2019 363,627 BBL 542,389 MCF 15,134 BOE
Bottineau County, ND #271 #10 $6,781,677,234 22 08-01-2019 136,226 BBL 17,744 MCF 4,639 BOE
Bowman County, ND #166 #6 $15,130,442,171 10 08-01-2019 416,110 BBL 661,390 MCF 17,545 BOE
Burke County, ND #174 #7 $6,574,036,767 31 08-01-2019 331,270 BBL 805,213 MCF 15,516 BOE
Divide County, ND #142 #5 $8,382,757,347 31 08-01-2019 540,280 BBL 1,000,094 MCF 23,566 BOE
Dunn County, ND #16 #2 $43,838,931,584 32 08-01-2019 9,749,315 BBL 12,078,556 MCF 392,079 BOE
Golden Valley County, ND #368 #12 $1,676,696,976 11 08-01-2019 52,659 BBL 44,107 MCF 2,000 BOE
McHenry County, ND #558 #15 $91,536,980 3 08-01-2019 5,208 BBL 0 MCF 174 BOE
McKenzie County, ND #4 #1 $91,150,273,356 63 08-01-2019 15,993,803 BBL 45,513,256 MCF 785,979 BOE
McLean County, ND #359 #11 $726,946,071 7 08-01-2019 58,539 BBL 40,009 MCF 2,174 BOE
Mountrail County, ND #25 #4 $59,913,697,288 28 08-01-2019 7,362,723 BBL 11,960,641 MCF 311,872 BOE
Renville County, ND #377 #13 $3,531,907,536 19 08-01-2019 52,990 BBL 1,851 MCF 1,777 BOE
Slope County, ND #463 #14 $681,894,709 3 08-01-2019 20,693 BBL 6,675 MCF 727 BOE
Stark County, ND #195 #9 $8,123,383,265 15 08-01-2019 253,342 BBL 510,631 MCF 11,281 BOE
Ward County, ND #612 #16 $325,259,018 9 08-01-2019 1,783 BBL 643 MCF 63 BOE
Williams County, ND #22 #3 $50,115,733,406 43 08-01-2019 7,464,314 BBL 17,200,995 MCF 344,372 BOE