North Dakota Oil & Gas Activity

North Dakota statewide summary oil and gas data that goes back to 1951 and contains information on the 38,451 wells that have been drilled in the state since that time. North Dakota is ranked #8 in the US based on Barrels of Oil Equivalent (BOE) produced in Jun 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 Apr 1951 and go through Jun 2020.

North Dakota State Summary Stats

North Dakota Oil & Gas State Income: $342,596,381,295
National Energy Production Rank: #8

North Dakota Map of Current Permits and Wells

Approved Permit
Oil Well
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Other

Tier 1 Acreage
Tier 2 Acreage
Tier 3 Acreage
Fringe 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 #8 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 38,451 wells drilled this year.
How many approved permits are there in Texas? There have been 867 permits approved in North Dakota.
What is the average boe produced by well in North Dakota? 1,916 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 131 active producers in the state of North Dakota.
What is the average depth an oil or gas well is drilled in North Dakota? 14,088 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 29,852 38,451 Up 28.81%
Total Producing Wells 17,731 18,627 Up 5.05%
Percentage of Wells Producing 59% 48% Up -18%
Active Producers 134 131 Down -2%
Total Permits 1,638 867 Down -47%
Average Well Depth 13,823 14,088 Up 2%
Average BOE per Well 3,321 1,916 Down -42%

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Other States By Production Rank

Rank State Most Recent Month Oil Produced Gas Produced
# 1 Texas May 2020 102M BBL 453.9M MCF
# 2 Pennsylvania Dec 2019 100.8K BBL 615.5M MCF
# 4 Louisiana May 2020 2.8M BBL 304.9M MCF
# 5 New Mexico Jun 2020 26.4M BBL 147.2M MCF
# 6 Colorado May 2020 14.3M BBL 187.8M MCF
# 7 Oklahoma Feb 2020 12.5M BBL 187.5M MCF
# 8 North Dakota Jun 2020 25.8M BBL 58.9M MCF
# 9 West Virginia Dec 2018 1.2M BBL 166.1M MCF
# 10 Wyoming May 2020 3M BBL 135.8M MCF
# 11 California Nov 2019 15.3M BBL 35.2M MCF
# 12 Ohio Dec 2018 943.5K BBL 91.9M MCF
# 13 Arkansas Jan 2020 287.3K BBL 42.9M MCF
# 14 Utah Mar 2020 3.4M BBL 23M MCF
# 15 Mississippi May 2020 856.9K BBL 12.2M MCF
# 15 Kansas Apr 2020 0 BBL 0 MCF
# 16 Montana May 2020 1.2M BBL 7.5M MCF
# 17 Alabama Apr 2020 391K BBL 7.3M MCF
# 18 Michigan Jan 2020 308.9K BBL 6.4M 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
HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC Houston, TX Jun 2020 5M BBL 1,684 52
WHITING OIL AND GAS CORPORATION N/A Jun 2020 3.8M BBL 1,733 42
MARATHON OIL COMPANY Houston, TX Jun 2020 3.3M BBL 784 39
XTO ENERGY INC N/A Jun 2020 2.9M BBL 1,052 10
WPX ENERGY WILLISTON, LLC Tulsa, OK Jun 2020 2.8M BBL 427 38
OASIS PETROLEUM NORTH AMERICA LLC Houston, TX Jun 2020 2.6M BBL 1,051 7
EQUINOR ENERGY LP N/A Jun 2020 1.9M BBL 702 10
ENERPLUS RESOURCES USA CORPORATION N/A Jun 2020 1.3M BBL 266 12
EOG RESOURCES, INC. Houston, TX Jun 2020 1.2M BBL 795 14
NEWFIELD PRODUCTION COMPANY Woodlands, TX Jun 2020 1M BBL 307 17
CONTINENTAL RESOURCES, INC. City, OK Jun 2020 983.6K BBL 1,926 87
QEP ENERGY COMPANY Denver, CO Jun 2020 961.5K BBL 399 N/A
BRUIN E&P OPERATING, LLC N/A Jun 2020 883.2K BBL 459 14
KRAKEN OPERATING, LLC Houston, TX Jun 2020 794.2K BBL 205 10
RIMROCK OIL & GAS WILLISTON LLC Village, CO Jun 2020 662.3K BBL 149 6
BURLINGTON RESOURCES OIL & GAS COMPANY LP N/A Jun 2020 486.9K BBL 783 12
CRESCENT POINT ENERGY U.S. CORP. N/A Jun 2020 475.3K BBL 155 9
ZAVANNA, LLC Denver, CO Jun 2020 447K BBL 135 12
LIME ROCK RESOURCES III-A, L.P. N/A Jun 2020 442.1K BBL 322 N/A
PETRO-HUNT, L.L.C. N/A Jun 2020 414.8K BBL 581 7
NINE POINT ENERGY, LLC Denver, CO Jun 2020 355.6K BBL 196 5
KRAKEN DEVELOPMENT III, LLC Houston, TX Jun 2020 288.7K BBL 73 6
PETROSHALE (US) INC. Denver, CO Jun 2020 288.6K BBL 42 2
HUNT OIL COMPANY Dallas, TX Jun 2020 247.4K BBL 147 N/A
LIBERTY RESOURCES MANAGEMENT COMPANY, LLC Denver, CO Jun 2020 228.8K BBL 142 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 157.7M 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 86.3M BBL BURLINGTON RESOURCES OIL & GAS COMPANY LP,DENBURY ONSHORE, LLC
Fryburg-heath-madison Unit North Dakota Billings County 73.4M BBL AMERADA HESS CORPORATION,HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC,HESS CORPORATION,SCOUT ENERGY MANAGEMENT LLC
Big Stick (madison) Unit North Dakota Billings County 61.1M 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 56.6M BBL BRUIN E&P OPERATING, LLC
Beaver Lodge-madison Unit North Dakota Williams County 51.5M BBL AMERADA HESS CORPORATION,HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC,HESS CORPORATION
Austin North Dakota Mountrail County 38.3M BBL EOG RESOURCES, INC.,HUNT OIL COMPANY
Blue Buttes-madison Unit North Dakota McKenzie County 36.6M BBL AMERADA HESS CORPORATION,HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC,HESS CORPORATION,TEXACO EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION INC.
Fort Berthold North Dakota McKenzie County 36M BBL BRUIN E&P OPERATING, LLC
Wayzetta North Dakota Mountrail County 34M BBL EOG RESOURCES, INC.
Charlson Madison North Unit North Dakota McKenzie County 32.5M BBL PETRO-HUNT, L.L.C.,TEXACO EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION INC.
Federal North Dakota Billings County 32.2M 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 31.7M BBL AMERADA HESS CORPORATION,HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC,HESS CORPORATION
Usa North Dakota McKenzie County 31.6M 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
Rival-madison Unit North Dakota Burke County 29.1M BBL CAMWEST LIMITED PARTNERSHIP,D90 Energy, LLC,MCOR OIL & GAS CORP.,TAQA USA, INC.
Tioga-madison Unit North Dakota Mountrail County 29M BBL AMERADA HESS CORPORATION,HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC,HESS CORPORATION
Mha North Dakota Dunn County 28.7M BBL QEP ENERGY COMPANY
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 23.2M BBL DENBURY ONSHORE, LLC,ENCORE OPERATING, L.P.,SHELL WESTERN E&P
Clarks Creek North Dakota McKenzie County 22.5M BBL EOG RESOURCES, INC.
Antelope-madison Unit North Dakota McKenzie County 22.4M 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 20.5M 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 #238 #8 $19,039,554,096 31 Jun 2020 210.9K BBL 245K MCF 8.3K BOE
Bottineau County, ND #358 #10 $9,935,799,542 22 Jun 2020 90K BBL 12.2K MCF 3K BOE
Bowman County, ND #189 #5 $15,390,010,037 10 Jun 2020 354.2K BBL 582.1K MCF 15K BOE
Burke County, ND #207 #6 $7,562,022,115 31 Jun 2020 257.3K BBL 663.8K MCF 12.2K BOE
Divide County, ND #214 #7 $8,582,232,037 31 Jun 2020 271.9K BBL 414.1K MCF 11.3K BOE
Dunn County, ND #38 #4 $49,644,411,047 30 Jun 2020 4.8M BBL 6M MCF 196.3K BOE
Golden Valley County, ND #424 #11 $1,719,321,313 11 Jun 2020 41.4K BBL 40K MCF 1.6K BOE
McHenry County, ND #762 #16 $101,904,190 3 Jun 2020 373 BBL 0 MCF 12.43 BOE
McKenzie County, ND #11 #1 $103,855,756,576 63 Jun 2020 9.8M BBL 29.2M MCF 492.3K BOE
McLean County, ND #445 #12 $758,332,241 7 Jun 2020 37.2K BBL 29.6K MCF 1.4K BOE
Mountrail County, ND #29 #2 $65,742,255,604 28 Jun 2020 5.2M BBL 9.9M MCF 231K BOE
Renville County, ND #489 #13 $3,619,056,987 19 Jun 2020 28.2K BBL 926 MCF 947.13 BOE
Slope County, ND #523 #14 $689,748,580 3 Jun 2020 20.3K BBL 4.9K MCF 705.37 BOE
Stark County, ND #250 #9 $8,189,558,146 14 Jun 2020 162.5K BBL 402.4K MCF 7.6K BOE
Ward County, ND #722 #15 $326,356,007 9 Jun 2020 1.2K BBL 643 MCF 44.6 BOE
Williams County, ND #33 #3 $58,336,686,005 40 Jun 2020 4.3M BBL 11.1M MCF 207.1K BOE

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