North Dakota Oil & Gas Activity

North Dakota statewide summary oil and gas data that goes back to 1951 and contains information on the 38,792 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 Dec 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 Dec 2020.

North Dakota State Summary Stats

North Dakota Oil & Gas State Income: $357,319,368,790
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 38,792 wells drilled this year.
How many approved permits are there in North Dakota? There have been 758 permits approved in North Dakota.
What is the average boe produced by well in North Dakota? 2,641 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 124 active producers in the state of North Dakota.
What is the average depth an oil or gas well is drilled in North Dakota? 14,150 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 38,177 38,792 Up 1.61%
Total Producing Wells 18,360 18,622 Up 1.43%
Percentage of Wells Producing 48% 48% Up 0%
Active Producers 133 124 Down -7%
Total Permits 1,498 758 Down -49%
Average Well Depth 14,029 14,150 Up 1%
Average BOE per Well 3,545 2,641 Down -26%

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Other States By Production Rank

Rank State Most Recent Month Oil Produced Gas Produced
# 1 Texas Nov 2020 107.2M BBL 410.5M MCF
# 3 Louisiana Nov 2020 3.8M BBL 369.6M MCF
# 4 New Mexico Dec 2020 30.7M BBL 166.5M MCF
# 5 North Dakota Dec 2020 36.4M BBL 76.4M MCF
# 6 Oklahoma Aug 2020 11.5M BBL 186M MCF
# 7 Colorado Nov 2020 12.1M BBL 180.9M MCF
# 8 West Virginia Dec 2018 1.2M BBL 166.1M MCF
# 9 Wyoming Nov 2020 6M BBL 59.2M MCF
# 10 Ohio Dec 2018 987.7K BBL 87M MCF
# 11 California May 2020 11.4M BBL 16M MCF
# 12 Arkansas Jun 2020 221.5K BBL 39.4M MCF
# 13 Mississippi Nov 2020 1.2M BBL 15M MCF
# 14 Utah Aug 2020 0 BBL 0 MCF
# 14 Kansas Oct 2020 2M BBL 9.8M MCF
# 15 Montana Oct 2020 1.5M BBL 9.1M MCF
# 16 Alabama Sep 2020 366.6K BBL 6.8M MCF
# 17 Michigan Jun 2020 225.4K BBL 5.6M MCF
# 18 Pennsylvania Dec 2020 0 BBL 32 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 Dec 2020 7.8M BBL 1,926 N/A
BURLINGTON RESOURCES OIL & GAS COMPANY LP N/A Dec 2020 4.3M BBL 786 1
WPX ENERGY WILLISTON, LLC Tulsa, OK Dec 2020 4.1M BBL 463 2
WHITING OIL AND GAS CORPORATION N/A Dec 2020 3.9M BBL 1,733 N/A
HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC Houston, TX Dec 2020 3.5M BBL 1,739 2
XTO ENERGY INC N/A Dec 2020 3.3M BBL 1,053 N/A
MARATHON OIL COMPANY Houston, TX Dec 2020 3.2M BBL 800 N/A
OASIS PETROLEUM NORTH AMERICA LLC Houston, TX Dec 2020 2.8M BBL 1,062 N/A
PETRO-HUNT, L.L.C. N/A Dec 2020 1.6M BBL 584 N/A
EOG RESOURCES, INC. Houston, TX Dec 2020 1.5M BBL 797 N/A
SLAWSON EXPLORATION COMPANY, INC. Wichita, KS Dec 2020 1.2M BBL 403 N/A
Ovintiv Production Inc. N/A Dec 2020 1.2M BBL 317 N/A
ENERPLUS RESOURCES USA CORPORATION N/A Dec 2020 1.1M BBL 274 N/A
EQUINOR ENERGY LP N/A Dec 2020 1.1M BBL 702 N/A
BRUIN E&P OPERATING, LLC N/A Dec 2020 1M BBL 459 N/A
QEP ENERGY COMPANY Denver, CO Dec 2020 974.2K BBL 401 N/A
RIMROCK OIL & GAS WILLISTON LLC Village, CO Dec 2020 637K BBL 149 N/A
ZAVANNA, LLC Denver, CO Dec 2020 593.5K BBL 135 N/A
KRAKEN OPERATING, LLC Houston, TX Dec 2020 512.2K BBL 212 N/A
CRESCENT POINT ENERGY U.S. CORP. N/A Dec 2020 494.4K BBL 147 N/A
LIME ROCK RESOURCES III-A, L.P. N/A Dec 2020 476.1K BBL 322 N/A
NINE POINT ENERGY, LLC Denver, CO Dec 2020 409.5K BBL 192 N/A
ABRAXAS PETROLEUM CORP. Antonio, TX Dec 2020 279.8K BBL 87 N/A
KRAKEN DEVELOPMENT III, LLC Houston, TX Dec 2020 256K BBL 76 N/A
HUNT OIL COMPANY Dallas, TX Dec 2020 232.4K BBL 147 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 154.7M 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 86.5M 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 59.9M 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 57M BBL BRUIN E&P OPERATING, LLC
Beaver Lodge-madison Unit North Dakota Williams County 51.3M BBL AMERADA HESS CORPORATION,HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC,HESS CORPORATION
Austin North Dakota Mountrail County 38.4M BBL EOG RESOURCES, INC.,HUNT OIL COMPANY
Blue Buttes-madison Unit North Dakota McKenzie County 36.1M BBL AMERADA HESS CORPORATION,HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC,HESS CORPORATION,TEXACO EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION INC.
Fort Berthold North Dakota McKenzie County 35.8M BBL BRUIN E&P OPERATING, LLC
Wayzetta North Dakota Mountrail County 33.7M BBL EOG RESOURCES, INC.
Usa North Dakota McKenzie County 32.8M 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
Charlson Madison North Unit North Dakota McKenzie County 31.9M BBL PETRO-HUNT, L.L.C.,TEXACO EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION INC.
Federal North Dakota Billings County 31.7M 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 31.2M BBL AMERADA HESS CORPORATION,HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC,HESS CORPORATION
Mha North Dakota Dunn County 29.1M BBL QEP ENERGY COMPANY
Rival-madison Unit North Dakota Burke County 28.8M BBL CAMWEST LIMITED PARTNERSHIP,D90 Energy, LLC,MCOR OIL & GAS CORP.,TAQA USA, INC.
Tioga-madison Unit North Dakota Mountrail County 28.6M 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 23.7M 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 22.1M BBL AMERADA HESS CORPORATION,HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC,HESS CORPORATION
Van Hook North Dakota Mountrail County 20.7M BBL EOG RESOURCES, INC.,KRAKEN DEVELOPMENT III, LLC
North Elkhorn Ranch Unit North Dakota Billings County 20.2M 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 #173 #6 $19,125,656,519 28 Dec 2020 358.9K BBL 448.4K MCF 14.4K BOE
Bottineau County, ND #309 #10 $9,961,571,686 23 Dec 2020 113.7K BBL 18.5K MCF 3.8K BOE
Bowman County, ND #175 #7 $15,499,748,262 10 Dec 2020 352.6K BBL 440.7K MCF 14.2K BOE
Burke County, ND #178 #8 $7,647,547,286 29 Dec 2020 257.5K BBL 783.8K MCF 12.9K BOE
Divide County, ND #148 #5 $8,749,959,888 31 Dec 2020 482.2K BBL 881.6K MCF 20.9K BOE
Dunn County, ND #16 #2 $52,979,933,145 30 Dec 2020 7.5M BBL 12M MCF 320.4K BOE
Golden Valley County, ND #408 #12 $1,732,589,707 11 Dec 2020 47K BBL 40.2K MCF 1.7K BOE
McHenry County, ND #692 #15 $103,003,515 3 Dec 2020 4.7K BBL 0 MCF 158.83 BOE
McKenzie County, ND #7 #1 $110,239,504,839 62 Dec 2020 15.4M BBL 42.6M MCF 751K BOE
McLean County, ND #366 #11 $778,801,927 7 Dec 2020 68.8K BBL 54.2K MCF 2.5K BOE
Mountrail County, ND #21 #3 $68,634,454,307 29 Dec 2020 6.4M BBL 8.5M MCF 263.4K BOE
Renville County, ND #445 #13 $3,627,668,568 17 Dec 2020 39.4K BBL 1.5K MCF 1.3K BOE
Slope County, ND #534 #14 $695,585,754 3 Dec 2020 21.3K BBL 4.6K MCF 738.27 BOE
Stark County, ND #205 #9 $8,250,009,865 14 Dec 2020 192.8K BBL 499.4K MCF 9.2K BOE
Ward County, ND #767 #16 $326,621,010 6 Dec 2020 1.3K BBL 385 MCF 45.73 BOE
Williams County, ND #31 #4 $60,477,258,740 37 Dec 2020 4.9M BBL 9.9M MCF 221.7K BOE

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