North Dakota Oil & Gas Activity

North Dakota statewide summary oil and gas data that goes back to 1951 and contains information on the 39,059 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 Sep 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 Sep 2021.

North Dakota State Summary Stats

North Dakota Oil & Gas State Income: $384,160,172,367
National Energy Production Rank: #5

North Dakota Map of Current Permits and Wells

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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 39,059 wells drilled this year.
How many approved permits are there in North Dakota? There have been 554 permits approved in North Dakota.
What is the average boe produced by well in North Dakota? 2,608 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 119 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 38,455 39,059 Up 1.57%
Total Producing Wells 18,659 18,812 Up 0.82%
Percentage of Wells Producing 49% 48% Up -1%
Active Producers 127 119 Down -6%
Total Permits 796 554 Down -30%
Average Well Depth 14,119 14,192 Up 1%
Average BOE per Well 2,868 2,608 Down -9%

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Other States By Production Rank

Rank State Most Recent Month Oil Produced Gas Produced
# 1 Texas Aug 2021 114.2M BBL 465.5M MCF
# 2 Pennsylvania Dec 2020 86.9K BBL 649.2M MCF
# 4 New Mexico Sep 2021 35.9M BBL 183.2M MCF
# 5 North Dakota Sep 2021 33.7M BBL 91.7M MCF
# 6 Oklahoma May 2021 10.4M BBL 196.1M MCF
# 7 Colorado Aug 2021 12.6M BBL 182.4M MCF
# 8 West Virginia Dec 2018 1.2M BBL 166.1M MCF
# 9 Wyoming Aug 2021 6.2M BBL 70.4M MCF
# 10 Arkansas Mar 2021 260.6K BBL 40.5M MCF
# 11 Utah Jun 2021 2.8M BBL 19.9M MCF
# 11 Ohio Dec 2018 0 BBL 0 MCF
# 12 Mississippi Aug 2021 1.2M BBL 17.8M MCF
# 13 Montana Jun 2021 1.4M BBL 8.4M MCF
# 14 Kansas Jul 2021 0 BBL 10M MCF
# 15 Alabama Jun 2021 362.4K BBL 6.6M MCF
# 16 Michigan Mar 2021 254.6K BBL 2.9M MCF
# 17 Louisiana Jul 2021 32.3K BBL 1.6M MCF
# 18 California Jan 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 Sep 2021 8.1M BBL 2,043 N/A
HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC Houston, TX Sep 2021 4.9M BBL 1,761 N/A
MARATHON OIL COMPANY Houston, TX Sep 2021 4.3M BBL 862 N/A
BURLINGTON RESOURCES OIL & GAS COMPANY LP N/A Sep 2021 3.7M BBL 806 N/A
WHITING OIL AND GAS CORPORATION N/A Sep 2021 3.4M BBL 1,752 N/A
WPX ENERGY WILLISTON, LLC Tulsa, OK Sep 2021 2.8M BBL 476 N/A
XTO ENERGY INC N/A Sep 2021 2.7M BBL 1,040 N/A
SLAWSON EXPLORATION COMPANY, INC. Wichita, KS Sep 2021 2.6M BBL 440 N/A
OASIS PETROLEUM NORTH AMERICA LLC Houston, TX Sep 2021 2.1M BBL 1,071 N/A
PETRO-HUNT, L.L.C. N/A Sep 2021 1.9M BBL 598 N/A
EQUINOR ENERGY LP N/A Sep 2021 1.5M BBL 706 N/A
EOG RESOURCES, INC. Houston, TX Sep 2021 1.2M BBL 802 N/A
ENERPLUS RESOURCES USA CORPORATION N/A Sep 2021 1M BBL 287 N/A
Ovintiv Production Inc. N/A Sep 2021 1M BBL 319 N/A
BRUIN E&P OPERATING, LLC N/A Sep 2021 874.5K BBL 464 N/A
QEP ENERGY COMPANY Denver, CO Sep 2021 799.3K BBL 401 N/A
ZAVANNA, LLC Denver, CO Sep 2021 608.7K BBL 142 N/A
CRESCENT POINT ENERGY U.S. CORP. N/A Sep 2021 453.4K BBL 154 N/A
KRAKEN OPERATING, LLC Houston, TX Sep 2021 442.9K BBL 215 N/A
RIMROCK OIL & GAS WILLISTON LLC Village, CO Sep 2021 422.3K BBL 162 N/A
LIME ROCK RESOURCES III-A, L.P. N/A Sep 2021 361.1K BBL 322 N/A
NINE POINT ENERGY, LLC Denver, CO Sep 2021 323.5K BBL 192 N/A
PETROSHALE (US) INC. Denver, CO Sep 2021 247.2K BBL 44 N/A
ABRAXAS PETROLEUM CORP. Antonio, TX Sep 2021 203.1K BBL 87 N/A
HUNT OIL COMPANY Dallas, TX Sep 2021 174.6K 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 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 87.4M 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 58.7M 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 39.1M BBL EOG RESOURCES, INC.,HUNT OIL COMPANY
Usa North Dakota McKenzie County 38M 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 36.9M 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 33.9M 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 30.1M 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
Clarks Creek North Dakota McKenzie County 26M BBL EOG RESOURCES, INC.
Parshall North Dakota Mountrail County 25.7M 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 22M BBL AMERADA HESS CORPORATION,HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC,HESS CORPORATION
Van Hook North Dakota Mountrail County 20.9M 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 #167 #6 $19,792,255,877 28 Sep 2021 349.9K BBL 488K MCF 14.3K BOE
Bottineau County, ND #280 #10 $10,114,959,177 22 Sep 2021 121.7K BBL 19K MCF 4.1K BOE
Bowman County, ND #178 #7 $15,571,060,318 10 Sep 2021 304.8K BBL 381.2K MCF 12.2K BOE
Burke County, ND #196 #8 $7,819,314,856 26 Sep 2021 204.6K BBL 649.2K MCF 10.4K BOE
Divide County, ND #149 #5 $9,219,810,313 28 Sep 2021 407K BBL 873.2K MCF 18.4K BOE
Dunn County, ND #24 #3 $58,075,423,785 30 Sep 2021 6.9M BBL 11.7M MCF 295.6K BOE
Golden Valley County, ND #381 #12 $1,767,990,883 11 Sep 2021 44.9K BBL 39.6K MCF 1.7K BOE
McHenry County, ND #604 #15 $105,811,134 3 Sep 2021 3.9K BBL 0 MCF 132.27 BOE
McKenzie County, ND #8 #1 $121,151,984,190 60 Sep 2021 12.8M BBL 49.3M MCF 703.5K BOE
McLean County, ND #372 #11 $808,621,673 6 Sep 2021 50.5K BBL 37.7K MCF 1.8K BOE
Mountrail County, ND #21 #2 $73,892,946,796 29 Sep 2021 7.8M BBL 13.8M MCF 337.3K BOE
Renville County, ND #414 #13 $3,673,968,721 14 Sep 2021 39.4K BBL 1.6K MCF 1.3K BOE
Slope County, ND #475 #14 $700,594,448 3 Sep 2021 18.3K BBL 5.2K MCF 640.47 BOE
Stark County, ND #212 #9 $8,421,624,862 14 Sep 2021 163.2K BBL 474.9K MCF 8K BOE
Ward County, ND #635 #16 $328,835,345 6 Sep 2021 2.1K BBL 747 MCF 74.83 BOE
Williams County, ND #34 #4 $64,609,604,121 37 Sep 2021 4.4M BBL 13.7M MCF 225.3K BOE

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