North Dakota Oil & Gas Activity

North Dakota statewide summary oil and gas data that goes back to 1951 and contains information on the 38,921 wells that have been drilled in the state since that time. North Dakota is ranked #6 in the US based on Barrels of Oil Equivalent (BOE) produced in Feb 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 Feb 2021.

North Dakota State Summary Stats

North Dakota Oil & Gas State Income: $365,595,537,623
National Energy Production Rank: #6

North Dakota Map of Current Permits and Wells

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Oil Well
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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 #6 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 38,921 wells drilled this year.
How many approved permits are there in North Dakota? There have been 685 permits approved in North Dakota.
What is the average boe produced by well in North Dakota? 2,345 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? 14,179 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 38,389 38,921 Up 1.39%
Total Producing Wells 18,533 18,736 Up 1.1%
Percentage of Wells Producing 48% 48% Up 0%
Active Producers 131 124 Down -5%
Total Permits 1,406 685 Down -51%
Average Well Depth 14,074 14,179 Up 1%
Average BOE per Well 3,269 2,345 Down -28%

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Other States By Production Rank

Rank State Most Recent Month Oil Produced Gas Produced
# 1 Texas Jan 2021 120.6M BBL 486M MCF
# 2 Pennsylvania Dec 2020 12.4K BBL 641.7M MCF
# 4 Louisiana Dec 2020 3.5M BBL 389.6M MCF
# 5 New Mexico Feb 2021 25M BBL 137.4M MCF
# 6 North Dakota Feb 2021 30.7M BBL 78.8M MCF
# 7 Colorado Jan 2021 12M BBL 183.4M MCF
# 8 Oklahoma Oct 2020 10.2M BBL 189M MCF
# 9 West Virginia Dec 2018 1.2M BBL 166.1M MCF
# 10 Wyoming Jan 2021 7.1M BBL 66.4M MCF
# 11 Ohio Dec 2018 0 BBL 0 MCF
# 11 California Jul 2020 11.6M BBL 20.8M MCF
# 12 Arkansas Aug 2020 239.4K BBL 41M MCF
# 13 Mississippi Jan 2021 1.3M BBL 17.3M MCF
# 14 Kansas Dec 2020 2.3M BBL 10.1M MCF
# 14 Utah Nov 2020 0 BBL 0 MCF
# 15 Montana Nov 2020 1.4M BBL 8.8M MCF
# 16 Alabama Nov 2020 390.2K BBL 7M MCF
# 17 Michigan Jul 2020 265.3K BBL 5.7M 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 2021 6.2M BBL 1,954 N/A
HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC Houston, TX Feb 2021 4.3M BBL 1,746 2
BURLINGTON RESOURCES OIL & GAS COMPANY LP N/A Feb 2021 3.5M BBL 806 1
WHITING OIL AND GAS CORPORATION N/A Feb 2021 3.4M BBL 1,745 N/A
MARATHON OIL COMPANY Houston, TX Feb 2021 3.1M BBL 808 N/A
XTO ENERGY INC N/A Feb 2021 2.8M BBL 1,039 N/A
WPX ENERGY WILLISTON, LLC Tulsa, OK Feb 2021 2.6M BBL 463 2
OASIS PETROLEUM NORTH AMERICA LLC Houston, TX Feb 2021 2.3M BBL 1,062 N/A
SLAWSON EXPLORATION COMPANY, INC. Wichita, KS Feb 2021 1.8M BBL 410 N/A
PETRO-HUNT, L.L.C. N/A Feb 2021 1.6M BBL 589 N/A
EOG RESOURCES, INC. Houston, TX Feb 2021 1.4M BBL 802 N/A
EQUINOR ENERGY LP N/A Feb 2021 1.2M BBL 703 N/A
ENERPLUS RESOURCES USA CORPORATION N/A Feb 2021 1M BBL 278 N/A
Ovintiv Production Inc. N/A Feb 2021 934K BBL 317 N/A
BRUIN E&P OPERATING, LLC N/A Feb 2021 893.1K BBL 459 N/A
QEP ENERGY COMPANY Denver, CO Feb 2021 823.4K BBL 401 N/A
ZAVANNA, LLC Denver, CO Feb 2021 590.7K BBL 141 N/A
KRAKEN OPERATING, LLC Houston, TX Feb 2021 585.9K BBL 212 N/A
CRESCENT POINT ENERGY U.S. CORP. N/A Feb 2021 568.8K BBL 156 N/A
RIMROCK OIL & GAS WILLISTON LLC Village, CO Feb 2021 507.6K BBL 162 N/A
LIME ROCK RESOURCES III-A, L.P. N/A Feb 2021 395.5K BBL 322 N/A
NINE POINT ENERGY, LLC Denver, CO Feb 2021 300.8K BBL 192 N/A
KRAKEN DEVELOPMENT III, LLC Houston, TX Feb 2021 245.8K BBL 76 N/A
ABRAXAS PETROLEUM CORP. Antonio, TX Feb 2021 191.7K BBL 87 N/A
HUNT OIL COMPANY Dallas, TX Feb 2021 191.6K 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 153.9M 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 86.8M 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 59.6M 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 57.5M 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 38.6M BBL EOG RESOURCES, INC.,HUNT OIL COMPANY
Fort Berthold North Dakota McKenzie County 36.1M BBL BRUIN E&P OPERATING, LLC
Blue Buttes-madison Unit North Dakota McKenzie County 35.9M BBL AMERADA HESS CORPORATION,HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC,HESS CORPORATION,TEXACO EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION INC.
Usa North Dakota McKenzie County 34.3M 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
Wayzetta North Dakota Mountrail County 33.7M BBL EOG RESOURCES, INC.
Charlson Madison North Unit North Dakota McKenzie County 31.7M BBL PETRO-HUNT, L.L.C.,TEXACO EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION 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
Tioga-madison Unit North Dakota Williams County 31.1M BBL AMERADA HESS CORPORATION,HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC,HESS CORPORATION
Mha North Dakota Dunn County 29.4M 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 28.5M 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 24.7M 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 20.7M 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 #199 #6 $19,553,089,514 29 Feb 2021 312.7K BBL 399.9K MCF 12.6K BOE
Bottineau County, ND #361 #10 $9,976,948,379 23 Feb 2021 99K BBL 16.4K MCF 3.3K BOE
Bowman County, ND #201 #7 $15,561,255,409 10 Feb 2021 303.9K BBL 382.6K MCF 12.2K BOE
Burke County, ND #210 #8 $7,689,866,022 29 Feb 2021 215.6K BBL 637.4K MCF 10.7K BOE
Divide County, ND #176 #5 $8,892,637,580 31 Feb 2021 392.1K BBL 733.4K MCF 17.1K BOE
Dunn County, ND #30 #3 $55,183,062,207 30 Feb 2021 6.1M BBL 9.8M MCF 260K BOE
Golden Valley County, ND #448 #12 $1,748,082,422 11 Feb 2021 43.4K BBL 38.5K MCF 1.6K BOE
McHenry County, ND #705 #15 $103,608,657 3 Feb 2021 4K BBL 0 MCF 136.27 BOE
McKenzie County, ND #8 #1 $113,068,540,345 63 Feb 2021 12.5M BBL 42.2M MCF 652.1K BOE
McLean County, ND #433 #11 $789,216,615 7 Feb 2021 49.6K BBL 40.8K MCF 1.8K BOE
Mountrail County, ND #24 #2 $70,283,190,370 29 Feb 2021 6.4M BBL 11.4M MCF 278.1K BOE
Renville County, ND #499 #13 $3,632,884,596 16 Feb 2021 33.7K BBL 1.3K MCF 1.1K BOE
Slope County, ND #562 #14 $698,990,177 3 Feb 2021 18.5K BBL 4.3K MCF 642.63 BOE
Stark County, ND #250 #9 $8,284,584,148 14 Feb 2021 159.7K BBL 413.3K MCF 7.6K BOE
Ward County, ND #771 #16 $326,760,775 6 Feb 2021 711 BBL 445 MCF 26.13 BOE
Williams County, ND #40 #4 $61,679,917,177 38 Feb 2021 4M BBL 12.6M MCF 205.1K BOE

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