North Dakota Oil & Gas Activity

North Dakota statewide summary oil and gas data that goes back to 1951 and contains information on the 39,071 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 Apr 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 Apr 2021.

North Dakota State Summary Stats

North Dakota Oil & Gas State Income: $369,589,882,835
National Energy Production Rank: #6

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 #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 39,071 wells drilled this year.
How many approved permits are there in North Dakota? There have been 693 permits approved in North Dakota.
What is the average boe produced by well in North Dakota? 2,671 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? 14,192 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 38,675 39,071 Up 1.02%
Total Producing Wells 18,675 18,826 Up 0.81%
Percentage of Wells Producing 48% 48% Up 0%
Active Producers 131 124 Down -5%
Total Permits 1,222 693 Down -43%
Average Well Depth 14,115 14,192 Up 1%
Average BOE per Well 2,858 2,671 Down -7%

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Other States By Production Rank

Rank State Most Recent Month Oil Produced Gas Produced
# 1 Louisiana Feb 2021 18.6M BBL 1.6B MCF
# 2 Texas Mar 2021 125M BBL 502.1M MCF
# 3 Pennsylvania Dec 2020 86.6K BBL 649.2M MCF
# 5 New Mexico Apr 2021 27M BBL 152.3M MCF
# 6 North Dakota Apr 2021 34.8M BBL 92.7M MCF
# 7 Oklahoma Dec 2020 11.1M BBL 198.8M MCF
# 8 Colorado Mar 2021 11.7M BBL 165.4M MCF
# 9 West Virginia Dec 2018 1.2M BBL 166.1M MCF
# 10 California Sep 2020 9.9M BBL 19.7M MCF
# 11 Wyoming Mar 2021 1M BBL 72.8M MCF
# 11 Ohio Dec 2018 0 BBL 0 MCF
# 12 Arkansas Oct 2020 254.5K BBL 40.9M MCF
# 13 Mississippi Mar 2021 1.4M BBL 15.2M MCF
# 14 Utah Jan 2021 0 BBL 0 MCF
# 14 Montana Nov 2020 1.4M BBL 8.8M MCF
# 15 Alabama Feb 2021 367.8K BBL 6M MCF
# 16 Kansas Feb 2021 0 BBL 7.7M MCF
# 17 Michigan Nov 2020 264.2K BBL 3.2M 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 Apr 2021 7.1M BBL 2,004 N/A
HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC Houston, TX Apr 2021 4.7M BBL 1,750 2
BURLINGTON RESOURCES OIL & GAS COMPANY LP N/A Apr 2021 4.4M BBL 806 1
WHITING OIL AND GAS CORPORATION N/A Apr 2021 3.7M BBL 1,746 N/A
MARATHON OIL COMPANY Houston, TX Apr 2021 3.3M BBL 823 N/A
WPX ENERGY WILLISTON, LLC Tulsa, OK Apr 2021 3.2M BBL 467 2
XTO ENERGY INC N/A Apr 2021 3.1M BBL 1,036 N/A
SLAWSON EXPLORATION COMPANY, INC. Wichita, KS Apr 2021 2.8M BBL 425 N/A
OASIS PETROLEUM NORTH AMERICA LLC Houston, TX Apr 2021 2.5M BBL 1,067 N/A
PETRO-HUNT, L.L.C. N/A Apr 2021 2.1M BBL 593 N/A
EOG RESOURCES, INC. Houston, TX Apr 2021 1.5M BBL 802 N/A
EQUINOR ENERGY LP N/A Apr 2021 1.4M BBL 703 N/A
Ovintiv Production Inc. N/A Apr 2021 1M BBL 320 N/A
ENERPLUS RESOURCES USA CORPORATION N/A Apr 2021 976.8K BBL 279 N/A
QEP ENERGY COMPANY Denver, CO Apr 2021 872.2K BBL 401 N/A
BRUIN E&P OPERATING, LLC N/A Apr 2021 856.4K BBL 459 N/A
CRESCENT POINT ENERGY U.S. CORP. N/A Apr 2021 689.4K BBL 156 N/A
ZAVANNA, LLC Denver, CO Apr 2021 643.3K BBL 142 N/A
KRAKEN OPERATING, LLC Houston, TX Apr 2021 625.2K BBL 212 N/A
RIMROCK OIL & GAS WILLISTON LLC Village, CO Apr 2021 494K BBL 162 N/A
LIME ROCK RESOURCES III-A, L.P. N/A Apr 2021 436.4K BBL 322 N/A
NINE POINT ENERGY, LLC Denver, CO Apr 2021 422.1K BBL 192 N/A
KRAKEN DEVELOPMENT III, LLC Houston, TX Apr 2021 216.3K BBL 76 N/A
HUNT OIL COMPANY Dallas, TX Apr 2021 213.9K BBL 147 N/A
ABRAXAS PETROLEUM CORP. Antonio, TX Apr 2021 203.9K BBL 87 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 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 59.3M 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 38.5M 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 35.8M BBL AMERADA HESS CORPORATION,HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC,HESS CORPORATION,TEXACO EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION INC.
Usa North Dakota McKenzie County 34.9M 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 33.6M 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 29.4M 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
Parshall North Dakota Mountrail County 25.5M BBL EOG RESOURCES, INC.
Clarks Creek North Dakota McKenzie County 24.8M 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 #197 #6 $19,572,022,985 29 Apr 2021 317.2K BBL 913.1K MCF 15.6K BOE
Bottineau County, ND #348 #10 $9,992,206,255 23 Apr 2021 117.4K BBL 20.6K MCF 4K BOE
Bowman County, ND #205 #7 $15,582,619,390 10 Apr 2021 325.4K BBL 488.9K MCF 13.5K BOE
Burke County, ND #216 #8 $7,709,490,645 29 Apr 2021 236.6K BBL 704.6K MCF 11.8K BOE
Divide County, ND #174 #5 $9,040,571,508 31 Apr 2021 453.2K BBL 885.6K MCF 20K BOE
Dunn County, ND #30 #3 $55,775,577,510 30 Apr 2021 6.8M BBL 11.1M MCF 289.7K BOE
Golden Valley County, ND #444 #12 $1,751,741,525 11 Apr 2021 48.1K BBL 40.7K MCF 1.8K BOE
McHenry County, ND #656 #15 $103,829,136 3 Apr 2021 4.5K BBL 0 MCF 151.07 BOE
McKenzie County, ND #11 #1 $114,311,463,980 64 Apr 2021 14.2M BBL 50.4M MCF 755.9K BOE
McLean County, ND #421 #11 $793,849,487 7 Apr 2021 58.3K BBL 44.7K MCF 2.1K BOE
Mountrail County, ND #29 #2 $71,900,411,541 29 Apr 2021 7.2M BBL 13.1M MCF 313.2K BOE
Renville County, ND #476 #13 $3,635,264,835 16 Apr 2021 41.1K BBL 1.7K MCF 1.3K BOE
Slope County, ND #545 #14 $700,072,145 3 Apr 2021 19.1K BBL 4.8K MCF 664.73 BOE
Stark County, ND #237 #9 $8,298,104,746 14 Apr 2021 188.5K BBL 505.2K MCF 9K BOE
Ward County, ND #713 #16 $326,845,070 6 Apr 2021 1.3K BBL 746 MCF 49.9 BOE
Williams County, ND #39 #4 $62,209,475,543 38 Apr 2021 4.6M BBL 14.4M MCF 236.5K BOE

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