North Dakota Oil & Gas Activity

North Dakota statewide summary oil and gas data that goes back to 1951 and contains information on the 38,570 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 Aug 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 Aug 2020.

North Dakota State Summary Stats

North Dakota Oil & Gas State Income: $348,793,475,800
National Energy Production Rank: #5

North Dakota Map of Current Permits and Wells

Approved Permit
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 #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 38,570 wells drilled this year.
How many approved permits are there in North Dakota? There have been 590 permits approved in North Dakota.
What is the average boe produced by well in North Dakota? 2,690 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 126 active producers in the state of North Dakota.
What is the average depth an oil or gas well is drilled in North Dakota? 14,119 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 30,154 38,570 Up 27.91%
Total Producing Wells 17,966 18,622 Up 3.65%
Percentage of Wells Producing 60% 48% Up -19%
Active Producers 132 126 Down -5%
Total Permits 1,633 590 Down -64%
Average Well Depth 13,894 14,119 Up 2%
Average BOE per Well 3,563 2,690 Down -25%

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Other States By Production Rank

Rank State Most Recent Month Oil Produced Gas Produced
# 1 Texas Jul 2020 116.7M BBL 474.8M MCF
# 2 Pennsylvania Dec 2019 100.8K BBL 615.5M MCF
# 4 New Mexico Aug 2020 30.1M BBL 160.7M MCF
# 5 North Dakota Aug 2020 36.1M BBL 83.8M MCF
# 6 Colorado Jul 2020 14.3M BBL 189.2M MCF
# 7 Oklahoma Apr 2020 11.2M BBL 187.2M MCF
# 8 Louisiana Jul 2020 2.2M BBL 200.4M MCF
# 9 West Virginia Dec 2018 1.2M BBL 166.1M MCF
# 10 California Jan 2020 13M BBL 43.6M MCF
# 11 Wyoming Jul 2020 6.1M BBL 62.3M MCF
# 12 Ohio Dec 2018 865.1K BBL 81.3M MCF
# 13 Arkansas Mar 2020 288.6K BBL 41.7M MCF
# 14 Utah May 2020 2.5M BBL 21.7M MCF
# 15 Kansas Jun 2020 0 BBL 0 MCF
# 15 Mississippi Jul 2020 1.2M BBL 13.9M MCF
# 16 Montana Jul 2020 1.6M BBL 8.9M MCF
# 17 Alabama Jun 2020 360.7K BBL 7M MCF
# 18 Michigan Mar 2020 291.3K BBL 5.8M 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 Aug 2020 8.3M BBL 1,925 27
HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC Houston, TX Aug 2020 4.9M BBL 1,700 21
WHITING OIL AND GAS CORPORATION N/A Aug 2020 4M BBL 1,745 28
XTO ENERGY INC N/A Aug 2020 3.9M BBL 1,053 9
MARATHON OIL COMPANY Houston, TX Aug 2020 3.5M BBL 790 25
BURLINGTON RESOURCES OIL & GAS COMPANY LP N/A Aug 2020 3.4M BBL 783 2
WPX ENERGY WILLISTON, LLC Tulsa, OK Aug 2020 3.3M BBL 441 25
OASIS PETROLEUM NORTH AMERICA LLC Houston, TX Aug 2020 2.8M BBL 1,051 4
EQUINOR ENERGY LP N/A Aug 2020 1.8M BBL 702 5
EOG RESOURCES, INC. Houston, TX Aug 2020 1.6M BBL 795 5
ENERPLUS RESOURCES USA CORPORATION N/A Aug 2020 1.4M BBL 274 N/A
NEWFIELD PRODUCTION COMPANY Woodlands, TX Aug 2020 1M BBL 307 12
BRUIN E&P OPERATING, LLC N/A Aug 2020 1M BBL 459 3
KRAKEN OPERATING, LLC Houston, TX Aug 2020 913.6K BBL 212 3
QEP ENERGY COMPANY Denver, CO Aug 2020 908.2K BBL 399 N/A
PETRO-HUNT, L.L.C. N/A Aug 2020 893.4K BBL 582 5
RIMROCK OIL & GAS WILLISTON LLC Village, CO Aug 2020 731.3K BBL 149 2
SLAWSON EXPLORATION COMPANY, INC. Wichita, KS Aug 2020 552.3K BBL 401 15
LIME ROCK RESOURCES III-A, L.P. N/A Aug 2020 509.7K BBL 322 N/A
ZAVANNA, LLC Denver, CO Aug 2020 509.1K BBL 135 7
CRESCENT POINT ENERGY U.S. CORP. N/A Aug 2020 496.1K BBL 155 2
NINE POINT ENERGY, LLC Denver, CO Aug 2020 332.1K BBL 199 2
PETROSHALE (US) INC. Denver, CO Aug 2020 267.7K BBL 42 N/A
HUNT OIL COMPANY Dallas, TX Aug 2020 258.2K BBL 147 N/A
KRAKEN DEVELOPMENT III, LLC Houston, TX Aug 2020 235.1K BBL 73 6

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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 156.3M 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 86.3M 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 60.5M 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 56.7M BBL BRUIN E&P OPERATING, LLC
Beaver Lodge-madison Unit North Dakota Williams County 51.4M 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 36.3M 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 33.8M BBL EOG RESOURCES, INC.
Charlson Madison North Unit North Dakota McKenzie County 32.2M BBL PETRO-HUNT, L.L.C.,TEXACO EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION INC.
Federal North Dakota Billings County 32M 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
Usa North Dakota McKenzie County 31.7M 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
Tioga-madison Unit North Dakota Williams County 31.5M BBL AMERADA HESS CORPORATION,HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC,HESS CORPORATION
Rival-madison Unit North Dakota Burke County 28.9M BBL CAMWEST LIMITED PARTNERSHIP,D90 Energy, LLC,MCOR OIL & GAS CORP.,TAQA USA, INC.
Mha North Dakota Dunn County 28.8M BBL QEP ENERGY COMPANY
Tioga-madison Unit North Dakota Mountrail County 28.8M 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 25.7M BBL EOG RESOURCES, INC.
Cedar Creek Unit 8b North Dakota Bowman County 23.1M BBL DENBURY ONSHORE, LLC,ENCORE OPERATING, L.P.,SHELL WESTERN E&P
Clarks Creek North Dakota McKenzie County 22.9M BBL EOG RESOURCES, INC.
Antelope-madison Unit North Dakota McKenzie County 22.3M 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 20.4M 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 #223 #8 $19,070,651,828 31 Aug 2020 278.4K BBL 328.4K MCF 11.1K BOE
Bottineau County, ND #358 #10 $9,946,039,516 22 Aug 2020 111K BBL 18.1K MCF 3.8K BOE
Bowman County, ND #205 #6 $15,433,862,298 10 Aug 2020 344.6K BBL 565.4K MCF 14.6K BOE
Burke County, ND #207 #7 $7,596,187,040 30 Aug 2020 274.6K BBL 880.5K MCF 14K BOE
Divide County, ND #171 #5 $8,651,744,584 31 Aug 2020 530.7K BBL 882.8K MCF 22.5K BOE
Dunn County, ND #21 #2 $50,928,899,044 30 Aug 2020 7.9M BBL 11.1M MCF 326K BOE
Golden Valley County, ND #452 #12 $1,724,450,888 11 Aug 2020 44.1K BBL 41.1K MCF 1.7K BOE
McHenry County, ND #680 #15 $102,350,695 3 Aug 2020 5.1K BBL 0 MCF 172.97 BOE
McKenzie County, ND #8 #1 $106,657,509,884 63 Aug 2020 14.7M BBL 43.7M MCF 734.9K BOE
McLean County, ND #392 #11 $766,936,057 7 Aug 2020 73.9K BBL 52.2K MCF 2.7K BOE
Mountrail County, ND #26 #3 $66,894,286,805 28 Aug 2020 6.1M BBL 11.4M MCF 267.9K BOE
Renville County, ND #486 #13 $3,622,431,701 18 Aug 2020 37.7K BBL 1.3K MCF 1.2K BOE
Slope County, ND #565 #14 $691,981,431 3 Aug 2020 19.2K BBL 3.9K MCF 663.5 BOE
Stark County, ND #243 #9 $8,214,074,061 14 Aug 2020 201.5K BBL 455.5K MCF 9.2K BOE
Ward County, ND #761 #16 $326,453,463 7 Aug 2020 1.2K BBL 476 MCF 43.83 BOE
Williams County, ND #30 #4 $59,253,126,996 39 Aug 2020 5.3M BBL 14.2M MCF 259.1K BOE

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