North Dakota Oil & Gas Activity

North Dakota statewide summary oil and gas data that goes back to 1951 and contains information on the 40,288 wells that have been drilled in the state since that time. North Dakota is ranked #3 in the US based on Barrels of Oil Equivalent (BOE) produced in Nov 2022. 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 Jan 2023.

North Dakota State Summary Stats

North Dakota Oil & Gas State Income: $475,329,294,348
National Energy Production Rank: #3

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 #3 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 40,288 wells drilled this year.
How many approved permits are there in North Dakota? There have been 0 permits approved in North Dakota.
What is the average boe produced by well in North Dakota? 2,729 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 114 active producers in the state of North Dakota.
What is the average depth an oil or gas well is drilled in North Dakota? 14,386 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 39,515 40,288 Up 1.96%
Total Producing Wells 19,130 19,399 Up 1.41%
Percentage of Wells Producing 48% 48% Up -1%
Active Producers 121 114 Down -6%
Total Permits 458 0 Down -100%
Average Well Depth 14,264 14,386 Up 1%
Average BOE per Well 3,016 2,729 Down -10%

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Other States By Production Rank

Rank State Most Recent Month Oil Produced Gas Produced
# 1 Texas Oct 2022 0 BBL 0 MCF
# 1 Oklahoma Jul 2022 20.4M BBL 430M MCF
# 2 Pennsylvania Dec 2022 0 BBL 0 MCF
# 2 New Mexico Nov 2022 47.3M BBL 222.6M MCF
# 3 North Dakota Nov 2022 36M BBL 101.1M MCF
# 4 Colorado Oct 2022 13.5M BBL 185.1M MCF
# 5 Louisiana Oct 2022 2M BBL 158.5M MCF
# 5 Ohio Dec 2018 2.1M BBL 224.6M MCF
# 6 Wyoming Oct 2022 8.2M BBL 70.3M MCF
# 7 Utah Aug 2022 4.1M BBL 23.6M MCF
# 8 Arkansas Jul 2021 265.6K BBL 38.8M MCF
# 9 Mississippi Oct 2022 1.2M BBL 19M MCF
# 10 California Apr 2022 0 BBL 0 MCF
# 10 Montana Jun 2022 1.6M BBL 9.3M MCF
# 11 Kansas Sep 2022 0 BBL 8.7M MCF
# 12 Alabama Aug 2022 367.6K BBL 6.2M MCF
# 13 West Virginia Dec 2018 0 BBL 0 MCF
# 17 Michigan Mar 2022 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 Nov 2022 10.3M BBL 2,265 N/A
WHITING OIL AND GAS CORPORATION N/A Nov 2022 3.9M BBL 1,900 N/A
HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC Houston, TX Nov 2022 3.8M BBL 1,653 N/A
XTO ENERGY INC N/A Nov 2022 2.8M BBL 1,018 N/A
OASIS PETROLEUM NORTH AMERICA LLC Houston, TX Nov 2022 2.7M BBL 1,507 N/A
MARATHON OIL COMPANY Houston, TX Nov 2022 2.6M BBL 933 N/A
GRAYSON MILL OPERATING, LLC N/A Nov 2022 2.4M BBL 752 N/A
SLAWSON EXPLORATION COMPANY, INC. Wichita, KS Nov 2022 2.3M BBL 479 N/A
BURLINGTON RESOURCES OIL & GAS COMPANY LP N/A Nov 2022 2.2M BBL 853 N/A
ENERPLUS RESOURCES USA CORPORATION N/A Nov 2022 2.2M BBL 883 N/A
WPX ENERGY WILLISTON, LLC Tulsa, OK Nov 2022 2.2M BBL 679 N/A
EOG RESOURCES, INC. Houston, TX Nov 2022 1.1M BBL 755 N/A
PETRO-HUNT, L.L.C. N/A Nov 2022 1M BBL 613 N/A
OVINTIV USA INC. N/A Nov 2022 1M BBL 356 N/A
KRAKEN OPERATING, LLC Houston, TX Nov 2022 711.8K BBL 239 N/A
ZAVANNA, LLC Denver, CO Nov 2022 654.9K BBL 153 N/A
CRESCENT POINT ENERGY U.S. CORP. N/A Nov 2022 565.7K BBL 173 N/A
HUNT OIL COMPANY Dallas, TX Nov 2022 454.5K BBL 172 N/A
LIME ROCK RESOURCES III-A, L.P. N/A Nov 2022 431.8K BBL 334 N/A
PETROSHALE (US) INC. Denver, CO Nov 2022 287.2K BBL 52 N/A
Bowline Energy LLC N/A Nov 2022 262.3K BBL 205 N/A
SOGC, INC. N/A Nov 2022 250.5K BBL 80 N/A
MUREX PETROLEUM CORPORATION N/A Nov 2022 187.6K BBL 225 N/A
IRON OIL OPERATING, LLC Billings, MT Nov 2022 164.5K BBL 34 N/A
FORMENTERA OPERATIONS, LLC N/A Nov 2022 146K BBL 349 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
Fort Berthold North Dakota Dunn County 126.8M BBL ENERPLUS RESOURCES USA CORPORATION
Newburg-spearfish-charles Unit North Dakota Bottineau County 101.8M BBL AMERADA HESS CORPORATION,COBRA OIL & GAS CORPORATION,ENDURO OPERATING, LLC,HESS CORPORATION
Chsu North Dakota Bowman County 89.3M BBL BURLINGTON RESOURCES OIL & GAS COMPANY LP,DENBURY ONSHORE, LLC
Fryburg-heath-madison Unit North Dakota Billings County 74.1M BBL AMERADA HESS CORPORATION,HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC,HESS CORPORATION,SCOUT ENERGY MANAGEMENT LLC
Big Stick (madison) Unit North Dakota Billings County 59.7M BBL EXXON COMPANY, U.S.A.,WHITE ROCK OIL & GAS, LLC,WHITING OIL AND GAS CORPORATION,WHITING PETROLEUM CORPORATION
Beaver Lodge-madison Unit North Dakota Williams County 51.2M BBL AMERADA HESS CORPORATION,HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC,HESS CORPORATION
Usa North Dakota McKenzie County 46.6M 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
Austin North Dakota Mountrail County 40.9M BBL EOG RESOURCES, INC.,HUNT OIL COMPANY
Fort Berthold North Dakota McKenzie County 39.9M BBL ENERPLUS RESOURCES USA CORPORATION
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 34.9M BBL EOG RESOURCES, INC.
Two Shields Butte North Dakota Dunn County 33.8M BBL WPX ENERGY WILLISTON, LLC
Mha North Dakota Dunn County 32.5M BBL OASIS PETROLEUM NORTH AMERICA LLC
Federal North Dakota Billings County 31.8M 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,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
Charlson Madison North Unit North Dakota McKenzie County 31.6M BBL PETRO-HUNT, L.L.C.,TEXACO EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION INC.
Tioga-madison Unit North Dakota Williams County 31M BBL AMERADA HESS CORPORATION,HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC,HESS CORPORATION
Red Wing Creek Unit North Dakota McKenzie County 30.8M BBL TRUE OIL LLC
Clarks Creek North Dakota McKenzie County 30.6M BBL EOG RESOURCES, INC.
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
Parshall North Dakota Mountrail County 26.4M BBL EOG RESOURCES, INC.
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
Cedar Creek Unit 8b North Dakota Bowman County 23.3M 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

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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 #86 #7 $20,957,487,188 24 Nov 2022 292.1K BBL 381.4K MCF 11.8K BOE
Bottineau County, ND #123 #10 $10,574,044,398 21 Nov 2022 119.1K BBL 18.2K MCF 4K BOE
Bowman County, ND #88 #8 $16,413,247,305 9 Nov 2022 255.6K BBL 360.3K MCF 10.5K BOE
Burke County, ND #71 #6 $8,441,958,754 27 Nov 2022 372.4K BBL 618.6K MCF 15.8K BOE
Divide County, ND #60 #5 $10,512,386,644 25 Nov 2022 534K BBL 914.6K MCF 22.8K BOE
Dunn County, ND #8 #2 $81,783,052,850 27 Nov 2022 9.2M BBL 15.6M MCF 394.8K BOE
Golden Valley County, ND #157 #13 $1,882,143,225 9 Nov 2022 40.2K BBL 31.4K MCF 1.5K BOE
McHenry County, ND #271 #15 $113,735,677 3 Nov 2022 3.7K BBL 0 MCF 126.37 BOE
McKenzie County, ND #4 #1 $154,161,269,332 58 Nov 2022 11.8M BBL 49.1M MCF 666.6K BOE
McLean County, ND #156 #12 $895,401,835 6 Nov 2022 39.7K BBL 34.9K MCF 1.5K BOE
Mountrail County, ND #9 #3 $92,342,854,074 27 Nov 2022 7.3M BBL 14.4M MCF 324.9K BOE
Renville County, ND #155 #11 $3,829,819,575 14 Nov 2022 45.3K BBL 1.7K MCF 1.5K BOE
Slope County, ND #202 #14 $743,770,534 3 Nov 2022 18.1K BBL 5.7K MCF 635.83 BOE
Stark County, ND #107 #9 $9,079,451,575 15 Nov 2022 143.7K BBL 415.6K MCF 7.1K BOE
Ward County, ND #301 #16 $335,453,784 5 Nov 2022 1.6K BBL 721 MCF 58.87 BOE
Williams County, ND #11 #4 $79,653,564,374 37 Nov 2022 5.8M BBL 19.1M MCF 300.6K BOE

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