North Dakota Mineral Answers

Questions Answers
How does North Dakota rank in the nation for oil and gas production? North Dakota currently ranks #2 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 30,464 wells drilled this year.
How many approved permits are there in Texas? There have been 1,923 permits approved in North Dakota.
What is the average boe produced by well in North Dakota? 3,247 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 135 active producers in the state of North Dakota.
What is the average depth an oil or gas well is drilled in North Dakota? 13,917 feet is the average depth of a well in North Dakota.

North Dakota Oil & Gas Activity Summary

North Dakota statewide summary oil and gas data that goes back to 1951 and contains information on the 30,464 wells that have been drilled in the state since that time. North Dakota is ranked #2 in the US based on BOE produced in 10-01-2019. 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 04-01-1951 and go through 10-01-2019.

Category Last Year Value Current Year Value YoY Trend YoY % Change
Total Wells 29,050 30,464 Up 4.87%
Total Producing Wells 17,012 18,018 Up 5.91%
Percentage of Wells Producing 59% 59% Up 1%
Active Producers 139 135 Down -3%
Total Permits 1,469 1,923 Up 31%
Average Well Depth 13,632 13,917 Up 2%
Average BOE per Well 3,289 3,247 Down -1%

North Dakota Map of Current Permits & Rigs

Annual North Dakota Oil & Gas Production

North Dakota Oil & Gas Wells Prepped for Production by Year

North Dakota Top Producers by BOE Production for 10-01-2019

Producer Name Location Production Date BOE Produced Producing Wells Trailing 12 Month Permits
CONTINENTAL RESOURCES, INC. City, OK 10-01-2019 8,202,175 BOE 1,784 200
HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC Houston, TX 10-01-2019 5,241,449 BOE 1,633 177
WHITING OIL AND GAS CORPORATION N/A 10-01-2019 5,070,782 BOE 1,675 116
MARATHON OIL COMPANY Houston, TX 10-01-2019 4,065,010 BOE 730 105
OASIS PETROLEUM NORTH AMERICA LLC Houston, TX 10-01-2019 3,871,458 BOE 1,016 28
BURLINGTON RESOURCES OIL & GAS COMPANY LP N/A 10-01-2019 3,847,382 BOE 754 99
XTO ENERGY INC N/A 10-01-2019 3,664,869 BOE 1,038 10
WPX ENERGY WILLISTON, LLC Tulsa, OK 10-01-2019 3,524,322 BOE 394 78
EQUINOR ENERGY LP N/A 10-01-2019 2,387,898 BOE 700 37
BRUIN E&P OPERATING, LLC N/A 10-01-2019 1,756,803 BOE 454 43
PETRO-HUNT, L.L.C. N/A 10-01-2019 1,685,775 BOE 566 11
SLAWSON EXPLORATION COMPANY, INC. Wichita, KS 10-01-2019 1,653,502 BOE 371 61
EOG RESOURCES, INC. Houston, TX 10-01-2019 1,624,654 BOE 779 25
KRAKEN OPERATING, LLC Houston, TX 10-01-2019 1,452,446 BOE 194 32
ENERPLUS RESOURCES USA CORPORATION N/A 10-01-2019 1,402,276 BOE 245 57
QEP ENERGY COMPANY Denver, CO 10-01-2019 1,374,452 BOE 399 N/A
NEWFIELD PRODUCTION COMPANY Woodlands, TX 10-01-2019 1,360,487 BOE 300 42
RIMROCK OIL & GAS WILLISTON LLC Village, CO 10-01-2019 740,534 BOE 130 67
NINE POINT ENERGY, LLC Denver, CO 10-01-2019 586,885 BOE 184 22
CRESCENT POINT ENERGY U.S. CORP. N/A 10-01-2019 582,569 BOE 134 43

North Dakota Oil & Gas Permits by Year

North Dakota Counties By Production

County National Rank State Rank County Value Producers Production Date Oil Produced Monthly Gas Produced Monthly BOE Produced Daily
Billings County, ND #152 #8 $17,270,667,493 33 10-01-2019 334,848 BBL 466,932 MCF 13,756 BOE
Bottineau County, ND #234 #10 $6,806,761,094 22 10-01-2019 136,430 BBL 18,583 MCF 4,651 BOE
Bowman County, ND #142 #6 $15,181,853,525 10 10-01-2019 406,267 BBL 451,920 MCF 16,053 BOE
Burke County, ND #151 #7 $6,615,473,100 31 10-01-2019 298,728 BBL 745,169 MCF 14,097 BOE
Divide County, ND #111 #5 $8,453,193,216 32 10-01-2019 568,858 BBL 1,037,496 MCF 24,725 BOE
Dunn County, ND #14 #3 $45,114,154,064 32 10-01-2019 9,305,692 BBL 11,528,069 MCF 374,234 BOE
Golden Valley County, ND #347 #13 $1,683,088,652 11 10-01-2019 45,572 BBL 31,917 MCF 1,696 BOE
McHenry County, ND #532 #15 $92,191,594 3 10-01-2019 5,251 BBL 0 MCF 175 BOE
McKenzie County, ND #2 #1 $93,333,280,733 63 10-01-2019 16,259,255 BBL 45,581,618 MCF 795,206 BOE
McLean County, ND #327 #11 $734,881,021 7 10-01-2019 51,819 BBL 40,750 MCF 1,954 BOE
Mountrail County, ND #20 #4 $60,835,162,045 28 10-01-2019 7,389,449 BBL 12,230,793 MCF 314,264 BOE
Renville County, ND #343 #12 $3,542,575,574 19 10-01-2019 52,495 BBL 1,677 MCF 1,759 BOE
Slope County, ND #427 #14 $684,336,093 3 10-01-2019 20,428 BBL 5,806 MCF 713 BOE
Stark County, ND #170 #9 $8,161,348,333 15 10-01-2019 228,362 BBL 513,006 MCF 10,462 BOE
Ward County, ND #591 #16 $325,773,222 9 10-01-2019 1,911 BBL 723 MCF 68 BOE
Williams County, ND #10 #2 $51,217,176,997 43 10-01-2019 8,174,809 BBL 18,669,660 MCF 376,213 BOE