North Dakota Oil & Gas Activity

North Dakota statewide summary oil and gas data that goes back to 1951 and contains information on the 41,421 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 Feb 2024. 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 2024.

North Dakota State Summary Stats

North Dakota Oil & Gas State Income: $463,262,228,677
National Energy Production Rank: #5

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 #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 41,421 wells drilled this year.
How many approved permits are there in North Dakota? There have been 981 permits approved in North Dakota.
What is the average boe produced by well in North Dakota? 2,461 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 107 active producers in the state of North Dakota.
What is the average depth an oil or gas well is drilled in North Dakota? 14,651 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 40,466 41,421 Up 2.36%
Total Producing Wells 19,768 20,676 Up 4.59%
Percentage of Wells Producing 49% 50% Up 2%
Active Producers 114 107 Down -6%
Total Permits 691 981 Up 42%
Average Well Depth 14,457 14,651 Up 1%
Average BOE per Well 2,346 2,461 Up 5%

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Other States By Production Rank

Rank State Most Recent Month Oil Produced Gas Produced
# 1 Texas Jan 2024 127.8M BBL 558.4M MCF
# 2 New Mexico Feb 2024 55.3M BBL 261.2M MCF
# 4 Oklahoma Oct 2023 24.2M BBL 276.4M MCF
# 5 North Dakota Feb 2024 34.9M BBL 95.7M MCF
# 5 Louisiana Jan 2024 BBL MCF
# 6 Pennsylvania Dec 2023 83.9K BBL 281.3M MCF
# 7 Arkansas Sep 2023 888.4K BBL 266.9M MCF
# 8 Colorado Jan 2024 13.6M BBL 181.6M MCF
# 9 Ohio Dec 2018 2.1M BBL 224.6M MCF
# 10 California Jul 2023 BBL MCF
# 10 West Virginia Dec 2018 1.2M BBL 166.1M MCF
# 11 Wyoming Jan 2024 6.3M BBL 126.1M MCF
# 12 Utah Nov 2023 5.1M BBL 25.8M MCF
# 13 Mississippi Jan 2024 1.2M BBL 17.6M MCF
# 14 Montana Jan 2024 1.7M BBL 9.6M MCF
# 15 Alabama Dec 2023 BBL MCF
# 15 Kansas Dec 2023 BBL 8.5M MCF
# 16 Michigan Sep 2023 BBL 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 2024 9.6M BBL 2,492 90
GRAYSON MILL OPERATING, LLC N/A Feb 2024 4.7M BBL 1,249 63
OASIS PETROLEUM NORTH AMERICA LLC Houston, TX Feb 2024 3.7M BBL 1,676 55
MARATHON OIL COMPANY Houston, TX Feb 2024 3.7M BBL 1,039 75
WHITING OIL AND GAS CORPORATION N/A Feb 2024 3.1M BBL 1,960 22
XTO ENERGY INC N/A Feb 2024 3.1M BBL 991 2
HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC Houston, TX Feb 2024 2.7M BBL 1,749 86
WPX ENERGY WILLISTON, LLC Tulsa, OK Feb 2024 2.6M BBL 726 18
ENERPLUS RESOURCES USA CORPORATION N/A Feb 2024 2.2M BBL 944 45
BURLINGTON RESOURCES OIL & GAS COMPANY LP N/A Feb 2024 2.2M BBL 914 17
SLAWSON EXPLORATION COMPANY, INC. Wichita, KS Feb 2024 1.9M BBL 514 30
PETRO-HUNT, L.L.C. N/A Feb 2024 901.4K BBL 647 12
EOG RESOURCES, INC. Houston, TX Feb 2024 879.3K BBL 724 15
KRAKEN OPERATING, LLC Houston, TX Feb 2024 841.7K BBL 286 19
CRESCENT POINT ENERGY U.S. CORP. N/A Feb 2024 693.6K BBL 219 12
LIME ROCK RESOURCES III-A, L.P. N/A Feb 2024 504K BBL 340 N/A
NEPTUNE OPERATING LLC N/A Feb 2024 477.7K BBL 225 24
HUNT OIL COMPANY Dallas, TX Feb 2024 396.3K BBL 188 21
MUREX PETROLEUM CORPORATION N/A Feb 2024 378.6K BBL 240 6
LIBERTY RESOURCES MANAGEMENT COMPANY, LLC Denver, CO Feb 2024 370.1K BBL 150 24
IRON OIL OPERATING, LLC Billings, MT Feb 2024 350.8K BBL 52 9
SOGC, INC. N/A Feb 2024 343.8K BBL 85 9
PETROSHALE (US) INC. Denver, CO Feb 2024 342.9K BBL 60 6
LIME ROCK RESOURCES V-A, LP N/A Feb 2024 333K BBL 75 N/A
ZAVANNA, LLC Denver, CO Feb 2024 187.8K BBL 154 10

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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)
Chsu North Dakota Bowman County 90.1M BBL BURLINGTON RESOURCES OIL & GAS COMPANY LP,DENBURY ONSHORE, LLC
Beaver Lodge Devonian Unit North Dakota Williams County 77.6M BBL AMERADA HESS CORPORATION,HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC,HESS CORPORATION
Fort Berthold North Dakota Dunn County 65.3M BBL ENERPLUS RESOURCES USA CORPORATION
Big Stick (madison) Unit North Dakota Billings County 60.6M 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 51.3M BBL AMERADA HESS CORPORATION,HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC,HESS CORPORATION
Usa North Dakota McKenzie County 48.3M 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
Austin North Dakota Mountrail County 41.8M BBL EOG RESOURCES, INC.,HUNT OIL COMPANY
Fort Berthold North Dakota McKenzie County 41.2M BBL ENERPLUS RESOURCES USA CORPORATION
Fryburg Heath-madison Unit North Dakota Billings County 37.3M BBL AMERADA HESS CORPORATION,HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC,HESS CORPORATION,SCOUT ENERGY MANAGEMENT LLC
Blue Buttes-madison Unit North Dakota McKenzie County 36.1M BBL AMERADA HESS CORPORATION,HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC,HESS CORPORATION,TEXACO EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION INC.
Wayzetta North Dakota Mountrail County 35.8M BBL EOG RESOURCES, INC.
Newburg Spearfish-charles Unit North Dakota Bottineau County 33.9M BBL AMERADA HESS CORPORATION,COBRA OIL & GAS CORPORATION,ENDURO OPERATING, LLC,HESS CORPORATION
Mha North Dakota Dunn County 33.5M BBL OASIS PETROLEUM NORTH AMERICA LLC
Federal North Dakota Billings County 32.3M 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
Tioga-madison Unit North Dakota Williams County 31.3M BBL AMERADA HESS CORPORATION,HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC,HESS CORPORATION
Tioga-madison Unit North Dakota Mountrail County 28.6M BBL AMERADA HESS CORPORATION,HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC,HESS CORPORATION
Parshall North Dakota Mountrail County 27.4M 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 23.6M BBL DENBURY ONSHORE, LLC,ENCORE OPERATING, L.P.,SHELL WESTERN E&P
Van Hook North Dakota Mountrail County 22.3M BBL EOG RESOURCES, INC.,WHITING OIL AND GAS CORPORATION
Antelope-madison Unit North Dakota McKenzie County 22.2M BBL AMERADA HESS CORPORATION,HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC,HESS CORPORATION
North Elkhorn Ranch Unit North Dakota Billings County 20.7M BBL COBRA OIL & GAS CORPORATION,EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION,WHITING OIL AND GAS CORPORATION,WHITING PETROLEUM CORPORATION
Skunk Creek North Dakota Dunn County 20.1M BBL WPX ENERGY WILLISTON, LLC
Koala North Dakota McKenzie County 18.9M BBL ENERPLUS RESOURCES USA CORPORATION,WHITING OIL AND GAS CORPORATION
State North Dakota McKenzie County 17.9M BBL ANR PRODUCTION COMPANY,BOB DENNIS,GRAYSON MILL OPERATING, LLC,MBI OIL & GAS, LLC,NEPTUNE OPERATING LLC,OASIS PETROLEUM NORTH AMERICA LLC,PETRO-HUNT DAKOTA, LLC,PETRO-HUNT, L.L.C.,RANCH OIL COMPANY,SLAWSON EXPLORATION COMPANY, INC.,SUPERIOR OIL CO.,TITAN OIL, INC.,WHITE ROCK OIL & GAS, LLC,WHITING OIL AND GAS CORPORATION,XTO ENERGY INC

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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 #215 #7 $18,928,533,194 24 Feb 2024 274.4K BBL 362.5K MCF 11.1K BOE
Bottineau County, ND #324 #11 $7,519,925,163 20 Feb 2024 104.5K BBL 13.1K MCF 3.5K BOE
Bowman County, ND #233 #8 $16,665,566,832 10 Feb 2024 240.8K BBL 282K MCF 9.5K BOE
Burke County, ND #207 #6 $7,803,506,830 23 Feb 2024 283K BBL 589.7K MCF 12.7K BOE
Divide County, ND #162 #5 $10,739,498,497 25 Feb 2024 468K BBL 857.1K MCF 20.3K BOE
Dunn County, ND #18 #2 $78,305,754,821 27 Feb 2024 8.8M BBL 14.9M MCF 379.6K BOE
Golden Valley County, ND #429 #12 $1,896,262,405 9 Feb 2024 36.6K BBL 29.5K MCF 1.3K BOE
McHenry County, ND #614 #15 $108,154,790 3 Feb 2024 2.7K BBL 0 MCF 92.63 BOE
McKenzie County, ND #8 #1 $152,588,578,146 54 Feb 2024 11.1M BBL 44M MCF 615.6K BOE
McLean County, ND #287 #10 $945,136,867 5 Feb 2024 134.8K BBL 95K MCF 5K BOE
Mountrail County, ND #28 #4 $91,361,820,870 25 Feb 2024 6.5M BBL 14M MCF 295.2K BOE
Renville County, ND #446 #13 $3,846,867,315 12 Feb 2024 36.2K BBL 1.5K MCF 1.2K BOE
Slope County, ND #516 #14 $764,142,904 3 Feb 2024 15.5K BBL 4.1K MCF 540.63 BOE
Stark County, ND #270 #9 $9,390,556,933 15 Feb 2024 117.2K BBL 395K MCF 6.1K BOE
Ward County, ND #646 #16 $338,435,463 5 Feb 2024 1.3K BBL 897 MCF 50.5 BOE
Williams County, ND #23 #3 $78,265,423,623 35 Feb 2024 6.6M BBL 20M MCF 334K BOE

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