Powder River Basin

The Powder River Basin covers areas of Montana and Wyoming. The information below is the summary of oil and gas data that goes back to 1978 and contains information on the 5,249 producing wells that have been drilled in the Powder River Basin from Jan 1978 to Jun 2020.

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Basin Counties

The counties comprising the Powder River Basin in Montana are: Big Horn County, MT, Carter County, MT, Custer County, MT, Powder River County, MT, Rosebud County, MT

The counties comprising the Powder River Basin in Wyoming are: Campbell County, WY, Converse County, WY, Crook County, WY, Johnson County, WY, Natrona County, WY, Niobrara County, WY, Sheridan County, WY, and Weston County, WY

Powder River Basin Map of Current Permits and Wells

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Powder River Basin Oil & Gas Activity Stats

Category Last Year Value Current Year Value YoY Trend YoY % Change
Total Wells 29,059 29,332 Up 0.94%
Total Producing Wells 5,383 5,249 Down -2.49%
Percentage of Wells Producing 19% 18% Down -3%
Active Producers 107 102 Down -5%
Total Permits 178 49 Down -72%
Average Well Depth 2,009 2,035 Up 1%
Average BOE per Well 1,565 1,554 Down -1%

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Powder River Basin Oil & Gas Production by Year

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Powder River Basin Oil & Gas Wells Completed by Year

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Powder River Basin Oil & Gas Permits by Year

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Top Producers by BOE Production in Powder River Basin

Producer Name Oil Produced Gas Produced BOE Produced
Bearcat Energy Llc (colorado) 86.1K BBL 147.2M MCF 24.6M BOE
Black Bear Oil Corporation 19.2M BBL 10.8M MCF 21M BOE
Bxp Operating Llc 38.4M BBL 9.4K MCF 38.4M BOE
Carbon Creek Energy Llc 4.9M BBL 9.7B MCF 1.6B BOE
Citation Oil & Gas Corporation 38.7M BBL 187.2K MCF 38.8M BOE
Denbury Onshore, Llc 20.1M BBL 234.1M MCF 59.1M BOE
E & B Natural Resources Management 29.2M BBL 2M MCF 29.6M BOE
Eog Resources Inc 9.1M BBL 1.5B MCF 261.4M BOE
Fdl Operating Llc 286.4M BBL 28.5M MCF 291.2M BOE
Fidelity Exploration & Production Co. 0 BBL 118.7M MCF 19.7M BOE
Grizzly Operating Llc 301.3K BBL 481.1M MCF 80.4M BOE
H D Adams Llc 15.9M BBL 39.8K MCF 15.9M BOE
Hudson Group Llc 15.1M BBL 271.5K MCF 15.1M BOE
Jp Oil Wyoming Llc 14.9M BBL 24.9M MCF 19.1M BOE
Legacy Reserves Operating Lp 39.8M BBL 90.3K MCF 39.8M BOE
Mid-con Energy Operating Llc 31.9M BBL 16M MCF 34.6M BOE
Natrona County Holdings Llc 88M BBL 233.9M MCF 127M BOE
Poc-i Llc 38.4M BBL 428 MCF 38.4M BOE
Prima Exploration Inc 23.2M BBL 13.9M MCF 25.6M BOE
Signal Hill Company Llc 14.8M BBL 1.5M MCF 15.1M BOE
Sunshine Valley Petroleum 12.1M BBL 19.4M MCF 15.3M BOE
True Oil Llc 49.7M BBL 2.3M MCF 50.1M BOE
Valkyrie Operating Llc 31.7M BBL 1.8M MCF 32M BOE
White Rock Oil & Gas Llc 16.4M BBL 11.8K MCF 16.4M BOE
Whiting Oil & Gas Corporation 20.2M BBL 9.6M MCF 21.8M BOE

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Powder River Basin Top Lease Properties by BOE

Lease Property Location Cumulative BOE Producer Name(s)
Federal Johnson County, Wyoming 270.5M BBL ANSCHUTZ EXPLORATION CORPORATION, CARBON CREEK ENERGY LLC, EOG RESOURCES INC, GRIZZLY OPERATING LLC, SEVEN SISTERS OIL & GAS LLC, SIMON OIL LLC
Unit Powder River County, Montana 55.6M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC, Encore Operating LP, Richardson Operating Company
Light Oil Unit Natrona County, Wyoming 201.9M BBL FDL OPERATING LLC
TM CBM Fed Johnson County, Wyoming 44.2M BBL CARBON CREEK ENERGY LLC
TM-CBM Fee Johnson County, Wyoming 14.4M BBL CARBON CREEK ENERGY LLC
Williams Du Fed Johnson County, Wyoming 66.6M BBL CARBON CREEK ENERGY LLC
South Unit Natrona County, Wyoming 24.4M BBL FDL OPERATING LLC
Orbit Johnson County, Wyoming 1.2M BBL EOG RESOURCES INC
Pvu Fed Johnson County, Wyoming 105.3M BBL CARBON CREEK ENERGY LLC
Bcu Johnson County, Wyoming 50.8M BBL CARBON CREEK ENERGY LLC
Bear Draw Unit Johnson County, Wyoming 15.2M BBL CARBON CREEK ENERGY LLC
Unit Powder River County, Montana 55.6M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC, Encore Operating LP, Richardson Operating Company
Unit Powder River County, Montana 55.6M BBL Denbury Onshore, LLC, Encore Operating LP, Richardson Operating Company
Cgu Fed Johnson County, Wyoming 15.5M BBL CARBON CREEK ENERGY LLC
Dry Fork Johnson County, Wyoming 33.9M BBL CARBON CREEK ENERGY LLC, PEAK POWDER RIVER RESOURCES LLC
Jdfu Johnson County, Wyoming 71M BBL CARBON CREEK ENERGY LLC
Crazy Woman Fed Johnson County, Wyoming 10.6M BBL CARBON CREEK ENERGY LLC
Sclou Natrona County, Wyoming 18.7M BBL FDL OPERATING LLC
NPR #3 Natrona County, Wyoming 126.6M BBL NATRONA COUNTY HOLDINGS LLC
Tear Drop Fed Johnson County, Wyoming 23.4M BBL CARBON CREEK ENERGY LLC, EOG RESOURCES INC
State Johnson County, Wyoming 21.3M BBL BLACK DIAMOND ENERGY INC, CARBON CREEK ENERGY LLC, GRIZZLY OPERATING LLC, HIGH PLAINS GAS LLC, MONCRIEF W A JR, NORTHWEST ENERGY LLC, WINDSOR ENERGY GROUP LLC
Big Mike Unit Johnson County, Wyoming 92.4M BBL CARBON CREEK ENERGY LLC
Ru Fed Johnson County, Wyoming 56.5M BBL CARBON CREEK ENERGY LLC
Tatanka Johnson County, Wyoming 1.4M BBL ATX ENERGY PARTNERS LLC
Reed Federal Niobrara County, Wyoming 4.4M BBL VERMILION ENERGY USA LLC

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