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 5,392 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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Basin Boundary

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Powder River Basin Oil & Gas Activity Stats

Category Last Year Value Current Year Value YoY Trend YoY % Change
Total Wells 29,095 29,368 Up 0.94%
Total Producing Wells 5,535 5,392 Down -2.58%
Percentage of Wells Producing 19% 18% Down -3%
Active Producers 110 105 Down -5%
Total Permits 178 49 Down -72%
Average Well Depth 2,029 2,055 Up 1%
Average BOE per Well 946 960 Up 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) 45.4K BBL 73.6M MCF 12.3M BOE
Black Bear Oil Corporation 16.3M BBL 10.5M MCF 18.1M BOE
Bxp Operating Llc 19.2M BBL 4.7K MCF 19.2M BOE
Carbon Creek Energy Llc 2.6M BBL 5.1B MCF 862.3M BOE
Citation Oil & Gas Corporation 23.7M BBL 143.6K MCF 23.7M BOE
Daube Company The 8.6M BBL 0 MCF 8.6M BOE
Denbury Onshore, Llc 19.9M BBL 228.7M MCF 58M BOE
E & B Natural Resources Management 15M BBL 1M MCF 15.2M BOE
Eog Resources Inc 4.6M BBL 815.9M MCF 140.6M BOE
Fdl Operating Llc 252.3M BBL 23.1M MCF 256.1M BOE
Fidelity Exploration & Production Co 184.1K BBL 86.6M MCF 14.6M BOE
Fidelity Exploration & Production Co. 0 BBL 118.7M MCF 19.7M BOE
Grizzly Operating Llc 150.6K BBL 240.5M MCF 40.2M BOE
Jp Oil Wyoming Llc 14.5M BBL 22.4M MCF 18.3M BOE
Legacy Reserves Operating Lp 19.9M BBL 45.1K MCF 19.9M BOE
Mid-con Energy Operating Llc 16M BBL 8M MCF 17.3M BOE
Natrona County Holdings Llc 56.9M BBL 210.4M MCF 92M BOE
Poc-i Llc 19.4M BBL 214 MCF 19.4M BOE
Prima Exploration Inc 11.6M BBL 6.9M MCF 12.8M BOE
Simon Oil Llc 8.7M BBL 318 MCF 8.7M BOE
Storm Cat Energy Usa Operating Corp 603.7K BBL 510.3M MCF 85.6M BOE
Sunshine Valley Petroleum 8.4M BBL 10.1M MCF 10.1M BOE
True Oil Llc 26.3M BBL 1.7M MCF 26.6M BOE
Valkyrie Operating Llc 16M BBL 1M MCF 16.1M BOE
Whiting Oil & Gas Corporation 10.1M BBL 4.8M MCF 10.9M 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 81.9M BBL SIMON OIL LLC, CARBON CREEK ENERGY LLC, ANSCHUTZ EXPLORATION CORPORATION, GRIZZLY OPERATING LLC
Federal Johnson County, Wyoming 40M BBL SIMON OIL LLC, CARBON CREEK ENERGY LLC, ANSCHUTZ EXPLORATION CORPORATION, EOG RESOURCES INC, GRIZZLY OPERATING LLC
Big George Unit 4877 Johnson County, Wyoming 21.8M BBL CARBON CREEK ENERGY LLC, ANADARKO E&P ONSHORE LLC
Tear Drop Fed Johnson County, Wyoming 9.2M BBL CARBON CREEK ENERGY LLC, EOG RESOURCES INC
Brubaker Fed Johnson County, Wyoming 4.9M BBL CARBON CREEK ENERGY LLC, GRIZZLY OPERATING LLC
Dry Fork Johnson County, Wyoming 4.6M BBL CARBON CREEK ENERGY LLC, PEAK POWDER RIVER RESOURCES LLC
Iberlin Ranch Fed Johnson County, Wyoming 4.6M BBL CARBON CREEK ENERGY LLC, DEVON ENERGY PRODUCTION COMPANY LP
Federal Johnson County, Wyoming 4.3M BBL SIMON OIL LLC, CARBON CREEK ENERGY LLC, EOG RESOURCES INC, GRIZZLY OPERATING LLC
State Johnson County, Wyoming 4.1M BBL CARBON CREEK ENERGY LLC, MONCRIEF W A JR, GRIZZLY OPERATING LLC
Remington Sheridan County, Wyoming 4.1M BBL POWDER BATTALION HOLDINGS LLC, STORM CAT ENERGY USA OPERATING CORP, Storm Cat Energy
Federal Johnson County, Wyoming 3.6M BBL SIMON OIL LLC, CARBON CREEK ENERGY LLC, ANSCHUTZ EXPLORATION CORPORATION
Hanson Niobrara County, Wyoming 2.9M BBL SUNSHINE VALLEY PETROLEUM, POC-I LLC
State Johnson County, Wyoming 2.7M BBL CARBON CREEK ENERGY LLC, WINDSOR ENERGY GROUP LLC, MONCRIEF W A JR, GRIZZLY OPERATING LLC
Johnson Johnson County, Wyoming 2.4M BBL CARBON CREEK ENERGY LLC, WINDSOR ENERGY GROUP LLC
Pfister Niobrara County, Wyoming 2M BBL SUNSHINE VALLEY PETROLEUM, BREITBURN OPERATING L.P.
Sussex Unit Johnson County, Wyoming 2M BBL WYOIL CORP, FDL OPERATING LLC
State Crook County, Wyoming 2M BBL HUDSON GROUP LLC, H D ADAMS LLC, BW OIL LLC, PINE HAVEN RESOURCES LLC
Seven Brothers Sheridan County, Wyoming 1.9M BBL STORM CAT ENERGY USA OPERATING CORP, FIDELITY EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION CO
Federal Johnson County, Wyoming 1.9M BBL SIMON OIL LLC, ANSCHUTZ EXPLORATION CORPORATION
Federal Crook County, Wyoming 1.8M BBL SIGNAL HILL COMPANY LLC, E & B NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT, M & K OIL COMPANY LLC, WELLSTAR CORPORATION
Federal Johnson County, Wyoming 1.7M BBL CARBON CREEK ENERGY LLC, EOG RESOURCES INC, GRIZZLY OPERATING LLC
Sussex West Unit Johnson County, Wyoming 1.7M BBL WYOIL CORP, FDL OPERATING LLC
Fowler Crook County, Wyoming 1.7M BBL SIX BAR OIL LLC, BERENERGY CORPORATION
Federal Johnson County, Wyoming 1.6M BBL CARBON CREEK ENERGY LLC, ANSCHUTZ EXPLORATION CORPORATION, EOG RESOURCES INC, GRIZZLY OPERATING LLC
Christensen Johnson County, Wyoming 1.5M BBL CARBON CREEK ENERGY LLC, GRIZZLY OPERATING LLC

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