West Virginia Oil & Gas Activity

West Virginia statewide summary oil and gas data that goes back to 1985 and contains information on the 104,157 wells that have been drilled in the state since that time. West Virginia is ranked #8 in the US based on Barrels of Oil Equivalent (BOE) produced in Dec 2018. 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 Jan 1985 and go through Dec 2018.

West Virginia State Summary Stats

West Virginia Oil & Gas State Income: $517,658,834,724
National Energy Production Rank: #8

West Virginia Map of Current Permits and Wells

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West Virginia Frequently Asked Questions

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How does West Virginia rank in the nation for oil and gas production? West Virginia currently ranks #8 in the nation based on barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) production.
How many wells were drilled in West Virginia so far this year? West Virginia has had 104,157 wells drilled this year.
How many approved permits are there in West Virginia? There have been 2,081 permits approved in West Virginia.
What is the average boe produced by well in West Virginia? 649 BBLs of oil equivalent (BOE) is the average amount produced by a single well in West Virginia
How many active producers are there in West Virginia? There are currently 420 active producers in the state of West Virginia.
What is the average depth an oil or gas well is drilled in West Virginia? 0 feet is the average depth of a well in West Virginia.

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West Virginia Oil & Gas Activity Stats

Category Last Year Value Current Year Value YoY Trend YoY % Change
Total Wells 103,583 104,157 Up 0.55%
Total Producing Wells 46,540 44,550 Down -4.28%
Percentage of Wells Producing 45% 43% Down -5%
Active Producers 394 420 Up 7%
Total Permits 817 2,081 Up 155%
Average Well Depth 0 0 Flat 0%
Average BOE per Well 551 649 Up 18%

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Other States By Production Rank

Rank State Most Recent Month Oil Produced Gas Produced
# 1 Texas Nov 2020 107.2M BBL 410.5M MCF
# 3 Louisiana Nov 2020 3.8M BBL 369.6M MCF
# 4 New Mexico Dec 2020 30.7M BBL 166.5M MCF
# 5 North Dakota Dec 2020 36.4M BBL 76.4M MCF
# 6 Oklahoma Aug 2020 11.5M BBL 186M MCF
# 7 Colorado Nov 2020 12.1M BBL 180.6M MCF
# 8 West Virginia Dec 2018 1.2M BBL 166.1M MCF
# 9 Wyoming Nov 2020 6M BBL 59.2M MCF
# 10 Ohio Dec 2018 987.7K BBL 87M MCF
# 11 California May 2020 11.4M BBL 16M MCF
# 12 Arkansas Jun 2020 221.5K BBL 39.4M MCF
# 13 Mississippi Nov 2020 1.2M BBL 15M MCF
# 14 Utah Aug 2020 0 BBL 0 MCF
# 14 Kansas Oct 2020 2M BBL 9.8M MCF
# 15 Montana Oct 2020 1.5M BBL 9.1M MCF
# 16 Alabama Sep 2020 366.6K BBL 6.8M MCF
# 17 Michigan Jun 2020 225.4K BBL 5.6M MCF
# 18 Pennsylvania Dec 2020 0 BBL 32 MCF

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Annual West Virginia Oil & Gas Production

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West Virginia Oil & Gas Wells Completed by Year

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West Virginia Oil & Gas Permits by Year

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Browse All Producing West Virginia Companies

Top Oil & Gas Producers by BOE in West Virginia

Producer Name Location Production Date Monthly BOE Produced Producing Wells Trailing 12 Month Permits
ANTERO RESOURCES CORPORATION Cross Lanes, WV Dec 2018 12.8M BBL 982 51
EQT PRODUCTION COMPANY Unknown, WV Dec 2018 4.1M BBL 1,102 38
SWN PRODUCTION COMPANY, LLC Jane Lew, WV Dec 2018 4M BBL 365 40
NORTHEAST NATURAL ENERGY LLC Charleston, WV Dec 2018 1M BBL 58 5
CNX GAS COMPANY LLC Fairmont, WV Dec 2018 809.6K BBL 154 1
JAY-BEE OIL & GAS, INC. Cairo, WV Dec 2018 780.6K BBL 114 N/A
TUG HILL OPERATING, LLC Cross Lanes, WV Dec 2018 459.2K BBL 73 38
NYTIS EXPLORATION COMPANY LLC Charleston, WV Dec 2018 289.9K BBL 5,149 N/A
ALLIANCE PETROLEUM CORPORATION Parkersburg, WV Dec 2018 247.6K BBL 6,289 N/A
CHEVRON APPALACHIA, LLC Charleston, WV Dec 2018 226.1K BBL 32 1
TRIAD HUNTER, LLC Waverly, WV Dec 2018 191.4K BBL 285 N/A
ARP MOUNTAINEER PRODUCTION, LLC Cross Lanes, WV Dec 2018 56.2K BBL 259 N/A
TRIANA ENERGY, LLC Nitro, WV Dec 2018 49.4K BBL 12 N/A
KEY OIL COMPANY Weston, WV Dec 2018 38.7K BBL 891 1
DOMINION ENERGY TRANSMISSION, INC. Clarksburg, WV Dec 2018 36.6K BBL 528 N/A
WACO OIL & GAS CO., INC. Glenville, WV Dec 2018 26K BBL 291 1
MOUNTAIN V OIL & GAS, INC. Bridgeport, WV Dec 2018 23.6K BBL 431 N/A
MOUNTAIN V, LLC Bridgeport, WV Dec 2018 23K BBL 757 N/A
PILLAR ENERGY, LLC Charleston, WV Dec 2018 22.2K BBL 757 N/A
ENERVEST OPERATING, L.L.C., A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY Charleston, WV Dec 2018 20.7K BBL 648 N/A
HARD ROCK EXPLORATION, INC. Charleston, WV Dec 2018 19.4K BBL 338 N/A
BASE PETROLEUM, INC. South Charleston, WV Dec 2018 18.3K BBL 383 N/A
HG ENERGY, LLC Parkersburg, WV Dec 2018 15K BBL 439 25
HAUGHT ENERGY CORPORATION Smithville, WV Dec 2018 14.8K BBL 567 N/A
ROSS AND WHARTON GAS COMPANY, INC. Coalton, WV Dec 2018 14.4K BBL 653 16

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West Virginia Top Lease Properties by BOE

Lease Property State County Cumulative BOE Producer Name(s)
Pocahontas Land Corp. West Virginia Wyoming County 103.5M BBL CABOT OIL & GAS CORPORATION,CNG PRODUCING COMPANY,CNX GAS COMPANY LLC,CONSOL GAS COMPANY,D. C. MALCOLM, INC.,DOMINION ENERGY TRANSMISSION, INC.,EAGLE ENERGY, INC.,ENERGY CORPORATION OF AMERICA,K. PETROLEUM, INC.,MARANATHA ENERGY CORPORATION,NYTIS EXPLORATION COMPANY LLC,SONAT EXPLORATION CO.,U. S. STEEL MINING COMPANY, LLC
Pocahontas Land Corp. West Virginia McDowell County 80.3M BBL ALLIANCE PETROLEUM CORPORATION,CABOT OIL & GAS CORPORATION,CNG PRODUCING COMPANY,CNX GAS COMPANY LLC,CONSOL GAS COMPANY,D. C. MALCOLM, INC.,DOMINION ENERGY TRANSMISSION, INC.,ENERGY CORPORATION OF AMERICA,ENERGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION,EQT PRODUCTION COMPANY,NYTIS EXPLORATION COMPANY LLC,PMJ, INC.,RADIUS ENERGY SERVICES, LLC,ROSS AND WHARTON GAS COMPANY, INC.,U. S. STEEL MINING COMPANY, LLC
Durig, Daniel West Virginia Wetzel County 54M BBL SWN PRODUCTION COMPANY, LLC
Pocahontas Land Corp. West Virginia Mingo County 47.9M BBL ENERGY CORPORATION OF AMERICA,EQT PRODUCTION COMPANY,NYTIS EXPLORATION COMPANY LLC
Heartwood Forestland West Virginia Logan County 39.7M BBL ALLIANCE PETROLEUM CORPORATION,COLUMBIA NATURAL RESOURCES, LLC,EQT PRODUCTION COMPANY
Durig, David & Bonnie West Virginia Wetzel County 31M BBL SWN PRODUCTION COMPANY, LLC
Heartwood Forestland West Virginia Wyoming County 30.3M BBL BOONE EAST DEVELOPMENT CO., LLC,EQT PRODUCTION COMPANY,NEW RIVER ENERGY CORPORATION,NYTIS EXPLORATION COMPANY LLC
Cole & Crane Real Estate West Virginia Logan County 29.9M BBL ALLIANCE PETROLEUM CORPORATION,CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA, L.L.C.,COLUMBIA NATURAL RESOURCES, LLC,EQT PRODUCTION COMPANY
Pinnacle Land Company West Virginia Wyoming County 28.8M BBL NYTIS EXPLORATION COMPANY LLC,PINNACLE MINING COMPANY, LLC
Stern, Alton W West Virginia Marshall County 28.3M BBL SWN PRODUCTION COMPANY, LLC
Polino Enterprises West Virginia Barbour County 26.7M BBL ARP MOUNTAINEER PRODUCTION, LLC
Messenger, James & Karen West Virginia Wetzel County 26.1M BBL SWN PRODUCTION COMPANY, LLC
Beckwith Lumber Company West Virginia Barbour County 22.6M BBL ARP MOUNTAINEER PRODUCTION, LLC
Rowland Land Company West Virginia Raleigh County 21.9M BBL ALLIANCE PETROLEUM CORPORATION,CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA, L.L.C.,CNX GAS COMPANY LLC,CONSOL GAS COMPANY
Plum Creek Timberlands West Virginia Wyoming County 21.5M BBL EQT PRODUCTION COMPANY,NYTIS EXPLORATION COMPANY LLC
Heartwood Forestland West Virginia Mingo County 20.6M BBL CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA, L.L.C.,COLUMBIA NATURAL RESOURCES, LLC,EQT PRODUCTION COMPANY,NEW RIVER ENERGY CORPORATION
Male, Kimberly A. West Virginia Harrison County 17.8M BBL ANTERO RESOURCES CORPORATION
Skinner, Fay & Ruth West Virginia Upshur County 17.7M BBL CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA, L.L.C.
Southern Land Company West Virginia Boone County 15.7M BBL CABOT OIL & GAS CORPORATION,EQT PRODUCTION COMPANY,NYTIS EXPLORATION COMPANY LLC
Pocahontas Land Corp West Virginia Mingo County 15.7M BBL EQT PRODUCTION COMPANY
Wolfe, A. J. - Estate West Virginia Barbour County 14.9M BBL ARP MOUNTAINEER PRODUCTION, LLC
Heartwood Forestland West Virginia McDowell County 14.7M BBL CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA, L.L.C.,EAGLE ENERGY, INC.,EQT PRODUCTION COMPANY,NYTIS EXPLORATION COMPANY LLC,R & B PETROLEUM, INC.
Cotiga Development Co. West Virginia Mingo County 14.7M BBL CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA, L.L.C.,COLUMBIA NATURAL RESOURCES, LLC,COTIGA DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, LIMITED PARTNERSHIP,EQT PRODUCTION COMPANY,NEW RIVER ENERGY CORPORATION,TUG FORK DEVELOPMENT,WARFIELD MANAGEMENT, LLC
Stern, Alton & Mary West Virginia Marshall County 14.2M BBL SWN PRODUCTION COMPANY, LLC
Consolidation Coal Co. West Virginia Monongalia County 14M BBL CNX GAS COMPANY LLC,NNE RESOURCES LLC

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West Virginia Counties By Production

County National Rank State Rank Production Value Producers Production Date Oil Produced Monthly Gas Produced Monthly BOE Produced Daily
Barbour County, WV #240 #12 $16,307,217,734 38 Dec 2018 160 BBL 1.1M MCF 6.6K BOE
Boone County, WV #403 #22 $15,109,433,102 16 Dec 2018 332 BBL 340K MCF 1.9K BOE
Braxton County, WV #572 #32 $5,788,794,426 43 Dec 2018 244 BBL 94.7K MCF 534.53 BOE
Brooke County, WV #119 #9 $835,423,700 2 Dec 2018 239.3K BBL 4.3M MCF 32.2K BOE
Cabell County, WV #595 #33 $2,217,673,529 20 Dec 2018 1K BBL 68.5K MCF 414.9 BOE
Calhoun County, WV #459 #29 $7,033,344,866 70 Dec 2018 3.5K BBL 193K MCF 1.1K BOE
Clay County, WV #501 #30 $4,983,388,718 27 Dec 2018 7.6K BBL 132.2K MCF 990 BOE
Doddridge County, WV #29 #1 $39,896,494,405 75 Dec 2018 136.8K BBL 41.1M MCF 232.9K BOE
Fayette County, WV #611 #35 $4,223,695,243 13 Dec 2018 0 BBL 62.5K MCF 347.43 BOE
Gilmer County, WV #419 #24 $12,341,301,388 83 Dec 2018 4.6K BBL 270.3K MCF 1.6K BOE
Hancock County, WV #845 #44 $20,611,462 3 Dec 2018 2 BBL 40 MCF 0.27 BOE
Harrison County, WV #84 #6 $35,555,957,031 57 Dec 2018 4K BBL 9.4M MCF 52.7K BOE
Jackson County, WV #436 #26 $9,460,415,985 33 Dec 2018 445 BBL 251.1K MCF 1.4K BOE
Kanawha County, WV #278 #13 $27,379,728,883 46 Dec 2018 5K BBL 858.3K MCF 4.9K BOE
Lewis County, WV #318 #17 $27,281,618,168 66 Dec 2018 1.4K BBL 651.7K MCF 3.6K BOE
Lincoln County, WV #322 #18 $18,429,148,694 28 Dec 2018 8.6K BBL 594.3K MCF 3.5K BOE
Logan County, WV #373 #21 $31,562,307,386 18 Dec 2018 386 BBL 433.5K MCF 2.4K BOE
Marion County, WV #158 #10 $8,449,113,085 27 Dec 2018 223 BBL 3.1M MCF 17.2K BOE
Marshall County, WV #65 #5 $13,366,910,228 14 Dec 2018 222.8K BBL 13.4M MCF 82.2K BOE
Mason County, WV #681 #39 $893,758,635 11 Dec 2018 404 BBL 30.3K MCF 182.07 BOE
McDowell County, WV #293 #16 $38,830,627,797 21 Dec 2018 0 BBL 833K MCF 4.6K BOE
Mercer County, WV #603 #34 $2,749,775,769 6 Dec 2018 0 BBL 69.1K MCF 383.83 BOE
Mineral County, WV #848 #45 $13,537,360 4 Dec 2018 0 BBL 25 MCF 0.17 BOE
Mingo County, WV #364 #20 $25,603,492,230 23 Dec 2018 139 BBL 476.5K MCF 2.6K BOE
Monongalia County, WV #109 #8 $8,256,632,318 19 Dec 2018 44 BBL 6.3M MCF 35.4K BOE
Nicholas County, WV #660 #37 $2,229,423,385 13 Dec 2018 60 BBL 42.1K MCF 236.07 BOE
Ohio County, WV #90 #7 $1,759,966,605 2 Dec 2018 226.9K BBL 7.3M MCF 48.1K BOE
Pendleton County, WV #831 #42 $212,859,864 1 Dec 2018 0 BBL 550 MCF 3.03 BOE
Pleasants County, WV #283 #15 $1,414,379,587 48 Dec 2018 4.7K BBL 835.1K MCF 4.7K BOE
Preston County, WV #528 #31 $1,824,205,422 8 Dec 2018 0 BBL 138K MCF 766.73 BOE
Putnam County, WV #435 #25 $6,903,763,495 24 Dec 2018 96 BBL 254.7K MCF 1.4K BOE
Raleigh County, WV #441 #27 $18,015,836,314 19 Dec 2018 4 BBL 246.7K MCF 1.3K BOE
Randolph County, WV #638 #36 $1,963,468,575 12 Dec 2018 0 BBL 51.2K MCF 284.53 BOE
Ritchie County, WV #62 #4 $20,087,222,317 111 Dec 2018 71.8K BBL 17.7M MCF 100.9K BOE
Roane County, WV #446 #28 $6,669,012,014 49 Dec 2018 5.8K BBL 201.7K MCF 1.3K BOE
Summers County, WV #835 #43 $32,644,393 1 Dec 2018 0 BBL 116 MCF 0.63 BOE
Taylor County, WV #167 #11 $5,060,927,311 19 Dec 2018 0 BBL 2.8M MCF 15.7K BOE
Tucker County, WV #735 #41 $936,874,988 7 Dec 2018 0 BBL 13.7K MCF 76.67 BOE
Tyler County, WV #38 #2 $9,732,935,162 31 Dec 2018 175.3K BBL 30.8M MCF 177.1K BOE
Upshur County, WV #282 #14 $16,149,839,637 36 Dec 2018 232 BBL 867.3K MCF 4.8K BOE
Wayne County, WV #414 #23 $9,466,327,638 22 Dec 2018 567 BBL 311.2K MCF 1.7K BOE
Webster County, WV #853 #46 $50,615,625 1 Dec 2018 0 BBL 3 MCF 0 BOE
Wetzel County, WV #55 #3 $23,148,155,108 28 Dec 2018 109.4K BBL 19.4M MCF 111.9K BOE
Wirt County, WV #672 #38 $874,678,225 39 Dec 2018 1.2K BBL 28.9K MCF 201.97 BOE
Wood County, WV #689 #40 $573,388,948 31 Dec 2018 2.2K BBL 16.6K MCF 167.27 BOE
Wyoming County, WV #354 #19 $36,224,876,607 19 Dec 2018 0 BBL 487.5K MCF 2.7K BOE

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