West Virginia Oil & Gas Activity

West Virginia statewide summary oil and gas data that goes back to 1985 and contains information on the 104,108 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: $972,707,521,566
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 104,108 wells drilled this year.
How many approved permits are there in West Virginia? There have been 2,512 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 103,560 104,108 Up 0.53%
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 815 2,512 Up 208%
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 Jun 2021 117.8M BBL 494.8M MCF
# 2 Pennsylvania Dec 2020 86.9K BBL 649.2M MCF
# 4 New Mexico Jul 2021 36.6M BBL 184.7M MCF
# 5 North Dakota Jul 2021 34.1M BBL 92.8M MCF
# 6 Oklahoma Mar 2021 10.6M BBL 198.6M MCF
# 7 Colorado Jun 2021 12M BBL 176.1M MCF
# 8 West Virginia Dec 2018 1.2M BBL 166.1M MCF
# 9 Wyoming Jun 2021 6M BBL 69.8M MCF
# 10 Louisiana Jun 2021 471.3K BBL 64.5M MCF
# 11 Ohio Dec 2018 0 BBL 0 MCF
# 11 Arkansas Feb 2021 203.9K BBL 30.8M MCF
# 12 Mississippi Jun 2021 1.2M BBL 18.3M MCF
# 13 Montana Jun 2021 1.4M BBL 8.4M MCF
# 14 Utah Apr 2021 0 BBL 0 MCF
# 14 Kansas May 2021 0 BBL 9.9M MCF
# 15 Alabama May 2021 392.4K BBL 6.7M MCF
# 16 Michigan Feb 2021 260.5K BBL 2.6M MCF
# 17 California Dec 2020 2.3K BBL 20.3K 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 13.4M BBL 1,109 67
SWN PRODUCTION COMPANY, LLC Jane Lew, WV Dec 2018 5.1M BBL 419 31
EQT PRODUCTION COMPANY Unknown, WV Dec 2018 3.1M BBL 1,095 40
TUG HILL OPERATING, LLC Cross Lanes, WV Dec 2018 2.7M BBL 132 49
CNX GAS COMPANY LLC Fairmont, WV Dec 2018 1.5M BBL 85 18
NORTHEAST NATURAL ENERGY LLC Charleston, WV Dec 2018 1.5M BBL 83 24
CHEVRON APPALACHIA, LLC Charleston, WV Dec 2018 819.7K BBL 58 N/A
JAY-BEE OIL & GAS, INC. Cairo, WV Dec 2018 742.4K BBL 126 6
XTO ENERGY INC. Jane Lew, WV Dec 2018 348.3K BBL 703 N/A
NYTIS EXPLORATION COMPANY LLC Charleston, WV Dec 2018 258.1K BBL 4,611 2
TRIAD HUNTER, LLC Waverly, WV Dec 2018 238.1K BBL 329 2
ALLIANCE PETROLEUM CORPORATION Parkersburg, WV Dec 2018 49.4K BBL 30 N/A
PILLAR ENERGY, LLC Charleston, WV Dec 2018 44.9K BBL 1,049 8
TRIANA ENERGY, LLC Nitro, WV Dec 2018 42.7K BBL 13 N/A
KEY OIL COMPANY Weston, WV Dec 2018 39.9K BBL 931 N/A
DOMINION ENERGY TRANSMISSION, INC. Clarksburg, WV Dec 2018 32.4K BBL 527 N/A
QUALITY NATURAL GAS, LLC Canton, OH Dec 2018 26.5K BBL 153 N/A
BASE PETROLEUM, INC. South Charleston, WV Dec 2018 26.1K BBL 603 N/A
MOUNTAIN V, LLC Bridgeport, WV Dec 2018 23.5K BBL 818 N/A
MOUNTAIN V OIL & GAS, INC. Bridgeport, WV Dec 2018 22.2K BBL 511 N/A
WACO OIL & GAS CO., INC. Glenville, WV Dec 2018 21.8K BBL 273 N/A
DIVERSIFIED RESOURCES, INC. Lumberport, WV Dec 2018 20.8K BBL 544 1
HG ENERGY, LLC Parkersburg, WV Dec 2018 15.7K BBL 438 20
ROSS AND WHARTON GAS COMPANY, INC. Coalton, WV Dec 2018 14.5K BBL 713 9
ENERVEST OPERATING, L.L.C., A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY Charleston, WV Dec 2018 14.2K BBL 486 N/A

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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 167.9M 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 131M 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 90.2M BBL SWN PRODUCTION COMPANY, LLC
Pocahontas Land Corp. West Virginia Mingo County 78.9M BBL ENERGY CORPORATION OF AMERICA,EQT PRODUCTION COMPANY,NYTIS EXPLORATION COMPANY LLC
Heartwood Forestland West Virginia Logan County 65.2M BBL ALLIANCE PETROLEUM CORPORATION,COLUMBIA NATURAL RESOURCES, LLC,EQT PRODUCTION COMPANY
Durig, David & Bonnie West Virginia Wetzel County 50.8M BBL SWN PRODUCTION COMPANY, LLC
Heartwood Forestland West Virginia Wyoming County 50M 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 49.3M BBL ALLIANCE PETROLEUM CORPORATION,CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA, L.L.C.,COLUMBIA NATURAL RESOURCES, LLC,EQT PRODUCTION COMPANY
Pinnacle Land Company West Virginia Wyoming County 47.2M BBL NYTIS EXPLORATION COMPANY LLC,PINNACLE MINING COMPANY, LLC
Stern, Alton W West Virginia Marshall County 46.6M BBL SWN PRODUCTION COMPANY, LLC
Polino Enterprises West Virginia Barbour County 44.1M BBL ARP MOUNTAINEER PRODUCTION, LLC
Messenger, James & Karen West Virginia Wetzel County 43M BBL SWN PRODUCTION COMPANY, LLC
Gary D. Dawson Et Ux West Virginia Tyler County 41.2M BBL ANTERO RESOURCES CORPORATION
Beckwith Lumber Company West Virginia Barbour County 37.3M BBL ARP MOUNTAINEER PRODUCTION, LLC
Rowland Land Company West Virginia Raleigh County 36.1M BBL ALLIANCE PETROLEUM CORPORATION,CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA, L.L.C.,CNX GAS COMPANY LLC,CONSOL GAS COMPANY
Plum Creek Timberlands West Virginia Wyoming County 34.7M BBL EQT PRODUCTION COMPANY,NYTIS EXPLORATION COMPANY LLC
Heartwood Forestland West Virginia Mingo County 33.9M BBL CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA, L.L.C.,COLUMBIA NATURAL RESOURCES, LLC,EQT PRODUCTION COMPANY,NEW RIVER ENERGY CORPORATION
Antero Resources Corporation West Virginia Tyler County 32.7M BBL ANTERO RESOURCES CORPORATION
Joseph R. Rymer Jr. West Virginia Tyler County 32.2M BBL ANTERO RESOURCES CORPORATION
Kirk L. Hadley West Virginia Tyler County 29.4M BBL ANTERO RESOURCES CORPORATION
Skinner, Fay & Ruth West Virginia Upshur County 29.3M BBL CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA, L.L.C.
Male, Kimberly A. West Virginia Harrison County 29.2M BBL ANTERO RESOURCES CORPORATION
Grafton Coal Company West Virginia Harrison County 28.1M BBL ARP MOUNTAINEER PRODUCTION, LLC,PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION,XTO ENERGY INC.
Lawrence & Shirley Conkle Ests West Virginia Marshall County 27.4M BBL TUG HILL OPERATING, LLC
Pocahontas Land Corp West Virginia Mingo County 25.9M BBL EQT PRODUCTION COMPANY

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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 #244 #12 $27,381,987,872 38 Dec 2018 160 BBL 1.1M MCF 6.6K BOE
Boone County, WV #391 #22 $24,760,763,596 16 Dec 2018 332 BBL 340K MCF 1.9K BOE
Braxton County, WV #515 #32 $9,451,834,553 43 Dec 2018 244 BBL 94.7K MCF 534.53 BOE
Brooke County, WV #123 #9 $6,508,286,094 2 Dec 2018 239.3K BBL 4.3M MCF 32.2K BOE
Cabell County, WV #536 #33 $3,658,339,980 20 Dec 2018 1K BBL 68.5K MCF 414.9 BOE
Calhoun County, WV #443 #29 $11,340,109,592 70 Dec 2018 3.5K BBL 193K MCF 1.1K BOE
Clay County, WV #466 #30 $8,036,866,899 27 Dec 2018 7.6K BBL 132.2K MCF 990 BOE
Doddridge County, WV #32 #1 $81,671,945,273 75 Dec 2018 136.8K BBL 41.1M MCF 232.9K BOE
Fayette County, WV #549 #35 $6,856,902,381 13 Dec 2018 0 BBL 62.5K MCF 347.43 BOE
Gilmer County, WV #411 #24 $20,042,174,602 83 Dec 2018 4.6K BBL 270.3K MCF 1.6K BOE
Hancock County, WV #758 #44 $30,915,382 3 Dec 2018 2 BBL 40 MCF 0.27 BOE
Harrison County, WV #93 #6 $63,412,779,740 57 Dec 2018 4K BBL 9.4M MCF 52.7K BOE
Jackson County, WV #422 #26 $15,447,524,213 33 Dec 2018 445 BBL 251.1K MCF 1.4K BOE
Kanawha County, WV #286 #13 $44,581,725,996 46 Dec 2018 5K BBL 858.3K MCF 4.9K BOE
Lewis County, WV #321 #17 $44,813,511,592 66 Dec 2018 1.4K BBL 651.7K MCF 3.6K BOE
Lincoln County, WV #326 #18 $30,171,896,775 28 Dec 2018 8.6K BBL 594.3K MCF 3.5K BOE
Logan County, WV #362 #21 $51,674,261,860 18 Dec 2018 386 BBL 433.5K MCF 2.4K BOE
Marion County, WV #167 #10 $15,090,648,288 27 Dec 2018 223 BBL 3.1M MCF 17.2K BOE
Marshall County, WV #70 #5 $47,443,003,792 14 Dec 2018 222.8K BBL 13.4M MCF 82.2K BOE
Mason County, WV #600 #39 $1,474,874,715 11 Dec 2018 404 BBL 30.3K MCF 182.07 BOE
McDowell County, WV #294 #16 $63,384,420,229 21 Dec 2018 0 BBL 833K MCF 4.6K BOE
Mercer County, WV #541 #34 $4,459,896,533 6 Dec 2018 0 BBL 69.1K MCF 383.83 BOE
Mineral County, WV #759 #45 $21,787,933 4 Dec 2018 0 BBL 25 MCF 0.17 BOE
Mingo County, WV #358 #20 $41,962,025,256 23 Dec 2018 139 BBL 476.5K MCF 2.6K BOE
Monongalia County, WV #115 #8 $21,526,137,202 19 Dec 2018 44 BBL 6.3M MCF 35.4K BOE
Nicholas County, WV #580 #37 $3,626,086,455 13 Dec 2018 60 BBL 42.1K MCF 236.07 BOE
Ohio County, WV #97 #7 $9,904,461,019 2 Dec 2018 226.9K BBL 7.3M MCF 48.1K BOE
Pendleton County, WV #747 #42 $346,343,598 1 Dec 2018 0 BBL 550 MCF 3.03 BOE
Pleasants County, WV #291 #15 $2,695,594,669 48 Dec 2018 4.7K BBL 835.1K MCF 4.7K BOE
Preston County, WV #488 #31 $2,915,778,857 8 Dec 2018 0 BBL 138K MCF 766.73 BOE
Putnam County, WV #421 #25 $11,332,257,004 24 Dec 2018 96 BBL 254.7K MCF 1.4K BOE
Raleigh County, WV #423 #27 $29,932,281,233 19 Dec 2018 4 BBL 246.7K MCF 1.3K BOE
Randolph County, WV #573 #36 $3,108,040,409 12 Dec 2018 0 BBL 51.2K MCF 284.53 BOE
Ritchie County, WV #65 #4 $46,403,988,927 111 Dec 2018 71.8K BBL 17.7M MCF 100.9K BOE
Roane County, WV #429 #28 $10,730,247,958 49 Dec 2018 5.8K BBL 201.7K MCF 1.3K BOE
Summers County, WV #756 #43 $52,909,647 1 Dec 2018 0 BBL 116 MCF 0.63 BOE
Taylor County, WV #175 #11 $8,594,102,045 19 Dec 2018 0 BBL 2.8M MCF 15.7K BOE
Tucker County, WV #654 #41 $1,527,691,255 7 Dec 2018 0 BBL 13.7K MCF 76.67 BOE
Tyler County, WV #40 #2 $53,778,498,549 31 Dec 2018 175.3K BBL 30.8M MCF 177.1K BOE
Upshur County, WV #289 #14 $26,259,141,147 36 Dec 2018 232 BBL 867.3K MCF 4.8K BOE
Wayne County, WV #404 #23 $15,527,477,389 22 Dec 2018 567 BBL 311.2K MCF 1.7K BOE
Webster County, WV #760 #46 $82,021,014 1 Dec 2018 0 BBL 3 MCF 0 BOE
Wetzel County, WV #63 #3 $45,327,145,715 28 Dec 2018 109.4K BBL 19.4M MCF 111.9K BOE
Wirt County, WV #594 #38 $1,358,942,588 39 Dec 2018 1.2K BBL 28.9K MCF 201.97 BOE
Wood County, WV #604 #40 $874,244,600 31 Dec 2018 2.2K BBL 16.6K MCF 167.27 BOE
Wyoming County, WV #354 #19 $59,191,319,443 19 Dec 2018 0 BBL 487.5K MCF 2.7K BOE

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