West Virginia Oil & Gas Activity

West Virginia statewide summary oil and gas data that goes back to 1985 and contains information on the 114,905 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 2021.

West Virginia State Summary Stats

West Virginia Oil & Gas State Income: $810,786,042,398
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 114,905 wells drilled this year.
How many approved permits are there in West Virginia? There have been 3,081 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 114,262 114,905 Up 0.56%
Total Producing Wells 46,540 44,550 Down -4.28%
Percentage of Wells Producing 41% 39% Down -5%
Active Producers 393 420 Up 7%
Total Permits 810 3,081 Up 280%
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 2022 110.4M BBL 480.9M MCF
# 2 Pennsylvania Dec 2021 77.7K BBL 679.1M MCF
# 3 New Mexico Jul 2022 46.7M BBL 218.1M MCF
# 4 Louisiana Jun 2022 3.1M BBL 316M MCF
# 5 North Dakota Jul 2022 35.4M BBL 85.9M MCF
# 6 Oklahoma Mar 2022 12.4M BBL 221M MCF
# 7 Colorado Jun 2022 12.8M BBL 172M MCF
# 8 West Virginia Dec 2018 1.2M BBL 166.1M MCF
# 9 Ohio Dec 2018 998.5K BBL 88.2M MCF
# 10 California Dec 2021 0 BBL 0 MCF
# 10 Wyoming Jun 2022 5.9M BBL 56.3M MCF
# 11 Utah Apr 2022 3.4M BBL 21.2M MCF
# 12 Arkansas Jul 2021 265.6K BBL 38.8M MCF
# 13 Mississippi Jun 2022 1.2M BBL 18M MCF
# 14 Montana Mar 2022 1.5M BBL 9.3M MCF
# 15 Kansas May 2022 0 BBL 9.6M MCF
# 16 Alabama Feb 2022 372.5K BBL 5.4M MCF
# 17 Michigan Jan 2022 0 BBL 0 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 15.3M BBL 1,277 110
SWN PRODUCTION COMPANY, LLC Jane Lew, WV Dec 2018 5.7M BBL 529 49
TUG HILL OPERATING, LLC Cross Lanes, WV Dec 2018 3.9M BBL 207 49
EQT PRODUCTION COMPANY Unknown, WV Dec 2018 3.4M BBL 636 30
NORTHEAST NATURAL ENERGY LLC Charleston, WV Dec 2018 2.1M BBL 110 12
CNX GAS COMPANY LLC Fairmont, WV Dec 2018 1.1M BBL 88 19
XTO ENERGY INC. Buckhannon, WV Dec 2018 783.4K BBL 55 N/A
JAY-BEE OIL & GAS, INC. Cairo, WV Dec 2018 733K BBL 127 12
TRIAD HUNTER, LLC Waverly, WV Dec 2018 172.6K BBL 191 N/A
PILLAR ENERGY, LLC Charleston, WV Dec 2018 47.2K BBL 1,119 3
KEY OIL COMPANY Weston, WV Dec 2018 38.2K BBL 892 N/A
STALNAKER ENERGY CORPORATION Glenville, WV Dec 2018 35.1K BBL 542 N/A
K. PETROLEUM, INC. Elizabeth, WV Dec 2018 24.2K BBL 441 N/A
BASE PETROLEUM, INC. South Charleston, WV Dec 2018 22.6K BBL 592 N/A
WACO OIL & GAS CO., INC. Glenville, WV Dec 2018 21.3K BBL 285 N/A
QUALITY NATURAL GAS, LLC Canton, OH Dec 2018 20.4K BBL 273 N/A
MOUNTAIN V OIL & GAS, INC. Bridgeport, WV Dec 2018 20.3K BBL 315 1
MOUNTAIN V, LLC Bridgeport, WV Dec 2018 20.2K BBL 564 3
HAUGHT ENERGY CORPORATION Smithville, WV Dec 2018 14.2K BBL 591 N/A
PATCHWORK OIL & GAS LLC Elizabeth, WV Dec 2018 14K BBL 541 N/A
BERRY ENERGY, INC. Clarksburg, WV Dec 2018 13.7K BBL 316 3
ROSS AND WHARTON GAS COMPANY, INC. Coalton, WV Dec 2018 13.2K BBL 553 10
HG ENERGY, LLC Parkersburg, WV Dec 2018 13.1K BBL 378 28
REED GAS INC. Charleston, WV Dec 2018 11.3K BBL 257 N/A
RESERVE OIL & GAS, INC. Spencer, WV Dec 2018 11.2K BBL 165 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 McDowell County 121.7M 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,K. PETROLEUM, INC.,PMJ, INC.,RADIUS ENERGY SERVICES, LLC,ROSS AND WHARTON GAS COMPANY, INC.,U. S. STEEL MINING COMPANY, LLC
Pocahontas Land Corp. West Virginia Wyoming County 95.3M BBL BOYD O & G, INC.,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
Durig, Daniel West Virginia Wetzel County 89M BBL SWN PRODUCTION COMPANY, LLC
Pocahontas Land Corp. West Virginia Mingo County 78.3M BBL ENERGY CORPORATION OF AMERICA,EQT PRODUCTION COMPANY
Heartwood Forestland West Virginia Logan County 65.3M BBL COLUMBIA NATURAL RESOURCES, LLC,EQT PRODUCTION COMPANY
Durig, David & Bonnie West Virginia Wetzel County 50.9M BBL SWN PRODUCTION COMPANY, LLC
Cole & Crane Real Estate West Virginia Logan County 49.3M BBL CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA, L.L.C.,COLUMBIA NATURAL RESOURCES, LLC,EQT PRODUCTION COMPANY
Pinnacle Land Company West Virginia Wyoming County 47.2M BBL CABOT OIL & GAS CORPORATION,PINNACLE MINING COMPANY, LLC
Heartwood Forestland West Virginia Wyoming County 47.1M BBL BOONE EAST DEVELOPMENT CO., LLC,CABOT OIL & GAS CORPORATION,EQT PRODUCTION COMPANY,NEW RIVER ENERGY CORPORATION,NYTIS EXPLORATION 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 43.1M BBL SWN PRODUCTION COMPANY, LLC
Plum Creek Timberlands West Virginia Wyoming County 38.2M BBL CABOT OIL & GAS CORPORATION,EQT PRODUCTION COMPANY,NYTIS EXPLORATION COMPANY LLC
Grafton Coal Company West Virginia Harrison County 36.9M BBL ARP MOUNTAINEER PRODUCTION, LLC,PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Heartwood Forestland West Virginia Mingo County 33.9M BBL CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA, L.L.C.,COLUMBIA NATURAL RESOURCES, LLC,EQT PRODUCTION COMPANY,QUALITY NATURAL GAS, LLC
Morris, I. L. West Virginia Doddridge County 29.5M BBL ANTERO RESOURCES CORPORATION,CNG PRODUCING COMPANY,DOMINION ENERGY TRANSMISSION, INC.,EAST RESOURCES, INC.,EQT PRODUCTION COMPANY,EQUITRANS, L. P.,INTERSTATE PRODUCTION COMPANY, INC.,KEY OIL COMPANY,MURRAY HILL ENERGY, INC.,TARGA DEVELOPMENT, INC.
Skinner, Fay & Ruth West Virginia Upshur County 29.3M BBL CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA, L.L.C.
Male, Kimberly A. West Virginia Harrison County 29.3M BBL ANTERO RESOURCES CORPORATION
Beckwith Lumber Company West Virginia Barbour County 28.5M BBL ARP MOUNTAINEER PRODUCTION, LLC
Pocahontas Land Corp West Virginia Mingo County 25.9M BBL EQT PRODUCTION COMPANY
Southern Land Company West Virginia Boone County 25.9M BBL CABOT OIL & GAS CORPORATION,EQT PRODUCTION COMPANY
Ark Land Company West Virginia Kanawha County 25.1M BBL ALLEGHENY & WESTERN ENERGY CORPORATION,CABOT OIL & GAS CORPORATION,CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA, L.L.C.,COLUMBIA NATURAL RESOURCES, LLC,PILLAR ENERGY, LLC,REED GAS INC.
Wolfe, A. J. - Estate West Virginia Barbour County 24.7M BBL ARP MOUNTAINEER PRODUCTION, LLC
Cotiga Development Co. West Virginia Mingo County 24.6M BBL BOYD O & G, INC.,CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA, L.L.C.,COLUMBIA NATURAL RESOURCES, LLC,EQT PRODUCTION COMPANY,QUALITY NATURAL GAS, LLC,TEDIK LIMITED PARTNERSHIP,TUG FORK DEVELOPMENT
Heartwood Forestland West Virginia McDowell County 24.3M BBL CABOT OIL & GAS CORPORATION,CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA, L.L.C.,EAGLE ENERGY, INC.,EQT PRODUCTION COMPANY,R & B PETROLEUM, INC.

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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 #251 #12 $26,042,678,690 38 Dec 2018 160 BBL 1.1M MCF 6.6K BOE
Boone County, WV #395 #22 $24,211,538,222 16 Dec 2018 332 BBL 340K MCF 1.9K BOE
Braxton County, WV #536 #32 $9,224,831,460 43 Dec 2018 244 BBL 94.7K MCF 534.53 BOE
Brooke County, WV #129 #9 $1,973,609,781 2 Dec 2018 239.3K BBL 4.3M MCF 32.2K BOE
Cabell County, WV #562 #33 $3,589,406,277 20 Dec 2018 1K BBL 68.5K MCF 414.9 BOE
Calhoun County, WV #451 #29 $11,083,493,276 70 Dec 2018 3.5K BBL 193K MCF 1.1K BOE
Clay County, WV #476 #30 $7,834,730,081 27 Dec 2018 7.6K BBL 132.2K MCF 990 BOE
Doddridge County, WV #31 #1 $57,102,287,187 75 Dec 2018 136.8K BBL 41.1M MCF 232.9K BOE
Fayette County, WV #575 #35 $6,661,705,637 13 Dec 2018 0 BBL 62.5K MCF 347.43 BOE
Gilmer County, WV #417 #24 $19,441,969,379 83 Dec 2018 4.6K BBL 270.3K MCF 1.6K BOE
Hancock County, WV #763 #44 $29,399,438 3 Dec 2018 2 BBL 40 MCF 0.27 BOE
Harrison County, WV #94 #6 $53,972,625,228 58 Dec 2018 4K BBL 9.4M MCF 52.7K BOE
Jackson County, WV #432 #26 $15,105,301,186 33 Dec 2018 445 BBL 251.1K MCF 1.4K BOE
Kanawha County, WV #285 #13 $43,537,185,807 46 Dec 2018 5K BBL 858.3K MCF 4.9K BOE
Lewis County, WV #317 #17 $43,721,687,378 66 Dec 2018 1.4K BBL 651.7K MCF 3.6K BOE
Lincoln County, WV #319 #18 $29,520,684,499 28 Dec 2018 8.6K BBL 594.3K MCF 3.5K BOE
Logan County, WV #366 #21 $50,544,464,949 18 Dec 2018 386 BBL 433.5K MCF 2.4K BOE
Marion County, WV #162 #10 $12,809,101,849 27 Dec 2018 223 BBL 3.1M MCF 17.2K BOE
Marshall County, WV #72 #5 $21,315,301,836 14 Dec 2018 222.8K BBL 13.4M MCF 82.2K BOE
Mason County, WV #628 #39 $1,449,852,941 11 Dec 2018 404 BBL 30.3K MCF 182.07 BOE
McDowell County, WV #292 #16 $61,879,893,850 21 Dec 2018 0 BBL 833K MCF 4.6K BOE
Mercer County, WV #569 #34 $4,348,856,630 6 Dec 2018 0 BBL 69.1K MCF 383.83 BOE
Mineral County, WV #765 #45 $22,083,628 4 Dec 2018 0 BBL 25 MCF 0.17 BOE
Mingo County, WV #356 #20 $41,079,367,607 23 Dec 2018 139 BBL 476.5K MCF 2.6K BOE
Monongalia County, WV #121 #8 $13,165,746,136 19 Dec 2018 44 BBL 6.3M MCF 35.4K BOE
Nicholas County, WV #607 #37 $3,532,743,584 13 Dec 2018 60 BBL 42.1K MCF 236.07 BOE
Ohio County, WV #98 #7 $3,318,701,974 2 Dec 2018 226.9K BBL 7.3M MCF 48.1K BOE
Pendleton County, WV #753 #42 $340,263,187 1 Dec 2018 0 BBL 550 MCF 3.03 BOE
Pleasants County, WV #288 #15 $2,301,012,288 48 Dec 2018 4.7K BBL 835.1K MCF 4.7K BOE
Preston County, WV #509 #31 $2,842,570,924 8 Dec 2018 0 BBL 138K MCF 766.73 BOE
Putnam County, WV #431 #25 $11,089,154,130 24 Dec 2018 96 BBL 254.7K MCF 1.4K BOE
Raleigh County, WV #437 #27 $29,325,261,920 19 Dec 2018 4 BBL 246.7K MCF 1.3K BOE
Randolph County, WV #590 #36 $3,011,433,896 12 Dec 2018 0 BBL 51.2K MCF 284.53 BOE
Ritchie County, WV #64 #4 $29,888,227,246 111 Dec 2018 71.8K BBL 17.7M MCF 100.9K BOE
Roane County, WV #442 #28 $10,519,222,888 49 Dec 2018 5.8K BBL 201.7K MCF 1.3K BOE
Summers County, WV #759 #43 $51,496,702 1 Dec 2018 0 BBL 116 MCF 0.63 BOE
Taylor County, WV #173 #11 $7,219,747,368 19 Dec 2018 0 BBL 2.8M MCF 15.7K BOE
Tucker County, WV #682 #41 $1,487,314,859 7 Dec 2018 0 BBL 13.7K MCF 76.67 BOE
Tyler County, WV #39 #2 $16,064,954,256 31 Dec 2018 175.3K BBL 30.8M MCF 177.1K BOE
Upshur County, WV #287 #14 $25,566,003,867 36 Dec 2018 232 BBL 867.3K MCF 4.8K BOE
Wayne County, WV #407 #23 $15,184,490,956 22 Dec 2018 567 BBL 311.2K MCF 1.7K BOE
Webster County, WV #770 #46 $79,934,679 1 Dec 2018 0 BBL 3 MCF 0 BOE
Wetzel County, WV #62 #3 $33,328,541,029 28 Dec 2018 109.4K BBL 19.4M MCF 111.9K BOE
Wirt County, WV #620 #38 $1,325,438,206 39 Dec 2018 1.2K BBL 28.9K MCF 201.97 BOE
Wood County, WV #630 #40 $854,833,039 31 Dec 2018 2.2K BBL 16.6K MCF 167.27 BOE
Wyoming County, WV #352 #19 $57,709,705,556 19 Dec 2018 0 BBL 487.5K MCF 2.7K BOE

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