West Virginia Oil & Gas Activity

West Virginia statewide summary oil and gas data that goes back to 1985 and contains information on the 102,412 wells that have been drilled in the state since that time. West Virginia is ranked #10 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 2023.

West Virginia State Summary Stats

West Virginia Oil & Gas State Income: $0
National Energy Production Rank: #10

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 #10 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 102,412 wells drilled this year.
How many approved permits are there in West Virginia? There have been 4,039 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 421 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 101,819 102,412 Up 0.58%
Total Producing Wells 46,489 44,550 Down -4.17%
Percentage of Wells Producing 46% 44% Down -5%
Active Producers 391 421 Up 8%
Total Permits 805 4,039 Up 402%
Average Well Depth 0 0 Flat 0%
Average BOE per Well 552 649 Up 18%

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Other States By Production Rank

Rank State Most Recent Month Oil Produced Gas Produced
# 1 Texas Jan 2024 127.8M BBL 558.4M MCF
# 2 New Mexico Feb 2024 55.7M BBL 263M MCF
# 4 Oklahoma Oct 2023 24.2M BBL 276.4M MCF
# 5 Louisiana Jan 2024 BBL MCF
# 5 North Dakota Feb 2024 34.9M BBL 95.7M MCF
# 6 Pennsylvania Dec 2023 83.9K BBL 281.3M MCF
# 7 Arkansas Sep 2023 919.6K BBL 267M MCF
# 8 Colorado Jan 2024 13.6M BBL 181.6M MCF
# 9 Ohio Dec 2018 2.1M BBL 224.6M MCF
# 10 California Jul 2023 BBL MCF
# 10 West Virginia Dec 2018 1.2M BBL 166.1M MCF
# 11 Wyoming Jan 2024 6.3M BBL 126.1M MCF
# 12 Utah Nov 2023 5.1M BBL 25.8M MCF
# 13 Mississippi Jan 2024 1.2M BBL 17.6M MCF
# 14 Montana Jan 2024 1.7M BBL 9.6M MCF
# 15 Alabama Dec 2023 BBL MCF
# 15 Kansas Dec 2023 BBL 8.5M MCF
# 16 Michigan Sep 2023 BBL 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 16.1M BBL 1,110 66
EQT PRODUCTION COMPANY Unknown, WV Dec 2018 7.3M BBL 629 23
SWN PRODUCTION COMPANY, LLC Jane Lew, WV Dec 2018 7M BBL 479 36
TUG HILL OPERATING, LLC Cross Lanes, WV Dec 2018 4M BBL 211 5
NORTHEAST NATURAL ENERGY LLC Charleston, WV Dec 2018 3.3M BBL 112 13
CNX GAS COMPANY LLC Fairmont, WV Dec 2018 1.4M BBL 90 9
JAY-BEE OIL & GAS, INC. Cairo, WV Dec 2018 783K BBL 101 N/A
XTO ENERGY INC. Buckhannon, WV Dec 2018 335.8K BBL 29 N/A
MOUNTAIN V OIL & GAS, INC. Bridgeport, WV Dec 2018 1.4K BBL 2 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 123.4M 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 95.2M 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,ENERVEST OPERATING, L.L.C., A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY,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 89.9M BBL SWN PRODUCTION COMPANY, LLC
Pocahontas Land Corp. West Virginia Mingo County 79.2M BBL ENERGY CORPORATION OF AMERICA,EQT PRODUCTION COMPANY
Heartwood Forestland West Virginia Logan County 66.1M BBL COLUMBIA NATURAL RESOURCES, LLC,EQT PRODUCTION COMPANY
Heartwood Forestland West Virginia Wyoming County 54.6M BBL BOONE EAST DEVELOPMENT CO., LLC,CABOT OIL & GAS CORPORATION,EQT PRODUCTION COMPANY,NEW RIVER ENERGY CORPORATION,NYTIS EXPLORATION COMPANY LLC
Durig, David & Bonnie West Virginia Wetzel County 51.6M BBL SWN PRODUCTION COMPANY, LLC
Cole & Crane Real Estate West Virginia Logan County 49.9M BBL CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA, L.L.C.,COLUMBIA NATURAL RESOURCES, LLC,EQT PRODUCTION COMPANY
Pinnacle Land Company West Virginia Wyoming County 47.9M BBL CABOT OIL & GAS CORPORATION,PINNACLE MINING COMPANY, LLC
Stern, Alton W West Virginia Marshall County 47.2M BBL SWN PRODUCTION COMPANY, LLC
Polino Enterprises West Virginia Barbour County 44.6M BBL ARP MOUNTAINEER PRODUCTION, LLC
Messenger, James & Karen West Virginia Wetzel County 43.6M BBL SWN PRODUCTION COMPANY, LLC
Plum Creek Timberlands West Virginia Wyoming County 38.7M BBL CABOT OIL & GAS CORPORATION,EQT PRODUCTION COMPANY,NYTIS EXPLORATION COMPANY LLC
Grafton Coal Company West Virginia Harrison County 37.3M BBL ARP MOUNTAINEER PRODUCTION, LLC,PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Heartwood Forestland West Virginia Mingo County 34.3M BBL CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA, L.L.C.,COLUMBIA NATURAL RESOURCES, LLC,EQT PRODUCTION COMPANY,QUALITY NATURAL GAS, LLC
Morris, I. L. West Virginia Doddridge County 32M 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 29.6M BBL CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA, L.L.C.
Male, Kimberly A. West Virginia Harrison County 29.4M BBL ANTERO RESOURCES CORPORATION
Beckwith Lumber Company West Virginia Barbour County 28.8M BBL ARP MOUNTAINEER PRODUCTION, LLC
Southern Land Company West Virginia Boone County 26.2M BBL CABOT OIL & GAS CORPORATION,EQT PRODUCTION COMPANY
Pocahontas Land Corp West Virginia Mingo County 26.1M BBL EQT PRODUCTION COMPANY
Ark Land Company West Virginia Kanawha County 25.5M BBL ALLEGHENY & WESTERN ENERGY CORPORATION,CABOT OIL & GAS CORPORATION,CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA, L.L.C.,COLUMBIA NATURAL RESOURCES, LLC,PILLAR ENERGY, LLC,REED GAS INC.
Cotiga Development Co. West Virginia Mingo County 24.9M BBL BOYD O & G, INC.,CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA, L.L.C.,COLUMBIA NATURAL RESOURCES, LLC,EQT PRODUCTION COMPANY,PETTEY, JOSEPH E.,QUALITY NATURAL GAS, LLC,TEDIK LIMITED PARTNERSHIP,TUG FORK DEVELOPMENT
Wolfe, A. J. - Estate West Virginia Barbour County 24.9M BBL ARP MOUNTAINEER PRODUCTION, LLC
Heartwood Forestland West Virginia McDowell County 24.6M 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 #269 #12 $0 38 Dec 2018 160 BBL 1.1M MCF 6.6K BOE
Boone County, WV #402 #22 $0 16 Dec 2018 332 BBL 340K MCF 1.9K BOE
Braxton County, WV #528 #32 $0 43 Dec 2018 244 BBL 94.7K MCF 534.53 BOE
Brooke County, WV #141 #9 $0 2 Dec 2018 239.3K BBL 4.3M MCF 32.2K BOE
Cabell County, WV #538 #33 $0 20 Dec 2018 1K BBL 68.5K MCF 414.9 BOE
Calhoun County, WV #456 #29 $0 70 Dec 2018 3.5K BBL 193K MCF 1.1K BOE
Clay County, WV #475 #30 $0 27 Dec 2018 7.6K BBL 132.2K MCF 990 BOE
Doddridge County, WV #37 #1 $0 75 Dec 2018 136.8K BBL 41.1M MCF 232.9K BOE
Fayette County, WV #546 #35 $0 13 Dec 2018 BBL 62.5K MCF 347.43 BOE
Gilmer County, WV #415 #24 $0 83 Dec 2018 4.6K BBL 270.3K MCF 1.6K BOE
Hancock County, WV #714 #44 $0 3 Dec 2018 2 BBL 40 MCF 0.27 BOE
Harrison County, WV #110 #6 $0 58 Dec 2018 4K BBL 9.4M MCF 52.7K BOE
Jackson County, WV #436 #26 $0 33 Dec 2018 445 BBL 251.1K MCF 1.4K BOE
Kanawha County, WV #294 #13 $0 46 Dec 2018 5K BBL 858.3K MCF 4.9K BOE
Lewis County, WV #328 #17 $0 66 Dec 2018 1.4K BBL 651.7K MCF 3.6K BOE
Lincoln County, WV #330 #18 $0 28 Dec 2018 8.6K BBL 594.3K MCF 3.5K BOE
Logan County, WV #379 #21 $0 18 Dec 2018 386 BBL 433.5K MCF 2.4K BOE
Marion County, WV #182 #10 $0 27 Dec 2018 223 BBL 3.1M MCF 17.2K BOE
Marshall County, WV #90 #5 $0 14 Dec 2018 222.8K BBL 13.4M MCF 82.2K BOE
Mason County, WV #591 #39 $0 11 Dec 2018 404 BBL 30.3K MCF 182.07 BOE
McDowell County, WV #303 #16 $0 21 Dec 2018 BBL 833K MCF 4.6K BOE
Mercer County, WV #543 #34 $0 6 Dec 2018 BBL 69.1K MCF 383.83 BOE
Mineral County, WV #716 #45 $0 4 Dec 2018 BBL 25 MCF 0.17 BOE
Mingo County, WV #370 #20 $0 23 Dec 2018 139 BBL 476.5K MCF 2.6K BOE
Monongalia County, WV #133 #8 $0 19 Dec 2018 44 BBL 6.3M MCF 35.4K BOE
Nicholas County, WV #570 #37 $0 13 Dec 2018 60 BBL 42.1K MCF 236.07 BOE
Ohio County, WV #115 #7 $0 2 Dec 2018 226.9K BBL 7.3M MCF 48.1K BOE
Pendleton County, WV #699 #42 $0 1 Dec 2018 BBL 550 MCF 3.03 BOE
Pleasants County, WV #298 #15 $0 48 Dec 2018 4.7K BBL 835.1K MCF 4.7K BOE
Preston County, WV #502 #31 $0 8 Dec 2018 BBL 138K MCF 766.73 BOE
Putnam County, WV #433 #25 $0 24 Dec 2018 96 BBL 254.7K MCF 1.4K BOE
Raleigh County, WV #443 #27 $0 19 Dec 2018 4 BBL 246.7K MCF 1.3K BOE
Randolph County, WV #561 #36 $0 12 Dec 2018 BBL 51.2K MCF 284.53 BOE
Ritchie County, WV #74 #4 $0 111 Dec 2018 71.8K BBL 17.7M MCF 100.9K BOE
Roane County, WV #446 #28 $0 49 Dec 2018 5.8K BBL 201.7K MCF 1.3K BOE
Summers County, WV #708 #43 $0 1 Dec 2018 BBL 116 MCF 0.63 BOE
Taylor County, WV #190 #11 $0 19 Dec 2018 BBL 2.8M MCF 15.7K BOE
Tucker County, WV #631 #41 $0 7 Dec 2018 BBL 13.7K MCF 76.67 BOE
Tyler County, WV #50 #2 $0 31 Dec 2018 175.3K BBL 30.8M MCF 177.1K BOE
Upshur County, WV #296 #14 $0 36 Dec 2018 232 BBL 867.3K MCF 4.8K BOE
Wayne County, WV #410 #23 $0 22 Dec 2018 567 BBL 311.2K MCF 1.7K BOE
Webster County, WV #721 #46 $0 1 Dec 2018 BBL 3 MCF 0 BOE
Wetzel County, WV #69 #3 $0 28 Dec 2018 109.4K BBL 19.4M MCF 111.9K BOE
Wirt County, WV #583 #38 $0 40 Dec 2018 1.2K BBL 28.9K MCF 202 BOE
Wood County, WV #594 #40 $0 31 Dec 2018 2.2K BBL 16.6K MCF 167.27 BOE
Wyoming County, WV #367 #19 $0 19 Dec 2018 BBL 487.5K MCF 2.7K BOE

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