West Virginia Oil & Gas Activity

West Virginia statewide summary oil and gas data that goes back to 1985 and contains information on the 5,653 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 Sep 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 5,653 wells drilled this year.
How many approved permits are there in West Virginia? There have been 4,018 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 5,638 5,653 Up 0.27%
Total Producing Wells 46,489 44,550 Down -4.17%
Percentage of Wells Producing 825% 788% Down -4%
Active Producers 391 421 Up 8%
Total Permits 805 4,018 Up 399%
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 Nov 2023 129.5M BBL 547.8M MCF
# 2 New Mexico Dec 2023 59.4M BBL 280.6M MCF
# 4 North Dakota Dec 2023 37.7M BBL 107.1M MCF
# 5 Pennsylvania Dec 2023 BBL 275.7M MCF
# 5 Louisiana Nov 2023 1.5M BBL 251.2M MCF
# 6 Arkansas Jun 2023 890.3K BBL 269.7M MCF
# 7 Colorado Nov 2023 14.3M BBL 179.7M MCF
# 8 Oklahoma Aug 2023 15.4M BBL 151M MCF
# 9 Ohio Dec 2018 2.1M BBL 224.6M MCF
# 10 California May 2023 BBL MCF
# 10 West Virginia Dec 2018 1.2M BBL 166.1M MCF
# 11 Wyoming Nov 2023 6.5M BBL 124.6M MCF
# 12 Utah Sep 2023 4.9M BBL 24.5M MCF
# 13 Mississippi Nov 2023 1.2M BBL 17.3M MCF
# 14 Montana Nov 2023 1.8M BBL 9.1M MCF
# 15 Alabama Oct 2023 BBL MCF
# 15 Kansas Oct 2023 BBL 8.6M MCF
# 16 Michigan Jul 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 15.8M BBL 1,096 98
SWN PRODUCTION COMPANY, LLC Jane Lew, WV Dec 2018 6.8M BBL 450 41
EQT PRODUCTION COMPANY Unknown, WV Dec 2018 6.7M BBL 642 25
NORTHEAST NATURAL ENERGY LLC Charleston, WV Dec 2018 2.2M BBL 120 17
CNX GAS COMPANY LLC Fairmont, WV Dec 2018 1.7M BBL 90 8
JAY-BEE OIL & GAS, INC. Cairo, WV Dec 2018 848.7K BBL 101 2
XTO ENERGY INC. Buckhannon, WV Dec 2018 278.2K BBL 29 N/A
TUG HILL OPERATING, LLC Cross Lanes, WV Dec 2018 249.1K BBL 9 5

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West Virginia Top Lease Properties by BOE

Lease Property State County Cumulative BOE Producer Name(s)
Polino Enterprises West Virginia Barbour County 44.5M BBL ARP MOUNTAINEER PRODUCTION, LLC
Beckwith Lumber Company West Virginia Barbour County 28.8M BBL ARP MOUNTAINEER PRODUCTION, LLC
Southern Land Company West Virginia Boone County 26.1M BBL CABOT OIL & GAS CORPORATION,EQT PRODUCTION COMPANY
Wolfe, A. J. - Estate West Virginia Barbour County 24.9M BBL ARP MOUNTAINEER PRODUCTION, LLC
Boone East Development West Virginia Boone County 19.2M BBL CABOT OIL & GAS CORPORATION,ENERGY CORPORATION OF AMERICA,EXCO RESOURCES (WV), INC.,NEW RIVER ENERGY CORPORATION,PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION,QUALITY NATURAL GAS, LLC
Martin, Evelyn G. West Virginia Barbour County 16.9M BBL ARP MOUNTAINEER PRODUCTION, LLC
Penn Virginia Operating West Virginia Boone County 15.8M BBL CABOT OIL & GAS CORPORATION,EQT PRODUCTION COMPANY,NORTHSTAR ENERGY CORPORATION
Shonk Land Company West Virginia Boone County 10.9M BBL CABOT OIL & GAS CORPORATION,OPERATOR UNKNOWN
Mohler Lumber Company West Virginia Boone County 9.6M BBL COLUMBIA NATURAL RESOURCES, LLC
Jones, Robert R. West Virginia Barbour County 8.7M BBL EXCO RESOURCES (WV), INC.
Kane, Thomas E. West Virginia Barbour County 8.3M BBL BRAXTON OIL AND GAS CORP.,ROSS AND WHARTON GAS COMPANY, INC.
Federal Coal Company West Virginia Boone County 5.9M BBL CABOT OIL & GAS CORPORATION,EQT PRODUCTION COMPANY,NEW RIVER ENERGY CORPORATION,QUALITY NATURAL GAS, LLC
Little Coal Land Company West Virginia Boone County 4.8M BBL CABOT OIL & GAS CORPORATION
Wentz, William H., Et Al West Virginia Barbour County 4.7M BBL ARP MOUNTAINEER PRODUCTION, LLC
Ford, Patricia A., Etal West Virginia Boone County 4.6M BBL EQT PRODUCTION COMPANY
North Central Resources West Virginia Barbour County 4.6M BBL ALLIANCE PETROLEUM CORPORATION,DOMINION ENERGY TRANSMISSION, INC.
Southern Land Co. West Virginia Boone County 4.2M BBL CABOT OIL & GAS CORPORATION,CNG PRODUCING COMPANY,EQT PRODUCTION COMPANY
Little Coal Land Co West Virginia Boone County 4.2M BBL CABOT OIL & GAS CORPORATION
Mohler Lumber Co. West Virginia Boone County 3.8M BBL CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA, L.L.C.,COLUMBIA NATURAL RESOURCES, LLC
Allegheny Land Co. West Virginia Boone County 3.4M BBL BASE PETROLEUM, INC.,CABOT OIL & GAS CORPORATION,PATCHWORK OIL & GAS LLC
Little Coal Land Co. West Virginia Boone County 3.3M BBL CABOT OIL & GAS CORPORATION,NEW RIVER ENERGY CORPORATION
Nestor, Hattie West Virginia Barbour County 2.7M BBL TEXAS KEYSTONE INC
Sheldon, Tim West Virginia Barbour County 2.7M BBL TEXAS KEYSTONE INC
Dent, Iona West Virginia Boone County 2.5M BBL ENERGY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
Horse Creek Coal Land West Virginia Boone County 2.4M BBL CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA, L.L.C.,COLUMBIA NATURAL 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 #261 #12 $0 38 Dec 2018 160 BBL 1.1M MCF 6.6K BOE
Boone County, WV #404 #22 $0 16 Dec 2018 332 BBL 340K MCF 1.9K BOE
Braxton County, WV #519 #32 $0 43 Dec 2018 244 BBL 94.7K MCF 534.53 BOE
Brooke County, WV #131 #9 $0 2 Dec 2018 239.3K BBL 4.3M MCF 32.2K BOE
Cabell County, WV #533 #33 $0 20 Dec 2018 1K BBL 68.5K MCF 414.9 BOE
Calhoun County, WV #454 #29 $0 70 Dec 2018 3.5K BBL 193K MCF 1.1K BOE
Clay County, WV #470 #30 $0 27 Dec 2018 7.6K BBL 132.2K MCF 990 BOE
Doddridge County, WV #33 #1 $0 75 Dec 2018 136.8K BBL 41.1M MCF 232.9K BOE
Fayette County, WV #544 #35 $0 13 Dec 2018 BBL 62.5K MCF 347.43 BOE
Gilmer County, WV #416 #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 #106 #6 $0 58 Dec 2018 4K BBL 9.4M MCF 52.7K BOE
Jackson County, WV #437 #26 $0 33 Dec 2018 445 BBL 251.1K MCF 1.4K BOE
Kanawha County, WV #286 #13 $0 46 Dec 2018 5K BBL 858.3K MCF 4.9K BOE
Lewis County, WV #320 #17 $0 66 Dec 2018 1.4K BBL 651.7K MCF 3.6K BOE
Lincoln County, WV #322 #18 $0 28 Dec 2018 8.6K BBL 594.3K MCF 3.5K BOE
Logan County, WV #382 #21 $0 18 Dec 2018 386 BBL 433.5K MCF 2.4K BOE
Marion County, WV #178 #10 $0 27 Dec 2018 223 BBL 3.1M MCF 17.2K BOE
Marshall County, WV #86 #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 #294 #16 $0 21 Dec 2018 BBL 833K MCF 4.6K BOE
Mercer County, WV #538 #34 $0 6 Dec 2018 BBL 69.1K MCF 383.83 BOE
Mineral County, WV #718 #45 $0 4 Dec 2018 BBL 25 MCF 0.17 BOE
Mingo County, WV #373 #20 $0 23 Dec 2018 139 BBL 476.5K MCF 2.6K BOE
Monongalia County, WV #124 #8 $0 19 Dec 2018 44 BBL 6.3M MCF 35.4K BOE
Nicholas County, WV #571 #37 $0 13 Dec 2018 60 BBL 42.1K MCF 236.07 BOE
Ohio County, WV #114 #7 $0 2 Dec 2018 226.9K BBL 7.3M MCF 48.1K BOE
Pendleton County, WV #701 #42 $0 1 Dec 2018 BBL 550 MCF 3.03 BOE
Pleasants County, WV #292 #15 $0 48 Dec 2018 4.7K BBL 835.1K MCF 4.7K BOE
Preston County, WV #499 #31 $0 8 Dec 2018 BBL 138K MCF 766.73 BOE
Putnam County, WV #435 #25 $0 24 Dec 2018 96 BBL 254.7K MCF 1.4K BOE
Raleigh County, WV #439 #27 $0 19 Dec 2018 4 BBL 246.7K MCF 1.3K BOE
Randolph County, WV #558 #36 $0 12 Dec 2018 BBL 51.2K MCF 284.53 BOE
Ritchie County, WV #70 #4 $0 111 Dec 2018 71.8K BBL 17.7M MCF 100.9K BOE
Roane County, WV #443 #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 #181 #11 $0 19 Dec 2018 BBL 2.8M MCF 15.7K BOE
Tucker County, WV #634 #41 $0 7 Dec 2018 BBL 13.7K MCF 76.67 BOE
Tyler County, WV #48 #2 $0 31 Dec 2018 175.3K BBL 30.8M MCF 177.1K BOE
Upshur County, WV #290 #14 $0 36 Dec 2018 232 BBL 867.3K MCF 4.8K BOE
Wayne County, WV #411 #23 $0 22 Dec 2018 567 BBL 311.2K MCF 1.7K BOE
Webster County, WV #723 #46 $0 1 Dec 2018 BBL 3 MCF 0 BOE
Wetzel County, WV #66 #3 $0 28 Dec 2018 109.4K BBL 19.4M MCF 111.9K BOE
Wirt County, WV #582 #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 #370 #19 $0 19 Dec 2018 BBL 487.5K MCF 2.7K BOE

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