Williston Basin

The Williston Basin covers areas of Montana and North Dakota. The information below is the summary of oil and gas data that goes back to 1951 and contains information on the 20,294 producing wells that have been drilled in the Williston Basin from Jul 1951 to Nov 2020.

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Williston Basin Map of Current Permits and Wells

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Williston Basin Oil & Gas Activity Stats

Category Last Year Value Current Year Value YoY Trend YoY % Change
Total Wells 35,725 37,074 Up 3.78%
Total Producing Wells 19,126 20,294 Up 6.11%
Percentage of Wells Producing 54% 55% Up 2%
Active Producers 215 205 Down -5%
Total Permits 94 95 Up 1%
Average Well Depth 0 0 Flat 0%
Average BOE per Well 2,622 3,019 Up 15%

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Williston Basin Oil & Gas Production by Year

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Williston Basin Oil & Gas Wells Completed by Year

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Williston Basin Oil & Gas Permits by Year

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Top Producers by BOE Production in Williston Basin

Producer Name Oil Produced Gas Produced BOE Produced
Amerada Hess Corporation 121.5M BBL 34.1M MCF 127.2M BOE
Bruin E&p Operating, Llc 115.6M BBL 159.9M MCF 142.3M BOE
Burlington Res 267.6M BBL 419.3M MCF 337.5M BOE
Cobra Oil & Gas Corporation 202.5M BBL 98.1M MCF 218.9M BOE
Continental Resources 613.6M BBL 1B MCF 794.4M BOE
Denbury Onshore, Llc 353.2M BBL 139.1M MCF 376.4M BOE
Enerplus Resources Usa Corporation 131M BBL 157.3M MCF 157.2M BOE
Eog Resources 257.7M BBL 299.1M MCF 307.5M BOE
Equinor 179.1M BBL 252.3M MCF 221.2M BOE
Hess Corporation 650.2M BBL 1.3B MCF 874.7M BOE
Kraken Operating, Llc 68.4M BBL 85.2M MCF 82.6M BOE
Lime Rock Resources 66.4M BBL 40.5M MCF 73.1M BOE
Marathon Oil 233.3M BBL 269.5M MCF 278.3M BOE
Murex Petroleum Corporation 47.5M BBL 41.7M MCF 54.4M BOE
Newfield 75.1M BBL 171.1M MCF 103.7M BOE
Oasis Petroleum 253.5M BBL 507.8M MCF 338.1M BOE
Petro-hunt 252.9M BBL 498.6M MCF 336M BOE
Qep Energy Company 124M BBL 213.3M MCF 159.5M BOE
Scout Energy Management 209M BBL 355.1M MCF 268.2M BOE
Slawson Exploration 124.4M BBL 111.9M MCF 143.1M BOE
White Rock Oil & Gas, Llc 171.9M BBL 171.2M MCF 200.4M BOE
Whiting Oil & Gas Corporation 471M BBL 816.8M MCF 607.2M BOE
Wpx Energy 153.6M BBL 181.7M MCF 183.9M BOE
Xto Energy Inc 322.9M BBL 572.8M MCF 418.4M BOE
Zavanna, Llc 40M BBL 111M MCF 58.5M BOE

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Williston Basin Top Lease Properties by BOE

Lease Property Location Cumulative BOE Producer Name(s)
USA McKenzie County, North Dakota 37.4M BBL ANR PRODUCTION COMPANY, CHEVRON USA, INC., FOUNDATION ENERGY MANAGEMENT, LLC, GULF OIL CORP., HEADINGTON OIL COMPANY LLC, MERIDIAN OIL, INC., PARKWAY PETROLEUM, INC., PETRO-HUNT, L.L.C., PRIDE ENERGY, AN OKLAHOMA GENERAL PARTNERSHIP, SCOUT ENERGY MANAGEMENT LLC, SHELL OIL CO., SLAWSON EXPLORATION COMPANY, INC., WHITING OIL AND GAS CORPORATION, XTO ENERGY INC
Clarks Creek McKenzie County, North Dakota 29M BBL EOG RESOURCES, INC.
Carus Dunn County, North Dakota 13.5M BBL CONTINENTAL RESOURCES, INC., WHITE OWL ENERGY SERVICES (US) INC., WHITE ROCK OIL & GAS, LLC, XTO ENERGY INC
Tailgunner McKenzie County, North Dakota 1.8M BBL BURLINGTON RESOURCES OIL & GAS COMPANY LP
Fort Berthold Dunn County, North Dakota 64M BBL BRUIN E&P OPERATING, LLC
Skunk Creek Dunn County, North Dakota 15.7M BBL RIMROCK OIL & GAS WILLISTON LLC, WPX ENERGY WILLISTON, LLC
Carson Peak Dunn County, North Dakota 10.5M BBL CONTINENTAL RESOURCES, INC.
Badlands Federal McKenzie County, North Dakota 1.4M BBL XTO ENERGY INC
Vardon McKenzie County, North Dakota 3.1M BBL CONTINENTAL RESOURCES, INC.
Two Shields Butte Dunn County, North Dakota 14.6M BBL RIMROCK OIL & GAS WILLISTON LLC
A. Johnson McKenzie County, North Dakota 2.1M BBL OASIS PETROLEUM NORTH AMERICA LLC
St. Anthony Dunn County, North Dakota 5.4M BBL WPX ENERGY WILLISTON, LLC
Wold Federal McKenzie County, North Dakota 8.9M BBL OASIS PETROLEUM NORTH AMERICA LLC, WHITING OIL AND GAS CORPORATION
Fort Berthold McKenzie County, North Dakota 42.5M BBL BRUIN E&P OPERATING, LLC
Nordeng McKenzie County, North Dakota 14.1M BBL CONTINENTAL RESOURCES, INC., OASIS PETROLEUM NORTH AMERICA LLC, XTO ENERGY INC
Antelope Federal McKenzie County, North Dakota 2.2M BBL CONTINENTAL RESOURCES, INC.
Maddy Federal McKenzie County, North Dakota 1.2M BBL XTO ENERGY INC
Veeder McKenzie County, North Dakota 6.9M BBL BURLINGTON RESOURCES OIL & GAS COMPANY LP, QEP ENERGY COMPANY
En-Thompson Trust- Mountrail County, North Dakota 4.4M BBL HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC
Joplin McKenzie County, North Dakota 2.3M BBL OASIS PETROLEUM NORTH AMERICA LLC
State Weydahl Dunn County, North Dakota 9.6M BBL CONTINENTAL RESOURCES, INC.
Sefolosha Federal Williams County, North Dakota 573.7K BBL CONTINENTAL RESOURCES, INC.
Pittsburgh McKenzie County, North Dakota 3.6M BBL CONTINENTAL RESOURCES, INC., NEWFIELD PRODUCTION COMPANY
Durant Williams County, North Dakota 906.9K BBL CONTINENTAL RESOURCES, INC.
Norway McKenzie County, North Dakota 6.8M BBL CONTINENTAL RESOURCES, INC.

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