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 20,295 producing wells that have been drilled in the Williston Basin from Jul 1951 to Aug 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 35,723 37,072 Up 3.78%
Total Producing Wells 19,126 20,295 Up 6.11%
Percentage of Wells Producing 54% 55% Up 2%
Active Producers 216 207 Down -4%
Total Permits 94 95 Up 1%
Average Well Depth 11,197 11,384 Up 2%
Average BOE per Well 2,604 2,996 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 112.7M BBL 153M MCF 138.2M BOE
Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Company Lp 242.9M BBL 373.6M MCF 305.1M BOE
Cobra Oil & Gas Corporation 202.2M BBL 97.9M MCF 218.5M BOE
Continental Resources Inc 69.7M BBL 71.7M MCF 81.6M BOE
Continental Resources, Inc. 518.8M BBL 946.8M MCF 676.6M BOE
Denbury Onshore, Llc 351.5M BBL 138.7M MCF 374.6M BOE
Enerplus Resources Usa Corporation 126.3M BBL 149.1M MCF 151.2M BOE
Eog Resources, Inc. 253.4M BBL 287.5M MCF 301.3M BOE
Equinor Energy Lp 174.3M BBL 237.9M MCF 213.9M BOE
Hess Bakken Investments Ii, Llc 616.4M BBL 1.2B MCF 832.5M BOE
Kraken Operating, Llc 48.2M BBL 61.8M MCF 58.5M BOE
Lime Rock Resources Iii-a, L.p. 63.9M BBL 38.4M MCF 70.3M BOE
Marathon Oil Company 222M BBL 248.5M MCF 263.4M BOE
Newfield Production Company 71.5M BBL 159.6M MCF 98.1M BOE
Oasis Petroleum North America Llc 243.8M BBL 476.1M MCF 323.2M BOE
Petro-hunt, L.l.c. 215.4M BBL 445.4M MCF 289.6M BOE
Qep Energy Company 121.5M BBL 205.8M MCF 155.8M BOE
Scout Energy Management Llc 208.6M BBL 353.2M MCF 267.5M BOE
Slawson Exploration Company, Inc. 108M BBL 94.4M MCF 123.8M BOE
White Rock Oil & Gas, Llc 171.2M BBL 170.8M MCF 199.7M BOE
Whiting Oil And Gas Corporation 455.4M BBL 779M MCF 585.3M BOE
Wpx Energy Williston, Llc 141.5M BBL 162.5M MCF 168.6M BOE
Xto Energy Inc 259.8M BBL 491.7M MCF 341.8M BOE
Xto Energy Inc. 50.5M BBL 49.3M MCF 58.7M BOE

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Williston Basin Top Lease Properties by BOE

Lease Property Location Cumulative BOE Producer Name(s)
St Anthony Dunn County, North Dakota 4.3M BBL WPX ENERGY WILLISTON, LLC
Carson Peak Dunn County, North Dakota 9.2M BBL CONTINENTAL RESOURCES, INC.
Carus Dunn County, North Dakota 12M BBL CONTINENTAL RESOURCES, INC., WHITE OWL ENERGY SERVICES (US) INC., WHITE ROCK OIL & GAS, LLC, XTO ENERGY INC
Nordeng McKenzie County, North Dakota 13.2M BBL CONTINENTAL RESOURCES, INC., OASIS PETROLEUM NORTH AMERICA LLC, XTO ENERGY INC
BB-Federal B- McKenzie County, North Dakota 2.2M BBL HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC
Tailgunner McKenzie County, North Dakota 599.2K BBL BURLINGTON RESOURCES OIL & GAS COMPANY LP
En-Thompson Trust- Mountrail County, North Dakota 3.6M BBL HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC
BB-Charlie Loomer- McKenzie County, North Dakota 2.1M BBL HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC
FB Bonita McKenzie County, North Dakota 567.1K BBL BRUIN E&P OPERATING, LLC
Fort Berthold McKenzie County, North Dakota 41.5M BBL BRUIN E&P OPERATING, LLC
Morris Dunn County, North Dakota 6.2M BBL CONTINENTAL RESOURCES, INC.
An-Norby- McKenzie County, North Dakota 1.4M BBL HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC
Steele Federal McKenzie County, North Dakota 1.9M BBL CONTINENTAL RESOURCES, INC.
BB-Federal A-LS- McKenzie County, North Dakota 1.6M BBL HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC
Bobcat Federal Dunn County, North Dakota 2M BBL XTO ENERGY INC
En-Weyrauch B- Mountrail County, North Dakota 2.3M BBL HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC
Vegas McKenzie County, North Dakota 2.3M BBL QEP ENERGY COMPANY
State Weydahl Dunn County, North Dakota 8.8M BBL CONTINENTAL RESOURCES, INC.
SC-Gene- Williams County, North Dakota 2.1M BBL HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC
Rauser McKenzie County, North Dakota 822.1K BBL WHITING OIL AND GAS CORPORATION
Vance Williams County, North Dakota 3.9M BBL WHITING OIL AND GAS CORPORATION, XTO ENERGY INC
Wold Federal McKenzie County, North Dakota 7M BBL OASIS PETROLEUM NORTH AMERICA LLC, WHITING OIL AND GAS CORPORATION
Veeder McKenzie County, North Dakota 6.1M BBL BURLINGTON RESOURCES OIL & GAS COMPANY LP, QEP ENERGY COMPANY
FB James McKenzie County, North Dakota 2.5M BBL BRUIN E&P OPERATING, LLC
Ha-Nelson A- McKenzie County, North Dakota 1.8M BBL HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC

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