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 Sep 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 35,722 37,071 Up 3.78%
Total Producing Wells 19,126 20,295 Up 6.11%
Percentage of Wells Producing 54% 55% Up 2%
Active Producers 215 206 Down -4%
Total Permits 94 95 Up 1%
Average Well Depth 11,201 11,388 Up 2%
Average BOE per Well 2,618 3,014 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 113.4M BBL 154.8M MCF 139.3M BOE
Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Company Lp 253.2M BBL 390.3M MCF 318.3M BOE
Cobra Oil & Gas Corporation 202.3M BBL 98M MCF 218.6M BOE
Continental Resources Inc 69.9M BBL 72.2M MCF 81.9M BOE
Continental Resources, Inc. 525M BBL 961.6M MCF 685.3M BOE
Denbury Onshore, Llc 351.9M BBL 138.8M MCF 375.1M BOE
Enerplus Resources Usa Corporation 127.6M BBL 151.2M MCF 152.8M BOE
Eog Resources, Inc. 254.6M BBL 290.4M MCF 303M BOE
Equinor Energy Lp 175.5M BBL 241.5M MCF 215.8M BOE
Hess Bakken Investments Ii, Llc 620.6M BBL 1.3B MCF 838.3M BOE
Kraken Operating, Llc 49.2M BBL 62.4M MCF 59.6M BOE
Lime Rock Resources Iii-a, L.p. 65.1M BBL 39.3M MCF 71.6M BOE
Marathon Oil Company 224.6M BBL 255.9M MCF 267.3M BOE
Newfield Production Company 72.7M BBL 163.1M MCF 99.9M BOE
Oasis Petroleum North America Llc 247.2M BBL 485.1M MCF 328.1M BOE
Petro-hunt, L.l.c. 216.3M BBL 446.7M MCF 290.8M BOE
Qep Energy Company 122.1M BBL 207.6M MCF 156.7M BOE
Scout Energy Management Llc 208.7M BBL 353.7M MCF 267.7M BOE
Slawson Exploration Company, Inc. 108.5M BBL 94.9M MCF 124.3M BOE
White Rock Oil & Gas, Llc 171.4M BBL 170.9M MCF 199.9M BOE
Whiting Oil And Gas Corporation 461.8M BBL 792.3M MCF 593.9M BOE
Wpx Energy Williston, Llc 144.2M BBL 166.9M MCF 172M BOE
Xto Energy Inc 264.4M BBL 504.3M MCF 348.5M BOE
Xto Energy Inc. 50.6M BBL 49.5M MCF 58.9M 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 4.6M BBL WPX ENERGY WILLISTON, LLC
Clarks Creek McKenzie County, North Dakota 27.4M BBL EOG RESOURCES, INC.
Wold Federal McKenzie County, North Dakota 8.1M BBL OASIS PETROLEUM NORTH AMERICA LLC, WHITING OIL AND GAS CORPORATION
Skunk Creek Dunn County, North Dakota 14.8M BBL RIMROCK OIL & GAS WILLISTON LLC, WPX ENERGY WILLISTON, LLC
Two Shields Butte Dunn County, North Dakota 13.8M BBL RIMROCK OIL & GAS WILLISTON LLC
Fort Berthold McKenzie County, North Dakota 41.7M BBL BRUIN E&P OPERATING, LLC
Nordeng McKenzie County, North Dakota 13.5M BBL CONTINENTAL RESOURCES, INC., OASIS PETROLEUM NORTH AMERICA LLC, XTO ENERGY INC
Kellogg Federal McKenzie County, North Dakota 3M BBL OASIS PETROLEUM NORTH AMERICA LLC
BB-Federal B- McKenzie County, North Dakota 2.4M BBL HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC
En-Thompson Trust- Mountrail County, North Dakota 3.8M BBL HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC
Mandaree Warrior McKenzie County, North Dakota 1.3M BBL WPX ENERGY WILLISTON, LLC
Blue Racer McKenzie County, North Dakota 917.8K BBL WPX ENERGY WILLISTON, LLC
BB-Charlie Loomer- McKenzie County, North Dakota 2.2M BBL HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC
Austin Mountrail County, North Dakota 41.6M BBL EOG RESOURCES, INC., HUNT OIL COMPANY
Boston Williams County, North Dakota 2M BBL CONTINENTAL RESOURCES, INC.
Ha-Nelson A- McKenzie County, North Dakota 2M BBL HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC
SC-Gene- Williams County, North Dakota 2.2M BBL HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC
Cole McKenzie County, North Dakota 610.7K BBL XTO ENERGY INC
Vegas McKenzie County, North Dakota 2.4M BBL QEP ENERGY COMPANY
An-Norby- McKenzie County, North Dakota 1.5M BBL HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS II, LLC
Chsu Bowman County, North Dakota 88.3M BBL BURLINGTON RESOURCES OIL & GAS COMPANY LP, DENBURY ONSHORE, LLC
Mha Dunn County, North Dakota 30.8M BBL QEP ENERGY COMPANY
Pheasant McKenzie County, North Dakota 874.7K BBL WPX ENERGY WILLISTON, LLC
Berg Trust Federal McKenzie County, North Dakota 3.2M BBL BRUIN E&P OPERATING, LLC, WHITING OIL AND GAS CORPORATION
Bobcat Federal Dunn County, North Dakota 2.1M BBL XTO ENERGY INC

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