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August 18, 2022

North Dakota oil and gas production activity declined by 14.2% in April 2020

By Carmen

North Dakota witnessed a decrease of 14.2% in total oil and gas production to 16,76,463.58 boe/d in April 2020 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s USL48 database.

The oil and gas production declined 10.46% in April 2020 from 18,72,270.24 boe/d in April 2019. On a YTD basis, the total oil and gas production in 2020 increased by 3.24% from the same period in 2019.

In April 2020, oil production declined 14.56% to 12,08,081.36 bd as against the previous month, while gas production declined by 13.26% to 2,716.62 mmcf/d.

On a YTD basis, oil production increased by 1.08% in 2020 when compared with the same period in 2019, while gas production rose by 9.44%. Out of the total oil and gas production in April 2020, oil held a 72.06% share, while gas had a 27.94% share.


In North Dakota, Continental Resources emerged as the largest oil and gas producer, recording a total oil and gas production at 2,18,271.07 boe/d in April 2020, a decrease of 24.97% from the previous month. The company held a 12.3% share in oil production and 14.87% share in gas production in April 2020.

On a YTD basis, the company registered a 1.12% decrease in total oil and gas production from the same period in 2019.



Compared with other counties in North Dakota, Mckenzie county recorded the highest oil and gas production, holding a 44.36% share in April 2020. The county witnessed an 11.86% decrease in production to 7,43,686.57 boe/d in April 2020 when compared with the previous month.

On a YTD basis, Mckenzie registered an increase of 1.09% in total production from the same period in 2019.



Methodology

All publicly announced wells data are included in this analysis, which is drawn from GlobalData’s USL48 database that provides insights into oil and gas permits and wells as disclosed by state ministry sites.

GlobalData collects the latest production data and analyses the trends when it is made available for public disclosure by state ministries. Differences, if any, between the period of activity and the article date may be attributed to delays in the issuance of data.

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