Bakken Shale Counties

Well production and geological quality of the Bakken Shale vary widely across North Dakota and Montana. Visit each county page to read more about the Bakken Shale.

North Dakota Bakken Counties

Montana Bakken Counties

Bakken Shale County Coverage

The Bakken covers much of Western North Dakota and parts of Montana. The play benefits from being in a more rural area of the country where fewer people are impacted by industry operations. Many leases cover large tracts of land, which can be several hundred and up to thousands of acres. This makes operations and leasing much more simple than it is in urban shale areas like the Barnett or Marcellus.


  1. Linda Hudak says:

    Are they doing any drilling in Roosevelt County in the Bakken? With the oil prices falling will they be doing any new drilling?

  2. Fay C. Weber says:

    What is happening in Roosevelt County in the area of geology and drilling? Most interested in knowing what is going on.

  3. Dan Flanigan says:

    I have miner rights on some acreage in Mccone county and was wondering if there is much drilling activity in this county?

  4. Amelia Gluba says:

    I would like to know if there is currently any interest in Richland County, Poplar, MT as I have some mineral acreage there and would like to lease said acreage. Thank you for your information.

  5. Lavonne kiser says:

    Any oil in Stutsman county? Our land can be tested.

  6. Debbie Wilkins says:

    Is there any drilling activity in Garfield County? Thanks!

  7. Any activity in Garfield county Montana ?

  8. Doug Nelson says:

    Anybody currently leasing in divide co.? and to what co.??

  9. Mike O'Leary says:

    Any retaining walls being built ?

  10. Gene Benson says:

    I’m nearing the end of a lease and I am wondering if any drilling activity is upcoming in Ellisville Township in Williams County ND.

  11. Cheryl Francis says:

    Is there anything going on in Daniels County yet?

    • I know some wells were drilled west of Scobey. Maybe Dan Hackmann in Scobey would know something

  12. I know some wells were drilled west of Scobey.

  13. june reardon ganser says:

    Is there any oil in Stutsman county N.D.?

  14. Dorthy P Johnson says:

    Is there no activity in Sheridan County Montana and why please.

  15. Cheryl Francis says:

    I would like to know what is transpiring in Daniels County Montana near Flaxville and Scobey. Any Information would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you!

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