McCone County, MT and the Bakken Shale Play

McCone County, MT

McCone County (2,683 sq. miles) is located in eastern Montana and sits atop the Bakken Shale play.

Annual oil production was highest in 1986 at 63,654 bbls. Today the county produces closer to 4,000 bbls of oil annually.

Only one operator is active in McCone County, and it is one of the lowest oil producing counties in our North Dakota-Montana Bakken county coverage area, next to Daniels County.

Circle is the county seat and only incorporated city of McCone County. Other communities in the county include Brockway and Vida. County services of interest to oil and gas lease owners include the McCone County Appraisal District (tax collector) office and the McCone County Clerk (property records) office.


McCone County Oil & Gas Discussion Forum

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E&P Companies with Operations in McCone

  • Sdoco, LLC

McCone County Pipeline Companies

  • WBI Energy