Renville County, ND and the Bakken Shale Play

Renville County, ND

Renville County (892 sq. miles) is located in North Dakota and sits atop the Bakken Shale play. It is one of 16 active oil & gas producing counties in our North Dakota coverage area, but is outside the core area for production.

According to the North Dakota Geological Survey (NDGS), production in the county comes primarily from the Mississippian Madison Group. In addition, the county encompasses the Newporte Field, which produces from the Cambrian Deadwood Formation along the Nesson anticline.

Oil production in Renville shot up in early 1960s, hitting peak total monthly oil production of 228,119 bbls (7,359 b/d) in March, 1965. Currently, Renville produces about 65,000 - 70,000 bbls monthly, but is by comparison well below the production volume levels for counties to its southwest.

Renville's largest city is Mohall, which serves as the county seat. Other cities in Renville include Glenburn, Grano, Loraine, Sherwood, and Tolley. County services of interest to oil and gas lease owners include the Renville County Appraisal District (tax collector) office and the Renville County Clerk (property records) office.

Renville County - Bakken Shale Employment Statistics

The following information is provided by the North Dakota Workforce Intelligence Network (NDWIN) for Renville County, ND:

  • Directly related oil & gas businesses: 34 (2013)
  • Oil & Gas employment: 211 people, representing 31% of population (2013)
  • Average wage for oil & gas professionals: $83,597 (2013)

Renville County Oil & Gas Discussion Forum

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Major Operators in Renville

Enduro Operating, LLC is the largest operator in Renville by total production volumes and number of active wells.

E&P Companies with Operations in Renville

  • Arsenal Energy USA Inc.
  • Ballantyne Oil, LLC
  • Berenergy Corporation
  • Carl H. Nordstrand
  • Eagle Operating, Inc.
  • Enduro Operating, LLC
  • Double AA Oil, LLC
  • Eagle Operating, Inc.
  • Flatirons Resources LLC
  • Fram Operating, LLC
  • HRC Operating, LLC
  • Murex Petroleum Corporation
  • Omimex Petroleum, Inc.
  • Panamerican Operating, Inc.
  • Petro Harvester Operating Company, LLC
  • Phillip D. Armstrong
  • Strike Oil Inc.
  • Taqa North USA, Inc.
  • Top Operating Company
  • Wesco Operating, Inc.
  • Whiting Oil & Gas Corporation
  • Zargon Oil (ND), Inc.

Renville County Pipeline Companies

  • Alliance
  • Enbridge