Slope County, ND and the Bakken Shale Play

Slope County, ND

Slope County (1,219 sq. miles) is located in North Dakota and sits atop the Bakken and Three Forks formations. It is one of 16 active oil & gas producing counties in our North Dakota coverage area, but is outside the core area for production.

The county didn't have any measurable production until the mid 1960's, and remained relatively flat until the Bakken boom. In April, 2006, Slope's monthly total oil production peaked at 59,778 bbls (1,992 b/d). Since then, production in the county has leveled off, and is concentrated in counties further north.

The largest city in Slope County is Marmarth. The only other incorporated city in Slope County is Amidon, which serves as the county seat. County services of interest to oil and gas lease owners include the Slope County Appraisal District (tax collector) office and the Slope County Clerk (property records) office.



Slope County - Bakken Shale Employment Statistics

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

  • Directly related oil & gas businesses: 14 (2013)
  • Oil & Gas employment: 200 people, representing 88% of population (2013)
  • Average wage for oil & gas professionals: $89,736 (2013)

Slope County Oil & Gas Discussion Forum

Join the Slope County Discussion Group today - your voice counts! is a discussion network for mineral owners, royalty owners, and industry professionals to discuss oil & gas related topics.

Major Operators in Slope

Continental Resources is the largest operator in Slope County by production volume and number of active wells.

E&P Companies with Operations in Slope

  • Charger Resources
  • Continental Resources, Inc.
  • Marathon Oil Company

Slope County Pipeline Companies

  • Bison