At month end there were 28 drilling rigs on location in Mountrail County. EOG 8 rigs; Hess 5 rigs; Whiting 5 rigs; Fidelity 2 rigs; Slawson, Brigham, Hunt, Murex, Windsor, Sinclair, Oasis, and Marathon 1 rig each.
During July 21 wells were spudded. EOG 7; Hess 3; Whiting 4; Fidelity 1; Brigham 0; Hunt 1; Marathon 1; Murex 1; Slawson 0; Sinclair 1; St Mary 0; Oasis 1; and Windsor 1.
During July NDIC issued 28 new permits to drill. EOG 9 permits in Shell, Austin, Wayzetta, and Burke Townships. Whiting 1 permit in Crane Creek Township. Hess 3 permits in James Hill, Ross, and Idaho Townships. Fidelity 0 permits. Slawson 3 permits in Van Hook and James Hill Townships. Hunt 1 permit in Shell Township. Murex 2 permits in Purcell Township. Brigham 2 permits in Lostwood and Alger Townships. Sinclair 0 permits. St Mary 0 permits. Windsor 2 permits in Osborn and Howie Townships. Lario 0 permits. Oasis 3 permits in Manitou and Sorkness Township. Encore 1 permit in Lowland Township. Marathon 1 permit in Big Bend Township
Since January 2006 the NDIC has issued 325 permits to drill in Mountrail County. Since January 2006 EOG has drilled/is drilling 79 wells. The other oil companies have drilled/are drilling 109 wells.