Graph of North Dakota oil production – another record – May 2012

Average daily oil production in North Dakota for May 2012 was 639,277 bopd, which is an increase of 29,904 barrels per day over April, or 4.9%.  The April increase was 33,883 bopd, or 5.9% for the month. Increase in March was 17,235 bopd, or 3.1% over February.

Number of wells increased to 6,954.

You can find the data here.

Here is a graph of monthly production:

For some longer term perspective, here is the production data for the month of May over the last 5 years.

 ave daily
 production  % chg  wells  % chg
 for month
5-08             156,420        3,811
5-09             205,995 32%        4,135 9%
5-10             298,981 45%        4,684 13%
5-11             363,974 22%        5,338 14%
5-12             639,277 76%        6,954 30%

Here is that data in a graph:

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