Wyoming Crude Oil Production by Year Chart

Wyoming Crude Oil Production by Year Chart 1981-2017

This chart depicts Wyoming crude oil production by year from 1981 through 2017 in thousand barrels per day.

From 1981 through 2017, Wyoming crude oil production averaged 220.22 thousand barrels per day. During that time period, Wyoming’s highest production was in the 1980’s when average daily crude production was 328 thousand barrels per day.

Production steadily declined starting around 1986 and continued to fall each year until 2004 when production averaged only 142 thousand barrels per day. Production remained flat in the 2000’s and didn’t see significant increases in production until 2013, when output reached an average 174 KBPD.

From 2014 through 2017 Wyoming’s crude production averaged 212.75 thousand barrels per day.

According to the Wyoming State Geological Survey, the Salt Creek field is the most prolific oil field in Wyoming, producing over 700 million barrels of oil since its 1889 discovery, still having an estimated 1.8 billion barrels in reserve.

The statistics for Wyoming crude oil production by year from 1981 through 2017 in thousand barrels per day are as follows:

Year  Production 
1981 358
1982 324
1983 324
1984 340
1985 352
1986 332
1987 316
1988 311
1989 295
1990 285
1991 274
1992 265
1993 240
1994 218
1995 216
1996 200
1997 192
1998 177
1999 167
2000 166
2001 157
2002 150
2003 145
2004 142
2005 142
2006 145
2007 148
2008 145
2009 141
2010 148
2011 150
2012 158
2013 174
2014 209
2015 237
2016 198
2017 207

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