The Oil & Gas Financial Journal Transaction of the Year - Over $1Bn, Rocky Mountain 2015

Awarded to: Whiting Petroleum Corporation

Oil & Gas Awards Judges Comments

“The upside potential for both companies is very strong, with also very clever tax planning for the Kodiak shareholders.”

“Not only have Whiting created the largest Bakken/Three Forks production with over 107,000 BOEP/D, the efficiency benefits are impressive through complimentary acreage positions and the increase in the combined number of drilling locations.”

Whiting Petroleum Corporation – Corporate Overview

Whiting Petroleum is an independent exploration and production company with an oil focused asset base. We control one of the largest acreage positions in the Bakken resource play in North Dakota, where we are the #2 oil producer in the state. We also operate one of the largest enhanced oil recovery projects in the United States at our North Ward Estes Field in the Permian Basin of Texas.

Whiting aims to deliver sustainable growth through a combination of our high return Bakken assets and our long lived enhanced oil recovery projects. Whiting is headquartered in Denver, Colorado where we operate one of the few in-house geoscience core labs in the oil and gas industry.