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Summary: Whiting Petroleum Corp. Aug 10
Standard & Poors, August 2010
The 'BB' corporate credit rating on Denver-based Whiting Petroleum Corp. reflects its participation in the highly cyclical and capital-intensive exploration and production sector, its acquisitive nature, and erratic finding and development costs. In addition, Standard & Poor's Rating Services' rating on Whiting reflects the company's strong drilling program in the Bakken, the amount of production weighted toward oil where price realizations are generally higher that those of natural gas, and the company's historical willingness to issue equity. Whiting's fair business profile reflects its mature reserve base. As of year-end 2009, the company had 275 million of barrels of oil equivalent (81% oil and 64% developed). With 64,600 barrels of oil equivalent (boe) of average daily production during the second-quarter of...
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Whiting Petroleum Corp.