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Research Update: Whiting Petroleum Corp. Upgraded to 'BB+' On Increased Scale; Outlook Stable Jan 12
Standard & Poors, January 2012
U.S.-based, oil and gas exploration and production company Whiting Petroleum meaningfully increased its proven reserve base in 2011. About 85% of Whiting's year-end 2011 proven reserves are high value oil and natural gas liquids (NGLs) and 70% are developed. We are raising our corporate credit rating on Whiting Petroleum to 'BB+' from 'BB' and raising our issue-level rating on Whiting's senior subordinated notes to 'BB+' from 'BB'. The stable outlook reflects our view that the company will maintain debt leverage below 2.5x over the next 12 months. On Jan. 25, 2012, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services raised its corporate credit rating on Whiting Petroleum Corp. to 'BB+' from 'BB'. We also raised our issue-level rating on Whiting's senior subordinated notes...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Whiting Petroleum Corp.
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