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Summary: Whiting Petroleum Corp. Sep 09
Standard & Poors, September 2009
The 'BB' corporate credit rating on Denver-based Whiting Petroleum Corp. reflects its mature asset base, which generally results in high lifting costs, its acquisitive history, and its participation in the highly cyclical and capital intensive exploration and production sector. Standard & Poor's rating also reflects our greater level of confidence surrounding Whiting's Bakken drilling program and the amount of production weighted towards oil where price realizations are generally higher. Whiting's fair business profile reflects its mature reserve base. As of year-end 2008, the company had 239.1 million of barrels of oil equivalent (mmboe; 75% oil and 67% developed). With 55,309 barrels of oil equivalent (boe) of average daily production during the second-quarter 2009, its reserve-to-production ratio is long at about...
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Whiting Petroleum Corp.