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Research Update: Whiting Petroleum's $220 Mil. Senior Notes Rated 'B-', Ratings Are Affirmed; Outlk Stable Apr 05
Standard & Poors, April 2005
On April 12, 2004, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services assigned its 'B-' rating to exploration and production (E&P) company Whiting Petroleum Corp.'s $220 million senior subordinated notes due 2013. At the same time, Standard & Poor's affirmed all ratings on Whiting. The outlook remains stable. Denver, Co.-based Whiting will have about $370 million worth of debt pro forma this transaction. The ratings on Whiting reflect the company's relatively small size, above-average cost structure, leveraged financial profile, and participation in the intensely competitive and highly cyclical oil and gas industry. These concerns are only partially offset by Whiting's long-lived reserves, which are expected to generate a significant inventory of development projects. During 2004, Whiting, following an aggressive acquisition and exploitation strategy,...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Whiting Petroleum Corp.
Action: New Rating
Action: Outlook: Stable
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