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Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 25, 2018



Whiting Petroleum Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   1-31899   20-0098515

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

1700 Broadway, Suite 2300, Denver, Colorado 80290-2300

(Address of principal executive offices, including ZIP code)

(303) 837-1661

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



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Item 8.01. Other Events.

Whiting Petroleum Corporation (the “Company”) is filing as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporating by reference into this Current Report on Form 8-K the Company’s unaudited pro forma financial information for the year ended December 31, 2017, which gives effect to the Company’s disposition of certain oil and gas producing properties in the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation area located in Dunn and McLean counties of North Dakota as well as certain other related assets and liabilities, as if it had occurred on January 1, 2016.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


  (a) Not applicable.


  (b) Not applicable.


  (c) Not applicable.


  (d) Exhibits: The exhibit listed in the Exhibit Index below is filed as part of this report.



Exhibit No.



(99.1)    Unaudited pro forma financial information of Whiting Petroleum Corporation for the year ended December 31, 2017.




Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.





Date: May 25, 2018     By:  

/s/ Michael J. Stevens

      Michael J. Stevens
      Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer