Whiting Petroleum appoints Carin Knickel to its Board of Directors

– USA, CO – Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: WLL) today announced that it has appointed Carin S. Knickel to the Company’s Board of Directors. Ms. Knickel served as Vice President, Human Resources of ConocoPhillips, Inc. from 2003 until her retirement in 2012. She has 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry beginning her career with Conoco in 1979, serving in the United States and Europe in executive, operations management, marketing, planning and business development positions. She holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and statistics from the University of Colorado and a master’s degree in management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Ms. Knickel also serves on the Board of Hudbay Minerals, Inc. (NYSE: HBM) and the Engineering Advisory Council for the College of Engineering, University of Colorado.

On behalf of the Whiting Petroleum Corporation Board of Directors, James J. Volker, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer said, “We are very pleased that Carin Knickel is joining Whiting’s Board of Directors. Carin’s depth and breadth of experience in various board member, executive and operating roles in the oil and gas industry is a great addition to Whiting’s Board.”

About Whiting Petroleum Corporation

Whiting Petroleum Corporation, a Delaware corporation, is an independent oil and gas company that explores for, develops, acquires and produces crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids primarily in the Rocky Mountain and Permian Basin regions of the United States. The Company’s largest projects are in the Bakken and Three Forks plays in North Dakota, the Niobrara play in northeast Colorado and its Enhanced Oil Recovery field in Texas. The Company trades publicly under the symbol “WLL” on the New York Stock Exchange.

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