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Whiting Petroleum Corporation Updates Production Expectation for Third Quarter of 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Whiting Petroleum Corporation Updates Production Expectation for Third Quarter of 201009:15 EDT Friday, September 17, 2010DENVER, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: WLL) today announced that the Company's production for the third quarter of 2010 has been impacted by pipeline maintenance on the Enbridge system. The Company expects production for the third quarter of 2010 to come in at, or slightly below, the current low end of the Company's production guidance range of six million barrels of oil equivalent. The Company is maintaining its full year production guidance at a range of between 23.4 and 23.7 million barrels of oil equivalent. About Whiting Petroleum CorporationWhiting Petroleum Corporation, a Delaware corporation, is an independent oil and gas company that acquires, exploits, develops and explores for crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids primarily in the Permian Basin, Rocky Mountains, Mid-Continent, Gulf Coast and Michigan regions of the United States.  The Company's largest projects are in the Bakken and Three Forks plays in North Dakota and its Enhanced Oil Recovery fields in Oklahoma and Texas.  The Company trades publicly under the symbol WLL on the New York Stock Exchange.  For further information, please visit www.whiting.com.SOURCE Whiting Petroleum CorporationFor further information: John B. Kelso, Director of Investor Relations, +1-303-837-1661, john.kelso@whiting.com, for Whiting Petroleum Corporation