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Whiting Petroleum Corporation Provides Final Update on Well Incident in Mountrail County, North Dakota

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Whiting Petroleum Corporation Provides Final Update on Well Incident in Mountrail County, North Dakota18:10 EST Tuesday, November 23, 2010 DENVER (Business Wire) -- Whiting Petroleum Corporation is issuing a final update on the well incident at the Roggenbuck 14-25H well in North Dakota disclosed in Whiting's November 21 and 22, 2010 press releases. As of 3:00 p.m. (CST) on November 23, 2010 Whiting had stopped flow from the well and the well is shut-in and secure. About Whiting Petroleum Corporation Whiting Petroleum Corporation, a Delaware corporation, is 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. Forward-Looking Statements This news release contains statements that we believe to be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than historical facts are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, such statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the amount of costs Whiting incurred to control and shut in the Roggenbuck 14-25H well; any actions that governmental authorities may take with respect to Whiting, including imposing fines or penalties; and other risks described in our prospectus supplement, dated September 21, 2010 filed with the SEC. We assume no obligation, and disclaim any duty, to update the forward-looking statements in this news release. Whiting Petroleum CorporationJack R. Ekstrom, 303-803-5465Vice President of Corporate and Government Relationsjack.ekstrom@whiting.comorJohn B. Kelso, 303-837-1661Director of Investor Relationsjohn.kelso@whiting.com