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E M I W H I T I N G P E T R O L E U M C O R P. THE WILLISTON BASIN/BAKKEN SHALE FA L L / W I N T E R 2 0 1 2 Big in the Bakken Whiting Petroleum is one of the largest players in the growing development of the Bakken Shale formation in the Williston Basin. [ BY JIM HARRIS ] Whiting Petroleum controls more than 1 million gross. acres in the Bakken Shale area.. • Williston Basin “We will continue to take the technology we have developed and push for new areas in which we can employ it.” // JIM BROWN, COO With production rates of more than 600,000 barrels a day and an estimated reserve of more than 4 billion barrels, it’s no surprise that the Bakken Shale formation in the Williston Basin in Montana and North Dakota is one of the most prominent oil exploration sites in North America. One of the shale’s largest producers and acreage holders is seeing continued growth there while also setting its sights on several other hot spots in the United States. Denver-based Whiting Petroleum controls 1.1 million gross acres and 712,000 net acres of land in the Bakken in North Dakota, making it the secondlargest oil producer in the state. “We’ve had a 100 percent success rate in the first quarter of 2012,” COO Jim Brown says. “We’re confident this is a project that’s going to work for us.” The company operates 19 drilling rigs in the Bakken Shale, making it Whiting’s most active region. Whiting also operates two of the country’s largest enhanced oil recovery projects in the North Ward Estes Field in Texas’ PerPROFILE Whiting Petroleum Corp.. | Revenues: $2 billion HQ: Denver | Employees: 770 Specialty: Oil exploration and production 18

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Energy & Mining International - Fall/Winter 2012

Energy & Mining International - Fall/Winter 2012
Guiding Voice
Worldwide Presence
Digging South of the Border
Honoring the Best
The Williston Basin
Whiting Petroleum Corp.
Breitling Oil and Gas
HDC Development Cos.
Aspen Air U.S. Corp.
Synergy Resources Corp.
Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services Inc.
Enviro Shield Products Inc.
Savage Services
T&R Transport
Boyd and Sons Construction
Roers Construction Inc. – Roers West LLC
J. Koski Co.
Pat’s Offroad Inc.
Tollberg Homes
Wildcat Minerals
Environmental Materials Inc. and Warren Transport Inc.
Borsheim Crane Service Inc.
Central Machining and Pump Repair
Hive Built Homes – Hive Modular
Jericho Services
Kuntz Builders Inc.
MT Rigmat LLC
Steffes Corporation
Wells Concrete
Annabelle Homes - Bakken Shale
Oil Pipeline Blues
Canada Focus
Orbite Aluminae Inc.
New Millennium Corp.
Dynacorp Fabricators Inc.
PCL Contractors
Colter Energy Services Inc.
Zargon Oil and Gas Ltd.
Prodigy Gold Inc.
Rambler Metals and Mining PLC
Innovator Industrial Services
TWD Technologies
Veresen Inc.
Columbus Castings
Comstock Mining Inc.
MS Energy Services
White Star Pump Co.
Golden Queen Mining Co. Ltd.
Pershing Gold
Summit Casing Equipment
Black Hawk Energy Services
Timberline Drilling Inc.
Butch’s Rat Hole and Anchor Service Inc.
Calfrac Well Services
Geoprobe Systems®
Pacific Energy Development
Crocodile Gold Corp.
Gold Standard Ventures Corp.
GreenHunter Water LLC
Preferred Sands
Romarco Minerals Inc.
The Final Shot

Energy & Mining International - Fall/Winter 2012