DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: WLL) today announced the results of its offer to exchange (the “Exchange Offer”) all of its outstanding, unregistered 6.625% Senior Notes due 2026 (the “Original Notes”) issued December 27, 2017, for new, registered 6.625% Senior Notes due 2026 (the “New Notes”). Whiting has been advised by The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., the exchange agent for the Exchange Offer, that, as of 5:00 p.m., New York City time, July 16, 2018 (the “Expiration Date”), holders of 99.9607% of the $1,000,000,000 aggregate principal amount of Original Notes (excluding Original Notes tendered by guaranteed delivery) had validly tendered pursuant to the terms of the Exchange Offer. The settlement date for the Exchange Offer is expected to occur on July 20, 2018.
Under the terms of the Exchange Offer, eligible holders of the Original Notes who had validly tendered at or before the Expiration Date will receive, for each $1,000 principal amount of the Original Notes tendered, $1,000 principal amount of the New Notes, provided that such Original Notes tendered in the Exchange Offer were in minimum denominations of $2,000 principal amount and any integral multiples of $1,000 in excess thereof.
About Whiting Petroleum Corporation
Whiting Petroleum Corporation, a Delaware corporation, is an independent oil and gas company that develops, produces, acquires and explores for crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids primarily in the Rocky Mountains region of the United States. The Company’s largest projects are in the Bakken and Three Forks plays in North Dakota and Montana and the Niobrara play in northeast Colorado. The Company trades publicly under the symbol WLL on the New York Stock Exchange. For further information, please visit http://www.whiting.com.
This news release contains statements that we believe to be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements other than historical facts, including, without limitation, statements regarding our future financial position, business strategy, projected revenues, earnings, costs, capital expenditures and debt levels, and plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. When used in this news release, words such as we “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe” or “should” or the negative thereof or variations thereon or similar terminology are generally intended to identify 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: declines in or extended periods of low oil, NGL or natural gas prices; our level of success in exploration, development and production activities; risks related to our level of indebtedness, ability to comply with debt covenants and periodic redeterminations of the borrowing base under our credit agreement; impacts to financial statements as a result of impairment write-downs; our ability to successfully complete asset dispositions and the risks related thereto, including the potential disposition of our Redtail Field assets; revisions to reserve estimates as a result of changes in commodity prices, regulation and other factors; adverse weather conditions that may negatively impact development or production activities; the timing of our exploration and development expenditures; inaccuracies of our reserve estimates or our assumptions underlying them; risks relating to any unforeseen liabilities of ours; our ability to generate sufficient cash flows from operations to meet the internally funded portion of our capital expenditures budget; our ability to obtain external capital to finance exploration and development operations; federal and state initiatives relating to the regulation of hydraulic fracturing and air emissions; unforeseen underperformance of or liabilities associated with acquired properties; the impacts of hedging on our results of operations; failure of our properties to yield oil or gas in commercially viable quantities; availability of, and risks associated with, transport of oil and gas; our ability to drill producing wells on undeveloped acreage prior to its lease expiration; shortages of or delays in obtaining qualified personnel or equipment, including drilling rigs and completion services; uninsured or underinsured losses resulting from our oil and gas operations; our inability to access oil and gas markets due to market conditions or operational impediments; the impact and costs of compliance with laws and regulations governing our oil and gas operations; the potential impact of changes in laws, including tax reform, that could have a negative effect on the oil and gas industry; our ability to replace our oil and natural gas reserves; any loss of our senior management or technical personnel; competition in the oil and gas industry; cyber security attacks or failures of our telecommunication systems; and other risks described under the caption “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2017. We assume no obligation, and disclaim any duty, to update the forward-looking statements in this news release.
Whiting Petroleum Corporation
Eric K. Hagen, 303-837-1661
Vice President, Investor Relations