Whiting Announces Appointment of Jack R. Ekstrom as Vice President, Corporate and Government Relations

Jan 19, 2010, 12:21 ET from Whiting Petroleum Corporation

DENVER, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: WLL) announced the appointment of Jack R. Ekstrom as Vice President, Corporate and Government Relations.  Mr. Ekstrom joined the company in 2008 as Executive Director, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations.  From 2000 to 2008 he served in management positions in corporate communications and government affairs for Pioneer Natural Resources, Evergreen Resources and Forest Oil.  He is a Director of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association and the Independent Petroleum Association of the Mountain States.  He is past chairman of the Western Business Roundtable and past president of the Denver Petroleum Club.  Mr. Ekstrom has 35 years experience in the oil and natural gas industry.

About Whiting Petroleum Corporation

Whiting 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 trades publicly under the symbol WLL on the New York Stock Exchange.  For further information, please visit  www.whiting.com.

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