Whiting Petroleum Sells Bakken Assets

Whiting Petroleum has announced its intention to sell its Bakken midstream assets to a subsidiary of Tesoro Logistics.

Related: Whiting Plans to Drop Bakken Rigs

The $375 million deal includes Whiting's 50% stake in the Robinson Lake natural gas–processing plant along with the associated natural gas–gathering system located in Mountrail County, North Dakota.

We expect this sale to further strengthen our balance sheet and provide us with additional financial flexibility to invest for growth in Whiting’s top tier producing assets in the Williston and DJ Basins. This sale aligns with our ongoing strategy to divest non-core midstream assets and focus capital in the company’s highly productive upstream business.
— James J. Volker: Chairman, President and CEO

2016 third quarter capex for Whiting was $85 million was under budget and relatively flat with the second quarter. Other quarterly highlights include:

  • Production totaled 11.0 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBOE), an average of 119,890 barrels of oil equivalent per day (BOE/d)
  • Production was 85% crude oil/natural gas liquids (NGLs)
  • Lowered lease operating expenses averaged $7.98 per BOE

Read more at whiting.com