Whiting Sells Bakken Assets for $500 Million

RimRock Buys Bakken Assets

RimRock Oil and Gas gains a foothold in the Bakken with purchase of Williston assets from Whiting. 

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Whiting Petroleum has announced it closed last week on the sale of Bakken Shale assets in Dunn and McLean Counties for $500 million. Details of the sale include:

  • 29,637 net acres
  • 29 non-operated drilling spacing units
  • 17 operated units
  • Net daily production from the properties averaged 7,785 BOE/d for 2017 Q2
  • Lease operating expense averaged approximately $12.60 per BOE for the 12 months ending June 30, 2017

Whiting's CEO, James K. Volker said the company will use to proceeds of the sale to pay down $500 million in debt.

The Fort Berthold properties represent only approximately 7% of Whiting’s second quarter total production. The sale provides Whiting additional liquidity to develop its industry-leading properties across the Williston Basin, where the Company estimates it has 4,850 future gross drilling locations.
— James J. Volker, Whiting's Chairman, President and CEO