September 4, 2018 - 9:00 AM EDT
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Whiting Petroleum Corporation Names Tim Sulser Chief Corporate Development and Strategy Officer


Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: WLL) today announced that Tim Sulser has been named Chief Corporate Development and Strategy Officer, effective September 4, 2018. Mr. Sulser previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Salt Creek Oil and Gas, LLC and Director of Investment Banking for Tudor Pickering & Holt. In his role as Chief Corporate Development and Strategy Officer, Mr. Sulser will be responsible for Corporate Planning, Business Development, Acquisitions and Divestitures, and Exploration.

Whiting’s Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer Bradley Holly commented, “With his strong background in upstream operations and investment banking, Tim brings an impressive skillset to Whiting’s new corporate structure. Tim will be working with the team to ensure that Whiting is maximizing the value of its high-quality asset base while systematically planning for the future.”

Mr. Sulser commented, “Whiting controls a leading position in a premier oil play and is generating strong growth and free cash flow. I look forward to implementing a disciplined decision-making process that allows Whiting to allocate capital so we can consistently create value through the commodity cycle.”

About Tim Sulser

Tim Sulser founded Salt Creek Oil and Gas, LLC with Jerry Sommer and Earl Norris in 2015 after five years as an investment banker with Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co (TPH), most recently heading their Denver office. While at TPH, Tim advised upstream clients on acquisitions and divestitures and energy capital markets. Prior to joining TPH he worked as a reservoir engineer for reserve engineering consultant Netherland, Sewell, and Associates in Houston, TX. He started his career with Marathon Oil Company in Lafayette, LA. Tim holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Montana Tech and M.S. in Operations Research from Columbia University.

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

Forward-Looking Statements

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; 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
Vice President, Investor Relations
[email protected]

Source: Business Wire (September 4, 2018 - 9:00 AM EDT)

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