FORM 4 [ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * Stockton Jo Ann F. 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol WHITING PETROLEUM CORP [ WLL ] 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)_____ Director                    _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
Vice President, Commercial
(Last)         (First)         (Middle)
1700 LINCOLN STREET, SUITE 4700
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
2/2/2021
(Street)
DENVER, CO 80203
(City)       (State)       (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)
 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line) _X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Performance Share Units (Absolute)   (1) 2/2/2021    A     2534.00       (1)  (1) Common Stock  2534.00  $0.00  2534.00  D   
Performance Share Units (Relative)   (2) 2/2/2021    A     2534.00       (2)  (2) Common Stock  2534.00  $0.00  2534.00  D   
Restricted Stock Units   (3) 2/2/2021    A     5070.00       (3)  (3) Common Stock  5070.00  $0.00  5070.00  D   

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  Each absolute TSR performance share unit represents a contingent right to receive 0-200% of that number in shares of Company common stock. The amount reported represents the "target" number. The absolute TSR performance share units will vest upon continued employment and achievement of specified metrics as described in the related grant agreement.
(2)  Each relative TSR performance share unit represents a contingent right to receive 0-200% of that number in shares of Company common stock. The amount reported represents the "target" number. The relative TSR performance share units will vest upon continued employment and achievement of specified metrics as described in the related grant agreement.
(3)  Each restricted stock unit represents a right to receive one share of the Company's common stock. The restricted stock units will vest in approximately three equal annual installments beginning on the first anniversary of the grant date subject to continued employment.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Stockton Jo Ann F.
1700 LINCOLN STREET
SUITE 4700
DENVER, CO 80203


Vice President, Commercial

Signatures
/s /M. Scott Regan, Attorney-in-Fact for Stockton, Jo Ann F. 2/4/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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