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 * Henderson James P 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)
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(Last)         (First)         (Middle)
1700 LINCOLN STREET, SUITE 4700
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
3/19/2021
(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
Common Stock  3/19/2021    M    23150.00  A  (1) 23150.00  D   
Common Stock  3/19/2021    F    10160.00  D $33.29  12990.00  D   

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
Restricted Stock Units   (1) 3/19/2021    M        23150.00    (1)  (1) Common Stock  23150.00  $0.00  0.00  D   

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  Represents conversion of restricted stock units under the Whiting Petroleum Corporation 2020 Equity Incentive Plan each of which represents the right to receive one share of Whiting Petroleum Corporation common stock. The 46,300 RSUs granted in September 2020 vested 50% on March 19, 2021 as the volume weighted average price for Whiting Petroleum Corporation common stock ("VWAP") exceeded $32.57 per share for 20 consecutive trading days. The remaining 23,150 RSUs will vest an additional 25% if the VWAP exceeds $48.86 per share for 20 consecutive trading days and the final 25% if VWAP exceeds $65.14 per share for 20 consecutive trading days.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Henderson James P
1700 LINCOLN STREET
SUITE 4700
DENVER, CO 80203


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Signatures
/s /M. Scott Regan, Attorney-in-Fact for Henderson, James P. 3/23/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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