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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report

(Date of earliest

event reported):

May 5, 2021

GRAPHIC

WHITING PETROLEUM CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware

  

001-31899

  

20-0098515

(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)

(Commission File
Number)

(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

1700 Lincoln Street, Suite 4700
Denver, Colorado

80203-4547

(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)

(303) 837-1661

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR §230.425)

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR §240.14a-12)

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR §240.14d-2(b))

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR §240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Common Stock, $0.001 par value

WLL

New York Stock Exchange

Title of each class

Trading Symbol(s)

Name of each exchange on which registered

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.

Item 2.02.            Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On May 5, 2021, Whiting Petroleum Corporation issued a press release announcing its financial and operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021 and providing certain guidance for full-year 2021. A copy of such press release is furnished as Exhibit 99 and is incorporated by reference herein.

Item 9.01.            Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(a) Financial Statements of Businesses Acquired. Not applicable.
(b) Pro Forma Financial Information. Not applicable.
(c) Shell Company Transactions. Not applicable.
(d) Exhibits:

(99)        Press Release of Whiting Petroleum Corporation, dated May 5, 2021.

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WHITING PETROLEUM CORPORATION

FORM 8-K

EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit

Number

    

Description

(99)

Press Release of Whiting Petroleum Corporation, dated May 5, 2021.

(104)

Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

WHITING PETROLEUM CORPORATION

Date: May 5, 2021

By:

/s/ Lynn A. Peterson

Lynn A. Peterson

President and Chief Executive Officer

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