People: Whiting Petroleum Corp (WLL)

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17 Sep 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

James Volker

67 2014 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Michael Stevens

48 2005 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President

Pete Hagist

2014 Senior Vice President - Planning

Rick Ross

55 2014 Senior Vice President - Operations

Mark Williams

57 2011 Senior Vice President - Exploration and Development

Bruce DeBoer

61 2005 Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Heather Duncan

43 2008 Vice President - Human Resources

Steven Kranker

52 2013 Vice President - Reservoir Engineering & Acquisitions

David Seery

59 2005 Vice President - Land

Brent Jensen

44 2006 Treasurer, Controller

Thomas Aller

65 2003 Independent Director

D. Sherwin Artus

76 2006 Independent Director

Philip Doty

70 2010 Independent Director

William Hahne

62 2007 Independent Director

Allan Larson

76 2011 Independent Director

Michael Walen

2013 Independent Director

Eric Hagen

Vice President - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

James Volker

Mr. James J. Volker has been Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Whiting Petroleum Corporation. He has been appointed as President of the Company effective June 17, 2014. Mr. Volker joined the Company in August 1983 as Vice President of Corporate Development and served in that position through April 1993. In March 1993, he became a contract consultant to the Company and served in that capacity until August 2000, at which time he became Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Volker was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer and a director in January 2002 and Chairman of the Board in January 2004. In January 2011, Mr. Volker stepped down as President, but remained Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Volker was co-founder, Vice President and later President of Energy Management Corporation from 1971 through 1982. He has 42 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Volker has a Bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Denver, an MBA from the University of Colorado and has completed H. K. VanPoolen and Associates’ course of study in reservoir engineering.

Michael Stevens

Mr. Michael J. Stevens, CPA., is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Whiting Petroleum Corporation. He joined the company in May 2001 as Controller, became Treasurer in January 2002 and became Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in March 2005. His 26 years of oil and gas experience includes eight years of service in various positions including Chief Financial Officer, Controller, Secretary and Treasurer at Inland Resources Inc., a company engaged in oil and gas exploration and development. He spent seven years in public accounting with Coopers & Lybrand in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is a graduate of Mankato State University of Minnesota and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Pete Hagist

Mr. Pete Hagist has been appointed as Senior Vice President - Planning of Whiting Petroleum Corporation., effective June 17, 2014. As Senior Vice President, Planning, Pete Hagist’s responsibilities will include oversight of our Environmental Health and Safety department and management of all Whiting operations in the Permian Basin including the North Ward Estes CO2 project near Monahans, Texas. He has more than 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and 17 years of experience managing secondary and tertiary recovery operations. Prior to joining Whiting in 2005, he held management and professional positions with Kinder Morgan CO2 Company and Pennzoil Exploration and Production Company. Mr. Hagist holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and is a Registered Professional Engineer.

Rick Ross

Mr. Rick A. Ross has been appointed as Senior Vice President - Operations of Whiting Petroleum Corporation., effective June 17, 2014. As Senior Vice President, Operations, Rick Ross’s responsibilities will continue to include supervision of all Whiting’s operations in the Williston Basin Bakken/Three Forks play and Redtail DJ Basin Niobrara prospect. Rick held various technical and managerial positions with Amoco Production Company from 1982 through 1999 and with Whiting since 1999. He has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry including extensive experience in the Rocky Mountains and Mid-Continent. Rick graduated from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology with a BS in mechanical engineering. He is the past Chairman of the North Dakota Petroleum Council, a state trade group representing the North Dakota oil and gas industry. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado.

Mark Williams

Mr. Mark R. Williams is Senior Vice President - Exploration and Development of Whiting Petroleum Corporation., since January 1, 2011. He joined the company in December 1983 as Exploration Geologist and has been Vice President of Exploration and Development since December 1999. Mr. Williams was elected Senior Vice President, Exploration and Development effective January 1, 2011. He has 32 years of domestic and international experience in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Williams holds a Master’s degree in geology from the Colorado School of Mines and a Bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of Utah.

Bruce DeBoer

Mr. Bruce R. DeBoer is Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Whiting Petroleum Corporation., since January 2005. From January 1997 to May 2004, Mr. DeBoer served as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Tom Brown, Inc., an independent oil and gas exploration and production company. Mr. DeBoer has 33 years of experience in managing the legal departments of several independent oil and gas companies. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in political science from South Dakota State University and received his J.D. and MBA degrees from the University of South Dakota.

Heather Duncan

Ms. Heather M. Duncan is Vice President - Human Resources of Whiting Petroleum Corporation., since January 2008. She joined the company in February 2002 as Assistant Director of Human Resources and in January 2003 became Director of Human Resources. In January 2008, she was appointed Vice President of Human Resources. Ms. Duncan has 16 years of human resources experience in the oil and gas industry. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology and an MBA from the University of Colorado. She is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources.

Steven Kranker

Mr. Steven A. Kranker has been appointed as Vice President - Reservoir Engineering & Acquisitions of Whiting Petroleum Corporation., effective July 1, 2013. Steve joined Whiting in March 2013 as First Director -- Acquisitions/Reservoir Engineering. Prior to joining Whiting, Mr. Kranker was Manager, Reserves for Bill Barrett Corp. Mr. Kranker's previous experience includes reservoir engineering positions with Forest Oil Corporation, Brunei Shell Petroleum, Arco Alaska Inc., Conoco Inc., and Shell Western E&P Inc. He received his B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. Mr. Kranker is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

David Seery

Mr. David M. Seery is Vice President - Land of Whiting Petroleum Corporation., since January 2005. He joined as Manager of Land in July 2004 as a result of our acquisition of Equity Oil Company, where he was Manager of Land and Manager of Equity’s Exploration Department, positions he had held for more than five years. He became our Vice President of Land in January 2005. Mr. Seery has 33 years of land experience including staff and managerial positions with Marathon Oil Company. Mr. Seery holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Montana. He is a registered Land Professional and has held various duties with the Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen.

Brent Jensen

Mr. Brent P. Jensen is Treasurer, Controller of Whiting Petroleum Corporation., since January 2006. He joined the company in August 2005 as Controller, and he became Controller and Treasurer in January 2006. He was previously with PricewaterhouseCoopers L.L.P. in Houston, Texas, where he held various positions in their oil and gas audit practice since 1994, which included assignments of four years in Moscow, Russia and three years in Milan, Italy. He has 19 years of oil and gas accounting experience and is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Jensen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Thomas Aller

Mr. Thomas L. Aller is an Independent Director of Whiting Petroleum Corporation, since 2003. Mr. Aller, who serves as Senior Vice President of Operations Support for Alliant Energy Corporation effective January 13, 2013, has served as Senior Vice President — Energy Resource Development of Alliant Energy Corporation since January 2009 and President of Interstate Power and Light Company since 2004. Prior to that, he served as President of Alliant Energy Investments, Inc. since 1998 and interim Executive Vice President — Energy Delivery of Alliant Energy Corporation since 2003 and Senior Vice President — Energy Delivery of Alliant Energy Corporation since 2004. From 1993 to 1998, he served as Vice President of IES Investments. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in political science from Creighton University and his Master’s Degree in municipal administration from the University of Iowa.

D. Sherwin Artus

Mr. D. Sherwin Artus is an Independent Director of Whiting Petroleum Corporation., since 2006. Mr. Artus joined Whiting Oil and Gas Corporation in January 1989 as Vice President of Operations and became Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in July 1999. In January 2000, he was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Artus became Senior Vice President in January 2002 (upon the appointment of Mr. Volker as President and Chief Executive Officer) and retired from the Company in April 2006. Prior to joining Whiting, he was employed by Shell Oil Company in various engineering research and management positions. From 1974-1977, he was employed by Wainoco Oil and Gas Company as Production Manager. He was a co-founder and later became President of Solar Petroleum Corporation, an independent oil and gas producing company. He has over 52 years of experience in the oil and natural gas business. Mr. Artus holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Geological Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Mining Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and North Dakota. Mr. Artus is a member, and a past officer, of the Society of Professional Well Log Analysts and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Philip Doty

Mr. Philip Edward Doty, CPA., is an Independent Director of Whiting Petroleum Corporation., since 2010. Mr. Doty is a certified public accountant. Since 2007, Mr. Doty has been counsel to Ehrhardt Keefe Steiner & Hottman PC, where he previously was a partner from 2002 to 2007. From 1967 to 2000 he worked at Arthur Andersen and Co., where he was a partner since 1978 and served as an audit partner and head of the Denver office oil and gas practice until his retirement in 2000. He is a graduate of Drake University with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting. Mr. Doty’s 42 years of experience as a certified public accountant and his expertise in oil and gas financial reporting and accounting led to the conclusion he should serve as a director.

William Hahne

Mr. William N. Hahne is an Independent Director of Whiting Petroleum Corporation., since 2007. Mr. Hahne was Chief Operating Officer of Petrohawk Energy Corporation from July 2006 until October 2007. Mr. Hahne served at KCS Energy, Inc. as President, Chief Operating Officer and Director from April 2003 to July 2006, and as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from April 1998 to April 2003. He is a graduate of Oklahoma University with a BS in petroleum engineering and has 37 years of technical and management experience with independent oil and gas companies including Unocal, Union Texas Petroleum Corporation, NERCO, The Louisiana Land and Exploration Company (LL&E) and Burlington Resources, Inc. He has experience in oil and gas reserve estimating, having served as chairman for the Society of Petroleum Engineers Oil and Gas Reserve Committee.

Allan Larson

Dr. Allan R. Larson is an Independent Director of Whiting Petroleum Corporation, since January 1, 2011. He has more than 47 years’ experience in oil and gas exploration and development, primarily in the Rocky Mountains and the Midcontinent regions. For 26 years he has operated Larson Petroleum, LLC, a geological consulting company. His previous affiliations include Jade Drilling Company, Belleview Capital Corporation, Mesa Petroleum Company and Amoco Production Company. Dr. Larson earned a PhD in Geology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He earned his M.S. in Geology from UCLA and his BS degree in Geology at Pennsylvania State University. He is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists, the Wyoming Geological Association, the Montana Geologic Society and the Utah Geologic Association.

Michael Walen

Mr. Michael B. Walen is an Independent Director of Whiting Petroleum Corporation. He has been a director of Whiting Petroleum Corporation since May 2013. Mr. Walen was the Senior Vice President — Chief Operating Officer of Cabot Oil and Gas Corporation from January 2001 until May 2010 and served in other management and exploration positions prior to that time. He has 40 years of exploration and management experience with independent oil and gas companies including PetroCorp Inc., Patrick Petroleum Co., TXO Production Co. and Tenneco Oil Company. Mr. Walen has also been a director of Vitruvian Exploration since 2010. Mr. Walen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology from Central Washington University and a Master’s Degree in Geology from Western Washington University. Mr. Walen’s geological training, technical expertise and industry experience (particularly in shale plays), including managing operations, engineering, reserves, land and geology, led to the conclusion that he should serve as a director.

Eric Hagen

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