Whiting Petroleum Corporation donates to Montana Tech

Whiting Petroleum Corporation donates to Montana Tech


Whiting Petroleum Corporation, an independent exploration and production company, has donated $200,000 to Montana Tech to fund the Whiting Petroleum Faculty Endowment. The gift will be used to support faculty in the Petroleum Engineering Department.

“Whiting Petroleum recognizes the impact that Montana Tech is having on their business and on the oil and gas industry,” said Michael Barth, Executive Director of the Montana Tech Foundation. “They have been tremendous partners and now investors in our campus to ensure the future supply of high-quality graduates. Whiting Petroleum has invested in both our people and place, first by supporting our Natural Resources Building and most recently, through two gifts to build an endowment supporting our petroleum faculty. We celebrate their support of our faculty that will impact the lives of thousands of our students over the course of their teaching careers.”

“Whiting values our association with Montana Tech. We have numerous Montana Tech graduates working throughout our organization,” noted Jim Brown, Whiting Petroleum Corporation’s President and COO. “The Montana Tech graduates are intelligent, hardworking, and exhibit a get-it-done attitude.  We see value in supporting the faculty because we believe they play a large role in cultivating the students who become our employees.”


Whiting Petroleum is an independent exploration and production company with an oil focused asset base. We control one of the largest acreage positions in the Bakken resource play in North Dakota, where we are the #2 oil producer in the state. In the DJ Basin of Colorado, we have assembled over 120,000 net acres in the highly productive oil window of the Niobrara trend. We also operate one of the largest enhanced oil recovery projects in the United States at our North Ward Estes Field in the Permian Basin of Texas. Whiting aims to deliver sustainable growth through a combination of our high return Bakken and Niobrara assets and our long lived enhanced oil recovery project.

Whiting is headquartered in Denver, Colorado where we operate one of the few in-house geoscience core labs in the oil and gas industry. The Company trades publicly under the symbol WLL on the New York Stock Exchange.