North Dakota

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Bakken Shale
250,000 barrels of oil per day

“If current projections hold, North Dakota’s oil production could pass Alaska’s by the end of the decade.” – Wall Street Journal

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Brigham Exploration Company

6300 Bridge Point Parkway
Building 2, Suite 500
Austin, Texas 78730




Ben M. Brigham
Chairman & CEO

An oil independent affirming domestic energy independence for America, all while creating good jobs in local communities.We are an independent exploration, development and production company that utilizes advanced exploration, drilling and completion technologies to systematically explore for, develop and produce domestic onshore oil and natural gas reserves. We focus our activities in provinces where we believe these technologies, including horizontal drilling, multi-stage isolated fracture stimulations and 3-D seismic imaging, can be used to effectively maximize our return on invested capital.

Continental Resources, Inc.

302 N. Independence
PO Box 1032
Enid, Oklahoma 73702




Harold G. Hamm
Chairman & CEO

Innovation and technology is the bedrock of Continental Resources’ continued success as an American Independent.

Continental Resources, Inc. is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company with operations in the Rocky Mountain, Mid-Continent and Gulf Coast regions of the United States and is the third largest crude oil producer in the Rocky Mountains region. Founded in 1967 by Chairman and CEO Harold Hamm, the company’s operating strategy is to create shareholder value through organic growth and applying advanced technology to harvest unconventional resource plays in the lower 48 United States.

We focus our exploration activities in large new or developing plays that provide opportunities to acquire large, undeveloped acreage positions for future drilling operations. We have been successful in targeting unconventional resource plays such as the Bakken Shale in Montana and North Dakota, where horizontal drilling, advanced fracture stimulation and enhanced recovery technologies facilitate the economic production of oil and natural gas reserves.

Our proved reserves increased 21 percent to 310 MMBoe in the first half of 2010, compared with total proved reserves of 257 MMBoe at year-end 2009. The increase in the first half of 2010 primarily resulted from extensive drilling activity in the North Dakota Bakken Shale play.

About the Chairman & CEO

Chairman and CEO Harold Hamm founded Continental Resources’ predecessor company in 1967 as an oil service provider, later expanding it to focus on the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas properties.

EOG Resources, Inc.

P.O. Box 4362
Houston, Texas 77210-4362





Mike G. Papa
Chairman & CEO

EOG Resources, Inc. is one of the largest independent (non-integrated) oil and natural gas companies in the United States with proved reserves in the United States, Canada, Trinidad, the United Kingdom and China. EOG Resources, Inc. is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is traded under the ticker symbol “EOG.”

At December 31, 2009, EOG’s estimated net proved natural gas reserves were 8,898 Bcf and estimated net proved crude oil, condensate and natural gas liquids reserves were 313 million barrels for a total of 10,776 Bcfe. Approximately 75 percent of EOG’s reserves on a natural gas equivalent basis were located in the United States, 16 percent in Canada, 9 percent in Trinidad and less than 1 percent in the United Kingdom North Sea and China. At year-end 2009, EOG had approximately 2,100 employees.


1700 Broadway, Suite 2300
Denver, Colorado 80290-2300





Jim Volcker
CEO & President

An oil independent affirming domestic energy independence for America, all while creating good jobs in local communities.

Whiting Petroleum Corporation is an energy company based in Denver, Colorado. The Company owns and operates oil and gas properties primarily in the Permian Basin, Rocky Mountain, Mid-Continent, Gulf Coast and Michigan regions of the United States. The Company went public in November 2003 and trades under the symbol WLL on the New York Stock Exchange.

Whiting’s growth strategy is focused on increasing reserves and production per share through producing property acquisitions, exploitation and exploration. This strategy resulted in the Company’s reserves per share increasing at a compound annual growth rate of 20% and production per share increasing at a compound annual growth rate of 8% from the time Whiting went public in 2003 through 2006. Whiting strives to increase reserves and daily production through complementary acquisitions, efficiently exploiting its undeveloped oil and natural gas reserves and drilling exploratory wells in its core regions.

Whiting produced a total 12.4 million barrels of oil (including NGLs) and 30.4 Bcf of gas in 2008. On an equivalent basis, this equates to 17.5 MMBOE for the year, or an average daily production rate of 47.860 BOE.

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