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  • WILLISTON, N.D., April 30- Whiting Petroleum Corp, the top oil producer in North Dakota, plans to keep 11 drilling rigs operating through 2016, though it would add "a couple of rigs" if crude prices rise to $70 a barrel, its chief executive said on Thursday. Hess Corp, for example, does not plan to add any rigs this year, while Pioneer Natural Resources Co told Reuters last...

  • Whiting reports 1Q loss Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 4:09 PM ET

    DENVER _ Whiting Petroleum Corp. on Wednesday reported a first-quarter loss of $106.1 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of 18 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 32 cents per share. Thirteen analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $561.1 million.

  • The assumption is that oil firms will finish work on those wells, known as "ducks" in the industry jargon, once oil prices recover further and North Dakota activates its tax relief in response to a long market slump. "You know you have an 800- pound gorilla that is potentially going to come after you if the price goes up," Jackson Hockley, an analyst at wealth manager...

  • Energy investors, beware ‘the great cram-down’ Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 5:05 PM ET
    A floor hand for Raven Drilling works on an oil rig, drilling into the Bakken shale formation outside Watford City, N.D.

    After Shell's BG deal, investors might be tempted to chase the next potential energy takeout. Here's why that could be a big mistake.

  • HOUSTON, April 8- Royal Dutch Shell Plc's $70 billion agreement to buy BG Group Plc may be just the signal that other dealmakers need to make their own energy takeover bets, particularly in the U.S. shale sector. "Things may be changing," said Rich Eychner, an equity research associate at Raymond James in Houston. There are literally dozens of shale oil and gas...

  • These could be the next energy buyers and sellers Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 11:49 AM ET

    Exxon could make a deal soon, and targets for oil majors range from U.S. shale producers to distressed mining and resources firms, analysts tell CNBC.

  • With the price of crude plumbing lows not seen since 2009, Royal Dutch Shell, Whiting Petroleum Corp and many others are turning to rocket fuel, Big Data, lasers, spectrometers and other new or revamped technologies to do more for less. Baker Hughes Inc saw more client inquiries about products that increase efficiency of existing wells in the first three months...

  • Cramer: Yemen unrest impacts oil like never before Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 6:40 PM ET
    People watch as a vehicle that belonged to Shi'ite Muslim rebels burns during clashes in Aden, Yemen, March 26, 2015.

    Jim Cramer sees that Saudi Arabia's launch of military operations in Yemen will have a different impact on oil prices.

  • *Google up as CFO to move from Morgan Stanley. *Whiting Petroleum shares tumble after share, note offering. NEW YORK, March 24- U.S. stocks fell for a second straight session on Tuesday, with equities maintaining a tight range that corresponded with currency fluctuations as traders focused on the dollar's strength and its possible effect on corporate earnings.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St drifts lower; Google buoys Nasdaq Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 3:18 PM ET

    *Google up as CFO to move from Morgan Stanley. Declines on the Nasdaq were held in check by a boost from Google, up 2.3 percent to $578.24. Morgan Stanley's chief financial officer is leaving the bank to join Google.

  • *Google up as CFO to move from Morgan Stanley. The Nasdaq outperformed other major indexes, boosted by a 2.6 percent gain in Google shares to $579.94. Morgan Stanley's chief financial officer is leaving the bank to join Google.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St little changed; Google boosts Nasdaq Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 10:52 AM ET

    *Google up 2 pct as CFO to move in from Morgan Stanley. The Nasdaq outperformed other major indexes, boosted by a 2 percent gain in Google shares. Morgan Stanley's chief financial officer is leaving the bank to join Google.

  • *Google up 1 pct as CFO to move in from Morgan Stanley. *Whiting Petroleum shares tumble after share, note offering. Traders are "focusing on the effect on the dollar" after recent data, said Peter Jankovskis, co-chief investment officer at OakBrook Investments LLC in Lisle, Illinois.

  • US STOCKS-Futures tick up ahead of data Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 7:34 AM ET

    *Whiting Petroleum shares tumble after share, note offering. Shortly after the opening bell on Wall Street, Markit's preliminary gauge of factory activity this month is due. *Whiting Petroleum Corp fell 13 percent in premarket trading after North Dakota's largest oil producer announced an offering of 35 million shares and a $1.75 billion mix of notes and...

  • WILLISTON, N.D., March 23- Whiting Petroleum Corp, the largest North Dakota oil producer, said on Monday it would sell 35 million shares of common stock to help pare debt from its December buyout of rival Kodiak Oil& Gas. In offering stock, Whiting follows the path of fellow North Dakota producer Oasis Petroleum Inc, which last month said it would issue 25 million...

  • After-hours buzz: Digital Ally, Herbalife & more Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 5:41 PM ET
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    Check out the companies making headlines after the bell Monday: Digital Ally, Herbalife, Chesapeake & more.

  • WILLISTON, N.D., March 23- Whiting Petroleum Corp, the largest North Dakota oil producer, said on Monday it would sell 35 million shares of common stock to help cull its $5.63 billion debt load. JPMorgan is running the company's stock offering. Shares of Whiting fell 9 percent to $34.88 in after-hours trading after the offering was announced.

  • This signals more oilfield mergers may be coming Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 2:55 PM ET
    Pumpjacks operate at an oil well in Williston, North Dakota.

    Exploration and production firms have issued nearly $9 billion in stock this year, well above recent first-quarter totals.

  • Staples agrees to amend bylaws on director nominations Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 12:47 PM ET

    March 11- Staples Inc has agreed to a proposal to allow shareholders who have held a stake of at least 3 percent for three years to nominate directors, bowing to pressure from the New York City comptroller and the city's public pension funds. Exxon Mobil Corp and three other large energy companies last month failed to block shareholder resolutions on director...

  • The under-the-radar Apple Watch trade Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 1:14 PM ET
    Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple, speaks during the Apple Spring Forward event in San Francisco.

    Brian Sullivan's newest "New Ideas" column discusses a possible big winner from the Apple Watch and a case for higher energy stocks.