Just sharing two media coverage articles:
Whiting lays off 254 employees, won't say how many are in Bakken
Whiting Oil and Gas have announced the layoff of 254 employees, 94 of which are executive and corporate positions.
About 100 North Dakota workers impacted by Whiting layoffs
More than one-third of the 254 jobs being cut by Whiting Petroleum Corp. are in North Dakota.
The oil producer announced the cuts last week, saying they were part of a companywide restructuring aimed at cutting costs. Whiting estimates the changes will save the company $50 million annually.