Whiting Petroleum Corporation's well has run dry, as the Denver-based company became the first big independent oil producer in the U.S. to succumb in large part due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The company had been due to repay $262m on a convertible bond on Apr. 1, 2020 but instead filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the state of Texas. CreditRiskMonitor subscribers with Whiting Petroleum in their portfolio would have been able to see that the company's FRISK® score had been sitting at an alarming "1" since the beginning of 2020:
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