Former United States Securities and Exchange Commission attorney Willie Briscoe and the securities litigation firm of Powers Taylor LLP are investigating potential claims against the Board of Directors of Kodiak Oil & Gas Corporation (“Kodiak”) (NYSE: KOG) concerning the acquisition by Whiting Petroleum Corporation (“Whiting”). Under the terms of the agreement, valued at approximately $6 billion, Kodiak shareholders will only receive approximately 0.177 shares of Whiting common stock per Kodiak share owned. The consideration represents approximately $13.90 per share of Kodiak common stock. This price is well below the recent high of $14.89 per share of Kodiak stock. If you are an affected investor, and you want to learn more about the investigation or if you have information that you believe would be helpful to the determination of the fairness of the proposed transaction, contact Willie Briscoe at The Briscoe Law Firm, PLLC, (214) 239-4568, or via email at WBriscoe@TheBriscoeLawFirm.com, or Patrick Powers at Powers Taylor LLP, toll free (877) 728-9607, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no cost or fee to you. The investigation centers on whether Kodiak’s Board of Directors is acting in the shareholders’ best interests, whether the board is properly negotiating a higher share price for the shareholders, and whether the board has employed an adequate process to review and act on the proposed transaction. Notably, at least one analyst has issued a price target for Kodiak stock at $19.00 per share. The Briscoe Law Firm, PLLC is a full service business litigation and shareholder rights advocacy firm with more than 20 years of experience in complex litigation and transactional matters. Powers Taylor LLP is a boutique litigation law firm that handles a variety of complex business litigation matters, including claims of investor and stockholder fraud, shareholder oppression, shareholder derivative suits, and security class actions.