Whiting Petroleum Corporation Summary of Non-Employee Director Compensation

Exhibit 10.5

WHITING PETROLEUMCORPORATION
SUMMARY OF NON-EMPLOYEE DIRECTOR COMPENSATION

Through February 23, 2005


Committee Service


Board
Service


Audit


Compensation


Nominating
and Governance


Annual Retainer     $ 20,000              
Restricted Stock, vesting over three years     $ 30,000              
Committee Chair         $ 12,000   $ 5,000   $ 5,000  
Committee Member         $ 2,500   $ 1,000   $ 1,000  
Meeting fee, including telephonic meetings    
   of over one hour     $ 1,500   $ 1,500   $ 1,000   $ 1,000  
Telephonic meetings of one hour or less     $ 1,500   $ 1,500   $ 1,000   $ 1,000  
Effective February 24, 2005


Committee Service


Board
Service


Audit


Compensation


Nominating
and Governance


Annual Retainer     $ 30,000              
Restricted Stock, vesting over three years       1,500  shares            
Committee Chair         $ 16,000   $ 10,000   $ 8,000  
Committee Member         $ 3,000   $ 1,500   $ 1,000  
Meeting fee, including telephonic meetings    
   of over one hour     $ 1,500   $ 1,500   $ 1,000   $ 1,000  
Telephonic meetings of one hour or less     $ 750   $ 750   $ 500   $ 500