Continental Resources

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Continental Resources is a U.S. petroleum producer and the largest leaseholder in the Bakken Play of North Dakota and Montana. The company also has a large presence in the Anadarko Woodford Play of Oklahoma and the Red River Units Play of North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana.[1]

The company is based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and was founded in 1967. The company's profits have grown with fracking, reporting total revenues of $1.6 billion for 2011. The company said it is on track to triple production and proved reserves from 2009 to 2014.[2]


Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm was acknowledged at a privately held Koch seminar in June 2011 in Vail, Colorado for donating at least $1 million to Koch-related causes.[3]

The Wall Street Journal reported that Hamm generated “almost all” of his $12 billion wealth in Continental from 2010-2012; he ranks at No. 36 on Forbes 2012 list of richest Americans.

In March 2012, the Romney campaign announced that Hamm would lead the candidate’s energy policy, joining a team that already includes coal lobbyist Jim Talent and tar-sands lobbyist David Wilkins.[4]

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Continental Resources, Inc.
20 N. Broadway
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102
Telephone: 405-234-9000

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  1. "Continental Resources: About Us," Continental Resources Website, accessed June 2012.
  2. "Continental Resources: About Us," Continental Resources Website, accessed June 2012.
  3. Gavin Aronsen, Exclusive: The Koch Brothers' Million-Dollar Donor Club, Mother Jones, September 6, 2011
  4. Rebecca Leber, "Harold Hamm joins Team Romney," Think Progress, March 2, 2012.