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Oil & Gas

Our restructuring department fields large, multidisciplinary teams that leverage the resources of our firm as a whole. We act on all sides of cutting-edge restructuring transactions across a range of industries.

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  • Diamond Offshore Drilling's Chapter 11 Case

    Diamond Offshore Drilling, a leading provider of offshore drilling services, and 14 of its U.S. and foreign subsidiaries, in their chapter 11 cases in the Southern District of Texas, which provided for the equitization of approximately $2.1 billion in senior unsecured note obligations and the provision of over $625 million of new capital.

  • Oro Negro’s Contentious Cross-Border Restructuring

    An ad hoc group of senior secured creditors of Oro Negro, a Mexican offshore drilling company, in a restructuring of over $900 million of secured debt obligations issued pursuant to Norwegian law-governed documents that involves contested concurso mercantil proceedings in Mexico, a related chapter 15 proceeding in the Southern District of New York, and litigation in Singapore and Norway.

  • Gulfport Energy's Chapter 11 Cases

    An ad hoc committee of unsecured noteholders of Gulfport Energy, an independent, natural gas-weighted exploration and production company, in Gulfport’s prearranged chapter 11 cases in the Southern District of Texas.

  • Out-of-Court Restructuring of Chief Power

    An ad hoc group of term loan lenders in the out-of-court restructuring of Chief Power, the largest owner of undivided interests in two power generating stations in Western Pennsylvania. The restructuring, which was supported by 100% of the company’s term loan lenders, provided for the conversion of over $330 million in debt into 97% of the equity of the company, and the raising of a backstopped new money debt facility

  • Oasis Petroleum's Prepackaged Chapter 11 Cases

    An ad hoc group of senior noteholders in the prepackaged chapter 11 cases of Oasis Petroleum, a Houston, Texas-based independent exploration and production company with a focus on unconventional crude oil and natural gas development. The prepackaged plan provided for the restructuring of about $2.23 billion of debt, including the extension and modification of its RBL facility, the conversion of the senior notes into all of the equity of the reorganized company, and the settlement of significant litigation claims.

  • Chisholm Oil and Gas Chapter 11 Restructuring

    Chisholm Oil and Gas and Gastar Holdco as equity sponsors in the prearranged chapter 11 cases of Chisholm Oil and Gas Operating, a Tulsa, Oklahoma based oil and gas exploration and production company. The company’s plan provided for the partial equitization of the company’s funded debt obligations as well as a distribution of new common equity to the equity sponsors.

  • Denbury Resources's Prepackaged Chapter 11

    An ad hoc group of secured noteholders in the prepackaged chapter 11 restructuring of Denbury Inc., a Plano, Texas-based hydrocarbon exploration company and the only United States-based public company of scale with a primary focus on carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery. The company’s plan provided for the restructuring of nearly $2.4 billion of debt, including the extension and modification of its RBL facility and equitization of the secured notes.

  • California Resources Corporation's Chapter 11 Case

    An ad hoc group of creditors of California Resources Corporation, an independent, publicly traded oil and natural gas exploration and production company with the largest oil and natural gas production operations in California, in its chapter 11 cases. The company’s plan provided for the restructuring of over $5.8 billion of debt and preferred equity interests.

  • Hi-Crush's Chapter 11 Case

    An ad hoc group of senior noteholders in the prearranged chapter 11 restructuring of Hi-Crush, a fully-integrated provider of proppant and logistics services used in the hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas wells. The company’s plan provided for the restructuring of over $600 million of debt, including an approximate $50 million new money capital raise and the equitization of its senior unsecured notes.

  • Prearranged Chapter 11 of Extraction Oil & Gas

    An ad hoc group of unsecured noteholders in the prearranged chapter 11 restructuring of Extraction Oil & Gas, one of the largest oil and gas exploration and production companies in the Rocky Mountain region, with approximately $1.7 billion of funded debt obligations. 

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