On September 28, 2015, an objection to the motion for authority to assume and/or assign agreements was filed in the bankruptcy case of Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations, LLC and its affiliates.
The filing was assigned docket number 223 and is described on the court’s official docket as follows:
Objection Marubeni Oil & Gas (USA) Inc.’s Limited Objection to Emergency Motion of JAB Energy Solutions II, LLC, and Merit Energy Company, LLC, to Compel Assumption (Or Shorten Time to Assume) Certain Plugging and Abandonment Agreements in Order to Comply with Regulations, Bridging Agreement, and 2015 Plugging and Abandonment Plan; for DIP Financing Protections; for Adequate Protection and/or Administrative Claim (related document(s): Emergency Motion). Filed by Marubeni Oil & Gas (USA), Inc. (Cheatham, Robin)
Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations, LLC filed for bankruptcy protection, or had an involuntary bankruptcy petition filed against it, on August 11, 2015. The bankruptcy case is pending before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas . The case number for the lead bankruptcy case is 15-34287. The bankruptcy case is currently assigned to United States Bankruptcy Judge Martin Isgur . The law firm of Baker & Hostetler LLP is acting as lead bankruptcy counsel to Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations, LLC in the bankruptcy case.