Case Background

On December 7, 2015, Energy & Exploration Partners, Inc. and 2 affiliated debtors (collectively, with Energy & Exploration Partners Operating, LP, the "Debtors") each filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas (Fort Worth). Energy & Exploration Partners Operating, LP, which was subject to a Chapter 11 involuntary petition filed on November 25, 2015, responded on December 7, 2015 and consented to entry of an Order for Relief to commence its voluntary chapter 11 case. The cases are pending before the Honorable Edward L. Morris and are jointly administered under Case No. 15-44931.

Important Information & Dates

Useful Links

Notice of (I) Occurrence of Effective Date of Debtors' Chapter 11 Plan and (II) Related Bar Dates

Notice of Confirmation of Debtors’ Chapter 11 Plan

Debtors' Restructuring Website

December 7, 2015 Announcement

Frequently Asked Questions for Suppliers

Frequently Asked Questions for Purchasers

Frequently Asked Questions for Royalty Owners

Hearing on First Day Motions

A hearing on the Debtors' First Day Motions was held on December 8, 2015 before the Honorable Judge Russel F. Nelms, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas, at the United States Bankruptcy Court, Room 204, 501 W. Tenth Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102. 

A final hearing on certain of the First Day Motions was held on December 22, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. (Central Standard Time).

Please click below to view and download the Debtors' First Day Motions and the First Day Orders:

First Day Motions

First Day Orders

Deadline to File Claims

The Bankruptcy Court has set the following deadlines for filing proofs of claim against the Debtors:

General Bar Date (all creditors other than Governmental Units): March 14, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. (CT)

Governmental Unit Bar Date: June 6, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. (CT)

Click on "Submit a Claim" above to download a proof of claim form and for more information regarding filing a claim against the Debtors.

Plan & Disclosure Statement

On March 18, 2016, the Bankruptcy Court entered an order approving the Debtors’ First Amended Disclosure Statement Pursuant to Section 1125 of the Bankruptcy Code (the "Disclosure Statement"). A hearing to confirm the Debtors' First Amended Joint Plan of Reorganization (the "Plan") was held on April 21, 2016.

On April 26, 2016, the Court confirmed the Plan pursuant to the Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Order Confirming the Debtors’ Third Amended Joint Plan of Reorganization with Technical and Confirmation Modifications (the "Confirmation Order"), thereby authorizing the Debtors to implement the Plan in accordance with its terms.

Please click below to view all documents related to the Plan and Disclosure Statement, including the Plan Supplement and the Confirmation Order:

Plan & Disclosure Statement




General Bar Date

4:00 p.m. (CT)

Plan Effective Date


Involuntary Petition against Energy & Exploration Partners Operating, LP


Voluntary Petition Date

2:30 p.m. (CST)

Hearing on Certain First Day Motions

1:30 p.m. (CST)


1:30 p.m. (CST)
4:00 p.m. (CT)

General Bar Date

4:00 p.m. (CT)

Govermental Bar Date


Debtors' Counsel

Bracewell LLP (Houston)

711 Louisiana Street, Suite 2300
Houston, TX   77002-2770
Phone: 713.223.2300
Fax: 713.221.1212
William A. (Trey) Wood III

Bracewell LLP (New York)

1251 Avenue of the Americas
49th Fl
New York, NY   10020-1100
Phone: 212.508.6100
Fax: 212.508.6101
Jennifer Feldsher
Robert G. Burns

United States Trustee and Court Information

Office of the United States Trustee

Earle Cabell Federal Building
1100 Commerce Street Room 976
Dallas, TX   75242
Phone: 214.767.8967
Fax: 214.767.8971
Lisa L. Lambert, Assistant United States Trustee

United States Bankruptcy Court

Northern District of Texas (Fort Worth)
Eldon B. Mahon U.S. Courthouse, 501 W. 10th St.
Fort Worth, TX   76102-3643
Phone: 817.333.6000


Case Number
Debtor Name
Petition Date
15-44931 Energy & Exploration Partners, Inc. December 07, 2015
15-44932 Energy & Exploration Partners, LLC December 07, 2015
15-44934 Energy & Exploration Partners Operating GP, LLC December 07, 2015
15-44722 Energy & Exploration Partners Operating, LP November 25, 2015