Case Background

On June 5, 2016 Hercules Offshore, Inc. and 13 affiliated debtors (collectively, 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 District of Delaware.  The cases are pending before the Honorable Kevin J. Carey, and the Debtors are jointly administered under Case No. 16-11385.

Important Information & Dates

HERO Liquidating Trust - Reports and Updates

Activity Report for December 2016

Significant Development Report – Troy Carson Departure

Significant Development Report – Closing of Sale of Hercules 208

Significant Development Report – Result of Auction of GOM Assets

Significant Development Report - Closing of Sales of Hercules Triumph Hercules Resilience and GOM Assets

Significant Development Report - Agreement to Sell Middle East Liftboats

Hearing on First Day Motions; Plan & Disclosure Statement

A hearing on the Debtors' First Day Motions was held on June 7, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. (ET) before the Honorable Kevin J. Carey, United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, 824 Market Street, 56th Floor, Courtroom 5, Wilmington, Delaware 19801. A final hearing on certain of the First Day Motions was held on July 14, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. (ET).

On June 6, 2016, the Debtors filed their Joint Prepackaged Chapter 11 Plan and the Disclosure Statement related thereto.  On November 15, 2016, the Bankruptcy Court entered an order confirming the Plan.  On December 2, 2016, the Effective Date of the Plan occurred, and the Plan was consummated.

Please click below to view and download the Debtors' First Day Motions, the First Day Orders and all documents related to the Plan and Disclosure Statement:

First Day Motions

First Day Orders

Plan & Disclosure Statement

Limited Bar Date

The Bankruptcy Court has established July 12, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. (ET) as the Limited Bar Date for certain types of claims.  Only certain claimants are required to file a proof of claim, as set forth in more detail in the Bar Date Notice.

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



Effective Date



Debtors' Counsel

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP

1201 N. Market St., 16th Floor
PO Box 1347
Wilmington, DE   19899-1347
Phone: 302.658.9200
Fax: 302.658.3989
Robert J. Dehney
Eric D. Schwartz
Matthew B. Harvey

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

One Bryant Park
New York, NY   10036
Phone: 212.872.1000
Fax: 212.872.1002
Michael S. Stamer
Philip C. Dublin
David H. Botter

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

1333 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC   20036
Phone: 202.887.4000
Fax: 202.887.4288
Kevin M. Eide

United States Trustee and Court Information

Office of the United States Trustee

844 King Street
Suite 2207
Wilmington, DE   19801
Phone: 302.573.6491
Fax: 302.573.6497

United States Bankruptcy Court

District of Delaware
824 Market Street North, 3rd Floor
Wilmington, DE   19801
Phone: 302.252.2900


Case Number
Debtor Name
Petition Date
16-11385 Hercules Offshore, Inc. June 05, 2016
16-11386 Cliffs Drilling Company June 06, 2016
16-11387 Cliffs Drilling Trinidad L.L.C. June 06, 2016
16-11388 FDT LLC June 06, 2016
16-11389 FDT Holdings LLC June 06, 2016
16-11390 Hercules Drilling Company, LLC June 06, 2016
16-11391 Hercules Offshore Services LLC June 06, 2016
16-11392 Hercules Offshore Liftboat Company LLC June 06, 2016
16-11393 HERO Holdings, Inc. June 06, 2016
16-11394 SD Drilling LLC June 06, 2016
16-11395 THE Offshore Drilling Company June 06, 2016
16-11396 THE Onshore Drilling Company June 06, 2016
16-11397 TODCO Americas Inc. June 06, 2016
16-11398 TODCO International Inc. June 06, 2016