Case Background

On May 11, 2016, Linn Energy, LLC and 14 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 Southern District of Texas.  The Debtors' cases are pending before the Honorable David R. Jones and are jointly administered under Case No. 16-60040.

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Click here to view the company’s filing press release.

Click here to view the company’s First Day Motions press release.

Important Information & Dates

Plan and Disclosure Statement:

On October 21, 2016, the Debtors filed their Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization and the Disclosure Statement related thereto.  On December 13, 2016, the Bankruptcy Court entered an order approving the Disclosure Statement.  On January 27, 2017, the Bankruptcy Court entered an order confirming the Plan.  On February 28, 2017, the Effective Date of the Plan occurred, and the Plan was consummated.

Please click below to view and download all documents related to the Plan and Disclosure Statement:

Plan & Disclosure Statement 


Claim Filing Deadline:

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): September 16, 2016 at 5:00 p.m., Central Time.
  • Governmental Unit Bar Date: November 7, 2016 at 5:00 p.m., Central Time

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



Effective Date


Omnibus Claim Hearing

2:00 p.m. (CT)

Evidentiary Hearing

2:00 p.m. (CT)
1:00 PM (CT)

Final Hearing on Certain First Day Motions

10:00 AM (CT)
5:00 PM (CT)


Debtors' Counsel

Kirkland & Ellis LLP (New York)

601 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY   10022
Phone: 212.446.4800
Fax: 212.446.4900
Paul M. Basta
Stephen E. Hessler
Brian S. Lennon

Kirkland & Ellis LLP (Chicago)

300 North LaSalle
Chicago, Illinois   60654
Phone: 312.862.2000
Fax: 312.862.2200
James H.M. Sprayregen

Jackson Walker L.L.P

1401 McKinney Street, Suite 1900
Houston, TX   77010
Phone: 713.752.4200
Fax: 713.752.4221
Patricia B. Tomasco
Matthew D. Cavenaugh
Jennifer F. Wertz

Debtors' Restructuring Advisors


909 Third Avenue
New York, NY   10022
Phone: 212.490.2500
Fax: 212.490.1344
James A. Mesterharm

United States Trustee and Court Information

Office of the United States Trustee

515 Rusk Street, Suite 3516
Houston, TX   77002
Phone: 713.718.4650
Fax: 713.718.4670
Hector Duran

United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas

Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Building
312 S. Main, Room 406
Victoria, TX   77901
Phone: 361.788.5000


Case Number
Debtor Name
Petition Date
16-60040 Linn Energy, LLC May 11, 2016
16-60041 Berry Petroleum Company, LLC May 11, 2016
16-60042 LinnCo, LLC May 11, 2016
16-60043 Linn Acquisition Company, LLC May 11, 2016
16-60044 Linn Energy Finance Corp. May 11, 2016
16-60039 Linn Energy Holdings, LLC May 11, 2016
16-60045 Linn Exploration & Production Michigan LLC May 11, 2016
16-60046 Linn Exploration Midcontinent, LLC May 11, 2016
16-60047 Linn Midstream, LLC May 11, 2016
16-60048 Linn Midwest Energy LLC May 11, 2016
16-60049 Linn Operating, Inc. May 11, 2016
16-60050 Mid-Continent I, LLC May 11, 2016
16-60051 Mid-Continent II, LLC May 11, 2016
16-60052 Mid-Continent Holdings I, LLC May 11, 2016
16-60053 Mid-Continent Holdings II, LLC May 11, 2016