Case Background

On October 1, 2015, Miller Energy Resources, Inc., and 9 affiliated debtors (collectively and with Cook Inlet Energy, LLC, 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 Alaska (the “Court”).  Cook Inlet Energy, LLC, which was subject to a Chapter 11 involuntary petition filed on August 6, 2015 with the Court, consented to entry of an order for relief initiating its voluntary Chapter 11 case as well.   The cases are jointly administered under Cook Inlet Energy, LLC, Case No. 15-00236.

Important Information & Dates

Order Confirming Joint Plan of Reorganization

On December 17, 2015, the Debtors filed their Disclosure Statement for the Joint Plan of Reorganization of Miller Energy Resources, Inc. and Its Debtor Subsidiaries Under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code (the "Disclosure Statement") [Docket No. 365] and Amended Chapter 11 Joint Plan of Reorganization of Miller Energy Resources, Inc. and Certain of its Subsidiaries Under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code (the "Amended Plan") [Docket No. 364] .  On January 28, 2016, the Bankruptcy Court entered an order confirming the Plan (the "Confirmation Order").  On March 29, 2016, the Effective Date of the Plan occurred and the Plan was consummated.

To view a copy of the Disclosure Statement, Amended Plan, Confirmation Order, related exhibits and notice of order confirming the Plan, please click on the links below. 

Disclosure Statement for Joint Plan of Reorganization of Miller Energy Resources, Inc. and its Debtor Subsidiaries

Amended Chapter 11 Plan Revised Joint Plan of Reorganization of Miller Energy Resources, Inc. and Certain of Its Subsidiaries

Order Confirming Joint Plan Of Reorganization of Miller Energy Resources, Inc. and Its Subsidiaries

Exhibit A - Rejected Contracts Schedule

Exhibit B - Assumed Contracts Cure Schedule 

Amended Schedule of Contracts to be Assumed and Rejected

Notice of Order Confirming Joint Plan of Reorganization

Final Hearing on First Day Motions

A hearing on the Debtors' First Day Motions commenced on October 6, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. (Alaska Time) at the Historical Courthouse, 605 West Fourth Ave., Suite 138, Anchorage, AK 99501 before the Honorable Judge Gary Spraker.  The hearing  continued on October 9, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. (Alaska Time).  A final hearing on certain of the First Day Motions was held on November 10, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. (Alaska Time).

A final hearing on the Debtors' cash collateral and cash management motions was held on December 15, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. (Alaska Time).

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

First Day Motions

First Day Orders

Bar Date for Filing Proofs of Claim

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

  • General Bar Date (all creditors other than Governmental Units): February 2, 2016

Claims may be filed 1) electronically on the Court's website at or 2) via hard copy at the following address:

Clerk of the Bankruptcy Court
Room 138
605 West Fourth Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501-2296
T: (907) 271-2655

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 of the Pl...


Administrative Claims Ba...


Petition Date - Cook Inlet Energy, LLC


Petition Date - All Debtors Other than Cook Inlet Energy, LLC

9:30 (Alaska time)

Bar Date: General Creditors


Debtors' Counsel

David H. Bundy, P.C.

310 K Street, Suite 200
Anchorage, AK   99501
Phone: 907-248-8431
Fax: 907-248-8434
David H. Bundy

Andrews Kurth LLP

600 Travis
Suite 4200
Houston, TX   77002
Phone: 713-220-4200
Fax: 713-220-4285
Timothy A. Davidson II
David A. Zdunkewicz
Joseph P. Rovira

United States Trustee and Court Information

Office of the United States Trustee

700 Stewart Street
Suite 5103
Seattle, WA   98101
Phone: 206-553-2000 x229
Fax: 206-553-2566
Thomas A. Buford, III

United States Bankruptcy Court

District of Alaska
Historical Courthouse, 605 W Fourth Ave, Suite 138
Anchorage, AK   99501
Phone: 907.271.2655


Case Number
Debtor Name
Petition Date
15-00236 Cook Inlet Energy, LLC August 06, 2015
15-00313 Miller Energy Resources, Inc. October 01, 2015
15-00318 Miller Drilling, TN LLC October 01, 2015
15-00314 Miller Energy Services, LLC October 01, 2015
15-00315 Miller Energy GP, LLC October 01, 2015
15-00316 Miller Rig & Equipment, LLC October 01, 2015
15-00319 East Tennessee Consultants, Inc. October 01, 2015
15-00320 East Tennessee Consultants II, LLC October 01, 2015
15-00321 Anchor Point Energy, LLC October 01, 2015
15-00322 Savant Alaska, LLC October 01, 2015
15-00323 Nutaaq Operating LLC October 01, 2015