Unit Petroleum Company

Case No. 20-32740

Case Background

On May 22, 2020, Unit Corporation and 5 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.

Pursuant to an order of the Court dated June 21, 2021, the cases of Unit Corporation, Unit Drilling USA Colombia, L.L.C., Unit Drilling Company, Unit Drilling Colombia, L.L.C., and 800 Unit Drive, L.L.C. are now closed.  Unit Petroleum Company (Case No. 20-32738) is the sole remaining open case and is pending before the Honorable David R. Jones.

For pleadings related to Unit Corporation (Case No. 20-32740), please click here.

Important Information & Dates

Plan and Disclosure Statement

On June 19, 2020, the Debtors filed their First Revised Proposed Plan of Reorganization and the Disclosure Statement related thereto. On September 4, 2020, the Bankruptcy Court entered an order approving the Disclosure Statement and confirming the Plan, the Effective Date of the Plan occurred, and the Plan was consummated.

To view copies of the related documents, click on the link below:

Plan & Disclosure Statement


Deadline to File Claims

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

    • General Bar Date: July 17, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. (CT)
    • Governmental Bar Date: November 18, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. (CT)

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


Hearing on First Day Motions

A hearing on the Debtors' First Day Motions was held on May 26, 2020 at 3:15 p.m. (Prevailing Central Time).  A final hearing on certain of the First Day Motions was held on June 19, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. (Prevailing Central Time).  Please click below to view and download the First Day Motions and the First Day Orders:

First Day Motions

First Day Orders

Please note that on March 24, 2020, through entry of General Order 2020-10, the Court invoked the Protocol for Emergency Public Health or Safety Conditions (General Order 2020-4).  It is anticipated that all persons will appear telephonically and also may appear via video at hearings.  Audio communication will be by use of the Court’s regular dial-in number.  The dial-in number is 1 (832) 917-1510.  Parties will be asked to key in the conference room number. Judge David R. Jones's conference room number is 205691.  Further information, regarding telephone and video appearances at any hearing is available in General Order 2020-4, which can be found on the Court’s website at: http://www.txs.uscourts.gov/bankruptcy/genord.



September 3 2020 Effective Date __ Notice of (I) ... Add to Calendar
June 2 2021 Omnibus Hearing 3:00 p.m. (CT) Notice of Elec... Add to Calendar
June 22 2021 Omnibus Hearing 3:00 p.m. (CT) Motion /Reorga... Add to Calendar
May 22 2020 __
May 26 2020 3:15 P.M. (CT)
June 19 2020 9:00 a.m. (CT)
June 30 2020 4:00 p.m. (CT)
July 17 2020 5:00 p.m. (CT)
August 6 2020 3:30 p.m. (CT)
September 3 2020 __
March 10 2021 10:30 a.m. (CT)
April 22 2021 1:00 p.m. (CT)
May 4 2021 1:15 p.m. (CT)
May 13 2021 1:00 p.m. (CT)
June 2 2021 3:00 p.m. (CT)
June 22 2021 3:00 p.m. (CT)
August 18 2021 9:30 a.m. (CT)


Debtors' Counsel

  • Vinson & Elkins LLP

    1001 Fannin Street
    Suite 2500
    Houston, TX   77002-6760
    Phone: 713.758.2222
    Fax: 713.758.2346

    Harry A. Perrin
    Paul E. Heath
    Matthew J. Pyeatt

  • Vinson & Elkins LLP 

    1114 Avenue of the Americas
    32nd Floor
    New York, NY   10036
    Phone: 212.237.0000
    Fax: 212.237.0100

    David S. Meyer
    Lauren R. Kanzer

United States Trustee and Court Information


Case Number Debtor Name Petition Date
Case Number 20-32740 Debtor Name Unit Corporation Petition Date May 22, 2020
Case Number 20-32739 Debtor Name 8200 Unit Drive, L.L.C. Petition Date May 22, 2020
Case Number 20-32744 Debtor Name Unit Drilling USA Colombia, L.L.C. Petition Date May 22, 2020
Case Number 20-32743 Debtor Name Unit Drilling Company Petition Date May 22, 2020
Case Number 20-32741 Debtor Name Unit Drilling Colombia, L.L.C. Petition Date May 22, 2020
Case Number 20-32738 Debtor Name Unit Petroleum Company Petition Date May 22, 2020