Case Background

On February 1, 2017, Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC 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 Southern District of Texas, Houston Division.  The cases are pending before the Honorable Marvin Isgur and are jointly administered under Case No. 17-30560.

Important Information & Dates

Bar Date for Filing Proofs of Claim

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): April 30, 2017
  • Governmental Unit Bar Date: July 31, 2017

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 and Disclosure Statement

On February 25, 2017, the Debtors filed their Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization and the Disclosure Statement related thereto.  On June 2, 2017, the Bankruptcy Court entered an order approving the Disclosure Statement.  On July 18, 2017, the Bankruptcy Court entered an order confirming the Plan.  On August 1, 2017, the Effective Date of the Plan occurred, and the Plan was consummated.

Please click below to view and download the Debtors' Notice of Occurence of Effective Date:

Notice of Effective Date



Petition Date


Hearing re Claim Objecti...

3:00 p.m. (CT)

Hearing re Governmental ...

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

Final Hearing on Certain First Day Motions

1:30 p.m. (CST)
9:30 a.m. (CT)
9:00 a.m. (CT)
3:00 p.m. (CT)

Claim Objections Status Conference

3:00 p.m. (CT)

Full Evidentiary Hearing re Merits of Objections


Debtors' Counsel

Blank Rome LLP

717 Texas Avenue
Suite 1400
Houston, TX   77002
Phone: 713.632.8652
Fax: 713.583.5864
James T. Grogan, Esq.

Debtors' Restructuring Advisors


55 East 52nd street
New York, NY   10055
Phone: 212.857.3100
Fax: 212.857.3101
Daniel Aronson
Marco Acerra

Opportune LLP

10 East 53rd Street
33rd Floor
New York, NY   10022
Phone: 212.388.4000
Scott Anchin

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
Diane Livingstone

United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas

United States Courthouse
515 Rusk Avenue
Houston, TX   77002
Phone: 713.250.5500


Case Number
Debtor Name
Petition Date
17-30560 Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC February 01, 2017
17-30565 Eagle Rock Energy Acquisition Co., Inc. February 02, 2017
17-30566 Eagle Rock Energy Acquisition Co. II, Inc. February 02, 2017
17-30570 Eagle Rock Acquisition Partnership, L.P. February 02, 2017
17-30571 Eagle Rock Acquisition Partnership II, L.P. February 02, 2017
17-30568 Eagle Rock Upstream Development Company, Inc. February 02, 2017
17-30569 Eagle Rock Upstream Development Company II, Inc. February 02, 2017
17-30572 Encore Clear Fork Pipeline LLC February 02, 2017
17-30573 Escambia Asset Co. LLC February 02, 2017
17-30574 Escambia Operating Co. LLC February 02, 2017
17-30562 Vanguard Natural Gas, LLC February 02, 2017
17-30561 Vanguard Operating, LLC February 02, 2017
17-30563 VNR Finance Corp. February 02, 2017
17-30564 VNR Holdings, LLC February 02, 2017