Case Background

On April 17, 2017, Venoco, LLC and five 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 Gross and are jointly administered under Case No. 17-10828.

Important Information & Dates

A hearing on the Debtors' First Day Motions was held on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. (ET) before the Honorable Kevin Gross, United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delware, 824 N. Market Street, 6th Floor, Courtroom 3, Wilmington, Delaware 19801. A final hearing on certain of the First Day Motions was held on May 25, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. (ET). Please click below to view and download the Debtors' First Day Motions and the First Day Orders:

First Day Motions

First Day Orders



Hearing on Lease Rejecti...

10:00 a.m. (ET)

Omnibus Hearing

2:00 p.m.

Sale Hearing

9:30 a.m. (ET)
9:30 a.m.

Omnibus Hearing


Debtors' Counsel

Bracewell LLP

1251 Avenue of Americas, 49th Floor
New York, NY   10020-1104
Phone: 212.508.6100
Fax: 212.508.6101
Robert G. Burns, Esq.
Robin J. Miles, Esq.
David M. Riley, Esq.

Bracewell LLP

CityPlace I, 34th Floor
185 Asylum Street
Hartford, CT   06103
Phone: 860.947.9000
Fax: 800.404.3970
Mark E. Dendinger, Esq.

Bracewell LLP

2001 M Street, NW
Washington, DC   20036
Phone: 202.828.5800
Fax: 202.223.1225
Jason B. Hutt, Esq.

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP

1201 North Market Street, 16th Floor
P.O. Box 1347
Wilmington, DE   19899
Phone: 302.658.9200
Fax: 302.658.3989
Robert J. Dehney, Esq.
Andrew R. Remming, Esq.
Marcy J. McLaughlin, Esq.

Debtors' Restructuring Advisors

Zolfo Cooper

Grace Building
1114 Avenue of the Americas, 41st Floor
New York, NY   10036
Phone: 212.561.4000
Fax: 212.213.1749
Bret Fernandes

United States Trustee and Court Information

United States Bankruptcy Court

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

Office of the United States Trustee

844 King Street, Suite 2207
Wilmington, DE   19801
Phone: Phone: 302.252.2900
Benjamin A. Hackman, Esq.


Case Number
Debtor Name
Petition Date
17-10828 Venoco, LLC April 17, 2017
17-10831 TexCal Energy (LP) LLC April 17, 2017
17-10830 TexCal Energy (GP) LLC April 17, 2017
17-10832 TexCal Energy South Texas, L.P. April 17, 2017
17-10833 Ellwood Pipeline, Inc. April 17, 2017
17-10829 Whittier Pipeline Corporation April 17, 2017