Case Background

On March 31, 2019, Vanguard Natural Resources, Inc. and 11 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 David R. Jones, and are jointly administered under Case No. 19-31786.

Important Information & Dates

Deadline to File Claims

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

- General Claims Bar Date: June 14, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. (Central Time)

- Governmental Claims Bar Date: September 27, 2019 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.

Plan and Disclosure Statement

On April 30, 2019, the Debtors filed their Plan of Reorganization and the Disclosure Statement related thereto. The Bankruptcy Court will hold a hearing to consider approval of the Disclosure Statement on May 28, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. (CT).

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

Plan & Disclosure Statement

 

Notice of Commencement/341(a) Meeting

The meeting of creditors pursuant to section 341(a) of the Bankruptcy Code is scheduled for May 14, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. (Central Time), at the Office of the United States Trustee for the Southern District of Texas, located at the Bob Casey United States Courthouse, 515 Rusk St., Suite 3401, Houston, TX 77002.

Please click below to view and download the 341 Notice:

Notice of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Case

 

Hearing on First Day Motions

A hearing on the Debtors' First Day Motions was held on April 1, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. (CT) before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Southern Texas, Houston Division, 515 Rusk Street, Courtroom 400, Houton, TX 77002.

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

First Day Motions

First Day Orders

Dates

May
14

341(a) Meeting of Credit...

11:00 a.m. (CT)
May
14

Cancelled: Omnibus Heari...

2:15 p.m. (CT)
May
28

Disclosure Statement Hea...

2:30 p.m. (CT)
March
31
____
May
14
11:00 a.m. (CT)

Parties

Debtors' Counsel

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
300 North LaSalle
Chicago, IL   60654
https://www.kirkland.com
Phone: 312.862.2000
Fax: 312.862.2200
James H.M. Sprayregen, P.C.

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
601 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY   10022
https://www.kirkland.com
Phone: 212.446.4800
Fax: 212.446.4900
Christopher Marcus, P.C.
Brian Schartz, P.C.
Aparna Yenamandra

United States Trustee and Court Information

Office of the United States Trustee

515 Rusk Street
Suite 3516
Houston, TX   77002
https://www.justice.gov/ust-regions-r07/region-7-southern-district-texas-houston-division
Phone: 713.718.4650
Fax: 713.718.4670

United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas

United States Courthouse
515 Rusk Avenue
Houston, TX   77002
http://www.txs.uscourts.gov/offices/houston-division
Phone: 713.250.5500


Debtors

Case Number
Debtor Name
Petition Date
19-31786 Vanguard Natural Resources, Inc. March 31, 2019
19-31787 Eagle Rock Acquisition Partnership, L.P. March 31, 2019
19-31788 Eagle Rock Acquisition Partnership II, L.P. March 31, 2019
19-31789 Eagle Rock Energy Acquisition Co., Inc. March 31, 2019
19-31790 Eagle Rock Energy Acquisition Co. II, Inc. March 31, 2019
19-31791 Eagle Rock Upstream Development Company, Inc. March 31, 2019
19-31792 Eagle Rock Upstream Development Company II, Inc. March 31, 2019
19-31793 Escambia Asset Co. LLC March 31, 2019
19-31794 Escambia Operating Co. LLC March 31, 2019
19-31795 Vanguard Natural Gas, LLC March 31, 2019
19-31796 Vanguard Operating, LLC March 31, 2019
19-31797 VNR Holdings, LLC March 31, 2019