Haynes and Boone has tracked 114 North American oil and gas producers that have filed for bankruptcy since the beginning of 2015. These bankruptcies, including Chapter 7, Chapter 11, Chapter 15, and Canadian cases, involve approximately $74.2 billion in cumulative secured and unsecured debt. As of December 14, 2016, 70 producers have filed bankruptcy so far this year, representing approximately $56.8 billion in cumulative secured and unsecured debt. During the month of November, 5 E&P companies filed for bankruptcy with cumulative debt of approximately $1.2 billion. So far, in the month of December, 1 E&P company filed for bankruptcy with cumulative debt of $1.4 billion. Texas bankruptcy courts remain at the top of the venue leaderboard, both in terms of the number of E&P filings and cumulative debt. Fifty one E&P bankruptcies have been filed in Texas, representing approximately $32.5 billion in cumulative secured and unsecured debt.
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