Forbes Energy Services Ltd.


  • Pre-filing annual sales: $142 (millions of current dollars)
  • Pre-filing assets: $382 (millions of current dollars)
  • Pre-filing number of employees: 825
  • Sub-industry: 13 Oil And Gas Extraction
  • Place of incorporation: TX
  • Court for city of headquarters: TX Corpus Christi
  • In business at filing? yes

Bankruptcy case

  • Chapter at filing: Chapter 11
  • Who filed case? debtors
  • Debtor's lead attorney: Pachulski Stang
  • Date of filing: January 22, 2017
  • Judge at filing: David R. Jones
  • Court district of filing: TX SD
  • Court city of filing: Corpus Christi
  • Case number: 17-20023
  • Cause of bankruptcy: Not tort
  • Forum shop? Filed at headquarters

  • Case transferred? no
  • Destination court of transfer: not applicable
  • Creditors committee appointed? no
  • ยง363 sale: no 363 sale
  • Dip loan final approval? no
  • Plan type: prepackaged

  • Disposition status: confirmed
  • Date of disposition: March 29, 2017
  • Judge at disposition: David R. Jones
  • Days from filing to disposition: 66

After the case

  • Did firm emerge? Company emerged
  • Did firm refile? not emerged 5 years

The BRD has been supported by grants from these organizations:

National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges

Turnaround Management Association

American Bankruptcy Institute

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