Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations LLC has retained Blackhill Partners, an investment bank and restructuring firm specializing in complex situations, as restructuring advisor to guide the company through its Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Black Elk Energy is an independent oil and gas company headquartered in Houston, Texas. The company operates and holds interests in properties offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.
Blackhill Partners' managing director Jeff Jones is leading the engagement. Jones has more than 25 years of experience as a restructuring advisor and investment banker, with particular experience in energy restructuring and special situations, such as mergers and acquisitions. In addition to Jones, Blackhill's energy restructuring team for Black Elk includes Eric Hyman, Lance Gurley, Todd Heinz, and Tripp Ballard.