Ascent Resources Marcellus Plans to Exit Bankruptcy in Record Time

On Wednesday MDN brought you the news that Ascent Resources Marcellus, a company founded by Aubrey McClendon after he left Chesapeake Energy, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy (see Ascent Resources’ Marcellus Unit Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy). Ascent Marcellus is one of several companies using the Ascent name. The Ascent Marcellus piece of the pie owns 43,000 of leases and has drilled some 547 wells in West Virginia. Big operation. The good news is that, according to Ascent, 75% of the shareholders in the company are already on board with a plan to hand over ownership to existing debtholders. Ascent worked hard to put all of their ducks in a row and presented a “prepackaged” bankruptcy plan to the court–a plan that should make things go fast. In fact, Ascent Marcellus expects to exit bankruptcy by March 31st. Below we details about who Ascent owes money to, and how they plan to order “one prepackaged bankruptcy to go” at the bankruptcy court drive-thru window…

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