Linn Energy, Inc. is an American petroleum, natural gas, and natural gas liquids exploration and production company based in Houston, Texas.
As of December 31, 2016, the company had 3.5 trillion cubic feet equivalent of estimated proved reserves, of which 17% were petroleum, 65% were natural gas, and 18% were natural gas liquids.
The company's core focus is production in Western Oklahoma. The company is also pursuing directional drilling in the Mid-Continent oil province, Rocky Mountains, North Louisiana and East Texas.
The company was founded in 2003 by Michael C. Linn.
In 2006, the company became a public company via an initial public offering that raised over $200 million.
In 2007, the company doubled its holdings by acquiring many of the oil and gas assets of Dominion Energy, mainly in Oklahoma, for $2.05 billion.
In 2011, the founder of the company, Michael C. Linn, retired.
In March 2012, the company acquired the holdings of BP in the Hugoton Natural Gas Area, the large gas-producing region from southwestern Kansas into the Texas Panhandle for $1.2 billion. The purchase included 2,400 active wells on 600,000 acres and a gas processing plant.
In June 2012, the company acquired 12,500 acres in the Jonah Field in southwest Wyoming from BP for approximately $1 billion.
In February 2013, the company acquired Berry Petroleum Company in a stock deal valued at $4.3 billion.
In September 2013, the company acquired assets in the Permian Basin for $525 million.
In June 2014, the company acquired assets from Devon Energy for $2.3 billion.
In August 2014, the company acquired assets in the Hugoton Natural Gas Area from Pioneer Natural Resources for $340 million. The company also sold its interests in non-producing acreage in the Anadarko Basin for $90 million.
In March 2016, the company missed a debt payment and announced that a bankruptcy filing was likely.
On May 11, 2016, the company filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11, Title 11, United States Code.
In February 2017, the company completed a financial restructuring, which include the corporate spin-off of Berry Petroleum Company.
In May 2017, the company sold its interest in properties in the Salt Creek Field in Wyoming to Denbury Resources for $71.5 million.
In June 2017, the company sold its properties in the Jonah Field for $581.5 million.
In September 2017, the company formed Roan Resources LLC, a joint venture with Citizen Energy II, LLC.
In October 2017, the company sold properties in Wyoming for $200 million.