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February 14, 2016 1:18 AM ET

Oil, Gas and Consumable Fuels

Company Overview of Black Elk Energy, LLC

Company Overview

Black Elk Energy, LLC engages in the acquisition, exploration, and production of oil and gas. The company focuses on clean burning natural gas in North America. Black Elk Energy, LLC holds interests in properties offshore in the Gulf of Mexico, located within Louisiana and Texas State, and Federal waters. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Houston, Texas.

11451 Katy Freeway

Suite 500

Houston, TX 77079

United States

Founded in 2007





Key Executives for Black Elk Energy, LLC

Vice President of Operations
Chief Well Officer
Chief of Staff and Administration
General Counsel
Vice President of HSE&C
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Black Elk Energy, LLC Key Developments

Federal Prosecutors Files Criminal Charges Against Black Elk Energy

Federal prosecutors have filed criminal charges against Black Elk Energy, accusing it of safety lapses that led to a fatal explosion at one of its Gulf of Mexico production platforms. When a construction crew started the work, vapors from the tank ignited, setting off a series of explosions on the platform. Two tanks were blown into the Gulf of Mexico. Another careened into the platform crane, destroying it. Oil rained down on the lower deck of the platform, where other crews were working. Prosecutors allege that about 480 barrels of oil and water were spilled negligently into the Gulf of Mexico as a result, providing the basis for a Clean Water Act violation that carries a potential fine of $528,000.

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