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Cameron Parish files lawsuit against 100-plus oil and gas companies

Published: Feb. 13, 2016 at 1:50 AM CST|Updated: Apr. 13, 2016 at 12:50 AM CDT
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CAMERON PARISH, LA (KPLC) - The Cameron Parish Police Jury met this week to file suit against more than 100 oil and gas companies.

KPLC reached out the police jury, but were told all comments would be made through attorney John Carmouche. He has not yet returned calls.

Though the police jury remains tight-lipped, those in the oil and gas industry were quick to respond to the suit.

According to news website Lapolitics.com, the 11 lawsuits name 195 oil and gas companies as defendants (several of those are duplicates, named in multiple suits).

Considering the oil and gas industry's role across south Louisiana, the lawsuit filed by Cameron Parish came as a shock to Don Briggs, president of Louisiana Oil and Gas Association.

"There's millions and millions of dollars paid in salaries to people or work in Cameron Parish and live there," said Briggs.

The industry faces allegations of violating coastal zone laws and drilling permits.

"Filing claims against oil and gas industry for coastal issues and erosion, on issues that the oil and gas industry has followed the law and all the different permitting standards," said Briggs.

President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association, Briggs says the claims are not only unfounded, but couldn't come at a worse time.

"The cost to litigate this is millions and millions of dollars. The industry right now, our revenue stream has been cut by almost 70-percent, companies are filing bankruptcy, they are laying people off," said Briggs, "I mean these are very, very difficult times for Louisiana's oil and gas industry."

Lapolitics.com listed the following as defendants:

Cameron v. Alpine Exploration Companies, Inc., et al.
Mallard Bay and Grand Lake fields

- Alpine Exploration Companies Inc.
- Apache Oil Corp.
- Atlantic Richfield Company
- BEPCO, L.P.
- BOPCO, L.P.
- BP America Production Company
- Cecyco Corp.
- Chevron USA Holdings
- Chevron USA Inc.
- ConocoPhillips Company
- Crimson Exploration Operating Inc.
- Cypress E&P Corporation
- Davis Oil Company
- Davis Petroleum Company
- Denbury Onshore, LLC
- Devon Energy Production Company, L.P.
- Energen Resources Corp.
- ExxonMobil Corporation
- Hess Corporation
- Hunt Oil Company
- Linder Oil Company, A Partnership
- LOPCO, Inc.
- Mar-low Corporation
- McCormick Operating Company
- Mobil Oil Exploration & Producing Southeast Inc.
- Sable Minerals Inc.
- Shoreline Southeast LLC
- The Texas Company
- Toce Energy, L.L.C.
- Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA, Inc.
- Wagner Oil Company
- Williams Exploration Company

Cameron v. Anadarko E&P Onshore, LLC, et al.
Crab Lake, South Grand Cheniere and Second Lake fields

- Anadarko E&P Onshore, LLC
- Anderson Exploration Company, Inc.
- Centurion Exploration Company, LLC
- Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
- ConocoPhillips Company
- Davis Oil Company
- Devon Energy Production Company, L.P.
- Dominion Oklahoma Texas Exploration & Production Inc.
- ExxonMobil
- Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas LLC
- Hilliard Petroleum Inc.
- Linder Oil Company, a Partnership
- Mosaic Global Holdings, Inc.
- The Louisiana Land and Exploration Company, LLC
- Vintage Petroleum, LLC

Cameron v. Apache Corporation (of Delaware), et al.
Black Bayou, South Black Bayou and Gum Cove fields

- Apache Corporation (of Delaware)
- Badger Oil Corp.
- BP America Production Company
- Central Resources, Inc.
- Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
- Covey Energy Inc.
- Diasu Oil & Gas Co., Inc.
- Exco Resources, Inc.
- Great Southern Oil & Gas Co., Inc.
- Iberia Operating Corporation
- Oleum Operating Company, L.C.
- Samuel Gary Jr. & Associates, Inc.
- Shell Oil Company
- SWEPI LP
- Transco Exploration Company
- WEC Onshore, LLC
- Zadeck Energy Group, Inc.

Cameron v. Atlantic Richfield Company, et al.
High Island field

- Atlantic Richfield Company
- Apache Oil Corporation
- BP American Production Company
- Energyquest II,  LLC
- Exxon Mobil
- Helis Oil & Gas Company, LLC
- Indian Exploration, Inc.
- OxyUSA, Inc.
- Resources Investment Corporation
- SM Energy Company

Cameron v. Auster Oil and Gas, Inc., et al.
Hackberry (East and West) fields

- Auster Oil & Gas Inc.
- Apache Oil Corporation
- BP America Production Company
- Chevron Pipe Line Company
- Chevron U.S.A Holdings Inc.
- Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
- Darsey Operating Corp.
- Enervest Operating L.L.C.
- Exxon Mobil Corporation
- Gulfport Energy Corp.
- Hilcorp Energy Company
- Honeywell International Inc.
- Kerr-McGee Oil and Gas Onshore LP
- Resources Securities Corporation
- Samuel Gary Jr. & Associates Inc.
- Shell Offshore Inc.
- Star Energy Inc.
- SWEPI LP
- Taylor Energy Company LLC
- Texas Pacific Oil Company, Inc.
- Texas Petroleum Investment Company
- The Texas Company
- Transcontinental Oil Corp.
- Vernon E. Faulconer Inc.

Cameron v. Ballard Exploration Company, Inc., et al.
Little Cheniere field

- Ballard Exploration Company, Inc.
- Condor Petroleum Corp.
- Denovo Oil & Gas, Inc.
- ExxonMobil
- Fieldwood SD Offshore, LLC
- Hilcorp Energy Company
- Leads Resources, L.L.C.
- Linder Oil Company, A Partnership
- LLOG Explorations Company, L.L.C.
- Northwest Oil Copmany
- The Louisiana Land and Exploration Company, LLC
- Union Oil Company of California
- XTO Energy Inc.

Cameron v. Bay Coquille, Inc., et al.
North Deep Lake fields

- Bay Coquille, Inc.
- Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Company
- Chevron U.S.A. Holdings Inc.
- Endeavor Energy Resources, L.P.
- ExxonMobil
- Helis Oil & Gas Company, LLC
- Hilcorp Energy Company
- Kilroy Company of Texas, Inc.
- Mobil Oil Exploration & Producing Southeast Inc.
- Southport Exploration Inc.
- The Texas Company
- Vintage Petroleum, LLC

Cameron v. BEPCO, LP, et al.
Pecan Lake, South Pecan Lake, Little Pecan Lake, Go Around Bayou and Twin Island fields

- Anadarko E&P Onshore, LLC
- Apache Corporation (of Delaware)
- Apache Oil Corporation
- BP America Production Company
- Central Resources, Inc.
- Chevron Pipe Line Company
- Chevron U.S.A. Holdings Inc.
- Chevron U.S.A Inc.
- ConocoPhillips Company
- Davis Oil Company
- Davis Petroleum Corporation
- Denovo Oil & Gas, Inc.
- Estate of William Helis
- Exchange Oil & Gas Corp.
- Exco Resources, Inc.
- ExxonMobil Corporation
- Freeport Sulphur Company
- Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas LLC
- Gas Transportation Corporation
- Graham Royalty, Ltd.
- Hilcorp Energy Company
- Linder Oil Company
- LLOG Exploration Company, LLC
- Lyons Petroleum Inc.
- Marsh Engineering, Inc.
- Mobil Oil Exploration & Producing Southeast
- Mosaic Global Holdings, Inc.
- Shoreline Southeast LLC
- The Louisiana Land and Exploration Company Inc.
- The Texas Company
- Transco Exploration Company
- White Oak Operating Company, LLC
- Whiting Petroleum Corporation
- Xplor Energy Operating Company
- XTO Energy Inc.

Cameron v. BP America Production Company, et al.
Little Pecan Lake field

- BP America Production Company
- Apache Oil Corporation
- Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
- Davis Oil Company
- Energy Properties, Inc.
- Gas Transportation Corporation
- La Mesa Production Inc.
- Linder Oil Company
- Shocker Energy of Louisiana, Inc.

Cameron v. Brammer Engineering, Inc., et al.
Lake Misere and South Lake Misere fields

- Brammer Engineering, Inc.
- Anadarko E&P Onshore, LLC
- Chevron U.S.A. Holdings Inc.
- Endeavor Energy Resources, L.P.
- ExxonMobil Corp
- HRC Energy Holdings (LA), Inc.
- Inexco Oil Company
- Latex-Star Inc.
- LLOG Exploration Company, L.L.C.
- Mobil Oil Exploration & Producing Southeast Inc.
- Southport Exploration Inc.
- SWN Production Company, LLC
- The Texas Company

Cameron v. Burlington Resources, et al.
Deep Lake field

- Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Company LP
- Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
- Devon Energy Production Company, L.P.
- Exxon Mobil
- Henry Production Company Inc.
- Hess Corporation
- Hilcorp Energy Company
- Merit Energy Company, LLC
- Mobil Oil Exploration & Producing Southeast Inc.
- Palace Operating Company
- Petroquest Energy, L.L.C.
- The Meridian Resource & Exploration LLC
- Walter Oil & Gas Corporation
- Zenergy, Inc.

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