Odebrecht O&G may seek out-of-court reorganization with creditors

Brazilian offshore oil driller Odebrecht Oleo & Gas (OOG), part of the Odebrecht construction, engineering and chemicals giant, could seek an out-of-court reorganization with creditors, according to Reuters.

Citing unnamed sources, the report says the plan would aim to speed up the restructuring of $5bn in debts by binding minority creditors to a restructuring accepted by a majority of banks, bondholders and suppliers.

The restructuring process has already been going on for a year.

Much of OOG’s debt stemmed from $3bn it raised in bond sales to build offshore drilling ships which are now leased to troubled state oil firm Petrobras.

OOG declined to confirm the report of an out-of-court reorganization.

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