NEW ORLEANS – A Houston-based company alleges parties in a unit operating agreement have not paid their share for the decommissioning of four wells.

Shell Offshore Inc. filed a complaint on Oct. 14 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against the Eni Petroleum US LLC and Eni Petroleum Co. Inc. alleging breach of contract, unjust enrichment and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it successfully completed the decommissioning of four "Popeye" wells, safely and under target estimations. It alleges it has suffered damages for not collecting the money legally due from defendants. The plaintiff holds Eni Petroleum US LLC and Eni Petroleum Co. Inc. responsible because the defendants allegedly failed and refused to pay their portion of the joint interest billings and costs related to the necessary abandonment of four Popeye well sites.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment be rendered in its favor for all damages, plus prejudgment and post-judgment interest, costs and attorneys’ fees and for all equitable relief. It is represented by Deborah D. Kuchler, Janika Polk, Leigh Ann Schell and Melissa D. Fuller of Kuchler Polk Schell Weiner & Richeson LLC in New Orleans.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-15537

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