NEW ORLEANS – An oil drilling company is seeking damages against Southwest Energy claiming that the energy company has not paid it for its services.
Baywater Drilling LLC filed a lawsuit Feb. 10 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Southwest Energy Partners LLC, citing breach of contract and failure to pay.
Baywater asserts that on July 27, 2015, it entered into an agreement with Southwest to perform drilling services on an oil well owned and operated by Southwest. The alleged well is located in Cameron Parish in a field near North Sabine Lake. Baywater alleges that commencement of the drilling was to start on Aug. 1, 2015, and that Southwest agreed to pre-pay for all the work. However, as work progressed, Southwest has allegedly refused to pay for the services, and from August 2015 to October 2015, Baywater claims to have sent the defendant no less than 12 invoices for its work and has sent two letters notifying the defendant of the past-due payments. The alleged total due is $70,553.84.
Baywater is now suing for all damages resulting in this alleged breach of contract plus interests, cost and attorney fees, and any other relief deemed just by the court. It is represented by Peter B. Tompkins and Tarryn E. Walsh from Murphy, Rogers, Sloss, Gambel & Tompkins in New Orleans.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-01198-MVL-DEK