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Full title: Order Authorizing the Debtors to Retain and Compensate Professionals Utilized in the Ordinary Course of Business (Related Doc # 93) Signed on 4/13/2021. (TylerLaws) (Entered: 04/13/2021)

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The Court having reviewed the Motion and any objections thereto; and it appearing that the Court has jurisdiction over this matter pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1334; that this is a core proceeding pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 157(b); that notice of the Motion was sufficient; and it appearing that the relief requested is in the best interests of the Debtors, their estates, creditors, and other parties in interest; and that good cause has been shown therefore, finds that the Motion should be GRANTED.If no objections are filed to any such additional OCP’s Declaration of Disinterestedness within fourteen (14) days of the filing thereof, then retention of such OCPs shall be deemed approved by this Court pursuant to this Order without a hearing or further order.The Debtors shall not pay any OCP any amounts for invoiced fees and expense reimbursement until the applicable OCP has filed a Declaration of Disinterestedness with the Court and the applicable Objection Deadline has passed with no objections having been filed or, in the event an objection is filed, until such objection is resolved or upon order of the Court.Notwithstanding the relief granted in this Order and any actions taken pursuant to such relief, nothing in this Order shall be deemed: (a) an admission as to the validity of any claim against a Debtor entity; (b) a waiver of the Debtors’ right to dispute any claim on any grounds; (c) a promise or requirement to pay any claim; (d) an implication or admission that any particular claim is of a type specified or defined in this Order or the Motion; (e) a request or authorization to assume any agreement, contract, or lease pursuant to section 365 of the Bankruptcy Code; or (f) a waiver of the Debtors’ rights under the Bankruptcy Code or any other applicable law.Nothing in this Order shall preclude an OCP from subsequently seeking retention as an estate professional under sections 327 or 328 of the Bankruptcy Code or the U.S. Trustee from seeking a determination from the Court requiring an OCP to file a separate retention application under section 327(a) or 327(e) of the Bankruptcy Code.

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IN THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS HOUSTON DIVISION ENTERED 04/13/2021 In re: § § Case No. 21-30710 CASTEX ENERGY 2005 HOLDCO, § LLC, et al., § Chapter 11 § Debtors. § (Jointly Administered) ORDER AUTHORIZING THE DEBTORS TO RETAIN AND COMPENSATE PROFESSIONALS UTILIZED IN THE ORDINARY COURSE OF BUSINESS (Relates to ECF # 93) The Court considered the Motion for Entry of an Order Authorizing the Debtors to Retain and Compensate Certain Professionals Utilized in the Ordinary Course of Business (the “Motion”)1 filed by Castex Energy 2005 Holdco, LLC, et al., the above-captioned debtors and debtors in possession (the “Debtors”). The Court having reviewed the Motion and any objections thereto; and it appearing that the Court has jurisdiction over this matter pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1334; that this is a core proceeding pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 157(b); that notice of the Motion was sufficient; and it appearing that the relief requested is in the best interests of the Debtors, their estates, creditors, and other parties in interest; and that good cause has been shown therefore, finds that the Motion should be GRANTED. It is therefore hereby ORDERED that: 1. The Debtors are authorized, but not directed, to retain and compensate the professionals (the “OCPs”) identified on the OCP List in the ordinary course of business pursuant to the procedures attached to the Motion as Exhibit A (the “OCP Procedures”), which procedures are hereby approved in their entirety. 2. The Debtors are authorized to amend, modify, or supplement the OCP List as necessary to add or remove OCPs, from time to time in their sole discretion, without the need for 1 Capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the Motion.

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any further hearing and without the need to file individual retention applications for newly added OCPs. In such event, the Debtors shall file the amended OCP List with this Court. Each additional OCP listed in the OCP List shall file with this Court and serve a declaration of disinterestedness, substantially in the form attached to the Motion as Exhibit C (each a “Declaration of Disinterestedness”), on the Notice Parties as provided in the OCP Procedures. If no objections are filed to any such additional OCP’s Declaration of Disinterestedness within fourteen (14) days of the filing thereof, then retention of such OCPs shall be deemed approved by this Court pursuant to this Order without a hearing or further order. 3. The Debtors shall not pay any OCP any amounts for invoiced fees and expense reimbursement until the applicable OCP has filed a Declaration of Disinterestedness with the Court and the applicable Objection Deadline has passed with no objections having been filed or, in the event an objection is filed, until such objection is resolved or upon order of the Court. 4. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, the Debtors shall have no obligation to indemnify the OCP, or provide contribution or reimbursement to the OCP, for any claim or expense that is judicially determined (the determination having become final) to have arisen from the OCP’s gross negligence, willful misconduct, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty (if any), self-dealing or bad faith. 5. Notwithstanding the relief granted in this Order and any actions taken pursuant to such relief, nothing in this Order shall be deemed: (a) an admission as to the validity of any claim against a Debtor entity; (b) a waiver of the Debtors’ right to dispute any claim on any grounds; (c) a promise or requirement to pay any claim; (d) an implication or admission that any particular claim is of a type specified or defined in this Order or the Motion; (e) a request or authorization to

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assume any agreement, contract, or lease pursuant to section 365 of the Bankruptcy Code; or (f) a waiver of the Debtors’ rights under the Bankruptcy Code or any other applicable law. 6. This Order shall not apply to any professional retained by the Debtors pursuant to a separate order of the Court. 7. Nothing in this Order shall preclude an OCP from subsequently seeking retention as an estate professional under sections 327 or 328 of the Bankruptcy Code or the U.S. Trustee from seeking a determination from the Court requiring an OCP to file a separate retention application under section 327(a) or 327(e) of the Bankruptcy Code. 8. The Debtors are authorized to take all actions necessary to effectuate the relief granted pursuant to this Order in accordance with the Motion. 9. The requirements of Bankruptcy Rule 6004(a) are waived. 10. Notwithstanding Bankruptcy Rule 6004(h), the terms and conditions of this Order shall be immediately effective and enforceable upon entry of this Order. 11. The Court retains jurisdiction to hear and determine all matters arising from or related to the implementation, interpretation, or enforcement of this Order. Signed: ____________________, 2021. Signed: AOpcrtiol b1e3r, 1270,2 21018 _________ __________________________________ THE HON ORABLE MARVIN ISGUR UNITED S_T__A_T_E__S_ B__A_N_K__R_U__P_T_C_Y__ J_U_D__G_E__ _______ Marvin Isgur United States Bankruptcy Judge

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