Energy producer Samson Resources Corp., owned by private-equity firm KKR & Co., is working with restructuring advisers, as a sharp decline in oil and gas prices complicates its efforts to stem losses and keep current on its multibillion-dollar debt load. The Tulsa, Okla., company is working with law firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s restructuring practice and Blackstone Group LP’s restructuring advisory group on options for dealing with its $3.8 billion in long-term debt, according to people familiar with the matter. Companies hire restructuring advisers to explore options to raise capital, sell assets or cut debt through out-of-court restructurings or bankruptcy filings. It isn’t clear what options Samson is considering, though the company has previously said it is looking to sell some oil and gas fields. KKR led a $7.2 billion buyout of Samson in 2011, as the shale-drilling boom was ramping up. The company took on $3.6 billion in […]