Chesapeake Energy files for spin off oilfield services business

March 17 Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:15am EDT

March 17 (Reuters) - Chesapeake Energy Corp said it filed with U.S. financial regulators for a possible spin off of its oilfield services business.

Chesapeake said it has retained Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC to evaluate strategic options for the business, Chesapeake Oilfield Operating LLC.