June 1, 2010 / 9:03 PM / 7 years ago

FACTBOX-Companies holding leases for 33 halted deep sea rigs

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 WASHINGTON, June 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. Interior Department has ordered 33 deepwater exploratory rigs in the Gulf of Mexico to stop operations at first safe point and remain shut down for six months.
 Below is a list of companies owning the wells covered by this drilling ban, according to the department:
 COMPANY                       # OF RIGS
                                AFFECTED
 Shell (RDSa.L)                    5
 Anadarko (APC.N)                  3
 Eni (ENI.MI)                      3
 Marathon Oil (MRO.N)              3
 BHP Billiton (BHP.AX)             2
 BP (BP.L)                         2
 Chevron (CVX.N)                   2
 Devon (DVN.N)/BP                  2
 Noble (NE.N)                      2
 Statoil (STL.OL)                  2
 ATP ATPG.O                      1
 Hess (HES.N)                      1
 LLOG Exploration*                 1
 Nexen NXY.TO                    1
 Newfield (NFX.N)                  1
 Petrobras (PETR4.SA)              1
 Walter Oil and Gas                1  *LLOG - largest privately owned operator in the Gulf of Mexico   (Reporting by Ayesha Rascoe) 

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