June 2, 2010 / 6:01 PM / 7 years ago

FACTBOX-Firms holding leases for 33 halted deep sea rigs

 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.
 However, some companies exploring for oil in deep waters that have their wells targeted for shutdown can continue to operate if certain conditions are met, a government official said on Wednesday. [ID:nN02169755]
 Below is a list of companies owning the wells covered by the drilling ban, according to the department:
 COMPANY                       # OF RIGS
                                AFFECTED
 Statoil (STL.OL)                  2
 Chevron (CVX.N)                   2
 Anadarko (APC.N)                  3
 Hess (HES.N)                      1
 Noble (NE.N)                      2
 Shell (RDSa.L)                    5
 Marathon Oil (MRO.N)              3
 LLOG Exploration*                 1
 Eni (ENI.MI)                      3
 Walter Oil and Gas                1
 BHP Billiton (BHP.AX)             2
 Petrobras (PETR4.SA)              1
 ATP ATPG.O                      1
 Newfield (NFX.N)                  1
 Nexen NXY.TO                    1
 BP (BP.L)                         2
 Devon (DVN.N)/BP                  2 *LLOG - largest privately owned operator in the Gulf of Mexico   (Reporting by Ayesha Rascoe) 

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