BP to exit Brazil's Polvo oil fieldMay 6, 2013 @ 6:39 am
LONDON (AP) - Oil company BP says it is selling its majority stake in Brazil's Polvo oil field for $135 million in cash to HRT Oil & Gas.
BP gained its 60 percent stake in Polvo from Devon Energy in 2011 as part of a purchase in ten exploration and production blocks. Maersk owns the other 40 percent and the field, located approximately 100 kilometers (60 miles) off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, currently produces about 13,000 barrels of oil a day.
BP said in a statement Monday that the deal with Brazil's HRT Oil & Gas is expected to close in the second half of 2013, subject to regulatory approvals.
In March, BP announced it was buying back $8 billion of shares using money from the sale of TNK-BP to Rosneft.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Pike Place Market unveils plans for a dramatic $65 million makeover
Pension No More
Boeing announces it's ending pension plans for 68,000 non-union employees
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.