Transocean (NYSE:RIG) Talking with Shell (NYSE:RDS-A), Anadarko (NYSE:APC), BHP (NYSE:BHP Over Force Majeure

Transocean (NYSE:RIG), which owned the Deepwater Horizon oil rig which was operated by BP (NYSE:BP) at the time of the explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, is in talks with Shell (NYSE:RDS-A), Anadarko (NYSE:APC), BHP (NYSE:BHP over force majeure, or otherwise known as ‘Acts of God,’ as the Obama administration refuses to allow any new permits in the region. Although the Obama administration has

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BP (NYSE:BP) Must Wait for Devon (NYSE:DVN) Oil Block Decision from Brazil

The state oil director of Brazil, ANP, told BP (NYSE:BP) they’ll have to wait until 2011 before they decide on whether or not to allow them to go ahead with a proposed acquisition of offshore oil blocks from Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN). ANP said they want to get more clarity on the plans of BP for the oil blocks before they make the decision. Also of concern was a requirement for more information

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