Anadarko suspends drilling at wave-battered Gulf of Mexico rig


Anadarko Petroleum (APC +0.9%) suspends drilling on a Gulf of Mexico deepwater rig that was rocked by weather-driven waves, apparently rupturing the hull column and flooding the ballast tank.

The Ensco (ESV -1.5%) rig was conducting exploration activities for APC in the Nansen field when the weather front moved through the area; it was slammed by a giant wave and began taking on water.

ESV says the situation is stable for now, and there is no need to evacuate the 116 people on board the rig.

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