Noble Energy (NBL +3.9%) is awarded the U.S. government's first deepwater drilling permit since...

|About: Noble Energy, Inc. (NBL)|By:, SA News Editor

Noble Energy (NBL +3.9%) is awarded the U.S. government's first deepwater drilling permit since last year's Gulf spill. Noble has contracted to use Helix Energy's (HLX +3.3%) capping stack to stop the flow of oil in the event of a well control event. Helix's system was used to help stanch the flow of BP's runaway well last summer.