Jan 6 (Reuters) – Rig contractor Ensco Plc said Petrobras has declared void a contract for a drillship leased to the Brazilian oil producer.
Petroleo Brasileiro SA, or Petrobras, chartered the DS-5 in 2008, when it was owned by Pride International, a company bought by Ensco in 2011.
Petrobras said in a notice on Monday that Pride had knowledge that the rig's shipbuilder made "improper payments" to a marketing consultant who then shared the money with former employees of Petrobras.
Ensco has denied allegations of corruption in Brazil.
(Reporting by Amrutha Gayathri in Bengaluru; Editing by Don Sebastian)
Copyright 2017 Thomson Reuters. Click for Restrictions.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Click on the button below to add a comment.
Generated by readers, the comments included herein do not reflect the views and opinions of Rigzone. All comments are subject to editorial review. Off-topic, inappropriate or insulting comments will be removed.
Most Popular Articles
From the Career Center
Jobs that may interest you