BP ADDS 2 DRILLING RIGS IN DEEPWATER GULF OF MEXICO

     (The following press release from BP was received by e-mail. The sender 
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BP Adds 2 Drilling Rigs in Deepwater Gulf of Mexico 
Nation’s largest energy investor reaches company record nine rigs, highlighting 
commitment to key U.S. offshore basin 
HOUSTON - BP today announced it has added two drilling rigs to the deepwater 
Gulf of Mexico, bringing its fleet to a company record nine rigs as it 
continues to develop its strong portfolio of assets in the key U.S. offshore 
basin. 
One of the rigs is a new ultra-deepwater drillship known as the West Auriga 
that is under long-term contract to BP from Seadrill Ltd, a leading 
international offshore drilling contractor. The vessel, capable of operating in 
up to 12,000 feet of water, has begun development drilling work at BP’s Thunder 
Horse field. 
The other is a reconstructed drilling rig on BP’s Mad Dog oil and gas 
production platform. It replaces the original rig on the platform that was 
badly damaged and left inoperable by Hurricane Ike in 2008. With the new, 
state-of-the art rig, the platform recently resumed development drilling at the 
massive Mad Dog field complex. 
“The addition of these two rigs reflects the vital importance of the deepwater 
Gulf of Mexico to the future of BP,” said Richard Morrison, Regional President 
of BP’s Gulf of Mexico business. “It also clearly demonstrates BP’s commitment 
to the American economy and to U.S. energy security.” 
BP currently anticipates investing on average at least $4 billion in the Gulf 
of Mexico each year for the next decade. The company plans to concentrate 
future activity and investment in the Gulf on growth opportunities around its 
four major operated production hubs – Thunder Horse, Na Kika, Atlantis and Mad 
Dog --  and three non-operated production hubs -- Mars, Ursa and Great White -- 
in the deepwater, as well as on significant exploration and appraisal 
opportunities in the Paleogene and elsewhere. 
BP is also advancing a strong pipeline of future development projects in the 
deepwater Gulf. In April, the company started up the Atlantis North expansion, 
the first of seven additional wells to be tied back to the existing Atlantis 
platform. At Na Kika, another field expansion is planned, following the 
successful startup last year of the Galapagos development, a subsea tieback to 
the Na Kika production facility. BP is also pursuing plans for a second phase 
of the Mad Dog field. 
About BP 
Over the past five years, BP has invested more than $55 billion in the U.S. – 
more than any other energy company. BP is the nation’s second-largest producer 
of oil and gas and provides enough energy annually to light nearly the entire 
country for a year. Directly employing more than 20,000 people in all 50 
states, BP supports more than 260,000 jobs in total through all of its business 
activities. For more information, view our BP in the US animated video: 
http://bit.ly/BPFuelsAmerica13 
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Notes to editors: 
* BP is the largest investor in the Gulf of Mexico over the last ten years.
* BP was the largest oil and gas producer in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico in 
2012, when output accounted for 214,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day 
(boe/d).
* BP is the leading acreage holder in the deepwater Gulf, with ownership in 
more than 650 leases, which provide substantial opportunity for growth.
* BP directly employs more than 2,300 people in the Gulf of Mexico business and 
supports tens of thousands of additional jobs in the region. 
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