BP Owns Almost Half of Approved Deep-Water Well, National Journal, March 1, 2011:
BP owns nearly half of the deep-water well that the Interior Department approved on Monday, National Journal has learned.
BP... owns 46.5 percent of the newly approved well. Noble Energy, which operates the well, has 23 percent ownership. A spokesman for Noble confirmed BP's share of the well – the largest of the four companies that have a vested interest.
Brad Whitmarsh, manager of investor relations at Noble Energy... would not comment on BP’s involvement in the well. ...
The other two companies with a working interest in the well are Houston Exploration and Red Willow.
BP owns part of Noble well that got first permit, Reuters, March 1, 2011:
BP... co-owns the well that received the first deepwater drilling permit since the disaster.