September 20, 2012 / 10:03 PM / 6 years ago

Petrobras lawyers working to overturn Brazil ban on Transocean

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil’s state-led oil company Petrobras (PETR4.SA) has its lawyers working to help drilling contractor Transocean (RIG.N) overturn a ban in the country related to a November oil spill at an offshore field operated by Chevron Corp (CVX.N).

A Petrobras gas station is seen in Rio de Janeiro September 24, 2010. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos

Transocean has 10 rigs working in Brazil — seven of them for Petrobras.

Reporting by Jeb Blount; Writing by Brad Haynes

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