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BP says it is selling stake in Brazil's Polvo oil field for $135 million

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LONDON - Oil company BP says it is selling its majority stake in Brazil's Polvo oil field for $135 million in cash to HRT Oil

BP gained its 60 per cent stake in Polvo from Devon Energy in 2011 as part of a purchase in ten exploration and production blocks. Maersk owns the other 40 per cent and the field, located approximately 100 kilometres (60 miles) off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, currently produces about 13,000 barrels of oil a day.

BP said in a statement Monday that the deal with Brazil's HRT Oil

In March, BP announced it was buying back $8 billion of shares using money from the sale of TNK-BP to Rosneft.

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