RIG's struggling management would be eager for a payout i reckon, and the Brazilian's approach to the chevron "spill" is short sighted but not surprising. In spite of this the international companies will likely continue to work there, look at nigeria.
Chairman Mao's children are drooling over the idea.....don't kid yourself. To buy far and away the world's largest offshore driller for 66% of book value? Would serve the stupid stupid US right to lose this company to the Chinese. Yes, I know it's a Swiss based company; but that's just for tax purposes. RIG is USA based in all but appearance.