BP Names Assets as Collateral For Compensation Fund
Revenue from oil fields including Thunder Horse, Atlantis and Mad Dog will be tied to compensation payments, the oil giant said in a statement.
BP also said the cost of the disaster is now estimated at $11.2 billion.
A BP spokesman declined to comment to Reuters on whether the announcement meant that BP would be allowed to continue drilling for offshore oil.
In July, lawmakers passed an amendment to a bill that would prevent BP from acquiring drilling leases.
The Gulf oil disaster killed 11 workers in April and left the Macondo oil well spewing crude oil into the ocean for months.