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New owners in the North Sea will put pressure on costs

2017 has brought an entirely new concentration of owners of oil fields in the North Sea, which could put renewed pressure on costs and thus suppliers. Aker BP's costs need to be reduced further than the current USD 11 per barrel, CEO Karl Johnny Hersvik tells ShippingWatch.

Acquisition-hungry Aker BP open to larger stake in Sverdrup

The acquisition of Hess Norway has hardly sated the appetite for acquisitions at Aker BP, which is looking at new growth opportunities on the Norwegian shelf. The company is open to boosting its share in the giant Johan Sverdrup oil field, says CEO Karl Johnny Hersvik to ShippingWatch.

Aker BP buys Hess Norway for USD 2 billion

Aker BP has acquired Hess Norway for USD 2 billion, informs the company. The deal makes Aker BP sole owner of several fields which, according to the company, hold significant potential.

Røkke companies' value down NOK 2.8 billion

Aker Group, which covers six companies operating in oil and shipping and is owned by Kjell Inge Røkke, saw its value drop NOK 2.8 billion in the second quarter. Sliding share prices in Aker BP, Aker Solutions, and Kvaerner, in particular, dragged the group down. But the CEO is optimistic.

Aker BP raises the bar in the second quarter

Oil and gas company Aker BP, which is less than a year old, makes significant gains in this year's second quarter with a net result of USD 60 million, shows the interim report Friday.

Norway's Ocean Yield buys new ships

The shipowner, part of the Aker group, is taking over two supply vessels from BP Shipping for a triple-digit million dollar figure. The vessels are on long-term charter contracts with Aker BP.

Wilhelmsen creates digital innovation center

Alongside firms such as DNV GL and the Kongsberg Group, Norway's Wilhelmsen will now launch a new maritime innovation center for the development of future solutions in shipping, CDO Inge André Sandvik tells ShippingWatch. He himself is new to the shipping industry.

Aker chairman to Norwegian offshore families: You spent too much

Aker Chair Kjell Inge Røkke thinks that Norwegian offshore families spent too much money on vessels at the wrong time. He writes this in a letter to shareholders in Aker Group, in which he praises John Fredriksen and airs the idea of selling off subsidiaries.

Oil from Johan Sverdrup now even cheaper

According to Aker BP, development of the major Johan Sverdrup oil field, which counts partners such as Statoil and Maersk Oil, has become even cheaper, thus pushing the break-even price for a barrel of oil down below USD 20 in the first phase.

Aker BP launches comprehensive new strategy

Newly established oil and gas giant Aker BP wants to be the biggest on the Norwegian shelf when it comes to exploring for new oil. Meanwhile, shareholders have been promised annual dividends of USD 250 million, which will be increased when Johan Sverdrup begins production.

Kjell Inge Røkke has become Norway's undisputed oil king

In his native Norway, Kjell Inge Røkke is known as the man from the small town of Molde, who started as a fisherman and who has since then usually been drawing the longest straws. With the creation of new oil giant Aker BP, the billionaire strikes again.

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