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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.

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.

Weak market weights down Aker Solutions' bottom line

Oil service company Aker Solutions, engulfed in sales rumors, exits this year's first quarter with declining revenue and a setback on the bottom line due to weakened activity. CEO Luis Araujo eyes improvements in the years to come.

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.

Aker CEO ready for large-scale acquisitions

Aker plans to remain a dominant player in the current consolidation of the oil industry. Group CEO Øyvind Eriksen tells Dagens Næringsliv that the group is focusing on both small and large acquisitions.

Aker Solutions buys Norwegian oil service company

Norwegian Aker Solutions buys family-owned oil service company for a little over NOK 200 million. The acquisition of the company, Norway's third-largest offshore supplier, is expected completed in the second quarter.

Aker Solutions must fire hundreds of employees

Norwegian oil and gas company Aker Solutions, which delivers products, services, and systems to the oil and gas industry, must cut 650 jobs globally. Job wills primarily be cut in Norway, the UK, and India, report several media.

Aker Solutions looking for profits beyond Norway

Offshore supplier Aker Solutions took a big hit in the third quarter, and the company sees the challenging Norwegian oil service market continue in spite of a more stable oil price. Aker Solutions thus points to a bigger growth potential outside Norway.

Ocean Yield secures a new bond loan

Shipowner Ocean Yield has just secured USD 91.1 million by issuing a new bond, which will be used to replace old debt from parent company Aker ASA.

Aker, Det Norske, and Subsea 7 form new alliance

Three Norwegian offshore companies across the supply chain are now joining forces to develop solutions for operator Det Norske's subsea fields with a joint alliance. The industry needs to find new ways to work, says Det Norske CEO.

New Aker management to boost efficiency measures

Aker Solutions is in the process of assigning a new executive team to help pick up the pace in the efficiency measures currently being implemented at the major offshore supplier. The target is a 30 percent reduction across the organization. A new COO has been recruited from Schlumberger.

Norwegian offshore carriers join forces

Meanwhile, Norwegian business magnate Kjell Inge Røkke is behind yet another offshore development. After a refinancing plan for the dwindling offshore carrier Rem was thwarted, the carrier will now join forces with another Norwegian offshore carrier.

Aker Solutions: Growth to be found outside Norway

Aker Solutions noted a decline in the second quarter at a time where the offshore crisis is still squeezing suppliers. The greatest growth potential lies outside Norway, though offshore is also subdued here, writes Aker in its interim report.

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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