Aker owner aims for marked boost in oil production

Kjell Inge Røkke wants Aker's global oil production to surpass 1 million barrels per day before 2025, reports Norwegian business daily Dagens Næringsliv.

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Aker's global oil production should reach at least 1 million barrels per day before 2025, says Aker's owner and chair Kjell Inge Røkke, who via his company Aker ASA is an active player in the oil industry through companies Aker Energy and Aker BP, reports Norwegian business daily Dagens Næringsliv.

"Aker has the ambition of growing internationally within oil and gas production. We have already established Aker Energy with activity in Ghana. Aker's ambition is to produce at least as much internationally as Aker BP does on the Norwegian shelf. That growth should occur organically and via mergers and acquisitions," Røke tells the media.

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