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Massive Norwegian field sends Aker BP's oil output soaring

Oil company Aker BP set an output record in the fourth quarter, with oil volumes increasing considerably compared to the preceding quarter. A new massive Norwegian field contributed to the improvement.

The start-up of the Johan Sverdrup field helped increase Aker BP's oil output in the fourth quarter. | Photo: Ints Kalnins/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

The kick-off of Norway's new mega-field Johan Sverdrup helped send Aker BP's oil output soaring to new heights in the fourth quarter of last year.

The company's total oil and gas output came to 191,000 barrels per day. This is a considerable increase from the third quarter, when Aker BP correspondingly extracted 146,100 bpd from the underground – and compared to 2019 as a whole, during which average operations saw 155,900 bpd.

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