Another Maersk rig to get low-emission upgrade ahead of new gig

Offshore rig owner Maersk Drilling has secured a contract with Aker BP, who will employ the ultra-harsh environment jack-up rig Maersk Invincible at the Ivar Aasen field offshore Norway. Aker BP hired the rig on behalf of the Ivar Aasen … Read More

Offshore drilling focus to pay off for Saipem following new $325 million award

Following its recent decision to focus on its core oil and gas drilling activities, Italy’s oilfield services contractor Saipem has been awarded an offshore drilling contract worth $325 million by Norway’s oil and gas company Aker BP for a campaign … Read More

Post-merger with Aker BP, Lundin Energy leaving behind oil & gas business to focus on renewables

Following the completion of the merger of Aker BP’s and Lundin Energy’s E&P businesses, the latter will remain with renewable energy assets, which will operate as a standalone business, focusing on creating opportunities within the energy transition and contributing to … Read More

Aker BP adds four development wells to Odfjell rig’s backlog

Norwegian oil and gas company Aker BP will use a semi-submersible drilling rig from Odfjell Drilling to drill four wells for its development project located in the North Sea off Norway. Odfjell Drilling informed on Tuesday that Aker BP has … Read More

Aker BP to splash $400 million on exploration and drill 13 wells in 2022

Norwegian oil and gas player Aker BP is planning to drill 13 exploration wells this year while also working to develop several projects in Norway, including a new Alvheim tieback for which the company has just received a green light. … Read More

Aker BP boosts Maersk Drilling’s backlog with $29 million

Offshore rig owner Maersk Drilling and oil company Aker BP have agreed to a rig swap for an extended scope of work offshore Norway, adding a work scope worth about $29 million. Maersk Drilling reported on Monday it has entered … Read More

Norwegian operator criticised over vaccine mandate plans for offshore workers

A Norwegian union representing offshore oil and gas workers has criticised Aker BP’s process to introduce a Covid-19 vaccine mandate for its offshore employees. As reported by Industri Energi union, starting from February 2022, Aker BP plans to introduce vaccine … Read More

Aker BP secures drilling permit for North Sea well trio

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Aker BP a drilling permit for three wells in the North Sea offshore Norway. The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate confirmed on Tuesday that wells 25/2-23 S, A and B will be drilled from the … Read More

Aker BP to merge with Lundin Energy in bid to create leading E&P player of the future

Norwegian oil and gas company Aker BP has revealed its plans to acquire Lundin Energy’s oil and gas business, through a statutory merger, in a push to create an E&P firm, which will be the largest listed E&P company focused … Read More

Aker BP hires Subsea 7 for North Sea project

Offshore services provider Subsea 7 has won a contract with Norwegian Aker BP for the Hanz field development located in the North Sea. Courtesy of Subsea 7 The contract, defined as sizeable by Subsea 7 with a value between $50 … Read More