Aker BP

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Traded asOSE: AKERBP
ISINNO0010345853 Edit this on Wikidata
IndustryOil and gas
PredecessorPertra ASA
Aker Exploration
Marathon Oil Norway
BP Norge
OwnerAker ASA (40%), BP (30%)
Number of employees
Aker BP ASA Headquarters in Trondheim

Aker BP ASA is an oil exploration and development company focusing petroleum resources on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.[1] It is present all over Norway. The headquarters are in Fornebu with additional offices in Trondheim, Stavanger, Oslo and Harstad. The company employs a staff of more than 1,300.[needs update]

The company named Det Norske Oljeselskap (now DNO International) was founded in 1971. An oil company named Pertra was created when the oil exploration and production division of Petroleum Geo-Services was demerged in 2001. In 2007, the new Det Norske Oljeselskap was created by merger of a Norwegian oil company Pertra and the Norwegian interests of DNO. In 2009, a Norwegian oil company Aker Exploration merged with Det Norske Oljeselskap.

On May 21, 2013, the company announced it had produced its first oil as an operator from the Jette field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.[2]

In 2014, Det Norske Oljeselskap bought Marathon Oil's Norwegian daughter company Marathon Oil Norway.

In 2016, Det Norske Oljeselskap and BP's subsidiary BP Norge merged. The name of the company was changed into Aker BP ASA.

As of January 2019, Aker holds 40% of the company’s shares, BP 30% and the remaining 30% is freely traded on the Oslo Børs.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-30. Retrieved 2012-05-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Det Norske: Jette Field Comes on Stream". Offshore Energy Today.