|Aker BP ASA
|Lysaker , Norway
|Øyvind Eriksen (President and CEO )
|Number of employees
|2.56bn US dollars
|Oil and gas industry
|As of December 31, 2017
Aker BP is a Norwegian company in the oil and gas industry. In addition to its headquarters in Lysaker , the company has branches in Trondheim , Stavanger , Oslo and Harstad . The purpose of the company is the exploration and production of oil and gas in the area of the Norwegian Continental Shelf . The main shareholders are Aker ASA (40%) and BP (30%), the remaining shares are in free float. The company's shares are traded on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Aker BP is part of the OBX index .
In 2001, the exploration service provider Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) founded the subsidiary Pertra. On January 1, 2005, Pertra became the property of Talisman Energy Inc. , Canada, following a sale by PGS . Due to a partial management buy-out , parts of the company continued to operate under the Pertra name even after the takeover. This independent part of the company went public in 2006. In October 2007 a merger between Pertra and the Norwegian part of DNO was agreed. From then on, the merged company traded as Det norske. This merger made DNO a new major shareholder, but this stake was reduced to 25% in 2009 by selling shares in Aker ASA. The holding company Aker subsequently merged Det norske and its own exploration division Aker Exploration, which was completed in December 2009. The Norwegian subsidiary of the US oil company Marathon Oil has been part of Det norske since 2014 . A merger between Det norske and BP Norge AS, a subsidiary of the British Petroleum group, created Aker BP in 2016.