Aker BP has entered into an agreement with Total E&P Norge to acquire its interests in a portfolio of 11 licenses on the Norwegian Continental Shelf for a cash consideration of $205 million.
The portfolio includes four discoveries with net recoverable resources of 83 MMboe, based on estimates from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.
Two of the discoveries, Trell and Trine, are located near the Aker BP-operated Alvheim field and are expected to be produced through the Alvheim FPSO.
The Alve Nord discovery is located north of the Aker BP-operated Skarv field, and can be produced through the Skarv FPSO.
The Rind discovery is part of the NOAKA area, where the total recoverable resources are estimated to more than 500 MMboe, and where Aker BP is working towards a new area development.
In addition to these discoveries, the transaction also provides the company with increased interest in exploration acreage near the Aker BP-operated Ula field. The transaction is subject to approval by Norwegian authorities.