“During the fall of 2022, we started a tendering process among suppliers of emergency services to Aker BP. We were looking for a contractor which was able to offer high-quality emergency response expertise, had extensive experience, a robust organisation and a close collaborative relationship with other operators and emergency entities,” says Marit Blaasmo, senior vice president for people & safety at Aker BP.
“Aker BP places high demands on its emergency response organisation, and we expect a new partner to further strengthen and develop our emergency preparedness system. We chose the Operator’s Association for Emergency Response (OFFB), a membership-based organisation which – including Aker BP – now comprises nine operators. We are looking forward to a good and close collaboration,” Blaasmo says.
Aker BP is engaged in exploration and production of oil and gas on the NCS. Measured in terms of production, it is one of the largest independent listed oil companies in Europe. The company is the operator of six Norwegian field centres: Alvheim, Ivar Aasen, Skarv, Edvard Grieg, Ula and Valhall, and has a license share in the Johan Sverdrup field. It has extensive plans for growth.
Together with its partners, Aker BP submitted a total of ten plans for development and operation (PDO), and one plan for installation and operation (PIO) to the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE) in December 2022. These plans amount to a total investment of more than NOK 200 billion. The development projects, together with a range of initiatives to increase production and efficiency, lead Aker BP to expect its production to grow from today’s 400,000 barrels per day to around 525,000 barrels in 2028.
Aker BP’s head quarter is located at Fornebu outside Oslo. The company also has offices in Stavanger, Trondheim, Harstad and Sandnessjøen.
“We greatly appreciate having a new, big member on board the OFFB. This as a unique opportunity to further develop our emergency response collaboration, for our members, Aker BP and the NCS,” says Ole Jacob Haug.
The OFFB is a member-led emergency response organisation, run by A/S Norske Shell, DNO, Gassco, Neptune Energy Norge, OKEA, Sval Energi, Wellesley Petroleum, Wintershall Dea, and now, Aker BP.
More information: OFFB members
Since it was established in 2009, the emergency response centre has provided professional 2nd line emergency response services and strategic management services to its member companies, and forms an integrated part of their emergency response systems. OFFB is also a resource- and competence centre available to all its members.
Caption, from left: Harald Kvernstrøm (Aker BP), Marlén Jünge (OFFB), Knut Øystein Sørmo (Aker BP), Ole Jacob Haug (OFFB), Leif Gunnar Hestholm (Aker BP) and Pål Erland (OFFB).