Aker BP ASA (Aker BP) has received consent to drill two exploration wells in the North Sea.

We have given Aker BP consent to drill exploration wells 25/4-11 and 25/4-12, in a prospect named Hyrokkin, which is north of Alvheim in the North Sea.

The two wells' geographical coordinates will be:

59o 44' 33.36" N and 59o 44' 59.39" N
02o 11' 02.41" E and 02o 09' 17.17" E

The wells are to be drilled by Maersk Interceptor. The facility is owned by Maersk AS and operated by Maersk Drilling Norge AS. Maersk Interceptor was issued with an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) by the PSA in December 2014.