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Aker Bets on Software Engineers for Its Oil Business

with the number of customers Cognite serves," Aker Chief Executive Oeyvind Eriksen told Reuters.Aker ASA, which together with Aker BP owns more than 75 percent of Cognite, is even considering floating the company on the stock exchange within two years.Controlled by Norwegian billionaire Kjell Inge Roekke, Aker also has interests in oil, engineering and construction services as well as fishing.'That's Ridiculous'John Markus Lervik, a software engineer who founded Cognite, said it has grown from just 2 people to about 110 in 18 months, has clients in oil and shipping and is only planning

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Aker BP Adds More Acreage off Norway

exploration acreage near the Ula field," Aker BP's Chief Executive Karl Johnny Hersvik said."These new resources will further strengthen our long term production profile and contribute positively to future earnings," he added.Aker BP, 40 percent owned by Norwegian billionaire Kjell Inge Roekke and 30 percent by BP, has grown quickly through a series of mergers and acquisitions during the last few years to become one of the largest players on the Norwegian continental shelf.(Reporting by Nerijus Adomaitis Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky

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Aker to explore options for Aker Energy after Ghana plan filing

for the stake include listing Aker Energy separately, offering it for sale to oil companies in the area or those seeking to enter Ghana, or a combination of both, Aker's CEO Oeyvind Eriksen told Reuters.Aker Energy is 50 percent owned by Aker, an investment vehicle of Norwegian billionaire Kjell Inge Roekke. His privately held vehicle TRG owns the other half.A decision could be made within six to 12 months, Eriksen added.Aker Energy planned to submit the field's development plan to the Ghanaian authorities in the second half of this year, he said, after drilling at least one well to appraise

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