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Aker Energy to buy Ghana unit of Hess, get first oil in 2021

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Staff Writer | February 19, 2018
Aker Energy
Acquisition   A $100 million deal

Aker Energy agreed to buy Hess Corporation's Ghana unit in a $100 million deal and plans to launch production from its first oilfield there in 2021.

Aker ASA, Roekke's main listed investment vehicle, owns 50 percent of Aker Energy, while TRG, his privately held holding company, owns the remaining 50 percent.

In 2017, another company in the Aker group, Aker BP, bought the Norwegian assets of Hess in a $2 billion transaction.

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