Aker Energy has paid to extend an option it has for the long-term charter of Ocean Yield’s FPSO Dhirubhai-1.
Ocean Yield and Aker Energy signed an option agreement in February, which was due to expire today and has now been extended by 30 days.
Ocean Yield granted Aker Energy the option, initially for $3m, to bareboat charter the 2008-built FPSO for a period of 15 years. If exercised, the FPSO will be modified and used for an early-production project offshore Ghana.
Aker Energy is part of Kjell Inge Røkke’s Aker ASA, which owns 61.65% of Ocean Yield.