Aker BP has unearthed what local authorities have termed a "minor" gas and oil discovery off Norway, although it may prove to be an extension to the early Cape Vulture find.

The Anglo-Norwegian operator made the find after drilling of the 6607/12-4 exploration well on the Alve North East prospect on production licence 127C in the Norwegian Sea, and its subsequent appraisal 6607/12-4 A.

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