Aker BP has struck oil near the Alvheim field in the Norwegian North Sea.
The Norwegian offshore safety watchdog has given Aker BP consent to use Transocean Arctic to drill two production wells on the Alvheim field.
Aker BP has started production from the viper-kobra field.
Production was stopped on a Det Norske FPSO (Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading) vessel after a suspected gas leak.
Det norske saw its first quarter production drop to 60,600 barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2016 from 64,900 in 2015.
Norwegian operator Det Norske is to reduce production from the Alvheim FPSO for four weeks after an electrical fault was discovered on board the vessel.