Release 8.6 North Sea – the Oslo Børs Dark Pool

As previously announced, Oslo Børs is pleased to be launching North Sea – the Oslo Børs Dark Pool, on Monday 20 April 2015. The CDS test environment for North Sea is live as of today and we wish to remind all our members, market data vendors and ISVs that plan to be involved in the project or simply wants more information, to visit our project website Delta Web.

North Sea will give our members the benefit of executing larger orders, at mid-price, in a well-regulated exchange environment with the acknowledged Turquiose Uncross™- functionality included. Please note that the implementation of North Sea will involve that all our members, market data vendors and ISVs upgrade to Release 8.6 of Millennium Exchange for the equities- and fixed income markets at Oslo Børs, Oslo Axess, Burgundy and Nordic ABM.

The project website Delta web includes technical documentation, forms, contacts, continuous updates and other relevant and necessary information. We have also recently added a Q&A for frequently asked questions and answers for your convenience. Please take a moment to visit the Delta web and use this site either as an archive for project information, or sign up to our subscription service and receive information related to the upgrade directly to your inbox each time a new announcement is published.

Project Timeline

  •  Technical documentation for Release 8.6 North Sea published 1 December 2014
  • The CDS test environment is available as of today 12 January 2015
  • Dress Rehearsal 1 (DR1) will be held 14 March 2015 (mandatory)
  • Dress Rehearsal 2 (DR2) will be held 21 March 2015 (optional) – updated 12 january 2015
  • Go-Live Monday 20 April 2015

Note that the live date is pending regulatory approval and that other changes to the timeline during the project may occur.

Please contact the Client Relations team at any time if you have any questions at all to the North Sea-project. Further contact details for technical support and etc can be found at the Delta Web.

Carl Nilsen, VP Client relations, tel +47 22 34 17 93,
Samuel Stenmark, VP Client relations, tel +46 76 776 1213,
Lene M. Refvik, VP Client relations, tel +47 22 34 17 77,

Contact us

Ingvild Resaland

  • VP Client Relationship Manager
  • +47 22 34 19 16
  • +47 90 73 89 05