Lundin Petroleum AB: Aldous Major South Appraisal Well Confirms
Extension to the North
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN -- (Marketwire) -- 10/18/11 -- Lundin Petroleum AB
(Lundin Petroleum)(TSX:LUP)(OMX:LUPE) is pleased to announce that the
drilling of appraisal well 16/2-10 in the Norwegian North Sea has
confirmed the northern extension of the Aldous Major South discovery
in PL265. The Aldous Major South discovery is an extension of the
Avaldsnes discovery made by Lundin Petroleum in PL501.
The appraisal well encountered a gross oil column of 50-55 metres in
sandstone of Jurassic age.
The well was drilled using the semi submersible rig Transocean Leader
and the acquisition of further data is ongoing.
Prior to drilling the appraisal well Statoil had estimated the gross
recoverable contingent resource range for the Aldous Major South
discovery of 400 to 800 million barrels of oil contained in PL265.
Statoil will update the contingent resource range once the data from
this appraisal well has been analysed.
Lundin Petroleum has recently updated its gross contingent resource
estimate for the Avaldsnes discovery within PL501 to be 800 million
to 1.8 billion barrels of recoverable oil. The Avaldsnes /Aldous
Major South discovery is therefore estimated to contain gross
contingent resources of 1.2 to 2.6 billion barrels of recoverable
Lundin Petroleum is a partner with 10 percent interest in PL265.
Statoil ASA is the operator with 40 percent, Petoro has 30 percent
and Det Norske oljeselskap ASA has 20 percent interest.
Lundin Petroleum is the operator in PL501 with 40 percent interest.
Partners are Statoil Petroleum AS with 40 percent interest and Maersk
Oil Norway AS with 20 percent interest.
Lundin Petroleum is a Swedish independent oil and gas exploration and
production company with a well balanced portfolio of world-class
assets primarily located in Europe and South East Asia. The Company
is listed at the NASDAQ OMX, Stockholm (ticker "LUPE") and at the
Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) (Ticker "LUP"). Lundin Petroleum has
proven and probable reserves of 187 million barrels of oil equivalent
The above information has been made public in accordance with the
Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act.
Certain statements made and information contained herein constitute
"forward-looking information" (within the meaning of applicable
Canadian securities legislation). Such statements and information
(together, "forward-looking statements") relate to future events,
including the Company's future performance, business prospects or
opportunities. Forward-looking statements include, but are not
limited to, statements with respect to estimates of reserves and or
resources, future production levels, future capital expenditures and
their allocation to exploration and development activities, future
drilling and other exploration and development activities, ultimate
recovery of reserves or resources are based on forecasts of future
results, estimates of amounts not yet determinable and assumptions of
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reserves and resource estimates may also be deemed to constitute
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certain assumptions that the reserves and resources can be
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correct and such forward-looking statements should not be unduly
relied upon. These statements speak only as on the date of this news
release and the Company does not intend, and does not assume any
obligation, to update these forward-looking statements, except as
required by applicable laws. These forward-looking statements involve
risks and uncertainties relating to, among other things, operational
risks (including exploration and development risks), productions
costs, availability of drilling equipment and access, reliance on key
personnel, reserve estimates, health, safety and environmental
issues, legal risks and regulatory changes, competition, geopolitical
risk, financial risks. These risks and uncertainties are described in
more detail under the heading "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in the
Company's 2010 annual report. Readers are cautioned that the
foregoing list of risk factors should not be construed as exhaustive.
Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied
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CONTINGENT RESOURCE ESTIMATES
Contingent Resources are those quantities of petroleum estimated, as
of a given date, to be potentially recoverable from known
accumulations using established technology or technology under
development, but which are not currently considered to be
commercially recoverable due to one or more contingencies.
The contingent resource range has been estimated including
uncertainties in reservoir extent, reservoir properties and recovery
factors. The main contingency preventing the classification of the
resources as reserves is the definition of a conceptual development
The recovery and production estimates of the Company's resources
provided herein are only estimates and there is no guarantee that the
estimated resources will be recovered or produced. Actual resources
may be greater than or less than the estimates provided here. There
is no certainty that it will be commercially viable for the Company
to produce any portion of these resources.
The effective date of the resource estimate is the date of this press
Lundin Petroleum AB
C. Ashley Heppenstall
President and CEO
+41 22 595 10 00
Lundin Petroleum AB
Head of Corporate Communications
+41 22 595 10 00 or +46 8 440 54 50
Mobile: +41 79 63 53 641
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