Lundin Petroleum AB: Appraisal Well 16/2-15 in PL265 on Johan

Lundin Petroleum AB: Appraisal Well 16/2-15 in PL265 on Johan
Sverdrup Discovery Has Commenced 
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN -- (Marketwire) -- 11/21/12 -- Lundin Petroleum AB
(TSX:LUP)(OMX:LUPE) (Lundin Petroleum) is pleased to announce that
Statoil Petroleum AS (Statoil) has commenced the drilling of
appraisal well 16/2-15 in PL265, located in the North Sea sector of
the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). 
The well is located in the southern part of PL265. The main objective
of well 16/2-15 is to determine the depth to the reservoir as well as
reservoir thickness, quality and facies in the southern part of the
Johan Sverdrup discovery within PL265. Well 16/2-15 is located
approximately 400 meters from the PL501 border, 3.7 km south of well
16/2-8 and 2.3 km south west of well 16/2-11 (PL501).  
The planned total depth is approximately 2,000 metres below mean sea
level and the well will be drilled by the semi-submersible drilling
rig Ocean Vanguard. The drilling operation is expected to take
approximately 50 days. 
Lundin Norway AS has an interest of 10 percent. Statoil Petroleum AS
is the operator of PL265 with 40 percent interest. Partners are
Petoro (30 percent) and det norske oljeselskap AS (20 percent). 
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 211 million barrels of oil equivalent
(MMboe). 
This information has been made public in accordance with the
Securities Market Act (SFS 2007:528) and/or the Financial Instruments
Trading Act (SFS 1991:980). 
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"forward-looking information" (within the meaning of applicable
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,
f
uture 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
management.  
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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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given that these expectations and assumptions will prove to be
correct and such forward-looking statements should not be relied
upon. These statements speak only as on the date of the information
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, reliance on key personnel,
reserve estimates, health, safety and environmental issues, legal
risks and regulatory changes, competition, geopolitical risk, and
financial risks. These risks and uncertainties are described in more
detail under the heading "Risks and Risk Management" and elsewhere in
the Company's 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 by such
forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are expressly
qualified by this cautionary statement. 
Reserves and Resources 
Unless otherwise stated, Lundin Petroleum's reserve and resource
estimates are as at 31 December 2011, and have been prepared and
audited in accordance with National Instrument 51-101 Standards of
Disclosure for Oil and Gas Activities ("NI 51-101") and the Canadian
Oil and Gas Evaluation Handbook ("COGE Handbook")."). Unless
otherwise stated, all reserves estimates contained herein are the
aggregate of "Proved Reserves" and "Probable Reserves", together also
known as "2P Reserves". For further information on reserve and
resource classifications, see "Reserves and Resources" in the
Company's annual report. 
Contingent Resources 
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 are not currently considered to be commercially
recoverable due to one or more contingencies. Contingencies may
include factors such as economic, legal, environmental, political and
regulatory matters or a lack of markets. There is no certainty that
it will be commercially viable for the Company to produce any portion
of the Contingent Resources. 
Prospective Resources 
Prospective Resources are those quantities of petroleum estimated, as
of a given date, to be potentially recoverable from undiscovered
accumulations by application of future development projects.
Prospective Resources have both a chance of discovery and a chance of
development. There is no certainty that any portion of the
Prospective Resources will be discovered. If discovered, there is no
certainty that it will be commercially viable to produce any portion
of the Prospective Resources.  
BOEs 
BOEs may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A BOE
conversion ratio of 6 Mcf : 1 Bbl is based on an energy equivalency
conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not
represent a value equivalency at the wellhead. 
Contacts:
Lundin Petroleum AB
Maria Hamilton
Head of Corporate Communications
+41 22 595 10 00 or +46 8 440 54 50
Mobile: +41 79 63 53 641
maria.hamilton@lundin.ch 
Lundin Petroleum AB
Teitur Poulsen
VP Corporate Planning & Investor Relations
+41 22 595 10 00
www.lundin-petroleum.com
 
 
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