LUNDIN INCREASED RESERVES FOR SIXTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR
Lundin Petroleum announced that as at 31 December 2019, its proved plus probable net reserves (2P reserves) are 693 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMboe), its proved plus probable plus possible net reserves (3P reserves) are 858 MMboe and its best estimate net contingent resources (contingent resources) are 185 MMboe. The 2P reserves replacement ratio for 2019 is 150 percent and this is the sixth consecutive year that Lundin Petroleum has more than replaced production. The 3P reserves as at 31 December 2019 are 857.5 MMboe and reflect a positive revision of 73.4 MMboe, excluding asset transactions.2
The increase in reserves relates to project sanctions for Solveig Phase 1, the Rolvsnes Extended Well Test and the Edvard Grieg infill well programme, with the contingent resources associated with these projects being promoted to reserves. Oil accounts for 93 percent of Lundin Petroleum’s 2P reserves and the majority of the reserves are associated with fields in production. Edvard Grieg production performance continues to exceed expectations with significantly slower build-up of water production than anticipated. With the sanction of the Edvard Grieg infill well programme, the best estimate gross ultimate recovery from Edvard Grieg as at 31 December 2019, which is cumulative production plus 2P reserves, is increased to 300 MMboe, representing a 60 percent increase from the original PDO. With the increased reserves at Edvard Grieg, combined with Solveig Phase 1 and the Rolvsnes Extended Well Test, which will be produced through the Edvard Grieg facilities, the production plateau will be maintained at the contractually available facilities capacity until at least the end of 2022, representing a four-year extension compared to the original Edvard Grieg PDO. First oil from the Johan Sverdrup field occurred in October 2019 and production has ramped up quickly from the eight pre-drilled production wells, to reach around 350 Mbopd gross, which is about 80 percent of Phase 1 facilities capacity of 440 Mbopd. The drilling of two new production wells will be required to achieve Phase 1 plateau, which is expected in the summer of 2020.
The contingent resource estimate for the Alta discovery has been adjusted downwards based on evaluation of the high specification 3D seismic survey (Topseis) acquired over the area, combined with the extensive data and analysis from the well drilled for the extended well test conducted in 2018. Lundin Petroleum is drilling several large prospects in the Loppa High area in 2020, which if successful could change the dynamic of commercial options for this area.
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