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Lundin Completed Sidetrach Well on Torvastad Prospect

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 2/11/2014, Location: Europe

Lundin Petroleum AB (Lundin Petroleum), through its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS (Lundin Norway), announces that the side-track well 16/2-20A on the Torvastad target on PL501 in the North Sea sector of the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS), has been completed.

Further to Lundin Petroleum's announcement on the 28th January 2014 the wireline logging of the Torvastad side-track well 16/2-20A has now been completed and has confirmed the encountered reservoir to be non-commercial.

The main well 16/2-20S explored the Torvastad target located in PL501 immediately north of the Johan Sverdrup discovery and was announced on the 19th November 2013 to have found water bearing Jurassic sandstone with oil shows. The side-track well 16/2-20A was drilled 770 meter towards west to investigate the presence of up-flank oil bearing Jurassic reservoir rock.

Well 16/2-20A found a 19 meter Cretaceous/upper Jurassic age sequence with poor reservoir properties above a water-bearing Jurassic sandstone sequence of approximately 8 metres of moderate quality.

The expected thinning of the lower Cretaceous/upper Jurassic sequence was not present and accordingly, the Jurassic reservoir sequence came in deeper than expected. Comprehensive age dating of the Jurassic reservoir rocks in wells 16/2-20S and 16/2-20A indicates Middle to Lower Jurassic age.

Well 16/2-20A was drilled to a total depth of 2,028 metres below mean sea level into basement rocks. A comprehensive coring and logging program has been successfully completed.

The well was drilled using the semi-submersible drilling rig Island Innovator which will now continue drilling the Edvard Grieg appraisal well 16/1-18 in PL338, also operated by Lundin Norway.

Lundin Norway is the operator in PL501 with 40 percent interest. The partners are Statoil Petroleum AS with 40 percent interest and Maersk Oil Norway AS with 20 percent interest.

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