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Lundin Energy sells oil certified as carbon neutrally produced

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Lundin Energy has said that all future barrels of oil the company sells from the Johan Sverdrup field will be certified as carbon neutrally produced under Intertek Group plc’s (Intertek) CarbonZeroTM standard. The field has been independently certified at 0.45 kg CO2e per boe, approximately 40 times lower than the world average.

The Johan Sverdrup field is the second in Norway to have its emissions independently certified by Intertek, under its CarbonClear standard. In order to supply a fully carbon neutrally produced barrel, the residual emissions have been neutralised through high quality, natural carbon capture projects, certified by the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS). As a result, there will be no net emissions released during the future production of Lundin Energy’s Johan Sverdrup net barrels, which amounts to approximately 100 000 bpd today and increasing to approximately 150 000 bpd when Phase 2 of the field comes on stream in 4Q22.

The first trade of certified carbon neutrally produced oil from Johan Sverdrup has already been completed with GS Caltex in Korea. The 2 million barrel cargo will load in July 2021 to be delivered to Korea and was sold as carbon neutrally produced at market price.

Nick Walker, President and CEO of Lundin Energy, commented: “Since we sold our first cargo of certified, carbon neutrally produced oil from Edvard Grieg earlier this year, we have seen significant interest in the market for this clearly differentiated product. With the certification of our Johan Sverdrup barrels as CarbonZero, we now have a significant volume of crude being traded as carbon neutrally produced, which I believe will drive significant value for Lundin Energy. As the energy transition continues to accelerate, providing certified, zero emission produced barrels to our customers ensures that they can continue the decarbonisation pathway, delivering a differentiated product to their end users. From 2025, every barrel delivered by Lundin Energy, will be carbon neutrally produced.”

Saehong Hur, President and CEO of GS Caltex, commented: “We are very proud to purchase the first Johan Sverdrup cargo certified as carbon neutrally produced. At GS Caltex, we are striving to reduce our carbon footprint as part of our commitment to good environmental, social and governance practices. In line with our efforts to expand environmentally-friendly activities, the purchase of Lundin Energy’s certified carbon neutrally produced crude oil is another meaningful step on our path toward a more sustainable and green economy. GS Caltex would like to work together with Lundin Energy further in the future.”

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