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Lundin Petroleum spuds exploration well on the Fosen prospect

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Lundin Petroleum AB (Lundin Petroleum) has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS (Lundin Norway) has commenced drilling of exploration well 16/4-10 on the Fosen prospect. The well is located approximately 27 km south of the Edvard Grieg field and 11 km south of the Luno II discovery on the Utsira High on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).

Well 16/4-10 will explore the Fosen prospect which is located on the southern flank of the Utsira High, west of the South Viking Graben in the North Sea. The main objective of the well is to test the hydrocarbon potential and reservoir properties at Jurassic sandstones level. The Fosen prospect is estimated to contain gross unrisked prospective resources of 192 MMboe.

The planned total depth for the well is approximately 2500 m. The well will be drilled with the semi-submersible drilling unit Island Innovator and is expected to take approximately 50 days.

Lundin Norway is the operator of PL544 with a 40% working interest. Partners are Lime Petroleum Norway AS with a 30% working interest and Bayerngas Norge with a 30% working interest.

Adapted from a press release by Louise Mulhall

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