Lundin Energy announces resource increase

With a total resource replacement ratio for 2020 of 210 percent, the year looks positive.

Lundin Energy’s 2P reserves as at 31 December 2020 are 670.9 MMboe and reflect a positive revision of 39.3 MMboe. The 3P reserves as at 31 December 2020 are 826.0 MMboe and reflect a positive revision of 30.0 MMboe.

The best estimate net contingent resources (2C resources) as at 31 December 2020 are 275.5 MMboe, which is an increase of 90.2 MMboe from year end 2019.

The total resource as at 31 December 2020 are 946.4 MMboe, which reflects additions of 129.4 MMboe from year end 2019, including asset acquisitions.

The increase in 2P reserves relates primarily to the Edvard Grieg field, along with minor reserves additions at other assets. The increase in 2C contingent resources relates to the acquisition of interests in the Wisting and Alta discoveries in the southern Barents Sea, as well as exploration success at the Iving prospect in the Norwegian North Sea.

Oil accounts for approximately 90 percent of Lundin Energy’s total resource.

Edvard Greig main contributor

As announced in September 2020, gross 2P reserves at Edvard Grieg have been increased by 51 MMboe from year end 2019 (33 MMboe net to Lundin Energy), which lifts the gross 2P ultimate recovery for the field to 350 MMboe6, representing an increase of 90 percent from the original PDO estimate. Gross 2P ultimate recovery for the Greater Edvard Grieg Area has therefore grown to 410 MMboe, which includes the Solveig Phase 1 and Rolvsnes Extended Well Test (EWT) tie-back developments. These additional reserves extend the plateau production period for the Greater Edvard Grieg Area by one year to late 2023, representing a five-year extension from the original PDO.

Activity in the Greater Edvard Grieg Area will continue in 2021, with the drilling of three infill wells at Edvard Grieg, first oil from the two tie-back developments and further exploration drilling.

Johan Sverdrup exceeds expectations

The Johan Sverdrup field continues to exceed expectations, with excellent reservoir performance and well productivities. The Phase 1 facility capacity has been increased to 500 thousand barrels of oil per day (Mbopd), with potential for a further increase, post modifications to the water injection system, which is planned in mid2021. When Phase 2 comes on stream, scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2022, it is expected that the production capacity will be lifted to 720 Mbopd. More production experience is required to further understand the reservoir performance prior to any potential revisions to the reserves estimate.

For a full account, including the other discoveries Lundin Energy took part in, please the press release.