Lundin Petroleum through its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS (Lundin Norway) is pleased to announce that it has entered into agreements to acquire an additional 25 percent interest in PL359, which contains the Luno II discovery. Lundin Norway will acquire a 30 percent interest from Premier Oil for a cash consideration of USD 17.5 million and at the same time will sell a 5 percent interest to OMV (Norge) AS. The effective date for both transactions is 1 June 2014.
The Luno II discovery was made by Lundin Petroleum in 2013 and is located in PL359 in the central North Sea sector of the Norwegian Continental Shelf on the south western flank of the Utsira High approximately 15 kilometres south of the Lundin Petroleum-operated Edvard Grieg field. An appraisal well will be drilled on the Luno II discovery and is expected to spud during June 2014.