Lundin Petroleum AB
OMX : LUPE

Lundin Petroleum AB

January 07, 2015 09:48 ET

Lundin Petroleum Files Application to Cease to Be a Reporting Issuer in Canada

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN--(Marketwired - Jan. 7, 2015) - Lundin Petroleum AB (OMX:LUPE) ("Lundin Petroleum" or the "Company") announces that it has applied for a decision from the Ontario Securities Commission (the "OSC") that it is no longer a reporting issuer in Ontario. This application follows the Company's voluntarily delisting from the Toronto Stock Exchange on 14 November 2014.

The Company is not a reporting issuer in any Canadian jurisdiction other than Ontario. If the requested decision is granted by the OSC, the Company will cease being a reporting issuer in Canada and, as a result, will no longer be required to file financial statements and other continuous disclosure materials with any Canadian securities regulatory authorities.

A decision by the OSC to permit the Company to cease to be a reporting issuer in Ontario will not affect the Company's listing on NASDAQ Stockholm or its continuous disclosure obligations in Sweden. The Company will continue to file financial statements and other continuous disclosure materials required to be filed by it in accordance with applicable laws and regulations of Sweden, including the rules and policies of NASDAQ Stockholm. All such continuous disclosure materials of the Company are publicly available to all Lundin Petroleum shareholders on the Company's website at www.lundin-petroleum.com and Lundin Petroleum shareholders resident in Canada will continue to receive copies of continuous disclosure materials and other documents that are required to be delivered to shareholders in Sweden, in the same manner and at the same time as is required under the applicable laws and regulations in Sweden, including the rules and policies of NASDAQ Stockholm.

Lundin Petroleum is a Swedish independent oil and gas exploration and production company with a well balanced portfolio of world-class assets primarily located in Europe and South East Asia. The Company is listed on NASDAQ Stockholm (ticker "LUPE"). Lundin Petroleum has proven and probable reserves of 194 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMboe).

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements made and information contained herein constitute "forward-looking information" (within the meaning of applicable securities legislation). Such statements and information (together, "forward-looking statements") relate to future events, including the Company's future performance, business prospects or opportunities. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to estimates of reserves and/or resources, future production levels, future capital expenditures and their allocation to exploration and development activities, future drilling and other exploration and development activities. Ultimate recovery of reserves or resources are based on forecasts of future results, estimates of amounts not yet determinable and assumptions of management.

All statements other than statements of historical fact may be forward-looking statements. Statements concerning proven and probable reserves and resource estimates may also be deemed to constitute forward-looking statements and reflect conclusions that are based on certain assumptions that the reserves and resources can be economically exploited. Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance (often, but not always, using words or phrases such as "seek", "anticipate", "plan", "continue", "estimate", "expect", "may", "will", "project", "predict", "potential", "targeting", "intend", "could", "might", "should", "believe" and similar expressions) are not statements of historical fact and may be "forward-looking statements". Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. No assurance can be given that these expectations and assumptions will prove to be correct and such forward-looking statements should not be relied upon. These statements speak only as on the date of the information and the Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable laws. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties relating to, among other things, operational risks (including exploration and development risks), productions costs, availability of drilling equipment, reliance on key personnel, reserve estimates, health, safety and environmental issues, legal risks and regulatory changes, competition, geopolitical risk, and financial risks. These risks and uncertainties are described in more detail under the heading "Risks and Risk Management" and elsewhere in the Company's annual report. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of risk factors should not be construed as exhaustive. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

Reserves and Resources

Unless otherwise stated, Lundin Petroleum's reserve and resource estimates are as at 31 December 2013, and have been prepared and audited in accordance with National Instrument 51-101 Standards of Disclosure for Oil and Gas Activities ("NI 51-101") and the Canadian Oil and Gas Evaluation Handbook ("COGE Handbook")."). Unless otherwise stated, all reserves estimates contained herein are the aggregate of "Proved Reserves" and "Probable Reserves", together also known as "2P Reserves". For further information on reserve and resource classifications, see "Reserves, Resources and Production" in the Company's annual report.

Contingent Resources

Contingent Resources are those quantities of petroleum estimated, as of a given date, to be potentially recoverable from known accumulations using established technology or technology under development, but are not currently considered to be commercially recoverable due to one or more contingencies. Contingencies may include factors such as economic, legal, environmental, political and regulatory matters or a lack of markets. There is no certainty that it will be commercially viable for the Company to produce any portion of the Contingent Resources. . Unless otherwise stated, all contingent resource estimates contained herein are the best estimate ("2C") contingent resources.

Prospective Resources

Prospective Resources are those quantities of petroleum estimated, as of a given date, to be potentially recoverable from undiscovered accumulations by application of future development projects. Prospective Resources have both a chance of discovery and a chance of development. There is no certainty that any portion of the Prospective Resources will be discovered. If discovered, there is no certainty that it will be commercially viable to produce any portion of the Prospective Resources. Unless otherwise stated, all Prospective Resource estimates contained herein are reflecting a P50 Prospective Resource estimate. Risked Prospective Resources reported herein are partially risked. They have been risked for chance of discovery, but have not been risked for chance of development.

BOEs

BOEs may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A BOE conversion ratio of 6 Mcf : 1 Bbl is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead.

Contact Information

  • Lundin Petroleum AB
    Maria Hamilton
    Head of Corporate Communications
    maria.hamilton@lundin.ch
    Tel: +41 22 595 10 00 or +46 8 440 54 50
    Mobile: +41 79 63 53 641

    Lundin Petroleum AB
    Teitur Poulsen
    VP Corporate Planning & Investor Relations
    Tel: +41 22 595 10 00