The results of the two wells have been successful in respect of the reservoir characteristics encountered and well production capacity. Current gross production from the Broom Field complex is approximately 32,000 bopd (16,800 bopd net to Lundin Petroleum) and is restricted by Heather platform facility constraints.
The Broom Field reservoir performance continues to exceed expectations in terms of deliverability and later than expected water production. Technical studies are ongoing to fully integrate the latest well data and ongoing field performance into the field model which it is anticipated, will result in increased reserve estimates.
Production from the Thistle Field (Lundin Petroleum working interest 99%) is currently shutdown due to a planned work program to debottleneck the production separation capacity and thereby facilitate increased oil production. The shutdown commenced one month earlier and will be longer than planned to accommodate the unforeseen refurbishment of safety related equipment and will result in a total shutdown period of approximately two months.
The inability to produce at maximum well capacity on the Heather/ Broom Field coupled with the extended shutdown of the Thistle platform has resulted in the deferred production of existing reserves with a corresponding negative impact on production levels in the short term.
Ashley Heppenstall, President and CEO of Lundin Petroleum comments: "The performance of the Broom Field has provided exceptional returns for our shareholders. The Phase 2 drilling program has been successful in increasing production levels and providing confidence for further reserve increases in the field".
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