Lundin Petroleum and Atlantis are each holders of 50 percent of the Oudna field. Lundin Petroleum is the operator. ETAP, the Tunisian state oil company, has a 20 percent purchase option in the Oudna field which may be exercised up to 120 days from the commencement of first oil production in November 2006.
Ashley Heppenstall, President and CEO of Lundin Petroleum comments "The increased production from the Oudna field has ensured that we have achieved our forecast 2006 year end production of 40,000 boepd".
Lundin Petroleum is a Swedish independent oil and gas exploration and production company with a well balanced portfolio of world-class assets in Albania, Ethiopia, France, Indonesia, Ireland, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Russia, Sudan, Tunisia, United Kingdom and Venezuela. The Company is listed at the Nordic Exchange, Sweden (ticker "LUPE"). Lundin Petroleum has existing proven and probable reserves of 146.1 million barrels of oil equivalent (mmboe) as at 1 January 2006.
Atlantis Holding Norway AS is a subsidiary of Sinochem Corporation, which is a Chinese state-owned enterprise and operates globally in core areas of petroleum, fertilizer, chemicals, finance and real estate. As an oil and gas exploration and production company, Atlantis Holding Norway AS holds oil and gas interests in Tunisia, UAE, Oman and has been existing reserves of 92.23 million barrels of oil equivalent (mmboe).
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