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Who we are

Lundin Petroleum is a Swedish independent oil and gas company with a proven track record of finding, developing and producing oil and gas resources.
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Our vision

Our vision is to grow a profitable upstream exploration and production company, focused on core areas in a safe and environmentally responsible manner for the long term benefit of our shareholders and society.
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Our people

Lundin Petroleum’s integrated teams of geoscientists and technical experts have produced a creative way of analysing data, adopting a visionary approach to oil and gas exploration.
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Our responsibility

Lundin Petroleum is committed to carry out its worldwide operations in a responsible manner. This means that both strategic decisions and field activities take into consideration potential impacts on people and the environment.
Responsibility Environment

Protecting the environment throughout all stages of operations

Lundin Petroleum is committed to minimise the impact of its activities on the surrounding natural environment. Every site, from onshore fields on the French mainland to offshore activities on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, has its own natural characteristics and sensitivities. Respect and dedication to preserving our common natural environment is very important to Lundin Petroleum.

Extensive environmental baseline and impact studies are performed prior to and during any exploration or production activities, in order to ensure protection of the environment. These requirements are set out in Lundin Petroleum's HSE Management System (the Green Book) and apply to all countries of operations, which perform environmental studies in compliance also with national and local laws and regulations.

The life cycle of an operation, from licence application to site restoration, typically involves six important stages in which all potential impacts on the environment has to be carefully analysed.

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Drilling operations in France

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1. Licence application
For planned or newly acquired licences, data is gathered and analysed in order to gain an understanding of the particular environmental context for the area where operations are to be conducted. Environmental baseline studies are further conducted to identify if there are any environmental aspects that may be impacted by operational activities so that appropriate steps to minimise any impact can be taken.
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2. Seismic acquisition
In those new areas where seismic data acquisition is necessary, consultations with local stakeholders such as local officials, land owners, concerned communities and fisheries, are undertaken prior to starting any seismic campaigns. These consultations are guided by the outcome from the environmental impact studies and aim to reach an agreement as to when and how seismic campaigns can take place. When required, dialogues with the fishery industry are initiated in order to avoid seismic acquisitions being performed in particularly sensitive periods, and where appropriate, to establish compensation schemes.
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3. Exploration and appraisal drilling
Prior to starting exploration or appraisal drilling, extensive environmental baseline and impact studies of the planned activities are conducted, and an environmental permit is obtained from national authorities. The scope of the studies normally depends on the extent of existing knowledge of the area and may include literature studies, visual monitoring and sediment and water sampling. Following the outcome of these studies, measures may be taken to minimise the environmental impact of the operations, for example by drilling a deviated well, changing the anchor pattern of the rig or bringing drill cuttings to shore. In addition to studies, other measures aimed at protecting the environment during drilling operations include risk assessments, emergency response and oil spill preparedness plans and substitution of chemicals to more environmentally friendly alternatives wherever possible.
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4. Field development
Once the decision is taken to develop a field, full environmental impact assessments are carried out and environmental management plans are established which aim to minimise the environmental footprint. An example of this is the design of the Company’s operating facilities, which are constructed to minimise emissions to air, discharges to sea and the impact on land. Other technical solutions include low NOX emission technology, waste heat recovery, produced water re-injection, flare gas recovery, gas injection or, in the case of Norway, using power from shore for offshore facilities. The Edvard Grieg platform in Norway is designed and constructed according to the examples listed above.
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5. Production
When reaching the production phase, the HSE Management System and Plan as well as a detailed monitoring programme are in place to measure levels of emissions to air and, for offshore activities, discharges to sea. Through such monitoring, the Company is able to identify areas of improvement in relation to energy optimisation and the efficient use of chemicals, and for setting improvement targets.
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6. End of project and site restoration
When operations come to an end, sites are decommissioned according to best practice and in compliance with applicable regulations regarding recovery of materials and site restoration. For onshore sites, all structures are removed and trees are planted. If an agreement is reached with the landowner, refurbished structures may however be left and for example, to be used for storage of agricultural equipment.