PETROLIA NORWAY SPUDS EXPLORATION WELL ON THE ZULU PROJECT IN THE NORTH SEA

Petrolia Norway AS, a 100% subsidiary of Petrolia SE, announces that drilling of exploration well 26/10-1 in PL674BS has commenced.

The well will investigate the hydrocarbon potential of the Zulu prospect in PL674BS, located 100 km west of Stavanger on the Norwegian west coast and approximately 30 km northeast of the Johan Sverdrup discovery.

The main objective of well 26/10-1 is to test the reservoir properties and hydrocarbon potential of Miocene aged sandstones of the Utsira Formation in the Patch Bank Ridge. Operator Lundin Petroleum estimates the Zulu prospect to have the potential to contain unrisked, gross prospective resources of 153 million barrels of oil (MMboe).

The planned total depth is 1,020 metres below mean sea level and the well will be drilled using the semisubmersible drilling unit Island Innovator. Drilling is expected to take approximately 25 days.

Petrolia Norway holds 35 per cent working interest in PL674BS. Partners Lundin Norway, operator, and E.ON E&P Norge holds 35 and 30 per cent working interest respectively.

Limassol/Bergen, 20 January 2015.

For further information, please contact:

Vidar Bergo Larsen

Managing Director

Petrolia Norway AS

Phone: +47 90 86 60 41

E-mail: vidar.bergo.larsen@petrolia.no


About Petrolia Norway AS

Petrolia Norway AS maximizes field potential through innovative exploration in mature areas on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, leveraging on the extensive industry experience of the Petrolia Norway team. Petrolia Norway AS is qualified as a licensee on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The company currently holds 20 per cent of PL 7379S, 35 per cent of the PL674 license, 30 per cent of PL 506S, PL 506BS, PL 506CS and PL 506DS, 10 per cent of PL628 and 10 per cent of PL 546. The company is fully owned by Petrolia SE, listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange, with head office in Limassol, Cyprus, and regional offices in Oslo and Bergen.


About Petrolia SE

Petrolia SE has three business segments: E&P, Drilling & Well Technology and OilService and is listed on Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker code PDR. The core activity includes Petrolia Norway AS, an independent  oil & gas company approved as a licensee on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, and a group of leading rental equipment companies for the global oil industry. Petrolia SE employs a staff of around 330 highly competent  employees worldwide.

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Oil & Gas division: Petrolia Norway AS maximizes field potential through innovative exploration and increased oil recovery technology from mature areas on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, leveraging on the extensive industry experience of the Petrolia Norway team. Petrolia Norway AS is qualified as a licensee for the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The company currently holds 50 per cent of the PL674 license, 30 per cent of PL 506S, PL 506BS, PL 506CS and PL 506DS and 10 per cent of PL 628. The company is wholly owned by Petrolia SE and has offices in Bergen, Stavanger and Oslo. Through Petroresources Ltd (47.24 per cent owned) the division has economic interests in licenses in Africa and the Middle East. OilService division: The company´s involvement in oilfield services began through the acquisition of Independent Oil Tools AS in 2007. Total investment in equipment has subsequently exceeded USD 200 million. The investments were largely financed by Petrolia and in addition financial leases of more than USD 40 million were obtained. The division has developed into a leading international equipment rental group with a global presence. This division owns drill pipes, test strings & tubing, handling & auxiliary tools and other equipment. In addition, the division provides associated services like tubular running services through Premium Casing Services Pty Ltd in Australia and New Zealand. The OilService division benefits from an excellent track record of availability, technical compliance, experience and performance. It has a well-established, large, international client base, including a portfolio of contracts in place with numerous major oil service companies, oil companies and drilling contractors. Drilling and Well Technology division: In 2012, a subsidiary of Petrolia SE acquired two land rigs which are presently located in Romania. The drilling rig has completed 18 wells since it commenced a one and a half year contract in Romania. The contract is with a large oil company and is to be completed by the end of this year. The rig has proven to be efficient in line with expectations for the drilling activities, as well as fast and efficient mobilisation and demobilisation between wells. The rig is currently being marketed to a certain number of potential customers within Europe and other commercially attractive areas. The work-over land rig is being marketed and will be mobilised once a LOI is signed. Both rigs are managed by TM Drill, a Romanian land drilling contractor, in which Petrolia has a 19.66% interest. The division has started to build in-house competence within land drilling activities and has employed a number of skilled employees to be able to expand within this segment.

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