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Eni has been awarded 25% stakes in a mega offshore gas project of ADNOC. CEO of Eni and UAE Minister of State and ADNOC’s Group CEO have signed a concession agreement for the same. Under this, Eni will be paying 25% of the development cost to enter the concession. This 40 year term project includes Hail, Ghasha, Dalma and other offshore fields which are located in the Emirate’s Al Dhafra region.
Oil majors Sonatrach, Total and Eni yesterday inked two agreements to pursue offshore exploration in Algeria. The agreements were signed at the Algeria Future Energy Summit in Algiers. Additionally, Eni and Total will look for obtaining exploration permits, which will enable rapid completion of the hydrocarbon potential assessment. Eni already has a presence in Algeria since 1981.
Italian energy multinational, Eni yesterday reported a sixfold jump in profit for the third quarter. The adjusted net profit for the firm climbed to 1.39 billion euros from 0.23 billion euros in the previous year. Eni performed well above analysts’ consensus forecast of 1.02 billion. The Italian oil major thereby signalled the possibility of a share buyback next year.
The CEO of energy major, BP informed that the company will start the exploration in Libya with Eni in the first quarter of next year. He said that the set of offshore rig takes time and that is why he is not sure if the activity will start this year. In October, Eni bought 85% of BP’s stake in Libya oil and gas license.
Eni Mexico has handed Japan’s MODEC a Letter of Intent for supplying, chartering and operating an FPSO vessel for its Area 1 project in Mexico. MODEC will carry out the engineering, procurement, construction, mobilization, installation and operation of the FPSO at the Area 1 project. First oil production by FPSO is scheduled in 2021.
Eni has been given a notice by The Health and Safety Executive because many “defective” valves were found on the UK arm of Eni operated platforms. According to HSE, 20 out of 33 safety critical isolation valves were “seized open” on the DA and DD platforms of the Douglas Complex of the company. HSE has also said that the Italian oil firm was aware about the “degraded situation” since 2014.
Due to safety concerns and the revolution in 2011, BP denied exploration services in Libya in 2014. The energy giant has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) and Eni in order to resume the exploration. The deal will be closed by the end of this year so that the exploration work can be restarted in 2019.
Mozambique’s government informed that it has signed an oil exploration agreement with ExxonMobil and Rosneft. The energy regulator of Mozambique, National Petroleum Institute said that the government is planning to get into similar agreements with Sasol of South Africa and Itlay’s Eni. These energy firms will drill a minimum of 10 wells which is expected to lead to an investment of as much as $700 million.
Italy’s oil and gas major, Eni has discovered gas in the Egyptian Western Desert. The 17,000 ft well was drilled on the Faramid South in East Obayed concession whose capacity is 25 MMscfd. After drilling, numerous gas-bearing layers in Kathabta sandstones were encountered. Eni is making efforts to increase the gas production capacity of the company from the Western Desert basin.
Algerian state energy firm’s head informed that the country has signed an agreement with Spain and Italy’s Eni to provide gas. 9 bcm of gas per year will be supplied to Spain for a period of nine years and 3 bcm of gas per year will be supplied to Eni for an unspecified period of time. Talks between Sonatrach and Shell are in progress over the joint projects in Algeria.
Italian oil giant, Eni released its second-quarter earnings on Friday, reporting a massive 66% jump in the profits. Net profit climbed to 767 million euros, a little shy of the analyst’s estimate of 1 billion euros. The report reflected that the firm faced higher tax rates this year. With a 5% rise in output for the quarter, Eni is sticking with its estimated 4% production growth for the year.
Italian oil firm, Eni yesterday announced the discovery of second light oil in the Egyptian Western Desert. The well has, until now, delivered 5,130 barrels of oil per day of light oil with low associated gas. Eni is now planning to drill other exploratory prospects located nearby which might lead to a new productive area for the oil major in Egypt.
Mellitah Oil & Gas, which is a joint venture of oil majors Eni and NOC, has commenced production from the first well of the offshore Bahr Essalam Phase 2 project. Libya’s largest offshore producing gas field will have an increased production potential of 400 MMscfd, post-completion of Phase 2 of the project. Total field production from Bahr Essalam will reach to 1,100 MMscfd by October of this year.
Italian oil major, Eni commenced gas production from the Sankofa field in the Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) Integrated Oil and Gas Project in Ghana. The company said that the Sankofa field would supply 180 million SCFD, and will continue to do so for the next 15 years. The FPSO vessel “John Agyekum Kufuor” was deployed at the field, and production began from two fields connected to the vessel.
Chief Executive of Italian oil major, Eni said yesterday that the company will announce the binding commitments to achieve carbon neutral state, by the end of 2018. Eni’s announcement to achieve carbon neutrality will be the first by an oil major. Some of the other big players have specified goals to reduce or at least keep carbon emissions flat, in the light of increasing pressure from investors and shareholders.
Eni and HitecVision have entered into an agreement to merge Point Resources AS into Eni Norge AS, and rebranding the merged entity as Vår Energi AS. The newly formed company will own reserves and resources of more than 1,250 million barrels of oil equivalent (Mboe). Additionally, Var Energi is looking to invest more than USD 8 billion to bring projects on stream, rejuvenate older fields and explore for new resources.
Italian oil major, Eni has reported new oil discovery in the Kalimba exploration prospect, offshore Angola. The new discovery is projected to contain somewhere around 230 and 300 MMbbl. This discovery in the Southern part of Block 15/06 has opened the portal to new opportunities for oil exploration in the area, which was, until now, though to be mainly gas prone.
In a major stake acquisition deal, Eni has sold 100% of its interests in Croatia to the Croatian multinational, INA-INDUSTRIJA NAFTE, d.d. Eni Croatia b.v has an oil production of about 2,500 boed. INA and Eni are coming to an agreement for the supply of natural gas from Croatia to the Italian market. This deal marks the end of Eni’s upstream business in Croatia’s upstream segment.