In 2012 Eni reported liquids and gas production for the full year of 1,701 kboe/d. This was calculated assuming a natural gas conversion factor to barrel equivalent which was updated to 5,492 cubic feet of gas equal 1 barrel of oil from July 1, 2012. On a comparable basis, i.e. when excluding the effect of updating the gas conversion factor, production reported an increase of 7% for the full year.
The performance was driven by an ongoing recovery in Libyan production and continuing field start-up and ramp-up mainly in Russia and Australia as well as increased production in Iraq. These positives were partly offset by the temporary shutdown of the Elgin/Franklin field (Eni’s interest 21.87%) in the UK due to a gas leak, losses in Nigeria due to force majeure and mature field declines. The share of oil and natural gas produced outside Italy was 89% (88% in 2011).
Estimated net proved reserves at December 31, 2012 was an eight-year record at 7.17 bboe based on a reference Brent price of $111 per barrel. The organic reserves replacement ratio was 147% with a reserves life index of 11.5 years (12.3 years in 2011). All sources reserves replacement ratio was 107%.
Last updated on 18/04/13