Our activities in the Republic of Congo

Congolese workers walk inside the plant

We operate in the exploration, development and production of hydrocarbons in the Republic of Congo, where we are focussed on increasing the production of gas, both associated and non-associated, for domestic and export markets. We are also active in the chemical and agri-business sectors. We cultivate plants for the production of biofuels on degraded, semi-arid or abandoned land that is not in competition with the agricultural sector. The oil produced, in addition to enhancing the country’s marginal areas, contributes to feeding the Gela biorefinery  and creating new job opportunities for Congolese.

Country profile

Activity start date: 1968 – present

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Bioenergy
Bioenergy
Oil & Gas
Oil & Gas
Access to water and sanitation
Access to water and sanitation
Access to off-grid energy
Access to off-grid energy
Chemistry
Chemistry
Community health
Community health
Economic diversification
Economic diversification
Education
Education
Territory protection
Territory protection

Eni Congo S.A.
Versalis
Eni Foundation

New Age
Société Nationale des Pétroles du Congo
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How we operate in the country

The Republic of Congo is focusing on LNG

Our exploration activities are focused on the conventional and deep offshore areas off the coast of Pointe-Noire and in the onshore area of  of Koilou. To develop and market the country’s gas resources, we have made major investments in two floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) plants. These plants will allow us to produce electricity for the domestic market and export LNG to Europe.

From castor beans, a new energy for the Republic of Congo

In line with our decarbonization strategy, we are developing circular economy projects, in particular the cultivation of castor oil as a feedstock for our bio-refineries. Our first agri-hub, a multifunctional centre, will not only serve as a seed-to-oil processing facility, but also as a centre for farmer training and technical support. The hub will be built in the south of the country.  We are also developing a project to distribute improved stoves which will replace  traditional biomass devices and significantly reduce the impact on forests and health. 

Other initiatives in Congo

We support the local communities in strengthening their skills in agriculture and entrepreneurship with the Hinda Integrated Project. Other projects are also underway for access to drinking water, improved health services, and primary education in several villages. We promote access to education through the Alpha Hinda project and access to energy by building power plants and upgrading electricity transmission infrastructure. We also promote culture among the population. In addition, we have launched two projects with Eni Foundation to treat and prevent diseases among vulnerable families.

Highlights 

Below is a selection of data about our activities in the country.

72
bcf

annual gas production


28
mm boe

annual hydrocarbon production


3 million
ton/y

overall capacity of Congo LNG project


30
K ton/y

estimated production of first agri-hub under construction


72
bcf

annual gas production

28
mm boe

annual hydrocarbon production

3 million
ton/y

overall capacity of Congo LNG project

30
K ton/y

estimated production of first agri-hub under construction

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Our history in the Republic of Congo

From petroleum products to biofuels, we share the country’s path towards the energy transition.

December

2023

April

2023

December

2022

August

2022

April

2022

October

2021

January

2015

1968

Natural gas production started

Natural gas production from the offshore Congo LNG project begins, through the floating Tango FLNG plant.

Congo LNG project opening

An official ceremony marks the start of the project to build a second plant to produce liquefied natural gas.

Project launch for the construction of the Congo LNG plant

The agreement provides for the construction and installation of a floating liquefied natural gas production unit.

Acquisition of Tango FLNG plant

The facility (Floating Liquefied Natural) will be used as part of the natural gas development project in the Marine XII block.

Agreement signed for the increase of gas exports

The agreement provides for the acceleration and increase of gas production in Congo, in addition to its export.

MoU signed for nergy transition

The memorandum of understanding marks the start of activities for the joint development of oil production for biorefining.

Nené Marine production kicks off

The field, located in the Marine XII block, started just sixteen months after the exploration discovery.

Beginning of activities in the country

Through the company Eni Congo S.A., hydrocarbon exploration activities start.

Eni Congo S.A.

Upstream And Technical Services 

3 avenue du Cardinal Emile Biayenda,

Brazzaville –Repubblica del Congo

 

Last update: 23 June 2023


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