Our work in the Republic of the Congo

We have been in the country since 1968, in the Exploration & Production sector, where we work both offshore and onshore, in Refining & Marketing & Chemicals, also though Versalis and its portfolio of oil field chemicals.


Our goal is to increase exports of natural gas towards Europe

Eni upstream activities are carried out in the conventional and deep offshore area opposite Pointe-Noire and in the onshore Koilou area. As regards exploration, we operate in the offshore 1 Marine VI BIS block (Eni 65%). Production is supplied by 18 blocks, of which 12 operated (10 offshore and 2 onshore). The Nené-Banga field in the Marine XII block started up in 2022. In April 2022 we defined a framework agreement with the aim of increasing natural gas export flows to Europe. In September 2022, the President Denis Sassou Nguesso and the Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi agreed to enhancing and commercialising the Country’s gas resources with the aim of exporting about 1 billion cubic metres of gas in winter 2023-2024 and up to 4.5 billion per year starting from winter 2024-2025. More specifically, the increase in the production of gas in the country will also leverage a two-phase project involving the installation of two Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) plants that will enable the country to start producing 0.6 million tonnes per year of LNG in 2023 and increase the total LNG production capacity from the Marine XII block to 3 million tonnes per year by 2025.


Actions for gas supply diversification

We are working to diversify natural gas supplies, in synergy with producing countries and maintaining the Net Zero target at 2050.


Energy transition, biofuels and decarbonisation

In line with Eni's decarbonisation strategy, we are developing circular economy projects in the country, particularly related to cultivating castor plants at an industrial level that does not compete with the food supply chain, to provide the Eni biorefineries with feedstock. In 2021, we signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the joint development of agro-biofuels in the country. This defines the framework for the production of oil crops, whilst creating work opportunities and expanding farming activities on marginal and abandoned land. The pilot stage started with the cultivation of castor plants on over 200 hectares of land, employing about 1,000 people.

We are also building a first agri-hub in Loudima, in the south of the country, for 30,000 tons per year of vegetable oil. The plant will turn seeds into oil, but it will also be a multifunctional centre for training farmers and providing them with technical support. The industrial development stage will involve the cultivation of 150,000 hectares involving 90,000 farmers, starting from 2025. Impact expected for 2023 includes generating revenue for more than 5,000 families, increasing to 90,000 in 2026 and 100,000 by 2030. We are also assessing whether to implement Natural Climate Solutions forestry projects, in synergy with the agri-feedstock initiatives to generate carbon credits and positive social and economic impacts for local communities and the development of an improved cookstoves distribution project, to replace traditional biomass devices, considerably reducing the impact on forest heritage and health.

We create energy

We are continuing to develop Marine XII and have improved the health of communities, promoted care for biodiversity and provided access to energy. In 2018 we also opened the Musée du Cercle Africain in celebration of local culture and art. In 2021 construction continued on the Renewable Energy Research Centre in Oyo.

Congo LNG

The project will leverage Marine XII gas resources through two floating facilities offshore Congo.

Learn about CONGO LNG
Learn about CONGO LNG

Marine XII

Marine XII is the permit to explore off the country’s coast. It is currently divided into four PEX (Permis d’Exploitation) containing respectively the fields of Nenè and Litchendjili currently in production and the discoveries not yet developed of Minsala and Nkala.

More about the project
More about the project

The Integrated Energy Access Project in Congo

We developed a large-scale energy access model in the country and we launched an integrated project that allowed us to build the power plants Centrale Électrique du Djéno (CED) and Centrale Électrique du Congo (CEC), upgraded the energy transport infrastructure between Pointe-Noire and Brazzaville, and extended the electricity distribution network in the city of Pointe-Noire.


Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy

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Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Hinda Integrated Project

We help improve living conditions and socio-economic development in villages in the Hinda district, in the same area as the fields M’Boundi, Kouakouala, Zingali and Loufika, where we work. We have provided access to drinking water, improved medical services and primary education. We have also informed and trained the community and increased agricultural production, in part through the CATREP project. In addition to the SDGs mentioned in the cards below, we also contribute to the achievement of goals 3,4,6,7.

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find out more about Hinda
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End poverty in all its forms everywhere


End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

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Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

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Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all

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Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns


Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

A photographic workshop for the 100th anniversary of Pointe-Noire: photogallery

A workshop dedicated to up-and-coming Congolese photographers of different ages and backgrounds. This is what Eni Congo and the Musee du Cercle African organised to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the city of Pointe-Noire. A way of reaffirming Eni’s commitment to supporting cultural initiatives and projects in the countries where it is present. The aim was to enhance the participants' technical vision and creativity in representing the most interesting areas of the city. After almost eighty candidates responded to a call for participation, a selection made by the professionals involved in this training project led to a final selection of twenty-two. They were then supervised by a technical team of professional photographers from Italy and a local studio. The Musee du Cercle African is the only museum in Pointe-Noire. It was renovated by Eni Congo in 2017 and handed over to the State on 3 December 2018. It has rooms hosting permanent and temporary exhibitions and is also used for film screenings as well as theatre, music and dance performances.


The Republic of the Congo Press Kit

In this page you can find the essential information available for the creation of articles and press releases.