Eni’s exploration and development activities are concentrated in the Gulf of Mexico. Eni is operator of the offshore Area 1 production license (Eni’s interest 100%) with the the Amoca, Miztón and Tecoalli discoveries. In the exploration phase, Eni is operator of the Area 10 (Eni’s interest 65%), the Area 14 (Eni’s interest 60%) and the Area 7 (Eni’s interest 45%) located in the Sureste basin; and (i) the Area 24 (Eni’s interest 65%) and Area 28 (Eni’s interest 75%) located in Cuenca Salina basin. In addition, Eni holds interests in the Block OBO AC 12 (Eni’s interest 40%) and the Area 9 (Eni’s interest 15%). Exploration and production activities in Mexico are regulated by PSA and concession contract for the Area 24 license. In 2021 production comes from the operated Area 1 license and amounted to 14 kboe/d. Development The development activities in the year mainly concerned the full field development program of the operated license Area 1. In particular, the conversion and upgrading of an FPSO unit was completed including all linking facilities, the first production platform was installed in the Amoca field and the development drilling activities progressed at the Miztón production field while the drilling activities started up in the Amoca field. The FPSO Miamte started operations at the Miztón field on February 23, 2022 allowing the production ramp-up. Other development phase includes the construction and installation of two additional production platform at the Amoca and Teocalli field. Exploration activities yielded positive results with the Sayulita oil discovery in the offshore operated Block 10 (Eni’s interest 65%) where the Saasken discovery was made in 2020. The new well identified 150-200 million barrels of oil in place that have boosted the commerciality prospects of the area and the Yoti West oil discovery in the OBO AC12 block with estimated resources in approximately 170 million barrels of oil in place.
Our work in Mexico
Our relationship with Mexico dates back to 1967. Since 2015, E&P activities have been concentrated in the country's offshore. We also operate in the Refining & Marketing and Chemicals sector with the subsidiary Versalis México, based in Mexico City.
Exploration & Production
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In the Americas we are mainly active in hydrocarbon exploration and production and in the Refining & Marketing and chemicals sector. We have put in place the Upstream Area 1 project in Mexico: we have developed several community support initiatives in the nearby area. In addition, the new oil discovery on the Saasken Exploration Prospect in Block 10 is opening a potential commercial outcome of Block 10 since several other prospects located nearby may be clustered in a synergic development.
Area 1 in Campeche Bay
We acquired Area 1 in a competitive bid round in 2015 and in 2018 we successfully completed the appraisal campaign. In July 2019, we launched the early production phase at the offshore field in Miztón, located in Area 1. Full production of the field began in the fourth quarter of 2021.Area 1
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Our approach to local development in Mexico
We have launched several projects to support the coastal communities of the municipality of Cardenas in the state of Tabasco, near the Upstream Area 1 project zone. We work in five priority areas of intervention: education. socio-economic development and employment, health, environmental sustainability and safety.READ MORE
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