Asia Pacific

We combine activities in the energy sector with initiatives for local development in the vast area that extends from China to Indonesia, passing through Australia.

The data on the page will be updated with the presentation of the Strategic Plan 2023-2026.

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New energy and geographical frontiers

Our challenges

We are committed to contributing to the decarbonisation of the continent, reducing climate-changing emissions from non decarbonized sources and working with countries to improve people's access to energy and preserve the ecosystem.

For many, the 21st century will be the “Asian Century”, mainly due to the extraordinary economic growth of China, the Indian subcontinent and South-East Asia, areas that are assuming greater importance in global value chains. Asian economic development has meant that, along with increased energy demand, there has also been considerable progress in terms of people's access to energy. This is a positive trend, but increasingly challenging due to the size of the economies involved, making the region central to the energy transition: Asia Pacific now emits about half of global climate-changing gas emissions. Viewed from an energy perspective, the climate challenge becomes even more relevant in a continent largely dependent on non decarbonized sources like coal, which continue to play a major role in electricity generation. Combating pollution is considered a political priority, especially in China, which has raised the bar when it comes to climate ambition by announcing its intention to reach peak emissions by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060. This is a strategic decision by the country to promote development and energy security, taken with careful consideration and commitment vis-à-vis the international community. The need to reduce emissions and preserve the ecosystem will increasingly shape government choices and energy solutions in the rest of the region as well.

The strategy

We aim to develop innovative low-carbon technologies on the continent and the circularity of industrial processes. At the same time, we promote initiatives aimed at local development, including through better management of household food waste.

Economic growth, both current and future, makes the region a prodigious outlet for the development of our know-how, especially our expertise on new technologies conceived to promote decarbonisation, the reuse and recycling of materials and the sale of our most environmentally friendly products. We aim to produce natural gas for the benefit of host countries and sell increasing volumes of LNG that can replace coal, helping to reduce emissions while meeting the region's growing energy needs. Opportunities for cooperation are abundant in the area, including through specific agreements focusing on the skills and innovative technologies that Eni has already developed in its transition process and therefore are readily available. In order to achieve sustainable development objectives in the region, we promote the development of advanced biofuels, renewable energy and circular economy projects, including through the exploitation of waste and food waste, alongside sustainability initiatives for the benefit of local populations (education, health services, agriculture) and the preservation of biodiversity.

We are exploring biorefinery opportunity in Malaysia to produce SAF and HVO

In December 2022, with Euglena and PETRONAS (Petroliam Nasional Berhad) we announced the launch of technical and economic feasibility studies to develop and manage a biorefinery in one of the largest petrochemical areas of South-East Asia, the Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC). With the plant planned to be put into operation by 2025, the decision on the investment is expected in 2023.  The proximity with the refinery and the PETRONAS petrochemical plant could allow the biorefinery to exploit the integrated value chain, services and facilities at the PIC. The strategic position of the complex, with easy access to major international maritime routes, would also increase the possibilities of the refinery under study to meet the growing global demand for sustainable solutions. The biorefinery could also be flexibly configured to maximise the production of SAF (Sustainable Aviation Fuel) for air transport and HVO (Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil) for road, rail and sea transport, which would allow the production to meet the increasing and evolving energy needs of its customers. Furthermore, the plant will have a processing capacity of around 650,000 tonnes per year and a production capacity of up to 12,500 barrels a day of biofuel (SAF, HVO and bio-naphtha), processed using raw materials which are not in competition with the food chain, such as used frying oils, animal fats, processing waste of vegetable oils and other biomasses including microalgae oils that will be experimented in the medium term. Finally, the biorefinery will use the Honeywell UOP’s Ecofining™ technology developed by Eni in partnership with Honeywell UOP.

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Production, investments in local development and renewable in 2021

investment in local development
~28mln €
invested in economic diversification in Asia
∽ 36 mln boe hydrocarbon production in Asia Pacific
supplies solar energy and helps reducing gas consumption
20GWh/year
Pakistan's Bhit photovoltaic plant production
currently under construction
33.7MWp
the Katherine photovoltaic plant in Australia

Investment in local development in Asia-Pacific in 2021

for local communities
20,5mln €
investment in local development in Oceania
28 mln € investment in local development
help the country fight malnutrition
2.2mln €
overall cost of food and health project in Burma
in the operational areas of Samoja, Kutai Kartanegara and East Kalimantan.
activities
continue in Indonesia

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Our main development projects on the Asian continent

We develop business activities across the area, promoting the socio-economic growth of countries

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Jangkrik: hydrocarbons in Indonesia

This project, which was quickly developed and brought into production, is located in offshore Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Once gas has been produced and treated, it is sent to the onshore plant connected to the transport system and then onwards to the Bontang liquefaction plant.

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Our operations

From Indonesia to Japan, we are active in the continent in the exploration and production of hydrocarbons, oil and gas refining, the electricity market and in the construction of plants drawing on renewable sources. We operate in:

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Indonesia
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