Our work in Australia

We began working in the country in 2000, and are now active in the Exploration & Production sector through our subsidiary Eni Australia Ltd and in Plenitude and Power.


In 2021 Eni signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Australian company Santos to jointly seek cooperation opportunities within CO2 capture and storage or utilization project and to enhance partnership in the hydrocarbon developments in northern Australia. In 2022, Eni’s production of oil and natural gas averaged 10 kboe/day.

The search for hydrocarbons off the shore of the country

The liquids and gas Bayu Undan field (Block JPDA 03-13) started-up in 2004, with a production of 54 kboe/day (4 kboe/day net to Eni) in 2022. Liquid production is supported by two treatment platforms and an FSO unit. Production of natural gas is carried by a 500 kilometer long pipeline and is treated at the Darwin liquefaction plant which has a capacity of 3.6 mmtonnes/year of LNG (equivalent to approximately 177 bcf/year of feed gas). LNG is sold to Japanese power generation companies under long-term contracts. Activities are focused on offshore fields, over a developed and undeveloped acreage of 3,336 square kilometers (2,705 square kilometers net to Eni). The main production block in which Eni holds interests is WA33-L (Eni’s interest 100%). In addition, Eni participates in two exploration licenses. Production comes from the Blacktip gas field started-up in 2009. The project is supported by a production platform and carried by a 108-kilometer long pipeline to an onshore treatment plant with a capacity of 42 bcf/year. Natural gas extracted from this field is sold under a 25 year contract to supply a power plant. 

Energy from renewable sources

Katherine’s photovoltaic park (34 MW) is the largest farm in the Australian Northern Territory and is integrated with a storage system with a capacity of 6 MW. Leveraging on these technologies, the plant will be able to forecast and compensate possible variations in solar irradiation by taking energy from a storage system, in order to minimize the impact on the grid. During 2020, in the Northern Territory, Eni has installed additional solar capacity for a total of 25 MW at the Bachelor and Manton Dam sites. 

We create energy

In Australia, we have launched a project for protecting the Aboriginal land near our on-shore gas treatment plant in Yelcherr, linked to the field at Blacktip. We have also built a photovoltaic plant with a capacity of 34 MW. We integrate our business activity with social and environmental sustainability, in order to create shared, long-term value.

The photovoltaic plant at Katherine

Katherine’s photovoltaic park (34 MW), completed in 2019, is the largest farm in the Australian Northern Territory and is integrated with a storage system with a capacity of 6 MW and it will be produce energy that will prevent around 63 thousand tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions every year.

Discover Katherine
Discover Katherine

Caring for Country

In 2006, we implemented a wide-reaching project that is still going strong, designed to enhance and protect Aboriginal land. We have established a collaboration with a team of Aboriginal rangers to monitor the land in the region, implemented a Turtle Management Plan to protect sea turtles, provided material for universities and supported initiatives which target health care and schools. We have also facilitated access to energy for the local Aboriginal community.

Caring for Country
Caring for Country

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

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Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development


Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss

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Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development