Our work in Bahrain

In 2018 our expansion strategy helped us get a permit for seven new exploration areas in the Middle East, one of which was in Bahrain, where we have been working in E&P since January 2019.


Claudio Descalzi in Bahrain to discuss the energy transition

In June 2022, Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi and the Prime Minister of Bahrain met to discuss the progress of Eni's activities in the country, currently focused on gas production and carbon capture, energy transition and circular economy. Eni CEO also met with the Chairman of the Oil & Gas Holding Company Nogaholding, and the Minister of Oil & Environment. Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi and the Prime Minister discussed the ongoing cooperation aimed at strengthening the partnership in the frame of a sustainable development framework, complementing oil and gas with renewables and other decarbonisation initiatives, with focus on the development of a carbon capture usage and storage (CCUS) project in partnership with Nogaholding. Eni and Nogaholding further discussed potential joint cooperation initiatives, including solutions for E&P production optimization in deep gas structures, bio-refinery and bio-feed.

Claudio Descalzi Chief Executive Officer

The agreements for the diversification of energy sources

We work closely with producing countries, partners and local institutions to progressively differentiate our global portfolio.


We are investing in one of the top producing countries in the Gulf

In May 2019 we signed a memorandum of understanding with the national oil and gas authority, to pursue future exploration in Block 1, the mostly unexplored offshore area in the country's southern waters. In February 2020 we also signed a new memorandum of understanding to consolidate our presence in the country's energy industry. The agreement will broaden Eni's collaboration with the company Tatweer Petroleum in areas of mutual interest, including renewable energies, liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply and exploration. In terms of LNG, the collaboration will target a more sustainable and efficient energy mix to meet Bahrain’s future energy needs.

An agreement with Eni Rewind for the development of circular economy initiatives

In January 2021 The National Oil and Gas Authority (NOGA) of the Kingdom of Bahrain and Eni’s environmental company Eni Rewind signed an agreement to identify and promote opportunities for water, soil and landfill management and repurposing in Bahrain, contributing to the progress in implementing the United Nations 2030 Global Goals for sustainable development. In October, an assessment was carried out at the petrochemical plants and refining of the Kingdom of Bahrain which has identified three possible areas of activity for Eni Rewind related to groundwater modeling, waste management and field testing of the proprietary E-Hyrec® technology. 

Albero della vita Bahrain

Bahrain and the foundations of sustainable development

Eni is contributing to the Kingdom’s energy expansion and to its roadmap towards energy transition by providing access to the company’s global technology expertise.