In June 2022, we were selected by QatarEnergy as a new international partner in the North Field East (NFE) expansion project. The Minister of State for Energy Affairs, President and CEO of QatarEnergy, Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, and Eni CEO, Claudio Descalzi, signed the partnership agreement for the creation of the new Joint Venture company during an official ceremony today. QatarEnergy will hold a 75% interest while Eni the remaining 25% interest. The JV will hold 12,5% interest in the entire NFE project, including the 4 mega LNG trains with a combined capacity of 32 MTPA. The NFE project will expand Qatar’s LNG export capacity from the current 77 million tons per annum (MTPA) to 110 MTPA. A $28.75 billion investment, NFE is expected to start production before the end of 2025 and will deploy state of the art technologies to minimize overall carbon footprint, including carbon capture and sequestration. The agreement marks the completion of a competitive process started in 2019 and has a duration of 27 years. It is a strategic move for us, which expands Eni’s presence in the Middle East and gains access to a world leading LNG producer, detaining among the largest natural gas reserves in the world. It is also a significant milestone in the Company’s diversification strategy, adding a cleaner and reliable energy source to its portfolio.
Our work in Qatar
We operate in the country’s Global Gas & liquefied natural gas sectors.
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Global Gas & LNG Portfolio
Eni's worldwide gas sales and supplies
Worldwide natural gas sales in 2021 amounted to 70.45 billion cubic metres. In 2021, LNG sales (10.9 bcm, included in the worldwide gas sales) increased by 14.7% from 2020 and mainly concerned LNG from Egypt, Qatar, Indonesia and Nigeria, and marketed in Europe and Asia. In 2021, the volume of natural gas supplied by Qatar amounted to 2.30 bcm.
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