A continent in the history, the present and the future of Eni.
Eni’s CEO Claudio Descalzi and Sonangol’s Chairman of the Board of Directors
Carlos Saturnino signed today an agreement that assigns operatorship of Cabinda North
block to Eni, as well as 48% the block’s rights. We strengthen our presence
in the upstream, downstream, trading and renewable sectors in Angola, with joint projects
throughout the energy value chain. The signing took place in Luanda, in 27 November
2017, at the presence of the President of the Republic of Angola João Gonçalves
Lourenço and the Prime Minister of Italy Paolo Gentiloni.
On 28 November, Paolo Gentiloni continued his visit to Ghana where, together with Eni chief executive Claudio Descalzi, he visited the FPSO Kufuor, Eni’s floating, production, storage and offloading unit in offshore Ghana.
The six-legged dog left its first traces in the Egyptian desert in 1954. Today Africa provides over half of Eni’s total production of oil and natural gas, confirming the company as the leading international producer in the continent.
CLAUDIO DESCALZI AT THE EU-AFRICA 2017 EVENT
Eni has created significant prospects for growth in Africa with important discoveries in Egypt, Angola, Congo, Gabon, Ghana and in Mozambique We operate in 15 countries, in eight of which we are engaged in exploration while in the other seven we are also engaged in activities related to production. By opening the Countries gallery and clicking on the photos, you can find out more about Eni’s activities and sustainability projects.
Six of our seven special projects are in Africa with one thing in common: extremely rapid approval and production start-up times. The secret is the simultaneous development preparation analysis, from the earliest stages of the exploration campaign, using key technology tool, essential for the management of uncertainty. The skills and commitment of our people make us the best-in-class in exploration, reservoir modelling, drilling and development and enable us to identify opportunities where others see difficulties.
This timeline covers the main events in which the history of Africa has coincided with that of our company. The events and the discoveries that have marked a friendship that began in the 1950s…
For Eni access to energy is a fundamental element for the development of the countries in which it operates and guarantees the growth of local energy systems. as, for example, in the Republic of Congo, where the integrated Hinda project aims to improve the living conditions of the communities in the areas surrounding the M’Boundi onshore field, in the Hinda district, by reducing the proportion of the population that lives beneath the poverty level.
Eni’s presence in less industrialised countries offers great opportunities for development through the participation of individuals and local businesses in industrial activities, the transfer of skills and knowledge, and the strengthening of the capacities of communities. This approach has its roots in what is known as the “Mattei formula”: making producer countries autonomous from the energy supply point of view, and choosing a path of dialogue and respect for cultures.
Eni and the African continent in numbers and figures. Three up-to-date infographics highlight the world of energy in the countries in which we operate.
A series of articles takes us on voyage of discovery of some of the countries in which Eni operates. Stories, portraits and impressions give us an image of an Africa that is growing.