Exploration & Production

Eni has been operating in the U.S. through its subsidiary Eni US Operating Co. Inc. (Eni US) since the late 1960’s and carries out oil and natural gas exploration and production.

Eni US has offices in Houston (TX), Anchorage and the North Slope of Alaska, shore bases in Port Fourchon and Cameron (LA) and personnel in Forth Worth to manage the shale gas production with Quicksilver. Net hydrocarbon production has grown significantly in recent years. Currently Eni US net production is in excess of 90,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed), 70% operated.

Eni US is committed to providing quality in all aspects of business, company growth, value delivery, efficiency, and outstanding HSE performance. All these being parameters that contributed to the confirmation of Eni S.p.A. in the FTSE4 Good Index, one of the world’s most respected corporate social responsibility stock-market indexes.

Eni US is also committed to achieving a safe and healthy incident free workplace and to protecting the environment. Since it commenced operations in the United States, Eni US has had no significant environment problems. In addition, Eni US’s management system has been certified in accordance with an internationally recognized environmental management system standard (ISO 14001).

Areas of activity:

Gulf of Mexico
Eni US holds interests in 233 leases in GoM of which 191 are in the Deepwater and 42 in the Shelf.
Eni US operates the Devil’s Tower, Allegheny and Corral platforms, which altogether process 50% of its production, and owns a large inventory of exploration drillable prospects in all the main GoM plays.

Eni US is involved in exploration and development operations in the North Slope region in Alaska, holding interests in 107 leases in Alaska, of which 75 are located in Federal offshore waters of the Beaufort Sea and Chukchi Sea, and 32 are State onshore leases.  Eni US is present in Alaska in two producing oil fields: Nikaitchuq (Eni 100% Op.) and Oooguruk (Eni 30%).

Nikaitchuq production started in January 2011; the field is currently producing 13,000 boed net with plan to reach a plateau of 27,000 boed in 2016.  

Onshore Texas
In May 2009, Eni US signed a strategic alliance with Quicksilver Resources Inc., an independent natural gas producer in the U.S., purchasing a 27.5% stake in the Alliance field (Barnett shale gas play), located between the cities of Fort Worth and Dallas. In 2012, Eni US’s net production from this field was approximately 10,000 boed.

Last updated on 01/03/17