Overview

Algeria
In detail:

  • the main activities related to the Upstreamsector conducted by Eni in Algeria since 1981. Current exploration activities are underway in the Bir Rebaa area and in the south of the country where the company has obtained licences
  • commitment in the field of renewable sources
  • activities in the Gas & LNG Marketing and Power sector for the supply of natural gas
  • Eni offices and contacts in the country

Exploration & Production

Eni has been operating in Algeria since 1981, and occupies a total developed and undeveloped area of 3,359 square kilometers, of which 1,141 net to Eni.

 In June 2017, Eni signed with the relevant Authorities a 15-year extension agreement of the Block 403 fields (Eni’s interest 50%), and a possible further 10-year extension. The agreement includes the option for the gas potential resources' development in the area also by means of the existing treatment facilities of the MLE project in the Block 405b (Eni’s interest 75%). The agreement received all the necessary authorizations required by the country.

In December 2017, Eni and Sonatrach the State oil company signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the development project in the renewables sector. The agreement includes the feasibility studies to build solar power production units in the selected production areas operated by the state company. The MoU confirms Eni’s commitment in promoting a sustainable development in the countries where Eni performs its activities, as an integral part of energy transition strategy aimed also at increasing the use of energy from renewable sources.

In addition, during the year the development activities started for the construction of a 10 MW photovoltaic plant to supply power generation to the Bir Rebaa North field in the Block 403 as defined by the agreement.

Development activities concerned:

  • infilling activities and production optimization at the Zea field in the Blocks 403 a/d (Eni’s interest from 55% to 100%) and at the ROD and the SF/SFNE fields in the Blocks 401a/402a (Eni’s interest 55%);
  • workover activities at the BRN, BRW and BRSW fields in the Block 403 and HBNS, HBNN and Ourhoud fields in the Block 404 (Eni’ interest 12.25%); (iii) in the Block 405b the completion of the treatment plant with a capacity of 32 kbbl/d of the CAFC oil project, the ongoing drilling planned activities in the area as well as infilling activities at the MLE project;
  • the ongoing development activities of the El Merk field in the Block 208 (Eni’s interest 12.25%) with the drilling of production and water injection wells.

Gas & LNG Marketing and Power

Eni is the first partner of the state company, Sonatrach, and the country's leading natural gas supplier. In 2017 Eni’s share of natural gas supplies amounted to 13.18 billion cubic metres (including LNG), an increase of about 17% compared to the previous year.

Offices and contacts

Exploration & Production 
Eni Algeria Production B.V. 
Pins Maritimes Algeria Business Center 16211 
Algeri 
Tel. (00213) 21 891200

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