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, which led to the construction of a 10 MW solar power plant in Bir Rebaa North (BRN), inaugurated in November 2018.
The plant, co-operated by Eni and Sonatrach through the GSA (Groupement Sonatrach-Agip), will provide green energy to the oil field, thus contributing to the decarbonisation of the Algerian energy system.
During the opening ceremony, in order to further boost their partnership in the renewable energy sector, Eni and Sonatrach signed an agreement to implement the construction of an advanced research and development laboratory at the BRN site to test solar and hybrid technologies in a desert environment.
The Companies have also signed an agreement to expand the scope of their cooperation by establishing a new joint venture that is fully dedicated to Algeria’s renewable energy sector. The partnership is aiming to install and operate solar power production units at Sonatrach’s and Eni’s production sites, as well as in other locations in Algeria. The BRN photovoltaic plant proves that renewable projects can efficiently support upstream oil and gas operations and contribute to the reduction of GHG emissions. These initiatives are part of the strategy that Eni is implementing in every country where it operates, aiming at changing the energy mix of its activities by replacing fossil fuel power with renewables, as well as providing green energy to the domestic systems.
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
Tel. (00213) 21 891200