Overview

Algeria
Eni has been operating in Algeria in the Exploration & Production and Gas & Power sectors for over thirty years. The company’s exploration and production activities are concentrated in the Bir Rebaa area, but Eni has also obtained three permits in the south of the country. In the Gas & Power sector, supplies of Algerian gas in 2015 amounted to 6.05 billion cubic metres.

Exploration & Production

Eni has been operating in Algeria since 1981. In 2015 Eni’s share of oil and gas production amounted to 96,000 barrels per day. The overall area, developed and undeveloped, extends over 3,409 square kilometres (1,179 km2 for Eni). Activities are concentrated in the Bir Rebaa area, in the central-eastern region of the country, in the following exploration and development Blocks:

  • Blocks 403a/d (Eni from 65% to 100%);
  • Block Rom Nord (Eni 35%);
  • Blocks 401a/402a (Eni 55%);
  • Block 403 (Eni 50%);
  • Block 405b (Eni 75%);
  • Block 212 (Eni 22.38%) where exploration discoveries have been made.

In addition, Eni has a 12.25% stake in Blocks 404 and 208 and three exploration permits have been issued for the Timimoun and Oued Mya onshore areas, in the south of the country. These permits, which are valid for two years, extend across a total area of 46,837 km2 and foresee research activities and the drilling of stratigraphic wells in order to determine the mineral potential. Eni’s exploration and production activities in Algeria are regulated by Production Sharing Agreements (PSA) and licences.


Blocks 403a/d and Rom Nord

Production Production comes mainly from the HBN and Rom and satellites fields and represented approximately 22% of Eni’s production in Algeria in 2015. Production from Rom and satellites (Zea, Zek and Rec) is treated at the Rom Central Production Facilities (CPF) and sent to the BRN treatment plant for final treatment, while production from the HBN field is treated at the HBN/HBNS oil center operated by the Groupment Berkine.

The activity of the year concerned infilling activities and production optimization in the area.

In 2015, Eni signed with relevant Authorities a five-year extension for the operated field Rom East (Eni’s interest 100%).

 

Blocks 401a/402a

Production Production comes mainly from the ROD/SFNE and satellite fields and accounted for approximately 14% of Eni’s production in Algeria in 2015. The activity of the year concerned the drilling of new wells and production optimization.


Block 403

Production The main fields are BRN, BRW and BRSW, which accounted for approximately 10% of Eni’s production in Algeria in 2015. Activities during the year concerned infilling wells and production optimization.


Block 404

Production The main fields are HBN and HBNS and satellites, which accounted for approximately 21% of Eni’s production in Algeria in 2015. Activities during the year concerned infilling wells and production optimization.


Block 405b

Production Production comes mainly from MLE-CAFC project and accounted for approximately 16% of Eni’s  production in the Country. The natural gas treatment plant has a production and export capacity of 320  mmcf/d of gas, 15 kbbl/d of oil and condensates and 12 kbbl/d of LPG. Four export pipelines link it to the national grid system.
Development Development and optimization activities progressed at the MLE-CAFC production fields, by means of construction and infilling activities as well as production optimization. The project includes an additional oil phase with a start-up expected in 2017, targeting a production plateau more than 30 kboe/d net to Eni.


Block 208

Production The El-Merk field is the main production project and accounted for approximately 18% of Eni’s production in Algeria in 2015. Production is treated by means of a gas treatment plant for approximately 600 mmcf/d and two oil trains for 65 kbbl/d each. Activities during the year concerned infilling wells and production optimization.

 

Gas & Power

In 2015 Eni’s share of natural gas supplies amounted to 6.05 billion cubic metres (including LNG).

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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