In detail:

  • the main activities related to the E&P sector in the country, where Eni has been present since 1962
  • a focus on the onshore and offshore blocks of the Niger Delta in which Eni operates
  • Eni offices and contacts in Nigeria

Exploration & Production

We have been operating in Nigeria since 1962 mainly in onshore and offshore Exploration & Production.

In 2016, hydrocarbon production, net to Eni, amounted to 117,000 boe/day. Activities are conducted over a developed and undeveloped area of 30,769 square kilometres (7,370 square kilometres net to Eni) mainly in the onshore and offshore Niger Delta.

Exploration and production activities in Nigeria are regulated mainly by Production Sharing Agreements and concession contracts as well as service contracts, in two blocks, where Eni acts as contractor for state-owned company.

In January 2017, Eni signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to promote new activities that can significantly boost Nigeria’s social and economic development.

In particular, the cooperation agreement includes:

  • an increased focus on development and exploration activities in the onshore, offshore and ultra-deep-water areas;
  • cooperation requirements for the rehabilitation and enhancement of Port Harcourt refinery; the fast track development of the Okpai combined cycle power plant by means of doubling the power generation capacity; and (iv) the assessment of additional projects to secure energy accessibility to the Country’s most remote areas.

 The development activities concerned:

  • drilling activity and production start-up of three additional wells, two production and one water-injection, at the Bonga field in the OML 118 block (Eni’s interest 12.5%);
  • the drilling campaign within the integrated project in the Gbaran-Ubie area in the OML 28 block (Eni’s interest 5%), aimed to supply natural gas to the Bonny liquefaction plant. Start-up was achieved in the second half of 2016;
  • the OML 43 block (Eni’s interest 5%), where the development plan of the Forcados-Yokri field provides the hook-up the last 12 out of 23 production wells already drilled, the upgrading of existing flowstations and the construction of transport facilities. Start-up is expected in the first half of 2017.


Nigeria LNG Eni holds a 10.4% interest in the Nigeria LNG Ltd joint venture, which runs the Bonny liquefaction plant located in the Eastern Niger Delta. The plant is operational, with a treatment capacity of approximately 1,236 bcf/y of feed gas corresponding to a production of 22 mmtonnes/y of LNG on six trains. Natural gas supplies to the plant are currently provided under gas supply agreements from the SPDC JV and the NAOC JV, the latter operating the OMLs 60, 61, 62 and 63 blocks (Eni’s interest 20%) with an average amount of approximately 2,825 mmcf/d for the next four years (approximately 265 mmcf/d net to Eni corresponding to approximately 49 kboe/d). LNG production is sold under long-term contracts and exported to the United States, Asian and European markets by the Bonny Gas Transport fleet, wholly owned by Nigeria LNG Co.

Offices & contacts

Exploration & Production
Naoc-Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited
No. 40/42 AguiyiIronsi Street
Federal Capital Territory
Tel. (+234) (0) 9 4611900 - 6

Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited
No. 1 Elsie Femi Pearse Street,
Victoria Island

Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited
Naoc New Base
Mile 4 Ikwerre Road
Port Harcourt Rivers State
Port Harcourt
Tel. (+234) (0) 84 465010 - 9
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