We have been operating in Nigeria since 1962 mainly in onshore and offshore Exploration & Production. As our first chairman, Enrico Mattei, claimed “the oil is theirs”: and consequently we share resources, technologies and projects with the inhabitants of the country and provide support for the development of new activities, in particular in farming. In 2014 the Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria recognised two Eni companies as the best organisations in the Oil & Gas sector for the promotion of local development.

Exploration & Production

We have been operating in Nigeria since 1962 and in 2015, hydrocarbon production, net to Eni, amounted to 137,000 boe/day. Activities are conducted over a developed and undeveloped area of 32,015 square kilometres (7,432 square kilometres net to Eni) mainly in the onshore and offshore Niger Delta. In the production and development phase Eni is operator:
  • of four onshore Oil Mining Leases (OML) 60, 61, 62 and 63 (Eni 20%)
  • of the offshore OML 125 (Eni 85%), OPL 245 (Eni 50%) and has a stake in OML 118 (Eni 12.5%)
  • of the service contracts OMLs 116 and 119.
As partners of SPDC JV, the largest joint venture in the country, Eni also holds a 5% interest in 19 onshore blocks and in 1 conventional offshore block and with a 12.86% in 2 conventional offshore blocks. In the exploration phase Eni is operator:
  • of OML134 (Eni 85%) and OPL 2009 (Eni 49%) offshore
  • of OPL 282 (Eni 90%) and OPL 135 (Eni 48%) onshore.
Eni also has a stake in OML 135 (Eni12.5%).

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.

Blocks OMLs 60, 61, 62 e 63
In 2015 the four onshore licences accounted forover 40% of Eni’s production in the country, amounting to approximately 58,000 boe/d. The production of liquids and gas is supported by the Obiafu-Obrikomplant with atreatment capacity of around 28 million cubic metres/dayfor gas and by the Brass tanker loading terminal with a storage capacity of approximately 3.5 million barrels of oil. A significant portion of the gas reserves of the four licences is destined to supply the Bonny Island liquefaction plant. Another portion of gas production is employed in firing the combined cycle power plant at Kwale-Okpai with a 480 MW generation capacity. In 2015, supplies to this power station were an overall amount of approximately 70 mmcf/d, corresponding to approximately 12 kboe/d (approximately 3 kboe/d net to Eni).

Development activities progressed with: (i) the programmes to reduce gas flared and to monetize associated gas at the flow stations of Kwale/Oshi and Ebocha oil centre. In 2015, the volumes of flared gas decreased by approximately 85%; and (ii) the water management project by means of the construction of collection, treatment and re-injection facilities. In 2015, the first treatment hub was completed, through the construction of facilities with the overall capacity of 60 kbbl/day.

Block OML 118
In 2015 the Bonga field produced approximately 19,000 barrels/day of oil (net to Eni). Production is supported by an FPSO (floating production storage and offloading vessel) with a treatment capacity of 225,000 barrels/day and a storage capacity of 2 million barrels. Associated gas is sent to a collection platform at the EA field and from there to the Bonny liquefaction plant. During the year production began at the Bonga NW field by means of the linkage of additional productive and infilling wells to the existing FPSO.

BlockOML 125
Production comes from the Abo field which, in 2015, produced about 22,000 barrels/day of oil (net to Eni). Production is supported by an FPSO unit with a treatment capacity of 45,000 barrels/day and a storage capacity of 800,000 barrels. Eni completed activities and achieved production start-ups at the Abo project Phase 3, by means of the linkage of two additional production wells to the existing production facilities in the area.

SPDC Joint Venture (NASE)
In 2015 production from the SPDC JV accounted for approximately 20% of Eni’s production in the country, amounting to approximately 32,000 boe/d. Development activities concerned: (i) the OML 28 block (Eni’s interest 5%), where the drilling campaign progressed within the integrated project in the Gbara-Ubie area, aimed to supply natural gas to the Bonny liquefaction plant (Eni’s interest 10.4%) with start-up expected in 2016; and (ii) the OML 43 block (Eni’s interest 5%), where the development plan of the Forkados-Yokri field provides the drilling of 24 producing wells, the upgrading of existing flowstations and the construction of transport facilities. Start-up is expected in 2016.

Nigeria LNG
Eni has a 10.4% stake in the joint venture Nigeria LNG Ltd which operates the Bonny plant for the liquefaction of natural gas, in the eastern part of the Niger Delta. The plant runs six trains with a production capacity of 22 million tonnes/year of liquefied natural gas, equivalent to about 35 billion cubic metres/year of feedgas. A seventh unit is in the design phase. When fully operational, total capacity will be approximately thirty million tonnes/year of LNG, corresponding to about 46 billion cubic metres/year of feedgas. Gas supplies to the plant are currently provided under a Gas Supply Agreement with an expiring date in eighteen years from the SPDC JV and the NAOC JV from Blocks OML 60, 61, 62 and 63 with an average amount of approximately 80 million cubic metres/day (about 7.5 million net to Eni, corresponding to approximately 48,000 boe/d). LNG production is sold under long-term contracts on markets in the US, Asia and Europe through the LNG fleet of the Bonny Gas Transport Company, which is wholly owned by Nigeria LNG Co. During 2015, six new vessels were launched.

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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