Angola sustainable
Sustainability is key to Eni’s presence in Angola and is enacted by using the highest standards and international guidelines and by adopting an integrated management system to what regards health, safety and the protection of the environment, founded on the best practices recognised throughout the world.

Access to energy and water

In 2014, Eni Angola carried out a Feasibility Study on Access to Energy and Access to Water in the provinces of Huíla and Namibe, product of a commitment established by Eni Angola with the Ministry of Energy and Water. As a result of the study, Eni Angola designed an integrated social project of access to energy and water, health and capacity building, for two communities of the provinces of Huíla and Namibe, aiming at contributing to the improvement of their quality of life with a sustainable approach.

Eni Angola also established a commitment with the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Energy and Water to carry out two research studies, which took place in 2015, for the electrification of the Kilunda health center and the Quiçama hospital, both located in the province of Luanda.

The Kilunda health centre is deprived of electricity. The study carried out provided the design of a photovoltaic solar plant which by means of an accumulation of solar energy in batteries, would be able to guarantee the lighting of the centre, providing energy for the refrigerators for the conservation of medicines, thus allowing medical services to be available to the surrounding community. The installation of the solar system in the Kilunda health center will take place in 2016.

The Quiçama hospital is located close to the Quiçama National Park on the banks of the river Kwanza. The hospital is currently powered by two diesel generators, which entail high management costs. The study was able to provide the design of a combined system and best practices in order to reduce operational costs.

Socio-economic development

For us, Local Content means added value brought to the socio-economic development of the host country, through the participation of local people and enterprises in the industrial activities and the promotion of their development, the transmission of skills and know-how. A skilled team selects potential local suppliers that can contribute to the development of our activities in Angola and also to create professional opportunities for the local communities. In 2015, Eni qualified 50 local companies and awarded 145 contracts to Angolan companies, representing 58% of the total supply. The selection of the vendors considers issues regarding the respect for human rights and workers, the protection of minors and a guarantee of safety and healthy work conditions in the workplace. Sustainability (SA8000) audits were carried out by Eni in Angola. The selection process for suppliers is currently underway to carry out services in the West Hub and East Hub projects.


Initiatives regarding health are being carried out through the Health Capacity Building Social Project, which provides training for medical and paramedical staff in Luanda. This Community Health initiative, which is founded on a partnership between Eni Angola and the Ministry of Health, implemented by the Obra da Divina Providência NGO (see the hospital of the same name - HDP), has grounds on an initiative of Eni Foundation, where the operative capacity of the HDP was increased, with requalification activities and training on the subject of mother-child health for the health personnel working mainly (but not exclusively) in the district of Kilamba Kiaxi.

The main objective of the project, in line with the Plano de Desenvolvimento Sanitário 2012-2025 (PNDS) of the Government, is to support the Ministry of Health (MINSA) in improving the health services for the population in the Kilamba Kiaxi district, by training various medical operators (doctors, nurses, health technicians and community health workers).

In the first phase of the project, which ran from November 2014 to December 2015, the medical operators benefitted from specific training courses in the following subjects:
  • Epidemiological surveillance
  • Radiology
  • Malnutrition
  • Neonatology and paediatrics
  • Gynaecology and obstetrics
  • Laboratory analysis
  • Nursing applied to infants’ health and paediatrics
  • Nursing applied to mothers’ health
  • Nursing refresher courses for adult health
  • First aid and basic vital medical principles
A total of 304 hours of training were carried out in the first semester and 404 in the second. 22 trainers were involved (10 in the first semester and 12 in the second) and 79 nurses and 38 doctors benefitted from the training in the first semester and 156 nurses and 47 doctors in the second, while the numbers of community health workers were respectively 9 in the first and 9 in the second semester.

5 hospitals and 16 health centres of 3 municipalities of the province of Luanda were involved, covering an area much wider than what was initially foreseen. The reason for this was the need for investment in know-how to be made widespread in the whole province of Luanda. On the basis of the personnel trained, distributed throughout the district of Kilamba Kiaxi, and the average density of the population, the total population benefitting from the HDP services and the health service units is of 988,394. These figures confirm the effective importance and potential of these training courses carried out thanks to this social project.

The second phase of the Health Capacity Building social project will take place during 2016 as a follow-up of the first phase, where new topics will be introduced, according to the training needs on the prevalent diseases in the province of Luanda.


We are committed to contributing to the development of Angolan human resources and promoting personal skills of co-workers by investing in training of technical skills, safeguarding human rights and creating work environments where diversity is respected and enhanced. During 2015/ 2016, 20 young graduates selected in local universities have been trained on class and on Eni Angola sites in order to offer them a first job opportunity. Furthermore, the company is developing a partnership with Angolan universities.


During the development of both the West and the East Hubs of Block 15/06, a distinctive approach for the management of environment is applied. The key drivers are the adherence to strict environmental policies, the adoption of best available techniques for minimizing discharges and air emissions in and beyond compliance with the Angolan regulatory system requirements and international best practices.

Among oil and gas operators in Angola, Eni was the first ever operator in Angola to apply a Zero Discharge policy for all waste waters and drill cuttings. The process involves the collection of all waste water and Oil Based Mud (OBM) drill cuttings on-board the drilling rigs into dedicated tanks and skips and delivery to shore based (authorized) treatment and disposal facilities. Reusable liquids are recycled and hazardous materials are properly disposed of. Regular inspections to the waste treatment facilities are made to ensure the correct treatment of all waste.

The “Zero flaring” policy applies on board the FPSO N’Goma, the production facility of the West Hub (Block 15/06). The associated gas is used as fuel gas and the surplus is re-injected into the reservoir. Flaring occurs only in emergency situations such as commissioning and start-up phase or restart after planned or unplanned shutdowns. Oil spill contingency plans are in place for any emergency scenario and are approved by the relevant authorities.

By the end of 2016, subsea asset integrity inspections and environmental monitoring will be carried out through the CLEAN SEA system, an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) capable of remotely collecting water samples and inspect the integrity of the production assets up to 3,000 meters below the sea level.

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