In detail:

  • the main activities in the Upstream sector conducted by Eni in Australia are concentrated in the conventional and deep offshore for the production of oil and natural gas
  • Eni offices and contacts in Australia

Exploration & Production

Eni has been present in Australia since 2001. In 2018, Eni’s production of oil and natural gas averaged 23 kboe/d. Activities are focused on deep offshore fields, over a developed and undeveloped acreage of 5,751 square kilometers (3,757 square kilometers net to Eni).

The main production blocks in which Eni holds interests are WA-33-L (Eni’s interest 100%) and JPDA 03-13 (Eni’s interest 10.99%).

In the appraisal and development phase, Eni holds interests in NT/RL8 (Eni’s interest 100%) and NT/RL7 (Eni operator with a 65% interest).

In addition, Eni holds interest in 4 exploration licenses, of which 1 in the JPDA.

Exploration and production activities in Australia are regulated by concession agreements, whereas in the cooperation zone between Timor Leste and Australia (JDPA) they are regulated by PSAs.


Block WA-33-L

Production The Blacktip gas field started-up in 2009 and produced approximately 23 bcf/y in 2018 (12 kboe/d). The project is supported by a production platform and carried by a 108-kilometer long pipeline to an onshore treatment plant with a capacity of 42 bcf/y. Natural gas extracted from this field is sold under a 25-year contract to supply a power plant, signed with Australian society Power & Water Utility Co.

Block JPDA 03-13

Production The liquids and gas Bayu Undan field started-up in 2004 and produced 116 kboe/d (11 kboe/d net to Eni) in 2018. Liquid production is supported by three treatment platforms and an FSO unit. Production of natural gas is carried by a 500-kilometer long pipeline and is treated at the Darwin liquefaction plant which has a capacity of 3.6 mmtonnes/y of LNG (equivalent to approximately 177 bcf/y of feed gas). LNG is sold to Japanese power generation companies under long-term contracts.

Development The Bayu Undan Phase 3b project was completed. The project included drilling and completion of three new wells aiming to increase the liquids production and to support LNG production.

Offices & contacts

Eni Australia Limited
Eni JPDA 03-13 Limited
Eni Australia B.V.

Perth Office
Eni House 226 Adelaide Terrace Perth WA 6000
PO Box 6862 East Perth WA 6892
Tel. (0061) 9 320 1111

Darwin Office
Lever 8 NT House
22 Mitchell Street Darwin NT 0800
GPO Box 82, Darwin NT 0801
Tel. (0061) 08 8980 2700
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