Overview

Iraq
We have been operating in Iraq since 2009 with hydrocarbon development activities over a developed area of 1,074 square kilometres (446 square net to Eni). Production is largely assured by the Zubair field, which is located close to the city of Basra. Alongside Exploration & Production activities, the company is also engaged in local community support programmes.

Exploration & Production

Production. Production comes from Zubair oil field (Eni’s interest 41.6%) with a production of 40 kbbl/d net to Eni in 2015. At the beginning of March 2016, three new generation plants for the oil, gas and water treatment (Initial Production Facilities – IPF) started. Those plants together with existing restructured and modernized facilities increased oil and natural gas treatment capacity of Zubair field to approximately 650 kbbl/d and will ensure the maximization of the associated gas utilization. In addition, these new facilities have also a water re-injection capacity of approximately 300 kbbl/d that will boost the Zubair’s hydrocarbons production.

Development. The first stage of the development activities (Rehabilitation Plan) of Zubair field was substantially completed. The project includes an additional development phase (Enhanced Redevelopment Plan), started in 2014, to achieve a production plateau of 850 kbbl/d. In September 2015, Occidental of Iraq LLC, a partner of Eni Iraq BV in Zubair project, announced to exit the Zubair project, and in December 2015 SOC, the Iraqi state oil company, expressed its decision to take the place of the Occidental of Iraq LLC as a part of the project. Negotiations are underway between the parties involved. Supporting programs for the local community progressed with main activities in the education field, by means of renovation of school buildings and projects aimed to support teaching initiatives.

Offices and contacts

Exploration & Production
Eni Iraq B.V.
Al Kendi
Qtr. 215
St. 15 House 18

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