Exploration & Production
Eni has been present in Oman since 2017 when an Exploration and Production Sharing Agreement for Block 52 located in the offshore of the country was signed with the Sultanate Government and the OOCEP state company.
Block 52 is an underexplored area with hydrocarbons potential located offshore in the southern region of Oman. Block 52 has an area of approximately 90,000 Km2, with water depths ranging from 10 to over 3,000 meters. The signing of the Block 52 EPSA represents an important milestone in Eni’s strategy to reinforce its presence in the Middle East region.
Furthermore, in 2018 was awarded the offshore exploration Block 47 in Oman with OOECP.
Block 47 is located onshore in the Omani A’Dakhiliyah Governorate and covers an approximate area of 8,524 sqkm. The Block was awarded to Eni and OOCEP following
their joint bid as part of the 2017 Oman Licensing Round. Pursuant the EPSA, Eni is the Operator of block and with a 90% participating interest and OOCEP holds the remaining 10% participating interest. Exploration operations are expected to commence in 2019.
In addition, Eni has signed with the Ministry of Oil & Gas and with BP a Head of Agreement (HoA) that sets up the principles for the acquisition of the Exploration and Production rights of Block 77 onshore, with an acreage of 3.100 sqkm, 30 km east of the BP-operated Khazzan Field.
Under the Agreement, Eni and BP hold 50% each with Eni acting as operator during the exploration phase.
Following the signature of the HoA, the Exploration and Production Sharing Agreement (EPSA) will follow shortly.
Eni operates in Oman through its subsidiary Eni Oman. In the Middle East, Eni is also
present in the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon and Iraq.
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Offices & contacts
Exploration and Production
Eni Oman Bv
c/o Eni International Bv,
Amsterdam, 1077 XX
Phone: +31 20 570 7100
Fax: +31 20 570 7170