Australia and Oceania
Eni has been present in Australia since 2001. In 2013, Eni’s production of oil and natural gas amounted to 30 kboe/d. Activities are focused on conventional and deep offshore fields over a developed and undeveloped area of 23,576 square kilometers (13,622 square kilometers net to Eni).
The main production blocks in which Eni holds interests are WA-33-L (Eni’s interest 100%), JPDA 03-13 (Eni’s interest 10.99%) and JPDA 06-105 (Eni operator with a 40% interest).
In the appraisal and development phase Eni holds interests in NT/P68 (Eni’s interest 50%) and NT/P48 (Eni’s interest 32.5%). In October 2013, exploration activity yielded positive results, with the Evans Shoal North-1 appraisal well, in the NT/P48 permit. The total potential of the Evans Shoal discovery is estimated at 8 tcf of raw gas in place.
In addition, Eni holds interest in 7 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 (Joint Petroleum Development Area - JPDA) they are regulated by PSAs.
Block JPDA 03-13
Production The liquids and gas Bayu Undan field started-up in 2004 and produced 173 kboe/d (approximately 13 kboe/d net to Eni) in 2013. Liquid production is supported by 3 treatment platforms and an FSO unit. Production of natural gas is mostly 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 Development Phase 3 is currently underway, aiming at increasing of liquid production and supporting of LNG production.
Block JPDA 06-105
Production The Kitan oil field (Eni operator with a 40% interest) started-up in 2011 and amounted to 16 kbbl/d in 2013 (approximately 5 kbbl/d net to Eni). Production is supported by 3 sub-sea wells and operated by an FPSO unit for the oil treatment.
Development The second development phase of Kitan field was started-up. This phase includes the drilling and completion of the new development well in the eastern part of the field and the linkage to the existent FPSO.
Production The Blacktip gas field (Eni’s interest 100%) started-up in 2009 and produced approximately 23 bcf/y in 2013. 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.