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Eni has been operating in Norway since 1965. Eni’s activities are performed in the Norwegian Sea, in the Norwegian section of the North Sea and in the Barents Sea over a developed and undeveloped acreage of 11,566 square kilometers (3,779 square kilometers net to Eni). Eni’s production in Norway amounted to 106 kboe/d in 2013.
Exploration and production activities in Norway are regulated by Production Licenses (PL). According to a PL, the holder is entitled to perform seismic surveys and drilling and production activities for a given number of years with possible extensions.
In the medium term, Eni’s production in Norway is expected to increase reflecting the development of assets in portfolio.
Production Eni currently holds interests in 10 production areas.
The principal producing fields are Åsgard (Eni’s interest 14.82%), Kristin (Eni’s interest 8.25%), Heidrun (Eni’s interest 5.17%), Mikkel (Eni’s interest 14.9%), Tyrihans (Eni’s interest 6.2%), Marulk (Eni operator with a 20% interest) and Morvin (Eni’s interest 30%), which in 2013 accounted for 79% of Eni’s production in Norway.
During the year, the Skuld field (Eni’s interest 11.5%) started-up with a production of approximately 30 kboe/d (approximately 4 kboe/d net to Eni).
The gas produced in the area is collected at the Åsgard facilities, carried by pipeline to the Karsto treatment plant and then delivered to the Dornum terminal in Germany. Liquids recovered in the area mainly through FPSO units are sold FOB.
Development Activities concerning the installation of a subsea compressor station at the Åsgard field progressed. The ongoing project aims at supporting current production levels. Development activities progressed to put in production discovered resources near the Åsgard field, particularly at Midgard and Mikkel discoveries.
Exploration Eni holds interests in 33 Prospecting Licenses ranging from 5% to 50%, 4 of these are operated.
Norwegian Section of the North Sea
Production Eni holds interests in 5 production licenses. The main producing field is Ekofisk (Eni’s interest 12.39%) in PL 018, which in 2013 produced approximately 22 kboe/d net to Eni and accounted for 21% of Eni’s production in Norway. Production from Ekofisk and satellites is carried by pipeline to the Teesside terminal in the United Kingdom for oil and to the Emdem terminal in Germany for gas.
Development Activities were performed during the year to maintain and optimize the production rate at the Ekofisk field by means of drilling of infilling wells, upgrading of existing facilities and optimization of water injection. The development of the South Area was completed in the year.
Exploration Eni holds interests in 6 Prospecting Licenses ranging from 12% to 45%, of which one as operator. During the year, exploration activities yielded positive results in the PL 479 license (Eni’s interest 19.6%) with the Smørbukk near field gas and condensates discovery that will leverage on the synergies with the existing production facilities.
Eni is currently performing exploration and development activities in the Barents Sea. Eni holds interests in 18 prospecting licenses, 13 of these are operated. Barents Sea is a strategic area with a huge resource base, which will be developed in compliance with the tightest environmental and safety standards provided for the people and environment protection, considering the fragile ecosystem.
During the year, Eni was awarded the operatorship and a 40% interest in the PL 717, PL 712, PL 716 and PL 697 (Eni’s interest 65%) exploration licenses, as well as a 30% stake in the PL 696 and 714 licenses.
Development Operations have been focused on developing the Goliat field in the PL 229 (Eni operator with a 65% interest), the main discovery in the area made in 2000 at a water depth of 370 meters. The project is progressing; the production start-up is expected by the end of 2014 with a production of 56 kbbl/d net to Eni in 2015.
In 2013 the implementation of oil spill contingency and response was progressed by means of the development of techniques and methodologies to support the oil spill preparedness program which already has been acknowledged by the Norwegian Authorities as the reference standard for all future development projects in the Arctic. The project was launched by Eni and involved other oil companies operating in the oil and gas exploration in the Barents Sea as well as the Norwegian Clean Seas Association for Operating Companies (NOFO) and International Research Institutes. These results were presented at the Norwegian Environmental Agency, at the local administrations and all stakeholders and reaffirmed that the Goliat project is characterized by a well-advance emergency system for the management of an oil spill, in terms of organization, consolidation of the emergency apparatus, as well as equipment and technology development. Activities are expected to be completed in 2014.
Exploration Exploration activities yielded positive results in the PL 532 license (Eni’s interest 30%) with the oil and gas Skavl discovery, in addition to the recent oil and gas discoveries of Skrugard and Havis. The total recoverable resources of the license are currently estimated at over 500 million barrels at 100% and are planned to be put in production by means of fast-track synergic development.
Eni has been present in the United Kingdom since 1964. Eni’s activities are carried out in the British section of the North Sea, the Irish Sea and Atlantic Ocean, over a developed and undeveloped acreage of 1,441 square kilometers (638 square kilometers net to Eni). In 2013, Eni’s net production of oil and gas amounted to 41 kboe/d, the portion of liquids was approximately 40%.
Within its strategy of portfolio optimization, Eni finalized the disposal of 19 development/production fields and 11 exploration licences.
Exploration and production activities in the UK are regulated by concession contracts.
Production Eni currently holds interests in 5 production areas of which the Hewett Area is operated by Eni with an 89.3% interest. The other fields are Elgin/Franklin (Eni’s interest 21.87%), West Franklin (Eni’s interest 21.87%), Liverpool Bay (Eni’s interest 53.9%; 100% after acquisition of the remaining share in 2014), J Block Area (Eni’s interest 33%) and MacCulloch (Eni’s interest 40%), which in 2013 accounted for 80% of Eni’s production in the United Kingdom.
In 2013, production started at the oil and gas Jasmine field (Eni’s interest 33%), with the installation activities and linkage to productive and treatment facilities. A peak of approximately 117 kbbl/d (approximately 39 kbbl/d net to Eni) is expected in 2014.
Development The development activities concerned the West Franklin field with the construction and installation of production platform and linkage to nearby treatment facilities. Start-up is expected at the end of 2014.
Exploration Eni holds interests in 12 exploration blocks ranging from 7% to 60%, in 3 of these Eni is operator.