Portfolio optimization

Concluded the sale of a 20% interest in Area 4 operated by Eni and located in Mozambique to Chinese partner CNPC, for a total consideration of €3.4 billion. This operation has ensured an anticipated monetization of future cash flow expected from asset development. CNPC’s entrance into Area 4 is strategically significant for the project because of the worldwide importance of the company in the upstream and downstream sectors.

  • Divested to certain Gazprom subsidiaries a 60% interest in Artic Russia, the subsidiary owing a 49% stake of Severenergia, which holds four licenses for the exploration and production of hydrocarbons in Russia. On January 15, 2014, the consideration for the disposal equal to €2.2 billion was cashed in.
  • Awarded the exploration licenses in emerging basins which represent new frontiers in oil and gas exploration activity such as Vietnam, Myanmar and Greenland, in the high potential areas such as Cyprus, Russian offshore and Kenya, as well as legacy areas such as Australia, Indonesia, China, Congo, Egypt and Norway.