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Eni S.p.A.
Type Società per azioni
Traded as BITENI, NYSEE
Industry Oil and gas
Founded February 10, 1953 (1953-02-10)
Headquarters Rome, Italy
Area served Worldwide
Key people Emma Marcegaglia (Chairman)
Claudio Descalzi (CEO)
Products Petroleum
Natural gas
Petroleum products
Energy
Revenue 128.8 billion (2012)[1]
Operating income €18.064 billion (2012)[1]
Net income €7.788 billion (2012)[1]
Total assets €139.641 billion (2012)[1]
Total equity €62.713 billion (2012)[1]
Employees 77,838 (2013-04-09)[1]
Subsidiaries AGI
Eni Gas & Power
Polimeri Europa
Saipem
Snam
Syndial
Website www.eni.com

Eni S.p.A. is an Italian multinational oil and gas company headquartered in Rome. It has operations in 79 countries, and is currently Italy's largest industrial company with a market capitalization of 68 billion euros (US$ 90 billion), as of August 14, 2013.[2] The Italian government owns a 30.3% golden share in the company, 3.93% held through the state Treasury and 26.37% held through the Cassa depositi e prestiti. Another 2.29% of the shares are held by BNP Paribas.[3]

The name "ENI" was initially the acronym of "Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi" (national hydrocarbons authority). Through the years after its foundation however, it operated in a large number of fields including contracting, nuclear power, energy, mining, chemicals and plastics, refining/extraction and distribution machinery, hospitality industry and even textile industry and news.

History[edit]

1950s–1960s[edit]

Eni was founded and established by law in 1953[4][5] from an existing company, Agip, created in 1926 with the aim to explore for oilfields, acquire and commercialize oil and derivatives. On March 1953 Enrico Mattei was nominated Eni’s Chairman.[6][7]

Eni originally was an acronym for the company's full title Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi.[8] Since 1995 the meaning ceased to be relevant but the name was maintained.[9]

In 1952 Eni chooses its own logo, the six-legged dog, an imaginary animal symbolizing the sum of a car’s four wheels and the two legs of its driver.[10][11]

Starting 1954 Eni holds extensive exploration rights in North Africa,[8] signing an agreement with the Egyptian government lead by Nasser[12] while providing an active and equal role for the crude producing countries through the establishment of joint ventures.[13]

In 1957 Eni pushed for a similar agreement, known as the “Mattei formula”,[14][15] to be signed with Persian Shah Reza Pahlavi and the National Iranian Company.[16][17][18]

In 1960, during the Cold War period, Eni signed an agreement with the Soviet Union for the importation of Russian crude at very reasonable prices.[19][20]

On 27 October 1962 Enrico Mattei died on an aircraft accident involving his twin-jet while surrounding Bascapè,[21] on his way to Milan from Catania.[22]

During the following years, Eni signed contracts in joint venture with foreign companies to supply crude from Egypt to Iran and from Libya to Tunisia.[23]

In 1967 Eni acquired Italgas.[24]

1970s–1980s[edit]

In October 1973 after the Yom Kippur War and the embargo[25][26] against the United States and the Netherlands agreed by OPEC members Arab countries, a serious oil crisis occurred,[27] pushing Eni in need to consolidate its position in the international market by signing an agreement with Sonatrach,[28] the Algerian state oil entity for natural gas supply.[29]

In 1974 Eni signed an agreement with Libyan government, followed by further agreements with Egypt, Nigeria and Tunisia,[30][31][32][33] while developing two new major oil discoveries in the British North Sea got on 1972.[34]

During the middle 70’s Eni planned a major infrastructure for transporting natural gas over long distances by building a pipeline network of thousands of miles throughout Europe and the Mediterranean.[35][36][37]

After the inauguration of the Trans-Mediterranean Pipeline connecting Algeria to Sicily through Tunisia,[38] Eni signs a new agreement with Libya for the exploitation of Boùri,[39] the biggest oilfield in the centre of the Mediterranean,[40] and develops its international role within the oil industry.[41]

1990s[edit]

In 1992 Eni became a joint stock company by Law Decree,[42][43][44][45][46] being listed to the Italian and New York Stock Exchange in 1995.[47][48][49]

From 1995 to 1998 Eni put four share offers fully successfully, as 70% of its capital assets were sold to private shareholders.[50][51][52]

As the price of oil collapsed in 1998 as other major companies Eni got to turn into a race through merges, international acquisitions, new explorations and the foundation of real super-companies.[53][54][55]

2000 to present[edit]

Since 2000 Eni starts developing the major Kashagan[56] oilfield offshore discovery, along the Caspian Sea.[57][58]

In 2005 the Blue Stream pipeline projected for gas supplying from southern Russia to Turkey is inaugurated as a joint venture between Eni and Gazprom.[59][60][61]

In 2007 Eni signs an agreement on South Stream feasibility study with Gazprom to import Russian gas to Europe across the Black Sea.[62][63][64]

Activist asset manager Knight Vinke, which owns 1% of the outstanding shares of the company, in October 2009 has begun pressing Eni's management to operate a spin off of Eni's gas activities. In its opinion this would solve the undervaluation of the company and release up to 50 billion euros ($70bn) of hidden value.[65]

In 2010 Eni achieves key production milestone in Iraqi Zubair oil field.[66][67][68]

After getting a licence in 2006 for the exploration of an offshore area in the north of Mozambique, known as Area 4,[69][70][71] Eni announced several major natural gas discoveries between 2011 and 2012 such as Mamba South,[72][73][74][75][76][77] Mamba North,[78][79] Mamba North East,[80][81][82][83] Coral 1.[84][85][86][87]

In February 2014, ENI discovered oil at its DRC offshore block.[88]

Operations[edit]

Eni Oil Bouri DP4 in Bouri Field is the biggest platform in the Mediterranean Sea

Exploration & production[edit]

As exploration and reserve replacement being major drivers for the company,[89] Eni boosts for production additions in its core oil field areas (North and Sub-Saharan Africa,[90][91][92][93] Venezuela,[94][95] Barents Sea,[96][97] Yamal Peninsula,[98][99] Kazakhstan,[100][101] Iraq[102] and the Far East[103][104]). Eni has about 130 exploration and production subsidiaries,[105] such as Eni Norge.[106]

In 2012 Eni reported liquids and gas production for the full year of 1,701 kboe/d, this being calculated assuming a natural gas conversion factor to barrel equivalent, updated to 5,492 cubic feet of gas equal 1 barrel of oil from July 1, 2012.[89][107]

During 2012 60 new exploratory wells were drilled, as 56 were drilled in 2011 and 47 in 2010. The overall commercial success rate was 40% (40.8% net to Eni) as compared to 42% in 2011 (38.6% net to Eni) and 41% in 2010 (39% net to Eni). In 2012 351 development wells were drilled as well, as 407 in 2011 and 399 in 2010.[108][109][110]

Gas & Power[edit]

Natural gas[edit]

In 2012, sales of natural gas were 95.32 bcm, down 1.44 bcm compared to 2011.[111][112][113]

Eni's power generation sites are located in Ferrera Erbognone, Ravenna, Livorno, Taranto, Mantova, Brindisi, Ferrara and Bolgiano.[114][115] In 2012, Eni's power generation was 25.67 TWh.[116][117]
Overall Eni supplies 2,600 customers including large companies, power generation companies, wholesalers and distributors of natural gas for automotive use. Residential users are 7.45 million and include households, professionals, small and medium size enterprises, and public bodies located all over Italy and 2.09 million customers in European Countries. International sales include Iberian Peninsula, Germany, Austria, Benelux, Hungary, UK/Northern Europe, Turkey, France markets.[118][119][120][121][122]

Power generation[edit]

Eni's electricity generation sites in Italy, as of January 2010, are the following:[123]

Natural gas power plants
Photovoltaic power plants

Refining & Marketing[edit]

Eni is the leader operator in refining and marketing of petroleum products in Italy.[124][125]
Eni is engaged in retail and wholesales activities in Central-Eastern European countries also (Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Hungary).[126][127][128][129]
Retail sales operations are conducted under the Eni and Agip brands. The re-branding of Eni's service stations in Italy and in the rest of Europe to Eni brand is underway.[124][130][131]

Engineering & Construction[edit]

Eni operates in engineering, construction and drilling both offshore and onshore for the oil&gas industry through the subsidiary Saipem.[132]

In April 2012, Eni in collaboration with ZEiTECS announced the world's first offshore rigless/wireline retrievable ESP system for Eni Congo.[133]

Subsidiaries[edit]

Eni's principal subsidiaries include:

  • Eni Gas & Power (100% owned) - a natural gas and power company based in Belgium formed by merger of Distrigas and Nuon Belgium
  • versalis (100% owned) - Versalis is a chemical company that manages the production and marketing of petrochemical products such as olefines, aromatics and intermediates (base chemicals), styrenes, elastomers and polyethylene, plus in recent years a focus on green chemistry, being also able to count on a range of proprietary technologies, advanced plant facilities and a broad-based distribution network.[citation needed]
  • Saipem (43% owned) - Saipem is an oil and gas industry contractor. Saipem has contracted for engineering, oilfield services and construction both offshore and onshore through several pipelines, including Blue Stream, Greenstream, Nord Stream and South Stream. It is a subsidiary listed on the Italian Stock Exchange.
  • Eni UK - carries out operations in the British section of the North Sea, in the Irish Sea and off the coast of the Shetland Islands. Has been present in UK since 1964. In 2006 Eni UK's average net production of hydrocarbons was more than 141,000 boe/d.[134]
  • Eni India is expected to start drilling at a deepwater block 2, near Andaman and Nicobar Islands in Q2 of 2011 as it has received 2 year extension for the completion of drilling program. The program was delayed due to various environmental issues and scarcity of oil rigs. ENI India had won this block in 2005 and partners with ONGC and GAIL India.[135]

Controversies[edit]

The Central Energy Italian Gas Holding scandal in 2005 involved Eni and Gazprom [136]

In 2009, the European Commission filed formal antitrust charges against Eni. The commission believes that Eni has conspired to keep competitors from using its gas pipelines.[137]

In 2009 again, according to the WikiLeaks cables, US ambassador Lanier told Washington that bribery allegations were made in Uganda by Eni which at the time was in competition for oil assets in the country against Tullow Oil. The bribes were taken by the newly appointed Ugandan prime minister, Amama Mbabazi. [138]

After corruption charges around the subsidiary Saipem, Eni's CFO Alessandro Berninihad to resign and the new CFO Massimo Mondazzi took over in December 2012.[139]

Sustainability[edit]

Eni has been included into the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index since 2007.[140][141][142][143]

In 2012 Eni is confirmed on the FTSE4Good Index for the sixth consecutive year.[144][145][146]

In 2012 Eni is also included in the Carbon Performance Leadership Index[147][148] and is the only FTSE MIB company to gain the triple E for Standard Ethics.[149]

During 2012 Eni got a 10% down in CO2eq emissions from flaring per produced toe compared to 2011.[150][151]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  39. ^ ENI (Agip) Bouri
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  48. ^ 1995 – The stock exchange listing!
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  51. ^ ITALY'S STATE OWNED ENI STRUGGLES TOWARD PRIVATIZATION
  52. ^ Association of European Businesses- Eni SpA
  53. ^ The Top 10 Oil & Gas Companies
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  55. ^ Mergers and restructuring in the world oil industry
  56. ^ About Kashagan
  57. ^ 2001 Conquering Kashagan
  58. ^ Kashagan Offshore Oilfield Project, Kazakhstan
  59. ^ Blue Stream
  60. ^ Blue Stream Pipeline
  61. ^ Eni, Blue Stream project
  62. ^ Eni and Gazprom sign the agreement for the South Stream Project
  63. ^ South Stream Gas Pipeline Project
  64. ^ South Stream Pipeline
  65. ^ "Letter to Eni CEO". Knight Vinke Asset Management. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 
  66. ^ Eni achieves key production milestone in the Zubair field, in Iraq
  67. ^ Eni Signing Begins Spate of Iraqi Oil Agreements
  68. ^ JPT,Company News Mergers and Acquisitions
  69. ^ Eni in Mozambique
  70. ^ Mozambique: Galp Energia and Eni to drill offshore Mozambique in September
  71. ^ Italian group ENI finds more natural gas in Mozambique
  72. ^ The Eni Presence
  73. ^ Mamba Proved East Africa Potential is Real
  74. ^ Eni increases the Mamba South gas discovery in Mozambique by 50%
  75. ^ Mamba South/North
  76. ^ Eni discovers gas at Mamba South offshore Mozambique
  77. ^ Italy's ENI claims giant gas discovery in Mozambique
  78. ^ Eni: new giant gas discovery in the offshore Mozambique
  79. ^ $50 billion estimated to develop giant Mamba gas field
  80. ^ Eni Discovers Gas at Mamba North East 2 in Mozambique
  81. ^ Eni adds Paleocene pay, 10+ tcf off Mozambique
  82. ^ Eni announces Mozambique gas discovery
  83. ^ Mozambique: Eni makes new natural gas discovery in the region
  84. ^ Eni: important new discovery in Mozambique
  85. ^ ENI STRIKES ‘GIANT’ NATURAL GAS FIELD AT CORAL PROSPECT
  86. ^ Eni announces major new gas discovery offshore Mozambique
  87. ^ Eni Makes a Major Gas Discovery
  88. ^ Eni finds oil and gas offshore DR Congo, Africa: Oil Review Africa, 2014 
  89. ^ a b Exploration & Production
  90. ^ Eni Makes Big Oil Find in Africa Amid New Sub-Saharan Success
  91. ^ Eni Makes Significant Oil & Gas Discovery Offshore Congo
  92. ^ Eni: First important oil discovery in OTCP Block offshore Ghana
  93. ^ Eni Discovers Significant Hydrocarbon Offshore Congo
  94. ^ Eni announces first production from Junin-5 oil field in Venezuela
  95. ^ Oil Production Kicks Off At Junin-5 In Venezuela
  96. ^ Eni awarded new exploration licenses in the Barents Sea
  97. ^ Eni gets exploration licenses in Barents Sea, offshore Norway
  98. ^ Eni SpA ADR E Q4 2011 Earnings Call Transcript
  99. ^ Eni's CEO Hosts 2012-2015 Strategy Presentation Call
  100. ^ Kazakhstan: Eni sees Kashagan to produce 75,000 barrels a day in first month
  101. ^ Eni Releases 2013-2016 Strategic Plan
  102. ^ Iraq
  103. ^ Eni: awarded East Sepinggan block in Indonesia
  104. ^ Eni sees 4%/year output rise through 2016
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  106. ^ http://www.eninorge.com/en/
  107. ^ Oil and gas production
  108. ^ Drilling
  109. ^ Exploration and Development
  110. ^ Annual report 2012
  111. ^ Gas & Power
  112. ^ Previous Year's Results
  113. ^ History and development of the Company
  114. ^ Sannazzaro Refinery, Italy
  115. ^ Eni SpA
  116. ^ Power Generation
  117. ^ Power Annual Report
  118. ^ Sales of natural gas
  119. ^ Eni
  120. ^ Eni Enters Belgium Under Own Brand
  121. ^ Eni to retail gas in France Under Own Brand
  122. ^ Eni Acquires Belgian Gas Company
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  124. ^ a b Refining & Marketing
  125. ^ The Italian Gas Market: Challenges and Opportunities
  126. ^ Marketing of refined products
  127. ^ 10 October 2012 - Eni will sell gas on the French retail market under its own brand
  128. ^ Eni enters the retail natural gas market in France
  129. ^ 19 October 2012 - Eni will operate on the Belgian retail market under its own brand
  130. ^ Eni announces results for the third quarter and the nine months of 2012
  131. ^ Petrol World
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  133. ^ "Eni and ZEiTECS Install Eni Congo’s First Rigless Retrievable ESP System". BrightWire. 
  134. ^ "Eni starts production at the Blane oil field offshore UK". Milan: Eni. 2007-09-12. Retrieved 2010-04-19. 
  135. ^ "ENI India to start drilling in Q2 of 2011". Kolkata: The Economic Times. 2010-10-26. Retrieved 2010-10-26. 
  136. ^ The Putin and Pals Project. Kommersant. Dec. 24, 2005
  137. ^ EU hits Italian energy group ENI with antitrust charges
  138. ^ "Uganda names bribes-claim minister new PM". Reuters. 2011-05-24. 
  139. ^ Bond Market Debut for New Eni CFO Mondazzi CFO Insight Magazine, January 2013
  140. ^ 13 September 2012, Eni confirmed in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index
  141. ^ Sustainability Index, Annual review 2012
  142. ^ Eni SpA : Eni confirmed in Dow Jones Sustainability World Index
  143. ^ Eni confirmed in Dow Jones Sustainability World Index
  144. ^ 17 September 2012 – Eni confirmed in the FTSE4Good Index
  145. ^ Country classificationin FTSE Global benchmarks
  146. ^ Eni SpA : Eni confirmed in the FTSE4Good Index
  147. ^ 12 September 2012 – Eni enters Cdp's Carbon Performance Leadership Index (CPLI)
  148. ^ CDP climate performance scores
  149. ^ STOCK EXCHANGE: STANDARD ETHICS, ENI IS THE ONLY COMPANY IN THE FTSE MIB WITH A TRIPLE E
  150. ^ Climate Change
  151. ^ Fact Book 2012

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  • (it) Marcello Colitti, Energia e sviluppo in Italia, Bari, De Donato, 1979
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