Eni awarded new North Sea UK production licence

Source: press release, 26 January 2021

photo: Eni
photo: Eni

Eni has announced the successful award of a new production licence, resulting from an application made in the 32nd UK Offshore Licensing Round.

The licence, P2511, covers an area of approximately 340 square kilometres and is located approximately 250 km offshore UK in the Northern North Sea in water depths ranging from 100 to 130 metres. It is situated near the UK/Norwegian border where several significant discoveries were recently made.

The licence has an initial exploration term of 6 years. Eni UK will assume the role of operator with a 100% participating interest.

Through the Licence participation, Eni renews its commitment to the valorisation of resources in the UK sector of the North Sea where the company has been operating for over 50 years.

Eni has been present in the UK since 1964 and is currently active in the Exploration & Production sector, with a production of 55 Kboed as well as in the Gas & Power and Refining & Marketing & Chemicals sectors. In October 2020 Eni has been awarded a carbon storage licence in the Liverpool Bay area of the East Irish Sea.