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Eni S.p.A.
Società per azioni
Traded as BIT: ENI, NYSE: E
Industry Oil and gas
Founded February 10, 1953 (1953-02-10)
Headquarters Rome, Italy
Area served
Key people
Emma Marcegaglia (Chairman)
Claudio Descalzi (CEO)
Products Petroleum
Natural gas
Petroleum products
Revenue 128.8 billion (2012)[1]
€18.064 billion (2012)[1]
€7.788 billion (2012)[1]
Total assets €139.641 billion (2012)[1]
Total equity €62.713 billion (2012)[1]
Number of employees
77,838 (2013-04-09)[1]
Subsidiaries Agenzia Giornalistica Italia
Eni Gas & Power
Polimeri Europa
Website .com.eniwww

Eni S.p.A. is an Italian multinational oil and gas company headquartered in Rome. It has operations in 79 countries, and is currently world's 11th 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 30.303% golden share in the company, 3.934% held through the state Treasury and 26.369% held through the Cassa Depositi e Prestiti. Another 2.012% of the shares are held by People's Bank of China.[3] The company is a component of the Euro Stoxx 50 stock market index.[4]

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 1
    • 1950s–1960s 1.1
    • 1970s–1980s 1.2
    • 1990s 1.3
    • 2000 to present 1.4
  • Operations 2
    • Exploration & production 2.1
    • Gas & Power 2.2
      • Natural gas 2.2.1
      • Power generation 2.2.2
    • Refining & Marketing 2.3
    • Engineering & Construction 2.4
  • Subsidiaries 3
  • Peers 4
  • Controversies 5
  • Sustainability 6
  • Motorsports 7
  • See also 8
  • References 9
  • Bibliography 10
  • External links 11



Eni was founded and established by law in 1953[5][6] 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.[7][8]

Eni originally was an acronym for the company's full title Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi.[9] Since 1995 the meaning ceased to be relevant but the name was maintained.[10]

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.[11][12]

Starting 1954 Eni holds extensive exploration rights in North Africa,[9] signing an agreement with the Egyptian government led by Nasser[13] while providing an active and equal role for the crude producing countries through the establishment of joint ventures.[14]

In 1957 Eni pushed for a similar agreement, known as the "Mattei formula",[15][16] to be signed with Persian Shah Reza Pahlavi and the National Iranian Company.[17][18][19]

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.[20][21]

On 27 October 1962 Enrico Mattei died on an aircraft accident involving his twin-jet while surrounding Bascapè,[22] on his way to Milan from Catania.[23]

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.[24]

In 1967 Eni acquired Italgas.[25]


In October 1973 after the Yom Kippur War and the embargo[26][27] against the United States and the Netherlands agreed by OPEC members Arab countries, a serious oil crisis occurred,[28] pushing Eni in need to consolidate its position in the international market by signing an agreement with Sonatrach,[29] the Algerian state oil entity for natural gas supply.[30]

In 1974 Eni signed an agreement with Libyan government, followed by further agreements with Egypt, Nigeria and Tunisia,[31][32][33][34] while developing two new major oil discoveries in the British North Sea got on 1972.[35]

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.[36][37][38]

After the inauguration of the Trans-Mediterranean Pipeline connecting Algeria to Sicily through Tunisia,[39] Eni signs a new agreement with Libya for the exploitation of Boùri,[40] the biggest oilfield in the centre of the Mediterranean,[41] and develops its international role within the oil industry.[42]


In 1992 Eni became a joint stock company by Law Decree,[43][44][45][46][47] being listed to the Italian and New York Stock Exchange in 1995.[48][49][50]

From 1995 to 1998 Eni put four share offers fully successfully, as 70% of its capital assets were sold to private shareholders.[51][52][53]

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.[54][55][56]

2000 to present

Since 2000 Eni has been developing the Kashagan[57] oilfield a major offshore discovery, along the Caspian Sea.[58][59]

In 2005 the Blue Stream pipeline projected to supply gas from southern Russia to Turkey was inaugurated as a joint venture between Eni and Gazprom.[60][61][62]

In 2007 Eni signed an agreement to conduct South Stream a feasibility study with Gazprom to import Russian gas into Europe across the Black Sea.[63][64][65]

Activist asset manager Knight Vinke, who owns 1% of the outstanding shares of the company, begun pressuring 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.[66]

In 2010 Eni achieves key production milestone in Iraqi Zubair oil field.[67][68][69]

After getting a licence in 2006 for the exploration of an offshore area in the north of Mozambique, known as Area 4,[70][71][72] Eni announced several major natural gas discoveries between 2011 and 2012 such as Mamba South,[73][74][75][76][77][78] Mamba North,[79][80] Mamba North East,[81][82][83][84] Coral 1.[85][86][87][88]

In February 2014, ENI discovered oil at its DRC offshore block.[89]

Since 2012 Eni has been selling off refining and marketing assets it owned in eastern Europe in order to increase profitability. By 2013 Eni already reduced its refining capacity by 13 percent. In May 2014 Eni agreed to sell their 32.5% share in Ceska Rafinerska AS (CRC), a refining company in Czech Republic, to MOL Group of Hungary.[90]

In June 2014 the company signed an agreement with Sasol to acquire a 40% interest in a permit to explore 82,000-km2 offshore of South Africa's east coast.[91]

In January 2015, Eni in collaboration with Vitol Energy signed a $7 billion contract with the government of Ghana. This agreement was reached in order to produce oil and gas at Cape Three Points in the Western Region of Ghana, in an attempt to enable Ghana meet its power and energy needs.

In August 2015 Eni announced the discovery of a huge gasfield off the coast of Egypt.[92]


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

Exploration & production

As exploration and reserve replacement being major drivers for the company,[93] Eni boosts for production additions in its core oil field areas (North and

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External links

  • (English) Marcello Boldrini, Mattei, Rome, Colombo, 1969
  • (Italian) Marcello Colitti, Energia e sviluppo in Italia, Bari, De Donato, 1979
  • (English) Paul H. Frankel, Oil and Power Policy, New York - Washington, Praeger, 1966
  • (English) Pier Paolo Pasolini, Petrolio, various
  • (Italian) Nico Perrone, Enrico Mattei, Bologna, Il mulino, 2001 ISBN 88-15-07913-0


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See also

Eni has been involved in motorsports for more than ten years. The AF Corse Team has achieved notable successes both in Italy and in Europe, winning more than 70 championships over the years. No other auto racing team has gained such success in the history of the Italy.


In the first half of 2014 Eni achieved the start-up of the Porto Torres green chemistry plant and the Venice biorefinery.[171][172]

In 2013 Eni’s commitment continued in ensuring access of local communities to energy, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa.[170]

Among the UN Sustainable Development Solution Network (SDSN), in 2013 Eni led the Energy For All in Sub-Saharan Africa initiative through international collaborations aimed at devising solutions to fight against energy poverty, in particular in Sub-Saharan Africa.[168][169]

In 2013 Eni continued its commitment to integrated reporting, preparing the Annual Report 2013 in accordance with the principles and contents of the Integrated reporting () framework issued by the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC).[166][167]

In 2013 Eni has been confirmed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and, in the half-yearly review in March 2014, also in the FTSE4Good sustainability index.[164][165]

During 2012, Eni decreased CO2 emission that resulted from flaring by 10% as compared to 2011.[162][163]

In 2012 Eni is also included in the Carbon Performance Leadership Index[159][160] and is the only FTSE MIB company to gain the triple E for Standard Ethics.[161]

In 2012 Eni is confirmed on the FTSE4Good Index for the sixth consecutive year.[156][157][158]

Eni has been included into the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index since 2007.[152][153][154][155]


After corruption charges against the subsidiary Saipem, Eni's CFO Alessandro Bernini had to resign and the new CFO Massimo Mondazzi took over in December 2012.[151]

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. [150]

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.[149]

The Central Energy Italian Gas Holding scandal in 2005 involved Eni and Gazprom[148]


  • ExxonMobil 32,6
  • BP 23,5
  • Chevron 21,4
  • Shell 16,4
  • Total 11,2
  • Eni 6,9
  • Repsol 0,3

Peers – Net Income 2013 (Mld $)

  • ExxonMobil 25,2
  • BP 18,0
  • Shell 13,9
  • Total 11,5
  • Chevron 11,2
  • Eni 6,5
  • Repsol 1,5

Peers - Proven Hydrocarbons Reserves 2013 (Mld boe)

  • ExxonMobil 4175
  • BP 3230
  • Shell 3199
  • Chevron 2597
  • Total 2299
  • Eni 1619
  • Repsol 346

Peers - Hydrocarbons Production 2013 (kboe/d)

Eni is the largest company in Italy and the 20th in the world by revenue.[141] It can be compared to the other Oil and Gas companies in the world of operating and economics data.[142][143][144][145][146][147]


  • Eni Gas & Power[138] (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.
  • 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.[139]
  • 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.[140]

Eni's principal subsidiaries include:


In April 2012, Eni in collaboration with ZEiTECS announced the world's first offshore rigless/wireline retrievable ESP system for Eni Congo.[137]

Eni operates in engineering, construction and drilling both offshore and onshore for the oil&gas industry through the subsidiary Saipem.[136]

Engineering & Construction

Eni is the leader operator in refining and marketing of petroleum products in Italy.[128][129]
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).[130][131][132][133]
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.[128][134][135]

Refining & Marketing

Photovoltaic power plants
Natural gas power plants

Eni's electricity generation sites in Italy, as of January 2010, are the following:[127]

Power generation

Eni's power generation sites are located in Ferrera Erbognone, Ravenna, Livorno, Taranto, Mantova, Brindisi, Ferrara and Bolgiano.[118][119] In 2012, Eni's power generation was 25.67 TWh.[120][121]
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.[122][123][124][125][126]

In 2012, sales of natural gas were 95.32 bcm, down 1.44 bcm compared to 2011.[115][116][117]

Natural gas

Gas & Power

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.[112][113][114]

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.[93][111]


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