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Ahram Online: Italy's Eni signs 2 new gas exploration deals with Egypt

However, Eni has a 50 percent participation stake in the North Ras El-Esh block, which is operated by BP with an equity of 50 percent.
28.12.16 | Interesting article at Ahram Online

Italy’s Eni, one of the leading global oil and gas companies, signed on Tuesday two new concession agreements with the Egyptian government for gas exploration in two fields of “North El-Hammad and North Ras El-Esh, located in the shallow waters of the Egyptian Mediterranean Sea,” according to the group’s website.

For the North El-Hammad block, Eni has a stake of 37.5 percent, while the remaining equities are owned by BP and Total, the Italian company said.

However, Eni has a 50 percent participation stake in the North Ras El-Esh block, which is operated by BP with an equity of 50 percent.

“They [the two new fields] strengthen Eni’s portfolio and positioning in Egypt, a country of historic and strategic importance, and further confirm the company’s commitment to pursue new exploration after the recent and important successes of Nooros, Zohr and Baltim South West, made in 2015 and in 2016,” the company said in its press release.