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Eni gets new licence in UK North Sea

Italian oil and gas company Eni has been awarded a new production licence in the UK North Sea, resulting from an application made in the 32nd UK Offshore Licensing Round.

The licence, named P2511, covers an area of approximately 340 square kilometres and is located approximately 250 km offshore the UK in the Northern North Sea in a water depth ranging from 100 to 130 m, Eni informed on Tuesday.

It is situated near the UK/Norwegian border where several significant discoveries were recently made.

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

Eni emphasized that, through this licence participation, it renews its commitment to the valorisation of resources in the UK sector of the North Sea.

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.

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