BP, Eni create largest Angolan producer
LUANDA, March 14, 2022 – BP and Eni have signed an agreement to create a 50:50 joint venture that will be Angola’s largest hydrocarbons producer, the two super-majors announced on Friday.
Independently managed Azule Energy will hold stake in 16 licences and produce more than 200,000 boepd of oil and gas and 2 billion barrels equivalent of net resources.
Currently, BP is operator of offshore blocks 18 and 31 and has non-operating shares in blocks 15, 17, 20 and 29. The British super-major also has non-operating stakes in non-associated gas project New Gas Consortium and Angola LNG.
Eni operates blocks 15/06, Cabinda North, Cabinda Centro, 1/14 and 28. The company will soon be the operator of the New Gas Consortium development. The Italian super-major also has non-operating shares in Block 0, 3/05, 3/05A, 14, 14 K/A-IMI, 15 and Angola LNG.
The joint venture will also hold a participating stake in Solenova, a solar energy company jointly held with Sonangol.
The transaction is expected to close in H2 2022.