Eni to sell 10% stake in Shorouk concession to Mubadala Petroleum for $934m


Oil and gas industry news : Italian oil and gas company Eni has struck a deal to divest a stake of 10% in the Shorouk concession, offshore Egypt, containing the super-giant Zohr gas field to Mubadala Petroleum for a sum of $934 million.

The UAE-based Mubadala Petroleum is a 100% owned subsidiary of Mubadala Investment Company.

Currently, Eni holds a stake of 60% in the Shorouk concession through its subsidiary IEOC, and is partnered by Russian energy company Rosneft and BP, which holds 10%.

Having started production in December 2017, within three years after its discovery, the Zohr gas field has a production of 400 million scf per day. The Zohr gas field production is expected to be increased gradually to reach the plateau by the end of next year.

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Commenting on the Shorouk concession deal with Mubadala Petroleum, Claudio Descalzi – CEO of Eni, said: “We are pleased to be working with Mubadala and welcome them into the partnership for the Shorouk concession. This represents a further signal about the strength and quality of this world class asset developed by Eni.”

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The transaction completion will depend on fulfillment of certain standard conditions, like all necessary approvals from Egyptian authorities.

Musabbeh Al Kaabi – CEO of Petroleum & Petrochemicals, Mubadala Investment Company, and Chairman of Mubadala Petroleum, commenting on the Shorouk concession deal with Eni, said: “This is an important and attractive investment for Mubadala, adding a world-class asset to our portfolio with long-term cash flows. We are joining a strong partnership with Eni as operator, who have delivered the project in record time and with the full support of the Egyptian authorities.”

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Eni has been operating in Egypt for nearly 65 years through its subsidiary IEOC Production. The company is a leading oil producer in Egypt with an equity production of about 230,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.

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