Italian energy giant Eni has been awarded a new production licence in the UK sector of the North Sea, some 250 kilometres offshore near the Norwegian border, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.
Eni is the sole operator of the licence (P2511), which is initially for six years. P2511 covers an area of approximately 340 square kilometres in water depth ranging from 100 to 130 metres, the statement said.
The new North Sea production licence comes after Eni was awarded a carbon storage licence in the Liverpool Bay area of the East Irish Sea in October last year, the statement noted.
Eni has been operating in the UK for over 50 years and is active in the exploration and production sector with a production of 55 kilo barrel of oil equivalent (kboed), as well as in the gas, power and refining sectors.