1994-1997GETTING STARTED

1994

First acquisition in Germany

Acquisition of the former East Germany E&P state company Erdöl Erdgas Gommern as part of sweeping privatisation.

1996

A minority stake in Ivory Coast offshore

Acquisition of a minority stake in Foxtrot gas field offshore of Ivory Coast, sharing upstream risk with EDF through the ENERCI joint venture.

1997

First steps into the UK North Sea

Establishment of GDF Britain which became our UK affiliate, followed by the acquisition of stakes in Elgin-Franklin, Caister and Murdoch fields in the UK North Sea.


2000-2007AN E&P BUSINESS IS BORN

2000

Establishing an E&P Division at GDF

  • Acquisition of TransCanada Int. B.V. 
  • GDF: offshore operator (in NL).
  • Establishment of E&P Division as part of Gaz de France.

2001

Heading North and South

  • Creation of Gaz de France Norge. Acquisitions: Njord oil field & Snøhvit.
  • Acquisition: North West Damietta (Egypt) and opening an office (Algeria).

2002

Operatorship in North Africa

  • Acquisition: Touat (Algeria).
  • Representative Office : Egypt.
  • Stakes acquired in Gudrun (12.5%) and Fram (15%) licences in Norway.

2003

More acquisitions in Northern Europe

  • Preussag Energie’s activities (Germany) & Dutch offshore gas assets.
  • Gjøa field (30%), Block F (15%) in Norway.

2004

A pilot project for CO2 reinjection

  • Launch of pilot project: reinjecting CO2 into K12-B gas field off the coast of the Netherlands.
  • New licences: Norwegian and Barents Sea.

2005

Operating in Egypt

  • Egypt: operator with West El Burullus exploration licence (Nile Delta); North West Damietta licence (10%).
  • Entry in Mauritania: Blocks 1, 7 and 8.

2006

A significant discovery in the North Sea

  • Discovery of Cygnus field on the UK Continental Shelf; becomes a major project with our British affiliate as operator.
  • Selling of the Kazakhstan participation.

2007

Development in Egypt

  • Egypt: entry in Alam El Shawish licence and start of production. Algeria: end of exploration/appraisal phase in Touat.
  • Merger of German E&P activities.


2008-2010GAINING MOMENTUM

2008

A major merger forms GDF SUEZ

  • Merger between GDF & Suez: GDF SUEZ.
  • Acquisitions: Libya, France, Egypt. New affiliate in Egypt. First LNG (Snøhvit); first oil from Römerberg field.

2009

Moving to the Middle East

  • Acquisitions: Azerbaijan, Qatar, Indonesia.
  • Offices: Libya, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan.
  • Australia: entry in Bonaparte FLNG project.
  • Block 8 was relinquished in Mauritania.

2010

New developments: Algeria to Norway

  • Sud-Est Illizi licence acquisition (Algeria).
  • Transfer of Gjøa operatorship from Statoil to GDF SUEZ E&P Norge. Success of Jangkrik oil field approval (Indonesia).


2011-to dateAN EMPOWERING NEW PARTNERSHIP

2011

Expanding our potential with China Investment Corporation (CIC)

  • Strategic partnership established with CIC.
  • Absheron gas discovery (Azerbaijan).
  • Official inauguration of Gjøa field.

2012

Major projects on the move

  • Sanctions of Cygnus & Juliet projects (UK).
  • Algeria: spud of the first production well at Touat; gas discovery on the Sud-Est Illizi licence.

2013

A diverse project portfolio

  • Barents Sea: 5 new exploration licences.
  • Successful installations: NL, Norway, UK.
  • Brazil and Malaysia: 2 blocks and 1 exploration licence.

2014

  • Starts-up : Juliet (UK), Amstel (NL), Gudrun (NO)
  • Approval of the Jangkrik Development Project
  • Gas discoveries : Fram West (NO) & Cepheus (UK)
  • Oil discovery in Marconi (UK)
  • Acquisitions in Brazil