Who we are
Starting out as a series of acquisitions by the former Gaz de France company, ENGIE E&P International has become a key part of the ENGIE strategy for international growth. Here is a look at our historic milestones.
First acquisition in Germany
Acquisition of the former East Germany E&P state company Erdöl Erdgas Gommern as part of sweeping privatisation.
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.
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
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.
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).
Operatorship in North Africa
- Acquisition: Touat (Algeria).
- Representative Office : Egypt.
- Stakes acquired in Gudrun (12.5%) and Fram (15%) licences in Norway.
More acquisitions in Northern Europe
- Preussag Energie’s activities (Germany) & Dutch offshore gas assets.
- Gjøa field (30%), Block F (15%) in Norway.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Expanding our potential with China Investment Corporation (CIC)
- Strategic partnership established with CIC.
- Absheron gas discovery (Azerbaijan).
- Official inauguration of Gjøa field.
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.
A diverse project portfolio
- Barents Sea: 5 new exploration licences.
- Successful installations: NL, Norway, UK.
- Brazil and Malaysia: 2 blocks and 1 exploration licence.
- 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