The lease sale saw the participation of 53 oil and gas companies, including all the majors. All the new leases are 100%-owned and operated by Eni and are located in the Keathley Canyon area, one of the company’s core deepwater exploration areas in the Gulf of Mexico.

The acquisition of these leases is expected to further enhance Eni’s position in the Gulf of Mexico, where its diverse and growing lease portfolio contains promising acreage in all of the key exploration areas.