Main operations

Edison have two active poles of production in Italy and Egypt and other activities in the North Sea.

Thanks to an available supply of natural gas of 15.7 billion cubic meters in 2013, Edison covered 22.5% of Italian gas needs. Since the early 50s Edison has always played a leading role in the Italian energy sector with discoveries of major importance: the gas field at Cellino in 1958, Portocannone in 1963, the discovery of the Vega oilfield in the Sicilian channel in 1981 and the takeover of Rospo and Sarago oilfields in the Adriatic Sea in 1998.

The Italian activities are managed by the two districts of Pescara (Adriatic offshore and Northern Italy) and Siracusa (Sicily Channel).

Currently, Edison has 49 concessions and 10 permits in Italy. In 2013 Edison produced 410 million cubic meters of gas and 1.9 billion barrels of oil in Italy.

Oil fields

Vega field is located in the Sicilian Channel, 20 km south of Pozzallo (RG), Italy. In production since 1987, the field is operated by Edison with a 60% working interest (Eni is the partner with 40%). Vega platform is the largest in Italy and was developed with 24 wells and located in 130 metres of water. It is  designed to process 60.000 barrels of oil per day and a floating storage and offloading tanker (Leonis) with a capacity of 110,000 tons to temporary store production. The crude oil is transported from the Leonis to refineries by tankers shuttles.

Rospo Mare
Rospo Mare offshore field is located in the Adriatic sea, about 20 km off the Abruzzo coast (Italy), in 80 meters of water depth. In order to stop the decline of production the field will be partially re-developed with two new infilling wells drilled from an existing platform (operations carried in the first half of 2013).

Santa Maria a Mare
This oil field was discovered in 1974 and started operating in September 1975. It is located between the towns of Porto Sant'Elpidio and Porto San Giorgio in Italy; two thirds of it are in the sea and the remaining third on mainland.

Sarago Mare
The field was discovered in 1979 and currently has two active wells. This oil field is located in the north of the B.C7.LF concession area, about 4 off the coast between the towns of Porto Civitanova and Porto Sant'Elpidio in central Italy,  at 13m sea depth.

Gas fields

The methane field of Accettura is located in the Matera district in southern Italy. The field was discovered in 1967. Production started in 1973 with 4 wells. A fifth one was added in 1975. The gas produced in Accettura is collected by means of a flow line network, which channels the gas over to the Edison facility in Garaguso where it is compressed and measured.

San Giorgio Mare
The San Giorgio Mare field is located off-shore in the Adriatic sea, about 10 km off the town of Porto San Giorgio in central Italy, on seabed at a 20 metre depth. The field was discovered in 1968, and production started in 1973.

Santo Stefano Mare
This 93.19 square km concession is adjacent to the stretch of Adriatic coast. The field was discovered in 1967. Production- which started in 1969 -currently takes place through 7 wells located on 5 platforms.  Only one well is currently active. Three different sea lines connect the platforms to the mainland facility which collects all the methane that is extracted.

Portocannone field was discovered in 1963 with a well and was subsequently expanded by drilling a further 28 wells. Production in this site started in June 1966 with two wells; 25 further wells were added in the following years. The most recently drilled well started production in December 1992.

Edison holds a 100% operated participating interest in the Abu Qir concession in the Nile Delta offshore and a 20% participating interest in the Rosetta offshore production license. Total production from Abu Qir is currently about 53 Kboed; Rosetta gas production exceeds 300 MMscf/d. Edison also operates (with a 60% working interest) in the West Wadi El Rayan concession which currently produces around 1,000 Bbl of oil per day.

Operating since the 1970s, Abu Qir concession consists of 3 gas and condensate fields (Abu Qir, North Abu Qir, West Abu Qir) located offshore in the Nile Delta in water depth ranging from 14 to 35 meters. The fields are currently producing through 24 wells. The offshore facilities include 5 production platforms, 2 bridge connected compression platforms, a network of sea-lines. The onshore facilities are located in the Meadia plant and have a treatment capacity of 480 MMScf/d.



Exploration portfolio in UK includes two licenses located in the West of Shetland area and in the UK Central North Sea. Currently other exploration opportunities are being evaluated.
Edison is massively participating to the 28th Bidding Round for exploration licenses. The bid outcome will be within the end of 2014.
In October 2013 Edison acquired EDF Production UK (EDFP), formerly controlled by EDF. EDFP owns non operated participating interest in three offshore producing gas fields: a 80% participation in the Wenlock field and a 68% participation in the Kilmar and Garrow fields (Tors area). Production from the fields is transported to the onshore Bacton terminal through a network of third party operated platforms and pipelines.
This production is to be added to that of the Markham field, discovered in 1984 and in production since 1992. Gas production is collected on the K13 platform and subsequently evacuated in Holland at the Den Helder Terminal.

Norway is confirmed as a strategic Country for Edison that aims to develop Norwegian assets and to consolidate the third active pole of production in the North Sea in addition to Italy and Egypt. Edison International is present in Norway with a fully staffed office in Stavanger since 2007. Edison holds shares in 24 exploration licenses of which the company is operator in 7 concessions.