Italian firm Eni saw its North African output rise to a record 38% of its 2015 total. The key boost came from a somewhat unlikely corner – Libya. The region will if anything increase in importance for Eni going forward with first gas from its giant Egyptian Zohr field slated for late 2017.

Eni saw its overall output rise by 10% to 1.760mn barrels per day of oil equivalent (boe/d) in 2015, a neat trick given a 3% cut to capital spending. The largest single gain, some 126,000 boe/d,...