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Côte d'Ivoire - Italy's Eni makes giant oil discovery in offshore Ivory Coast

MILAN, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Italian energy group Eni (ENI.MI)said on Wednesday it had made a giant oil discovery in offshore Ivory Coast which could hold as much as 2 billion barrels of oil.

MILAN, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Italian energy group Eni (ENI.MI)said on Wednesday it had made a giant oil discovery in offshore Ivory Coast which could hold as much as 2 billion barrels of oil.

It said in a statement it had found light oil in block CI-101, adding there could be 1.5-2.0 billion barrels of oil in place and 1.8-2.4 trillion cubic feet of associated gas.

"An evaluation program will be carried out to assess the significant upside potential of the overall structure that extends into block CI-802, also operated by Eni," the company said.

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