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This excerpt taken from the E 20-F filed Sep 1, 2009.

Basis of presentation

The Consolidated Financial Statements of Eni Group for the Annual Report on Form 20-F have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). Oil and natural gas exploration and production activity is accounted for in conformity with internationally accepted accounting principles. Specifically, this concerns the determination of the amortization expenses using the unit-of-production method and the recognition of the production-sharing agreements and buy-back contracts. The Consolidated Financial Statements have been prepared on a historical cost basis except for certain items that under IFRS must be recognized at fair value as described in the summary of significant accounting policies paragraph.

The Consolidated Financial Statements include the accounts of Eni SpA and the accounts of controlled subsidiary companies where the company holds the right to directly or indirectly exercise control, determine financial and management decisions and obtain economic and financial benefits.

Immaterial subsidiaries are not consolidated. A subsidiary is generally considered to be immaterial when it does not exceed two of the following three limits: (i) total assets or liabilities: euro 3,125 thousand; (ii) total revenues: euro 6,250 thousand; and (iii) average number of employees: 50 units. Moreover, companies for which consolidation does not produce significant economic and financial effects are not consolidated. These are usually entities acting as sole-operator in the management of oil and gas contracts on behalf of companies participating in a joint venture. These are financed proportionately based on a budget approved by the participating companies upon presentation of periodical reports of proceeds and expenses. Costs and revenues and other operating data (production, reserves, etc.) of the project, as well as the obligations arising from the project, are recognized proportionally in the financial statements of the companies involved. The effects of these exclusions are immaterial1.

Immaterial subsidiaries excluded from consolidation, jointly controlled entities, associates and other interests are accounted for as described below under the item "Financial fixed assets".

Subsidiaries’ financial statements are audited by the independent auditors who examine and certify also the information required for the preparation of the Consolidated Financial Statements.

The 2008 Consolidated Financial Statements approved by Eni’s Board of Directors on March 13, 2009 were audited by the independent auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers SpA (PwC). The independent auditor of Eni SpA, as the main auditor of the Group, is in charge of the auditing activities of the subsidiaries, unless this is incompatible with local laws, and, to the extent allowed under Italian legislation, of the work of other independent auditors.

Amounts in the notes to these financial statements are expressed in millions of euros (euro million).

 

This excerpt taken from the E 20-F filed May 14, 2009.

Basis of presentation

The Consolidated Financial Statements of Eni Group for the Annual Report on Form 20-F have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). Oil and natural gas exploration and production activity is accounted for in conformity with internationally accepted accounting principles. Specifically, this concerns the determination of the amortization expenses using the unit-of-production method and the recognition of the production-sharing agreements and buy-back contracts. The Consolidated Financial Statements have been prepared on a historical cost basis except for certain items that under IFRS must be recognized at fair value as described in the summary of significant accounting policies paragraph.

The Consolidated Financial Statements include the accounts of Eni SpA and the accounts of controlled subsidiary companies where the company holds the right to directly or indirectly exercise control, determine financial and management decisions and obtain economic and financial benefits.

Immaterial subsidiaries are not consolidated. A subsidiary is generally considered to be immaterial when it does not exceed two of the following three limits: (i) total assets or liabilities: euro 3,125 thousand; (ii) total revenues: euro 6,250 thousand; and (iii) average number of employees: 50 units. Moreover, companies for which consolidation does not produce significant economic and financial effects are not consolidated. These are usually entities acting as sole-operator in the management of oil and gas contracts on behalf of companies participating in a joint venture. These are financed proportionately based on a budget approved by the participating companies upon presentation of periodical reports of proceeds and expenses. Costs and revenues and other operating data (production, reserves, etc.) of the project, as well as the obligations arising from the project, are recognized proportionally in the financial statements of the companies involved. The effects of these exclusions are immaterial1.

Immaterial subsidiaries excluded from consolidation, jointly controlled entities, associates and other interests are accounted for as described below under the item "Financial fixed assets".

Subsidiaries’ financial statements are audited by the independent auditors who examine and certify also the information required for the preparation of the Consolidated Financial Statements.

The 2008 Consolidated Financial Statements approved by Eni’s Board of Directors on March 13, 2009 were audited by the independent auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers SpA (PwC). The independent auditor of Eni SpA, as the main auditor of the Group, is in charge of the auditing activities of the subsidiaries, unless this is incompatible with local laws, and, to the extent allowed under Italian legislation, of the work of other independent auditors.

Amounts in the notes to these financial statements are expressed in millions of euros (euro million).

 

This excerpt taken from the E 20-F filed Jun 20, 2007.

Basis of presentation

The Consolidated Financial Statements of Eni have been prepared in accordance with IFRS issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and adopted by the European Commission following the procedure contained in Article 6 of the EC Regulation No. 1606/2002 of the European Parliament and Council of July 19, 2002 and in accordance with Article 9 of Legislative Decree No. 38/2005. For hydrocarbon exploration and production, accounting policies followed at an international level have been applied, with particular reference to amortization according to the Unit-Of-Production method (UOP), buy-back contracts and Production Sharing Agreements.

The Consolidated Financial Statements have been prepared by applying the cost method except for items that under IFRS must be recognized at fair value as described in the evaluation criteria.

The Consolidated Financial Statements include the statutory accounts of Eni SpA and of all Italian and foreign companies in which Eni SpA holds the right to directly or indirectly exercise control, determine financial and management decisions and obtain economic and financial benefits.

Insignificant subsidiaries are not included in the scope of consolidation. A subsidiary is considered insignificant when it does not exceed two of these limits: (i) total assets or liabilities: euro 3,125 thousand; (ii) total revenues: euro 6,250 thousand; and (iii) average number of employees: 50 units. Moreover, companies for which the consolidation does not produce significant economic and financial effects are not included in the scope of consolidation. Such companies generally represent subsidiaries that work on account of other companies as the sole operator in the management of upstream oil contracts; these companies are financed on a proportional basis according to budgets approved, by the companies involved in the project, to which the company periodically reports costs and receipts deriving from the contract. Costs and revenues and other operating data (production, reserves, etc.) of the project, as well as the obligations arising from the project, are recognized proportionally in the Financial Statements of the companies involved. The effects of these exclusions are not material1.

Subsidiaries excluded from consolidation, joint ventures, associates and other interests are accounted for as described below under item "Financial fixed assets".

Financial Statements of consolidated companies are audited by auditing companies that examine and certify the information required to be disclosed when preparing the consolidated financial statements.

Amounts in the notes to these financial statements are stated in millions of euro.

This excerpt taken from the E 20-F filed Jun 24, 2005.

Basis of presentation

The consolidated financial statements of Eni have been prepared in accordance with Eni’s group accounting policies which are in accordance with principles prescribed by Italian law and supplemented by the accounting principles issued by the Consiglio Nazionale dei Dottori Commercialisti e dei Ragionieri by the Organismo Italiano di Contabilità or, in the absence thereof and if applicable, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). In the absence of indications in said principles, particularly related to the application of the Unit of Production and Production Sharing Agreement methods of accounting, specific criteria for hydrocarbons exploration and production applied internationally have been followed (collectively, "Italian GAAP"). Italian GAAP differs in certain respects from generally accepted accounting principles in the United States ("U.S. GAAP"). A description of these differences and their effects on net income and shareholders’ equity is set forth in Notes 27 and 28, and, in Note 29, the additional financial statement disclosures required by U.S. GAAP and the SEC. The financial statements have been reformatted from the original Italian statutory financial statement presentation and include certain additional disclosures in order to conform more closely to the form and content of financial statements required by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). Reclassifications reflect essentially a different aggregation of certain items that were segregated between current and non-current, as well as the recording as a decrease in net borrowings of implicit interests and the reclassification as a decrease in net equity of treasury shares purchased, items that in the original Italian statutory financial statements are classified as current assets and fixed assets, respectively.

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