Saipem signs long-term deals for two offshore rigs

SAN DONATO MILANESE, Italy – Saipem has won contracts for offshore drilling with a total value of more than $200 million.

One involves drilling two firm plus two optional wells for Wintershall offshore Norway, using the harsh-environment semisubmersible Scarabeo 8.

The rig should start the program in 2Q 2020. This is Saipem’s first campaign for the German operator.

In the Middle East, the company has secured a four-year extension of a contract for its high-spec jackup Perro Negro 7, which came into force late last month.

The Perro Negro 7 can operate in water depths of up to 375 ft (114 m).

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