Saipem awarded new offshore contracts in the Middle East and Norway

Saipem awarded new offshore contracts in the Middle East and Norway

Italy’s Saipem said it has been awarded new offshore drilling contracts in Norway and the Middle East totalling over $100m.

A contract was signed with Repsol Norge for the drilling of a well for operations in Norway, expected to commence in the third quarter of 2019. Work will be executed by the sixth-generation semisubmersible rig Scarabeo 8.

Furthermore, Saipem has been awarded a new three-year contract in the Middle East. Operations are expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2019 and involve the use of a high spec jackup rig. For this project, a vessel operated by Saipem will also be utilised.

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