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.