Saipem, an international company with strong bias towards oil and gas related activities, announces that it has been awarded new offshore drilling contracts.
The company has been awarded by NDC a contract for the charter of Perro Negro 3 for drilling activities offshore Abu Dhabi, for a period of 36 months starting from the first quarter of 2013.
In Ecuador, EP Petroecuador has awarded Saipem the contract for the charter of the jack-up Ocean Spur. Ocean Spur is a rig owned by Diamond Offshore Services Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc., which will be operated by Saipem for 18 months starting from the fourth quarter of 2012.
Perro Negro 3 and Ocean Spur are jack-up rigs capable of operating in water depths of up to 300 feet.
Furthermore, Saipem signed a contract with GDF SUEZ for the charter of Scarabeo 4 to be engaged in drilling activities offshore Egypt, for a period of 3 months during the third and fourth quarter of 2012. Scarabeo 4, which is currently under contract with IEOC, will be chartered by GDF SUEZ under a contract assignment.
Scarabeo 4 is a second generation semi-submersible drilling rig capable of operating in water depths of up to 1,500 feet.
Source: Saipem, September 28, 2012