Saipem extends Saudi, Angolan rig charters

Offshore staff

SAN DONATO MILANESE, Italy – Saudi Aramco has contracted Saipem for the charter of the jackup Perro Negro 7 for a drilling program offshore Saudi Arabia.

The contract extends the existing charter period by three years. Perro Negro 7 can operate in water depths of up to 375 ft (114 m).

Offshore Angola, Total E&P Angola has extended the charter of the Saipem 12000 drillship for two years, starting from August 2015. Saipem 12000 is capable of operating in water depths up to 12,000 ft (3,657 m) in full dynamic positioning mode.


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