Wintershall Dea awards drilling contract to Saipem and Scarabeo 8

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Wintershall Dea Norge has awarded a contract to Saipem for the use of the Scarabeo 8 rig to finalise the drilling campaign of six wells at the Nova field.

Scarabeo 8 is expected to start operations for Wintershall Dea in the fourth quarter of 2021. The contract also includes options to drill additional Wintershall Dea operated wells.

“We have worked successfully with Saipem on the Scarabeo 8 rig - in the past and look forward to renewing our partnership. Nova is an important project for Wintershall Dea and we are confident that securing Scarabeo 8 puts us in a strong position to complete the remaining wells, and deliver the field safely and efficiently,” said Alv Solheim, Managing Director of Wintershall Dea Norge.

Scarabeo 8 is a sixth generation, dual derrick rig, designed to operate in harsh weather conditions and is technically capable to complete the Nova well scope.

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