Rig: Saipem 10000

Name Saipem 10000
Owner Saipem (Portugal) Comercio Maritimo, Sociedade Unipessoal, Lda.
Manager Saipem
Rig Type Drillship
Sub Type Ultradeep Water
Jackup Type --
Max Water Depth (ft) 10000
Max Drill Depth (ft) 30000
Dimensions (ft) 748 x 138 x 62
Leg Length (ft) --
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country Egypt (Mediterranean)
Region North Africa

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type AKMH Wirth GH 4500 EG
Drawworks HP 4200
Mud Pumps Type AKMH Wirth TPK 2200
Top Drive National Oilwell Varco HPS-750
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 2000000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design Samsung
Rig Model S10000
Year Built 2000
Country of Build South Korea
Yard Name Geoje (Koje) Shipyard
Group Yard Name Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI)

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Operational
Operator Eni SPA


26 Mar 2015

Eni comes up dry with Amathusa well in Cyprus

Eni has suffered another disappointment off Cyprus as its second offshore well failed to make a significant discovery. The Amathusa well which began drilling in January 2015, was drilled to a total depth (“TD”) of 5,485 metres on Block 9. However the well failed to make to identify exploitable hydrocarbons. The disappointing well result follows the failure of the Onasagoras well in the fourth quarter of 2014

22 May 2014

Eni successfully appraises Agulha discovery , in Mozambique Area 4

Eni has successfully executed the appraisal campaign for the Agulha discovery, located in Area 4 offshore Mozambique. The delineation was carried out through the Agulha 2 well, which was drilled in water depth of 2,603 metres and reached a total depth of 5,645 metres. The well is located in the southern part of the Area 4 Block, approximately 12 kilometres south of the Agulha 1 discovery well and 80 kilometres off the Cabo Delgado coast. The Agulha 2 well, which is the twelfth well successfully drilled in Area 4, proved about 25 meters of gas column in good quality Paleocene reservoir sandstones and confirmed the southern extension of the field. Eni is considering further exploration drilling in the southern part of Area 4 after Agulha 2. Total resources discovered in Area 4 are estimated at approximately 85 Trillion cubic feet of gas in place. Eni is the operator of Area 4 with a 50% indirect interest owned through Eni East Africa, which holds 70% of Area 4. The other partners are GalpEnergia (10%), KOGAS (10%) and ENH (10%, carried through the exploration phase). CNPC owns a 20% indirect participation in Area 4 through Eni East Africa.

7 Oct 2013

Farmount Fuji Assisted Saipem in Congolese Waters

Fairmount Marine’s multipurpose vessel Fairmount Fuji has assisted Italian contractor Saipem with her operations offshore Congo. Fairmount Fuji has performed several cargo runs between Saipem’s Boscongo yard in Pointe Noire and the offshore Congo moored drilling ship Saipem 10000. Fairmount Fuji also took care of the transport of Saipem crew. Drilling ship Saipem 10000, a 5th generation drilling ship for ultra deepwater operations, was moored offshore Congo pending her next assignment. Fairmount Marine was contracted to assist in the crew change and in the transfer of cargo. Fairmount Fuji transported around 150 personnel to and from the ship. Fairmount Fuji is equipped with a spacious 280 square meters deck. This makes her ideal for the transport of goods.

3 Sep 2013

Natural gas discovery at the Agulha exploration prospect in Mozambique

Galp Energia, a partner in the consortium for the exploration of Area 4 in the Rovuma basin, offshore Mozambique, announces a new discovery at the Agulha exploration prospect. This discovery opens a new exploration play in the Southern part of Area 4. The exploration well Agulha-1 was drilled to assess new exploration targets and to test the hydrocarbon potential of geological sequences that are older than the ones drilled in the Mamba complex. The well encountered a substantial net gas pay zone in good quality Paleocene and Cretaceous reservoirs, with in place volumes of 5 to 7 Tcf. Indications of wet gas in the Cretaceous section were particularly encouraging and potentially open a new play type in the region. This will be the object of further evaluation. The exploration well Agulha-1 was drilled in a water depth of 2,492 metres and reached a total depth of 6,203 metres. The well is located approximately 80 kilometres off the Cabo Delgado coast. This was the tenth well drilled back to back in Area 4, where exploration achieved a 100% rate of success. The consortium is now finalising the assessment of the Agulha discovery and is preparing the appraisal strategy. This new exploration play in the Southern part of the block will be further investigated with the drilling of three additional wells foreseen in 2014. Galp Energia holds a stake of 10% in the Area 4 consortium whilst Eni East Africa (Operator) holds 70%, KOGAS holds 10% and ENH holds the remaining 10%.

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