Rig: Scarabeo 8

Name Scarabeo 8
Owner Saipem Drilling Norway AS
Manager Saipem
Rig Type Semisub
Sub Type Ultradeep Water
Jackup Type --
Max Water Depth (ft) 10000
Max Drill Depth (ft) 35000
Dimensions (ft) 389 x 238 x 126
Leg Length (ft) --
Competitive Yes

Current Location

Country Norway
Region NWECS

Drilling Equipment

Drawworks Type National Oilwell Varco AHD-500
Drawworks HP 4600
Mud Pumps Type National Oilwell Varco 14-P-220 Triplex
Top Drive National Oilwell Varco HPS-1000
Hookload Capacity (lbs) 2000000

Rig Construction Details

Rig Design Moss Maritime
Rig Model CS-50 MkII
Year Built 2012
Country of Build Russia
Yard Name Sevmash Shipyard
Group Yard Name JSC PO Sevmash

Rig Contract Details

Operating Status Operational
Operator Vaar Energi

News

30 May 2017

Eni receives consent to use Scarabeo 8 at Goliat

Eni has received consent to use Scarabeo 8 at Goliat. The facility will drill two production wells. One of the two wells to be drilled is for oil production, while the other is for water injection. A pilot hole will be drilled first and the production well drilled as a sidetrack from this. Horizontal drilling will be used and the well has been designated 7122/7-C-1 AH. The water injection well has been designated 7122/7-H-2 H and this will entail directional drilling. Drilling is scheduled to begin on 24 June 2017. The wells are to be drilled by Scarabeo 8, which is a mobile drilling facility of the Moss CS50 MKII type, operated by Saipem Norge. It was built in Russia and Italy and commissioned in 2012. The facility is classified by DNV GL and registered in the Bahamas. Scarabeo 8 was issued with an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) by the PSA in May 2012.

16 Mar 2017

Dry well northwest of the 7220/8-1 Johan Castberg discovery in the Barents Sea – 7318/12-2

Eni Norge AS, operator of production licence 716, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 7318/12-2. The well, which was drilled about 80 km northwest of the 7220/8-1 Johan Castberg discovery in the Barents Sea, is dry. The primary exploration target for the well was to prove petroleum in Middle and Lower Jurassic reservoir rocks (Stø and Nordmela formations). The secondary exploration target for the well was to prove petroleum in Upper Triassic reservoir rocks (Fruholmen and Snadd formations). Drilling to secondary exploration targets was contingent upon discoveries in the primary exploration target. Well 7318/12-2 encountered about 60 metres of dense sandstone rocks in the Stø og Nordmela formations. Data has been acquired, and samples were taken. This is the first exploration well in production licence 716. The licence was awarded in 2013 in the 22nd licensing round. Well 7318/12-2 was drilled to a vertical depth of 3501 metres below the sea surface and was terminated in the Nordmela formation in the Lower Jurassic. Water depth is 418 metres. The well will be permanently plugged and abandoned. Well 7318/12-2 was drilled by Scarabeo 8, which will now drill a development well on the Goliat field in the Barents Sea, where Eni Norge AS is the operator.

15 Mar 2017

Boné Exploration Well Results

Faroe Petroleum, the independent oil and gas company focusing principally on exploration, appraisal and production opportunities in Norway and the UK, announces that drilling has reached target depth on the7183/12-2 Boné exploration well in the Barents Sea (Faroe 20%). The Boné well has been drilled to a total depth of 3,501 metres. The well encountered approximately 106 metres of gross water bearing reservoir in the primary target, the Realgrunnen Group. Data acquisition and sampling has been undertaken including logging and water sampling. The Boné exploration well was operated by Eni using the Scarabeo 8 drilling rig and is now being plugged and abandoned as planned. Licence PL716 was awarded to Faroe in June 2013 in the Norwegian 22nd Licensing Round together with co-venturers Eni Norge AS (30% and operator), Bayerngas Norge AS (20%), Petoro AS (20%) and Point Resources AS (10%).

12 Jan 2017

Boné (Dazzler) exploration well commences and Brasse appraisal well added to 2017 drilling programme

Faroe Petroleum, the independent oil and gas company focusing principally on exploration, appraisal and production opportunities in Norway and the UK, is pleased to announce the commencement of the Boné exploration well 7318/12-1 (Faroe 20%) and the decision to drill an appraisal well on the Brasse discovery in the 2017 drilling programme. Licence PL716, which contains the Boné prospect (previously named Dazzler), is located in the western part of the Norwegian Barents Sea in a similar structural setting to the Johan Castberg discovery. The primary targets for the well are the Jurassic Stø- and Nordmela sandstones with a secondary target within the Triassic Fruholmen and Snadd sandstone formations. Licence PL716 was awarded to Faroe in June 2013 in the Norwegian 22nd Licensing Round together with co-venturers Eni Norge AS (30% and operator), Bayerngas Norge AS (20%), Petoro AS (20%) and Point Resources AS (10%). The Boné well is being drilled using the Scarabeo 8 drilling rig and the results will be announced when drilling operations are complete. Faroe Petroleum is also pleased to announce that the Licence PL740 partnership has committed to the drilling of an appraisal well on the Brasse discovery in mid-2017 (Faroe 50%). Faroe as operator has entered into a contract with Odfjell Drilling for the use of the semi-submersible drilling rig, Deepsea Bergen, for the drilling operations. Faroe announced the Brasse oil and gas discovery in PL740 in July 2016. The main wellbore 31/7-1 encountered an 18 metre gross gas column and a 21 metre gross oil column, and the sidetrack well (31/7-1A) encountered a 6 metre gross gas column and 25 metre gross oil column, with both wells encountering good quality Jurassic reservoir. Total gross volumes of recoverable hydrocarbons have been estimated by the Company to be 28-54 mmbbls of oil and 89-158 bcf of gas (43-80 mmboe gross in aggregate). The main objectives of the appraisal well are to reduce the uncertainty in the reserves estimates and to provide important additional information for the development project. The Brasse discovery is located within tie-back distance to existing infrastructure: 13 kilometres to the south of the Brage field platform, in which the Company holds a 14.3% working interest and 13 kilometres to the south east of the Oseberg Field Centre.

22 Dec 2016

Drilling permit for wellbore 7318/12-1 in production licence 716

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted ENI Norge AS a drilling permit for wellbore 7318/12-1, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations. Well 7318/12-1 will be drilled from the Scarabeo 8 drilling facility in position 73°7' 46.84" north and 18°43'4.17" east. The drilling programme for wellbore 7318/12-1 concerns the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 716. ENI Norge AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 30 per cent. The other licensees are Bayerngas Norge AS (20 per cent), Faroe Petroleum Norge AS (20 per cent), Petoro AS (20 per cent) and Point Resources AS (10 per cent). The area in this licence consists of blocks 7318/11 and 7318/12. The well will be drilled about 80 kilometres northwest of Johan Castberg and 320 kilometres from the mainland. Production licence 716 was awarded on 21 June 2013 in the 22nd licensing round on the Norwegian shelf. This is the first well to be drilled in the licence. The permit is contingent upon the operator having secured all other permits and consents required by other authorities before the drilling starts.

19 Dec 2016

Eni receives consent for exploration drilling in the Barents Sea

Eni has received consent to drill exploration well 7318/12-1 in the Barents Sea. Eni Norge AS (Eni) is the operator for production licence 716, in blocks 7318/11 and 7318/12 in the Barents Sea. Eni has received consent from the PSA to drill well 7318/12-11 in a prospect named Boné-Bigorna. The drilling location is around 320 kilometres north-west of Hammerfest. Water depth at the site is 418 metres. The drilling work is scheduled to take 55 days. The well is to be drilled using the Scarabeo 8 mobile facility, which is owned and operated by Saipem SpA. Scarabeo 8 was issued with an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) by the PSA in May 2012.

4 Aug 2016

Dry well northeast of Johan Castberg in the Barents Sea - 7222/1-1

Eni Norge AS, operator of production licence 226, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 7222/1-1. The well is dry. The well was drilled about 80 kilometres northeast of the Johan Castberg oil field and about 250 kilometres north of Hammerfest. The objective of the well was to prove petroleum in Middle Triassic (Kobbe formation) and Permian (Ørn formation) reservoir rocks. Secondary targets were Late Triassic (Snadd formation) and Permian (Røye formation) reservoir rocks. The well encountered 22 metres of poor quality sandstone reservoir with traces of gas in the Kobbe formation. The well was terminated before it reached the Ørn formation. Two aquiferous sandstone reservoirs (Carn and Ladin) were encountered in the Snadd formation, 56 and 18 metres, respectively. They both had moderate reservoir quality. An 18-metre aquiferous carbonate reservoir with poor reservoir quality was encountered in the Røye formation. Extensive data acquisition and sampling have been carried out. This is the first wildcat well in production licence 226, which was awarded on 30 May 1997 in the Barents Sea project. Well 7222/1-1 was drilled to a vertical depth of 2366 metres below the sea surface and was terminated in the Røye formation from the Permian Age. Water depth is 424 metres. The well will now be permanently plugged and abandoned. The well was drilled by the Scarabeo 8 drilling facility.

13 Jun 2016

Drilling permit for well 7222/1-1 in production licence 226

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Eni Norge AS a drilling permit for well 7222/1-1, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations. Well 7222/1-1 will be drilled from the Scarabeo 8 drilling facility in position 72°56' 45.94 north and 22°19' 26.18 east in production licence 226. The drilling programme for well 7222/1-1 relates to the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 226. Eni Norge AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 60 per cent. The other licensees are DEA Norge AS with 20 per cent and Edison Norge AS with 20 per cent. The area in this licence consists of part of block 7220/1. The well will be drilled about 250 km north of Hammerfest. Production licence 226 was awarded on 30 May 1997 in the Barents Sea project. This is the first well to be drilled within the licence area. The permit is contingent on the operator securing all other permits and consents required by other authorities before the drilling activity commences.

25 May 2016

Consent for exploration drilling for Eni Norge

Eni Norge has received consent to drill an exploration well in block 7222 in the Barents Sea. Eni Norge is the operator for production licence 226 in the Barents Sea. The well is to be drilled in a prospect named Aurelia, with the designation 7222/1-1. Water depth at the site is 424 metres. Drilling is estimated to last for 58 days, depending on whether a discovery is made. 25.05.2016 Print Tip someone Register for news Eni Norge is the operator for production licence 226 in the Barents Sea. The well is to be drilled in a prospect named Aurelia, with the designation 7222/1-1. The geographical coordinates are: 72° 56' 45.9401" N 22° 19' 26.1847" E Water depth at the site is 424 metres. Drilling is estimated to last for 58 days, depending on whether a discovery is made. Drilling is to be performed by Scarabeo 8 which is a semi-submersible drilling facility of the Moss CS 50 MkII design. The facility is winterised and is designed for working at water depths of between 70 and 3050 metres.

23 Apr 2015

PSA completes 'Scarabeo 8' investigation

The PSA’s investigation of the incident on Scarabeo 8 during February 2015, when a man fell overboard, is now completed. Several regulatory breaches were identified. A man fell overboard from the mobile drilling unit Scarabeo 8 at about 04.00 on Friday 20th February 2015.The incident occurred when subsea personnel were preparing to bring the blowout preventer (BOP) back into service after about four weeks of maintenance. Two subsea engineers were working in the moonpool area at the time of the incident. They entered the BOP carrier used to move the unit between the well centre and the parked position. One of the subsea engineers descended the ladder which leads to a small access platform on the carrier. As he stepped off the ladder onto the grating below, he fell through a gap directly into the sea 13.5 metres below. The other subsea engineer observed the fall and managed to throw out a lifebuoy. The man-overboard alarm was sounded via Scarabeo 8’s control room to the Esvagt Aurora standby ship. Personnel on the latter mobilised its MOB boat and picked up the person from the water. He was flown by helicopter from the standby ship to hospital for a check and treatment. No serious injuries were found. The PSA quickly decided to investigate the incident. This investigation has sought to clarify the course of events, the direct and underlying causes and the actual and potential consequences, and possibly identify breaches of the regulations. The direct cause of the incident was the missing grating on the BOP carrier platform, probably as a result of high seas ahead of the incident.

20 Feb 2015

Incident onboard 'Scarabeo 8'

The PSA has resolved to investigate an incident where a person fell overboard from the Scarabeo 8 semisub which is working on the Goliat field in the Barents Sea on 20th February. After being recovered by the Esvagt Aurora, the person involved was sent to Hammerfest Hospital with minor injuries. The area around the accident site has now been cordoned off and activity suspended. Among other objectives, the PSA investigation will seek to clarify the course of events and identify the direct and underlying causes of the incident.

22 Oct 2013

Eni completes drilling of 7016/2-1 well in Barents sea with 'Scarabeo 8' semisub

Eni Norge AS, operator of production licence 529, is about to complete drilling of wildcat well 7016/2-1. The well was drilled in the Barents Sea about 185 kilometres southwest of the Snøhvit field and 160 kilometres northwest of Tromsø. The objective of the well was to prove petroleum in Eocene and Paleocene reservoir rocks (the Sotbakken Group). The well did not encounter reservoir rocks in the Sotbakken Group. The well is dry. Data acquisition has been carried out. The well is the first exploration well in production licence 529. The licence was awarded in the 20th licensing round. The well was drilled to a vertical depth of 4025 metres below the sea surface and was terminated in the Upper Palaeocene. Water depth is 1366 metres. This is the first deepwater well in the Barents Sea. The well will now be permanently plugged and abandoned. Well 7016/2-1 was drilled by the Scarabeo 8 drilling facility, which will now proceed to production licence 229 in the Barents Sea to drill production wells on the Goliat field, where Eni Norge AS is the operator.

28 Jan 2013

Saipem faces new headache with 'Scarabeo 8' drilling rig in Norway

Saipem faces further scrutiny over its troubled ‘Scarabeo 8’ semisub drilling rig, with the Italian rig contractor being warned to improve its safety standards remarkably after the unit listed by as much as seven degrees whilst drilling in the Barents Sea in September 2012. The latest incident adds to the problems Saipem has had to face when dealing with the newbuild unit after its initial delivery was delayed by shipyard, electrical and safety problems from early 2011 to April 2012.

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