Onshore drilling

Saipem operates in this segment as contractor for the major international and national oil companies executing its activity mainly in South America, Saudi Arabia, North Africa and, at a lower extent, in Europe. In these areas Saipem can leverage its knowledge of the market, long-term relations with customers and synergies and integration with other business areas. Saipem boasts a solid track record in remote areas (in particular in the Caspian Sea), leveraging on its own operational skills and its ability to operate in complex environments.

In 2013 revenues amounted to €721 million, slightly decreasing from 2012. Lower levels of activities in Algeria were almost completely absorbed by higher levels of activities in Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan and Mauritania. Orders acquired in the year amounted to €909 million (€917 million in 2012), mainly related to: (i) three-year contract extension on behalf of Eni Congo for the management of a client’s plant; (ii) the extension of the drilling contracts with variable duration, on behalf of several clients, in South America; (iii) new contracts on behalf several clients, signed under different terms ranging from six months to five years, for the utilization of 17 rigs in Middle East, Caspian Sea, South America, West Africa, Turkey and Ukraine. Among these newly contracted rigs, two will be working for Shell under a long term global framework, engaging Saipem in a call-off agreement to facilitate new Country entries and, for exploration purposes, provide onshore drilling services worldwide, at pre-agreed terms and conditions.