Lukoil begins drilling in the Black Sea, with a platform from Saipem


After obtaining the permits, Lukoil, the third investor interested in the Romanian Black Sea gas, will start drilling this autumn, and works will be carried out by a platform supplied by the Italian company Saipem.

Saipem, specializing in offshore drilling, announced that it won two contracts, worth a total of USD 160 million, for drilling, one in Abu Dhabi and another one in the Black Sea, without indicating clients from which the contracts were received, according to

According to the company’s press release, drilling in the Black Sea is expected to start in the last quarter of the year, and will be done with a semisubmersible platform, Scarabeo 9.


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