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Naming of the “Scarabeo 9” Ultra Deepwater Drilling Unit

The ultra deepwater semisubmersible drilling rig " Scarabeo 9" was named on 31 July 2011 in Singapore; marking the completion and delivery of the most powerful and capable drilling unit of its kind

The Scarabeo 9 was named on 31 July 2011 by Lady Sponsor, Mrs Anna Tatka, spouse of Mr Pietro Franco Tali, CEO of Saipem. According to a press release from Keppel FELS, the yard undertaking the completion and commissioning of marine and drilling systems, Mr Tali gave said during the ceremony: “With Keppel’s proven track record, we were confident of receiving a rig of the highest quality delivered on time and in a safe manner. The sixth generation rig will be an important addition to our fleet as we expand our foothold to be one of the best balanced turnkey operators in the offshore and marine industry”.

The construction of the “Scarabeo 9” was initiated by Frigstad Discoverer Invest Ltd in 2006, a company founded by the Frigstad group and later acquired by Saipem S.p.A in end of 2007. The “Scarabeo 9” is a rig of the Frigstad D90™ design and will be the most powerful and capable ultra deepwater semisubmersible drilling rig ever constructed, equipped with a dual Ramrig drilling package from Aker Solutions and able to operate in water depths of up to 12,000ft and drilling depths of up to 50,000ft.

The construction and commissioning of the “Scarabeo 9” has been managed by Frigstad Offshore from the inception until delivery.