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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.


Goliat is an oil field in the Barents Sea, around 85 kilometres north-west of Hammerfest. The field has been developed using a circular integrated facility. The wells are drilled from subsea templates which are tied back to the facility. Production at Goliat began in March 2016.

Eni is the field's operator.

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.

Øyvind Midttun, Press contact
Email: oyvind.midttun@ptil.no | +47 51 87 34 77