The giant drilling vessel Saipem 10000 arrived at the site of Zohr-2 well to start drilling operations, announced Eng. Tarek El-Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources. Eng. El-Molla made his announcement as he chaired Petrobel’s General Assembly Meeting.
The Saipem 10000 is a 5th generation ultra deepwater drillship, designed and built by Samsung Heavy Industries in 2000. The vessel has recently departed San Giorgio del Porto shipyard in Genoa after maintenance work.
Eng. El-Molla noted that a new company named Petro Shorouk is currently under establishment for the development of the Zohr field, speeding up the development phase and for production from the first wells to start by the end of 2017.
(Source: Ministry of Petroleum)