Saipem signs up for works in Côte d’Ivoire and Italy

Saipem signs up for works in Côte d’Ivoire and Italy

Côte d’Ivoire

YAMOUSSOUKRO, September 8, 2023 – Saipem has signed two EPCI contracts worth USD 910 million for projects in Côte d’Ivoire and Italy, the Italian oilfield services company announced on Friday.

The first contract was awarded by Eni and partner Société Nationale d’Opérations Pétrolières de la Côte d’Ivoire for development of the offshore Baleine field in Côte d’Ivoire.

The work scope consists of building and installing around 20 kilometres of rigid lines, 10 kilometres of flexible risers and jumpers and 15 kilometres of umbilicals connected to a dedicated floating unit for the second phase of the Baleine field development.

Installation works will take place in 2024.


Saipem contributed to the drilling activities of the first phase of the Baleine project by deploying its Saipem 10000 and Saipem 12000 vessels.

The second phase of the project aims to up production at the field to 50,000 bopd and 1.98 mcm (70 mcf) per day of gas using the Voyageur Spirit FPSO.

Eni’s planned third phase involves raising production to 150,000 bopd and 5.66 mcm (200 mcf) per day of gas.

Saipem’s second contract was signed in a partnership with Rosetti Marino and Micoperi by Snam Rete Gas for the construction of facilities for a new FSRU that will be located in the Adriatic Sea offshore Ravenna, Italy.

The project consists of EPCI of a new offshore facility linked to the existing one and docking and mooring of the FSRU that will connect to onshore facilities via an 8.5 kilometre offshore pipeline and a 2.6 kilometre onshore pipeline.

Offshore operations for this project will be executed by Saipem’s pipelay barge Castoro 10.