The recently completed SSDR Scarabeo 8 operates for ENI Norge at the Goliat field in the Barent Sea.
The rig hull was built at the Sevmash yard in Russia and the rig superstructure was partly constructed in Palermo, Italy. The rig was then towed to Westcon in Ølen, for further construction and completion. The rig will be capable of operating under harsh environmental conditions and is constructed especially for this purpose. The rig is equipped with a dynamic positioning (DP) system, allowing drilling at extreme water depths. It is a 6th generation rig, with a double derrick, designed to offer enhanced operating capacity and performance. This particular rig has a long, bright and busy future ahead in Norwegian waters. Scarabeo 8 has a fixed complement of 235 persons.