|Type||Società per azioni|
|Traded as||BIT: SPM|
|Key people||Umberto Vergine (CEO)
Marco Mangiagalli (Chairman)
|Services||Engineering and construction for offshore and onshore projects; drilling rig, drillship and FPSO operation|
|Revenue||€11.18 billion (2010)|
|Operating income||€1.319 billion (2010)|
|Profit||€844 million (2010)|
|Total assets||€15.03 billion (end 2010)|
|Total equity||€4.154 billion (end 2010)|
|Employees||39,250 (end 2010)|
Saipem S.p.A. is an Italian oil and gas industry contractor. It is a subsidiary of Italian energy company Eni, which owns approximately 43% of Saipem's shares. Saipem has contracted for designing and constructing several pipelines, including Blue Stream, Greenstream, Nord Stream and South Stream.
Saipem was originally founded in 1957 as a service provider for the Eni group. It was founded through the merger of Snam Montaggi and a drilling contractor SAIP. In 1960s it started providing services outside the Eni group, and in 1969 it started operating autonomously. While initially Saipem specialized on onshore pipelaying, plant construction and drilling, in the early 1960s it commenced also offshore operations. Offshore operations started in the Mediterranean and were expanded to the North Sea in 1972.
Since 1984, Saipem is listed at the Milan Stock Exchange. In 2001, Saipem started a number of acquisitions, culminating in the acquisition of Bouygues Offshore s.a. in 2002. Responding to the recent industry trend towards large onshore EPC and EPCI projects, including those related to gas monetisation, exploitation of difficult oil (heavy oil, oil sands, etc.), and in order to strengthen its position in the Middle East and its national oil company client base, in 2006 Saipem has acquired and in 2008 has incorporated Snamprogetti.
In 2008, Saipem was included in Global 100 - Most Sustainable Corporations in the World.
Saipem operates a unit in Nigeria. In 2010, Saipem agreed to pay a penalty of US$30 million to settle a Nigerian investigation into a bribery case involving the construction of Nigeria LNG facilities. Saipem is also under trial in Italy over charges relating to the same case.
Chairman of the company is Marco Mangiagalli and CEO is Umberto Vergine.
See also 
- "Annual Report 2010". Saipem. Retrieved 03 May 2011.
- Masoni, Danilo (2010-12-20). "Saipem settles Nigeria probe for $30 mln". Reuters. Retrieved 2011-02-19.
Essential bibliography 
- (en) Paul H. Frankel, Oil and Power Policy, New York - Washington, Praeger, 1966
- (en) Marcello Boldrini, Mattei, Rome, Colombo, 1969
- (it) Marcello Colitti, Energia e sviluppo in Italia, Bari, De Donato, 1979
- (it) Nico Perrone, Enrico Mattei, Bologna, Il mulino, 2001 ISBN 88-15-07913-0