Saipem has been present in Kazakhstan since 1995 and at year end 2011 counted 3,476 employees, of whom 63.8% are Kazakh. Saipem operates locally through Saipem Kazakhstan Branch, Saipar Drilling Co and Ersai Caspian Contractor Llc. These companies operate mainly in Offshore and Onshore E&C and Offshore and Onshore Drilling.