Bartolomej Tomic

Bartolomej Tomic

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Bartolomej Tomic is managing editor of Offshore Engineer. He has covered the offshore energy industry since 2010.
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Icon Offshore Sells Perisai Pacific 101 Jack-up Rig at Significant Profit

Nov 24, 2022

Malaysian offshore services provider Icon Offshore has completed the sale of its Perisai Pacific 101 jackup drilling rig to ADES.The 2014-built rig was sold to ADES for $85 million in cash and the disposal of the rig was completed on November 22…

PGS Bags Mediterranean 3D Survey Deal

Nov 24, 2022

The Norwegian offshore seismic survey company PGS said Thursday it had secured a 3D exploration acquisition contract in the Mediterranean with an unnamed independent energy company. The company's 104.2-meter-long and 70-meter-wide Ramform Hyperion vessel will start the survey in late November…

Aquadrill Clinches $138M Charter for Capella Drillship

Nov 23, 2022

Aquadrill, formerly Seadrill Partners, has agreed to supply its Capella drillship for a four-well firm contract, plus two priced and three mutually agreed upon optional wells, for operations in Indonesia.The firm part of the contract is expected to have a total value of about $138 million…

Brazil: No Gato do Mato Offshore Field FID in Next 12-24 Months, FPSO Firm Says

Nov 21, 2022

Shell's Brazilian subsidiary Shell Brasil Petróleo will not be making final investment decision (FID) on its Gato do Mato oil and gas field development offshore Brazil within the next 12 to 24 months. This is according to FPSO leasing firm BW…

ExxonMobil Books Odfjell Drilling-managed Offshore Rig for Canadian Operations

Nov 18, 2022

U.S. oil major ExxonMobil has signed a deal to use the Odfjell Drilling-managed semi-submersible drilling rig Hercules in Canada next year.The contract for the 6th generation rig is expected to start in the second quarter of 2023. The contract has a firm duration of around 135 days…

Chevron Gets More Time to Drill Appraisal Well at Offshore Gas Field in Cyprus

Nov 18, 2022

U.S. oil major Chevron has been given more time to drill the A3 appraisal well in the Aphrodite gas field, 160 km south of Limassol, offshore Cyprus.NewMed Energy, partner in Chevron-operated Block 12 in the Mediterranean Sea, said Thursday…

Transocean to Buy Newbuild Ultra-Deepwater Drillship from DSME Ordered by Seadrill in 2013

Nov 18, 2022

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean said Thursday that it had together with Perestroika and funds managed by Lime Rock Management L.P created a joint venture, Liquila Ventures.Liquila Ventures agreed with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co…

OKEA Cuts 2023 Output Guidance Due to Issues with Wintershall-operated Nova Field

Nov 16, 2022

The Norwegian oil and gas company OKEA cut its output guidance for 2023 on the back of the news that the Wintershall Dea Norge-operated Nova field offshore Norway may have limited production next year.The Nova subsea field, sits about 120 kilometers northwest of the city of Bergen…

Saipem Expands Jack-up Rig Fleet with Another CIMC Unit

Nov 16, 2022

Ocean Challenger, the asset management company owned by the Chinese offshore rig builder CIMC, said Wednesday it 'has tied new knots' with the Italian energy services firm Saipem to deploy the 300-foot jack-up rig Gulf Driller IV in the Middle East…

Brazil: Enauta Starts Production Well Drilling at Atlanta Field

Nov 10, 2022

Enauta, a Brazilian oil company, has begun drilling the new well 7-ATL-5H-RJS in the Atlanta Field of the Santos Basin, off the coast of Brazil.According to Enauta, the new well will cost $75 million to drill and connect to the FPSO at the field…

Shell Hires Helix for Well Decommissioning Work Offshore Brazil

Oct 31, 2022

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. has secured a deepwater well decommissioning contract with Shell in Brazil.The scope of work includes plug and abandonment services on subsea wells located in the Bijupira and Salema fields. Helix will supply the Q7000 riser-based well intervention vessel…

World's First 8th Generation Drillship Starts Maiden Contract

Oct 28, 2022

Offshore drilling company Transocean said Thursday that its Deepwater Atlas, the world's first 8th generation drillship, had started its first contract.The offshore drilling rig, delivered by Singapore's Sembcorp Marine in June, is under a contract with Beacon Offshore Energy in the U…

Denmark's Ørsted Strikes Deal to Buy Norwegian Gas via Baltic Pipe Pipeline

Oct 27, 2022

Denmark's Ørsted and Norway's Equinor have signed a contract under which Equinor will supply Norwegian gas to Denmark via Baltic Pipe. The agreement covers the period from January 1, 2023 to April 1, 2024, and the total volumes of gas supplied during the period will be around 8 TWh…

Energean Starts Gas Production from Karish Field Offshore Israel

Oct 26, 2022

Oil and gas company Energean plc said Wednesday it had started gas production at its Karish gas field in the Mediterranean Sea, offshore Israel.'Gas is being produced from the Karish Main-02 well and the flow of gas is being steadily ramped up…

Island Drilling's Offshore Rig Lands $30M Contract with Dana Petroleum

Oct 25, 2022

Offshore drilling firm Island Drilling has signed a drilling contract with Dana Petroleum for a drilling program in the UK in 2023.For this, Island Drilling will supply its 2012-built harsh-environment semi-submersible drilling rig, Island Innovator…

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