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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Output Shut at North Sea Platform Due to Covid Outbreak

5 hours ago

A Covid 19 outbreak on Ithaca Energy's FPF-1 platform in the UK North Sea has forced the oil and gas company to shut down production. In total, four crew members from the offshore production platform have tested positive and have been sent ashore…

Nexans Charters Havila Phoenix Vessel

Jan 21, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel operator Havila Shipping has won a charter deal with offshore cable provider Nexans for its Havila Phoenix subsea construction vessel.The contract with Nexans Norway is for a firm period of 90 days with optional periods of 90 days and is expected to start during April 2021…

NEO Energy in Exclusive Talks to Buy ExxonMobil's North Sea Assets

Jan 21, 2021

North Sea-focused oil company NEO Energy has entered into exclusive talks with ExxonMobil to buy the U.S. oil giant's UK North Sea assets.NEO, backed by Norwegian private equity investor HitecVision, said Thursday that if the talks are successful…

Elon Musk's Firm Buys Two Offshore Rigs to Serve as Launchpads for SpaceX Rockets

Jan 20, 2021

Two offshore drilling rigs, previously used for oil and gas exploration beneath the seabed, could soon help with space exploration.Namely, according to multiple reports this week, a company linked to billionaire Elon Musk bought two deepwater semi-submersible drilling rigs last year…

Offshore Wind Head Leaving Equinor for Aker Solutions' Renewables Division

Jan 20, 2021

Stephen Bull, Equinor's senior vice president responsible for offshore wind operations in the North Sea, is leaving the company and will join the Norwegian offshore services firm Aker Solutions.Bull, who was last year re-elected RenewableUK Chair…

Petronas Hires Pacific Khamsin Drillship for Drilling Project in Mexico

Jan 18, 2021

Malaysian oil and gas company Petronas has chartered Pacific Drilling's drillship Pacific Khamsin for an offshore drilling project in Mexico.Pacific Khamsin is currently located in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico region, where it in November completed a well for the French oil major Total…

Offshore Wind: Things are Getting Bigger

Jan 15, 2021

The global offshore wind industry has been picking up pace unabated by the global pandemic, with industry investments growing and offshore wind turbine makers competing on who'll build a larger turbine. With offshore wind turbines, bigger is better…

Shell Farms Into Offshore Block in Argentina

Jan 14, 2021

Oil and gas giant Shell has agreed to farm into the CAN 100 block, offshore Argentina, currently jointly owned by the Norwegian energy firm Equinor and Argentina's YPF.In October 2019, Equinor farmed into the YPF CAN 100 block and agreed to take over the operatorship…

Spirit Energy Books Maersk Jack-Up Rig for North Sea Well

Jan 13, 2021

Oil and gas company Spirit Energy has hired Maersk Drilling's jack-up rig Maersk Resolve to drill one development well in the UK North Sea. The well will be drilled at the Grove North East area. Spirit Energy, a subsidiary of Centrica, said that…

Petrobras Hires Ocyan's Norbe VIII Drillship

Jan 11, 2021

Brazilian oil and gas giant Petrobras has on behalf of the Libra consortium, hired Ocyan's deepwater drillship Norbe VIII to drill at the Mero field, off Brazil.The contract is for a period of 425 days and is expected to start in July 2021,…

Shell's Prelude FLNG Restarts LNG Shipments

Jan 11, 2021

Shell's Prelude LNG, the world's largest floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project, offshore Australia, has resumed LNG cargo shipments, almost one year after a shutdown caused by an electrical trip.In a brief statement sent to Offshore Engineer…

Rem Offshore's Platform Supply Vessel Hired for Offshore Wind Work

Jan 08, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel operator Rem Offshore has said its platform supply vessel Rem Trader has been awarded a contract in the offshore wind sector.Rem Offshore said in a social media post on Friday that the vessel - delivered in 2012, and…

Neptune Energy Extends Deepsea Yantai Offshore Rig Contract

Jan 08, 2021

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy has extended the contract for the Deepsea Yantai semi-submersible drilling rig. This is the rig Neptune used when it last year made one of Norway's largest offshore discoveries - the Dugong.The Deepsea Yantai…

Eni Hires PV Drilling VI Jack-Up for Drilling Offshore Vietnam

Jan 05, 2021

Vietnamese offshore drilling company PV Drilling has recently signed a contract with Italian oil giant Eni for the supply of its PV Drilling VI jack-up rig.The contract, with Eni Vietnam, is for the oil company's 2021 drilling campaign, scheduled to start in early January off the coast of Vietnam…

Prosafe Nets Work in Trinidad for Safe Concordia Flotel

Jan 05, 2021

Offshore accommodation rig owner Prosafe has won a contract for one of its units in Trinidad and Tobago.The Oslo-listed company said Tuesday it had won a deal to provide accommodation and construction support using the Safe Concordia flotel in Trinidad and Tobago in Q2 2021…

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