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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Stena Drilling Confirms Samsung Drillship Deal

Dec 08, 2021

Just a few days after South Korea's shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries said it had found a potential buyer for a drillship originally ordered in 2014, without revealing the buyer's name, drilling firm Stena Drilling confirmed the deal on Tuesday…

Carbon Transition Names Interim CEO

Dec 06, 2021

Oslo-listed company Carbon Transition has appointed Nils Haugestad as interim CEO as of December 6, 2021. Haugestad will also remain in his position as CFO of the company.Haugestad has been with the company since April 2020, having joined from…

Unite: Around 300 UK North Sea Workers Set to Go on Strike from Dec 6

Dec 03, 2021

Some 300 UK North Sea workers working for Ponticelli UK and Semco Maritime, serving TotalEnergies' UK North Sea platforms, will take industrial action starting Monday, December 6, following a dispute over cuts to terms & conditions, workers' union Unite said…

Samsung Heavy Industries Finds Buyer for Drillship Ordered in 2014

Dec 02, 2021

South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries said Wednesday it had found a buyer for a drillship originally ordered in 2014.The company said the drillship has been sold to a European drilling company, without sharing the identity of the buyer…

TotalEnergies Spuds 'High-impact' Venus-1X Well Offshore Namibia

Dec 01, 2021

TotalEnergies has spudded the Venus-1X offshore exploration well in Namibia's Block 2913B (PEL 56). The well, seen as potentially transformational for the Namibian oil industry, is being drilled in 3,000 meters water depth.The news of the drilling…

PXGEO Completes 4D OBN Program for Petrobras in Brazil

Nov 29, 2021

Marine seismic contractor PXGEO has completed the Sapinhoa 4D Baseline ocean bottom node program in the deepwater Santos Basin, offshore Brazil, for the BMS-9 consortium, which is controlled by Petrobras.The four-month project, which used PXGEO's Manta OBN technology…

NEO Energy to Buy JX Nippon's UK Oil and Gas Business

Nov 26, 2021

NEO Energy has struck a deal to buy JX Nippon Exploration and Production (U.K.) Limited from its Japan-based parent company JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corporation, part of Eneos Group.JX UK holds non-operated interests in several producing…

India: ONGC Awards Shelf Drilling Rig a Three-year Deal

Nov 23, 2021

Shallow water drilling contractor Shelf Drilling has secured a three-year contract for one of its jack-up rigs in India.The contract, with India's national oil company ONGC, is for the Ron Tappmeyer jack-up drilling unit, for offshore operations in Indian waters…

Havfram, J.P. Morgan to Order 'Series' of Wind Turbine Installation Vessels

Nov 23, 2021

Institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Global Alternatives, in cooperation with Norwegian offshore services firm Havfram, have signed a letter of intent with China's CIMC-Raffles to build 'a series of next-generation, state-of-the-art wind turbine installation vessels (“WTIV”)…

Standard Drilling Sells Large Platform Supply Vessel

Nov 23, 2021

Oslo-listed offshore energy investment firm Standard Drilling has agreed to sell Standard Princess platform supply vessel for $10.3 million.'The proceeds from the vessel and any future divestments of the offshore fleet will be directed towards…

Magseis Fairfield in 4D OBN Survey in Gulf of Mexico

Nov 19, 2021

Oslo-listed offshore seismic data acquisition firm Magseis Fairfield has secured 4D Ocean Bottom Node (OBN) survey gig in the Gulf of Mexico from an undisclosed repeat client.The survey will be conducted with Magseis Fairfield’s ZXPLR technology…

Halfway There: DEME Offshore Installs 40th Foundation at Saint-Nazaire Offshore Wind Farm Site

Nov 19, 2021

Belgian offshore installation firm DEME Offshore has confirmed that the installation of foundations at the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm in France has reached a halfway point.The news follows DEME Offshore's previous announcement regarding…

Ithaca Energy Charters Solstad Offshore Platform Supplier

Nov 19, 2021

Norwegian offshore support vessel firm Solstad Offshore has secured a term contract for the platform supply vessel Far Symphony in the UK North Sea.The contract is with the UKCS-focused oil and gas company Ithaca Energy.Under the charter, the platform supplier…

Tullow Leaves Suriname

Nov 18, 2021

Suriname has been described as the next big thing in the offshore oil and gas exploration world, as its proximity to Guyana where ExxonMobil has discovered around 10 billion barrels of oil so far has led oil companies, including ExxonMobil,…

ExxonMobil Books Stena Forth Drillship for Canada Offshore Well

Nov 18, 2021

U.S. oil major ExxonMobil has awarded a drilling contract to drilling contractor Stena Drilling for the Stena Forth drillship.ExxonMobil will use the drilling rig for operations offshore Eastern Canada, in the second half of 2022. The contract is for one firm well…

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