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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IOG Ponders Deltic Energy Takeover Bid

Sep 11, 2020

The North Sea-focused oil and gas company Independent Oil & Gas said Friday it was considering tabling an all-stock offer for the takeover of rival Deltic Energy. Deltic Energy is a London-listed company with assets in the North Sea. The company…

Sovcomflot Keeps Polarcus' Vyacheslav Tikhonov Vessel for Three More Years

Sep 11, 2020

Russian company Sovmcomflot has decided to extend the charter of Polarcus' Vyacheslav Tikhonov seismic vessel for three years, but might redeliver the Ivan Gubkin vessel back to the Oslo-listed owner.The Vyacheslav Tikhonov, owned by Polarcus…

Japanese Oil Refiner Joins Offshore Wind Venture

Sep 11, 2020

Japanese oil refining company Eneos said Thursday it was joining an offshore wind joint venture targeting projects in Akita Prefecture in Japan.Eneos has acquired a share in GK Happo Noshiro Offshore Wind, a company formed to seek opportunities…

Mitsui Hires JDC's Hakuryu-11 Jack-up Rig to Drill Off Japan

Sep 11, 2020

Japanese offshore drilling company JDC has won a drilling contract with Mitsui Oil Exploration.JDC said that the contract was for the provision of a jack-up drilling rig 'HAKURYU-11.' According to JDC, which operates a fleet of five jack-ups…

Oz Offshore Regulator Launches Probe after Eni's Subsea Buoy Comes to Surface, Posing Threat to Vessels

Sep 10, 2020

The Australian offshore safety agency NOPSEMA has ordered Eni to 'make safe' a floating mid-depth buoy at the Woollybutt field off W. Australia, after the buoy, normally chained 50 meters underwater, was spotted floating on the surface, posing a navigational threat to vessels passing by…

ARO Drilling Names New CEO

Sep 04, 2020

ARO Drilling, a Saudi-focused offshore drilling joint venture between Valaris and Saudi Aramco, has appointed new CEO.The offshore drilling company said via social media that Derek Kent was named as its Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds Kelly McHenry…

Prosafe, Shell Agree New Terms for Safe Zephyrus Flotel Charter

Sep 03, 2020

Offshore accommodation specialist Prosafe has agreed with Shell to defer and amend the charter deal for its DP3 Safe Zephyrus semi-submersible accommodation rig.The flotel company has been hit hard by COVID-19 related cancellations and contract delays in the past months…

Tullow Hires Stena Drillship for Suriname Drilling

Sep 01, 2020

Offshore drilling contractor Stena Drilling said Tuesday that oil company Tullow had hired one of its drillships for drilling offshore Suriname.Tullow Oil has hired the Stena Forth drillship and will use it to drill one well in Block 47, located approximately 260 km north of the coast of Suriname…

PHOTO: SWS Shipyard Launches FPSO Prosperity Hull

Sep 01, 2020

China's Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding (SWS) shipyard has delivered another Guyana-bound FPSO hull for the Dutch FPSO specialist SBM Offshore.Following the delivery of the Liza Unity hull in late 2019, SWS on Monday delivered the Liza Prosperity hull…

Stena Spey Semi-Sub Selected for Kinsale Field Decommissioning Gig

Sep 01, 2020

Ireland's PSE Kinsale Energy has hired Stena Drilling's Stena Spey semi-submersible drilling rig for a decommissioning campaign at the Kinsale field offshore Ireland.To remind, Kinsale area offshore gas fields in the Celtic Sea officially ceased production last month after more than 40 years online…

Hermitage Offshore Services Appeals NYSE Delisting Decision

Aug 28, 2020

Offshore vessel owner Hermitage Offshore Services has appealed against the New York Stock Exchange's move to delist its shares.Hermitage Offshore Services (previously known as Nordic American Offshore) on August 12 filed for a voluntary petition…

End of the Line for Deepsea Bergen Drilling Rig

Aug 27, 2020

Norwegian offshore drilling company Odfjell Drilling will recycle its oldest drilling rig the Deepsea Bergen, to focus on its modern, harsh-environment drilling rigs.In a quarterly update on Thursday, Odfjell said that the Deepsea Bergen rig…

Norwegian Offshore Drilling Firm Enters Floating Wind Game

Aug 27, 2020

Norwegian offshore oil and gas drilling contractor Odfjell Drilling is stepping out of the comfort zone and into the offshore renewables space.The company, which provides drilling rigs for oil and gas companies, on Thursday announced its investment in Oceanwind AS…

World's Largest Offshore Drilling Company Valaris Delisted from NYSE after Bankruptcy Filing

Aug 25, 2020

Valaris, the world's largest offshore drilling contractor by fleet size, said Tuesday that the New York Stock Exchange had decided to suspend its shares and delist them.The offshore drilling company has been hit hard by the blended effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic…

SBM Offshore Buys SBM Installer Vessel to Sell It Easier

Aug 24, 2020

Dutch FPSO leasing company SBM Offshore has agreed to take full control of the diving support and construction vessel (DSCV) SBM Installer so it can easier sell it.The vessel is owned by OS Installer, a JV company in which SBM Offshore has a 25% stake…

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