Tomic, Bartolomej

Tomic, Bartolomej

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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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Offshore Wind Crew Transfer Firm Busier Than Expected Despite COVID-19

Jun 17, 2020

Seacat Services is a UK-company providing support services to the offshore wind industry in the UK and elsewhere in Europe with a fleet of 14 UK-built catamaran vessels.Over the past eight years, the company has used its fleet of 14 South Catamaran…

Valaris Skips $13.3M Interest Payment

Jun 15, 2020

Offshore drilling contractor Valaris said Monday it had elected not to make the $13.3 million interest payment due on June 15, 2020, related to its 7.375% Senior Notes due 2025.The offshore drilling company, which had more than $6.5 billion of debt at the end of the first quarter…

Saudi Aramco Suspends Shelf Drilling Jack-Up Rig

Jun 15, 2020

Saudi oil giant Saudi Aramco has decided to suspend a contract with Shelf Drilling for the High Island IV jack-up drilling rig.The offshore drilling contractor said Monday it had received a notification from 'a customer' on the suspension of…

Fugro Extends IMR Despina Vessel Charter

Jun 12, 2020

Norwegian offshore vessel owners Golden Energy Offshore has secured a contract extension for its IMR Despina vessel.The charter extension will take effect in direct continuation of the current contract with Fugro. Golden Energy Offshore did not provide info on the length of the new contract…

Aker Solutions' Umbilicals for Murphy's King’s Quay FPS

Jun 10, 2020

Norwegian offshore engineering and construction company Aker Solutions will deliver umbilicals for Murphy's King's Quay offshore project in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Aker Solutions said Wednesday that the contract for the delivery of umbilicals was awarded to it by Subsea 7…

Keppel Rejects Awilco Drilling's Rig Contract Termination. Ponders Legal Action

Jun 09, 2020

Singapore's offshore rig builder Keppel is considering taking legal action against Awilco Drilling after the drilling company on Monday said it had terminated a rig construction contract with Keppel.Awilco Drilling said Monday that its subsidiary…

Awilco Drilling Scraps Semi-Sub Rig Deal with Keppel

Jun 08, 2020

Offshore drilling company Awilco Drilling has terminated an offshore rig construction deal with Keppel, citing a breach of contract.Awilco said Monday that its subsidiary Awilco Rig 1 (AR1) had notified Singapore-based Keppel FELS that it had…

Down But Not Out: Aker Energy Committed to Developing Ghana Offshore Oil Field Despite Delay

Jun 05, 2020

Norwegian oil firm Aker Energy, which operates the Pecan offshore oil field development offshore Ghana, is not giving up on the project, despite having recently delayed a Final Investment Decision 'indefinitely' due to the plunge in oil prices…

Hokchi Terminates Grupo R Jack-Up Rig Deal Early

Jun 05, 2020

Hokchi Energy, a subsidiary of Argentina's Pan American Energy, has terminated the charter of Grupo R's jack-up rig Cantarell III earlier than originally planned.Having arrived from Singapore earlier this year, the newbuild offshore drilling…

Subsea 7's HKZ Wind Farm Installation Deal Confirmed as FID Made

Jun 05, 2020

Offshore installation contractor Subsea 7 has confirmed the award of 'a substantial' contract by Vattenfall for the Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) 1-4 offshore wind farm project in the Dutch North Sea.The two companies had in April signed a conditional…

Ørsted Hires Fugro for Sunrise Wind Site Survey

Jun 04, 2020

Dutch offshore survey company Fugro has moved two vessels off the coast of New York to perform a large-scale site characterization program for Sunrise Wind offshore wind project.The project is being developed by Denmark's offshore wind developer Ørsted…

Allseas Debuts in China

Jun 04, 2020

Offshore installation firm Allseas has started pipelaying operations at the Lingshui 17-2 gas field in the South China Sea using two of its vessels Audacia and Calamity Jane. It is interesting to note that, while the company has over the years conducted work around the globe…

Subsea 7 Secures 'Major' $750M-plus Offshore Wind EPCI Deal

Jun 03, 2020

Offshore installation firm Subsea 7 has clinched a major contract with SSE Renewables for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of the foundations and inter-array cables for the Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm project…

OKEA Moves Draugen Maintenance Forward as Norway Imposes Output Cuts

Jun 03, 2020

Norwegian oil and gas firm OKEA will carry out maintenance works on its Draugen platform earlier than initially planned, following the Norwegian government's decision in April to cut oil production to support oil prices.OKEA's Draugen field in the Norwegian Sea…

Aker Solutions CFO to Resign

Jun 02, 2020

Norwegian offshore engineering company Aker Solutions has said its Chief Financial Officer Ole Martin Grimsrud will resign in September.Aker Solutions said Tuesday that Grimsrud had given notice that 'he will leave the company September 1, 2020…

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