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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Apache Plots Fifth Wildcat, Appraisals for Suriname Offshore Block. Two Rig Deals Imminent

Nov 06, 2020

After a string of offshore oil discoveries in Suriname's Block 58 in the past year, U.S. oil firm Apache is lining up another exploration well and is set to award two rig deals for the 2021 drilling program.To remind, the company, with its partner Total…

McDermott Ships Second Batch of Topside Modules for Modec FPSO

Nov 05, 2020

Offshore engineering and construction firm McDermott on Thursday announced the second shipment of topside modules for a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit for Japans' Modec.The new shipment comes just weeks after the first…

Transocean Posts 3Q Profit on Restructuring Gain

Nov 03, 2020

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean on Tuesday posted a $359 million net profit for the third quarter of 2020.Transocean said the result included net favorable items of $428 million, including a $449 million gain on restructuring and retirement of debt…

Dolphin Drilling Bags Drilling and P&A Deal with DNO in Norway

Nov 02, 2020

Offshore drilling contractor Dolphin Drilling has secured a new combined contract for exploration and plug and abandonment with the Norwegian oil and gas company DNO.'The contract will see Dolphin Drilling support both ends of the well lifecycle…

Brownfield Development: Tyra pieces falling into place

Oct 29, 2020

Tyra – Denmark’s largest gas and condensate field and main gas processing hub – was, a few years ago, on the verge of being decommissioned, which would have, according to reports back then, wiped out thousands of jobs.The field located 225km west of Esbjerg…

Malaysia: Petronas Launches Investigation into Fatal Offshore Incident

Oct 29, 2020

Malaysian oil and gas giant said Thursday it was investigating the cause behind the incident that happened earlier this week when the Dayang Topaz offshore vessel crashed into its platform at the Baram field, off Sarawak.'A thorough assessment of the platform structures is being carried out…

Borr Drilling Sells Cold-stacked Jack-up Rig

Oct 28, 2020

Offshore drilling contractor Borr Drilling has agreed to sell its 2003-built cold stacked jack-up drilling rig 'Atla' to an unnamed independent operator.'The completion of the sale is expected in the fourth quarter 2020. Together with the previously…

Total Makes Another Major Discovery Offshore South Africa

Oct 28, 2020

French oil major Total has struck another major gas condensate discovery offshore South Africa.The company said Wednesday it had made a significant gas condensate discovery on the Luiperd prospect, located on Block 11B/12B in the Outeniqua Basin…

Petrobras to Buy P-71 FPSO and Deploy It on Itapu Field

Oct 28, 2020

Brazilian national oil company Petrobras has agreed to buy the P-71 Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel and use it for the development of the Itapu field.Petrobras said that the FPSO was to be used at the Tupi field, however…

Triangle Energy Starts Work to Bring Two Offshore Wells Back Online

Oct 27, 2020

Australian oil and gas company Triangle Energy has started works to bring back online two wells at the Cliff head offshore field in the Perth Basin, Australia.The two wells, CH-6 and CH-7, were shut in June. CH-6 was shut due to a pump failure…

Shearwater Secures Five-month Extension for Offshore Survey in Brazil

Oct 27, 2020

Seismic survey services company Shearwater GeoServices has won a five-month contract extension for CGG’s Brazil Nebula multi-client survey.This extension-period starts in the late fourth quarter of 2020 and will be conducted by the Oceanic Sirius vessel…

Offshore Driller Launches "Wide range of cost-cutting measures"

Oct 26, 2020

The UK-based offshore drilling company Awilco Drilling on Monday said it would launch a 'wide range of cost-cutting measures,' citing a newbuild rig contract termination and delay in construction and start-up of another rig.'Awilco Drilling…

Pacific Drilling Can't Appeal Samsung Drillship Case Ruling

Oct 23, 2020

Offshore drilling contractor Pacific Drilling can't appeal the ruling under which it was in January ordered to pay $320 million to Samsung Heavy Industry for a 2015 drillship order cancellation.Pacific Drilling had placed the order for the Pacific…

Equinor Gets Clearance to Drill Barents Sea Wildcat

Oct 23, 2020

Norwegian energy giant Equinor has received approval to drill a wildcat well in the production license 960, in the Barents Sea, off Norway.Equinor will use Seadrill's 2008-built West Hercules semi-submersible drilling rig to drill the offshore well 7018/5-1 at the Spissa prospect…

Turkey May Work with Foreign Companies to Bring Online Giant Black Sea Gas Find

Oct 23, 2020

Turkey may cooperate with foreign firms to bring online its giant gas find in the Black Sea, made in August this year.As reported by Reuters, the country's energy minister Fatih Donmez said on Thursday that Turkey would operate the gas field…

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