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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Saudi Aramco Awards Ten-Year Deal for Shelf Drilling's Jack-Up Rig

May 06, 2021

Oslo-listed offshore drilling contractor Shelf Drilling has secured a ten-year contract extension for the High Island IX jack-up rig.The contract for the 1983-built, 2012-upgraded jack-up drilling unit is in direct continuation of its current contract in Saudi Arabia…

Report: Noble Corp. Bids for Seadrill's Assets

May 05, 2021

Offshore drilling contractor Noble Corp. has reportedly submitted a bid to acquire some assets of rival Seadrill. This is according to Reorg, a website providing credit intelligence, data, and analytics for hedge funds, asset managers, investment banks…

Wintershall Dea Terminates West Mira Rig Contract After March Incident

May 05, 2021

Oil and gas company Wintershall Dea has terminated the rig contract for the West Mira semi-submersible drilling rig, owned by Northern Ocean, managed by Seadrill.The news of the contract termination was shared Wednesday by Seadrill. Seadrill said: 'Seadrill Limited […

Shelf Drilling Nets 3-year Drilling Rig Contract in India

May 05, 2021

Jack-up drilling rig contractor Shelf Drilling has secured a contract in India for its Trident XII jack-up drilling unit. The contract is with the Indian oil company ONGC. Under the three-year contract, the Trident XII drilling rig will be used…

Covid-19: Aban Offshore Suspends Jack-Up Rig Operation Again

May 04, 2021

Indian offshore drilling contractor Aban Offshore has suspended operations at one of its jack-up rigs citing Covid-19 outbreak.In a brief announcement on Monday, Aban Offshore said: 'We hereby inform you that one of our rigs 'Aban IV ' has suspended operations owing to outbreak of COVID-19…

Offshore Incident: Velesto's Jack-Up Rig Tilts, Submerges Off Sarawak, Malaysia

May 04, 2021

A jack-up rig owned by Malaysian drilling contractor Velesto tilted and submerged at a location offshore Sarawak, Malaysia on Tuesday, the rig owner said.'The Board of Directors of Velesto Energy Berhad [...] regrets to inform that an incident involving one of our rigs…

OMV Hires Valaris Jack-Up Rig for New Zealand Drilling

May 03, 2021

OMV New Zealand has confirmed for Offshore Engineer that the company has hired Valaris' Gorila VII jack-up rig for work offshore New Zealand.Following a report last Friday by Bassoe Offshore that the two companies had struck an offshore drilling rig deal…

Dogger Bank – Who's Who in the World's Largest Offshore Wind Project

Apr 28, 2021

Dogger Bank is not simply an offshore windfarm project, it is THE offshore windfarm project. Dogger Bank is an offshore wind farm site in the UK North Sea that will, once fully built, be the world's largest and most innovative. Here Offshore…

Path Clear for Woodside to Take Over FAR's Sangomar Stake as Remus Drops Out

Apr 21, 2021

Private investment fund Remus Horizons which last week launched a conditional takeover offer for the Australian oil company FAR, eyeing its stake in the RSSD offshore area in Senegal, containing the Sangomar offshore oil development, is now backing out from the FAR pursuit…

Aker BP Adds One More Well to Maersk Drilling's Jack-Up Rig Scope

Apr 21, 2021

Danish offshore drilling company Maersk Drilling has won a one-well contract extension for its Maersk Integrator jack-up drilling rig with Aker BP in Norway.The contract is expected to start in December 2021, in direct continuation from the rig's current scope for Aker BP…

Keppel in Talks with Petrobras to Build FPSO for Buzios Field

Apr 19, 2021

Singapore's Keppel Corporation has confirmed it has been in talks with the Brazilian oil company Petrobras to built an FPSO vessel for the Buzios field offshore Brazil.In a statement on Friday, responding to an article by Upstream Daily News…

Awilco Drilling Scores One-well Contract for WilPhoenix Drilling Rig

Apr 19, 2021

Offshore drilling contractor Awilco Drilling has secured a contract for its WilPhoenix semi-submersible drilling rig.The company said Monday that it had signed a contract with Ithaca Oil and Gas Limited, which will use the WilPhoenix for a single exploration well at Fotla in Block 22/1b…

Noble Corp. Completes Pacific Drilling Acquisition

Apr 16, 2021

Offshore drilling contractor Noble Corporation has completed the acquisition of Pacific Drilling. Noble Corporation said Friday the Pacific Drilling hi-spec ultra-deepwater drillship fleet would further enhance Noble's global position 'as an…

BP Suspends Output from Foinaven Fields as Long-Serving FPSO Petrojarl Foinaven Nears End of Life

Apr 15, 2021

British oil major BP has suspended production from the Foinaven fields west of Shetland in the UK, as the long-serving FPSO Petrojarl Foinaven through which the fields are producing oil is nearing the end of its 25-year design life, and will be removed from site…

Prosafe Ordered to Pay $55,5M to Westcon in Rig Conversion Dispute

Apr 15, 2021

A Norwegian appeal court has ordered the offshore accommodation firm Prosafe to pay NOK 465 million (~$55,49 million) to Westcon Yards, overturning the Stavanger District Court's order from 2018, related to a conversion work on an offshore accommodation rig…

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