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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Lundin Charters 'Siem Symphony' PSV for Drilling Support in Norway

Mar 13, 2020

Oil and gas company Lundin Norway has chartered the Siem Simphony platform supply vessel from Siem Offshore.The dual-fuelled platform supplier 'Siem Symphony' will support Lundin Norway's 10-well drilling campaign on the NorwegianContinental Shelf…

Repsol Employee Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Mar 13, 2020

Spanish oil and gas company Repsol has confirmed that an employee at the company’s commercial delegation in Andalucia has been diagnosed with coronavirus (COVID-19).'The employee began to display symptoms over the weekend and did not go to work on Monday…

Global Mariner Offshore Sues Yinson, THHE, Floatech

Mar 09, 2020

Malaysian oil and gas services provider Global Mariner Offshore has launched legal action against TH Heavy Engineering, Floatech, Yinson, and several other parties, seeking RM74,800,000 plus interest in damages.Global Mariner is a 20 percent owner of Floatech…

Gjøa Platform Flights Set to Resume after Worker Tests Negative on Coronavirus

Mar 06, 2020

The article originally titled 'Neptune Stops Gjøa Platform Flights on Coronavirus Suspicion' has been updated to include a statement by Neptune Energy, and to reflect the fact that the Neptune employee has tested negative on Coronavirus.Neptune…

Investigation Launched After Gangway Disconnects from Floatel Endurance

Mar 05, 2020

The Norwegian authorities have launched an investigation after the gangway aboard the offshore accommodation rig Floatel Endurance disconnected from the unit last week.According to the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway, the incident happened on February 29…

Maersk Drilling Scores One-Well Rig Deal in Egypt

Mar 03, 2020

Danish offshore drilling contractor Maersk Drilling has secured a one-well contract for the semi-submersible rig Maersk Discoverer offshore Egypt with an unnamed client.The contract has an estimated duration of 21 days and is expected to start in March 2020…

Saipem Dismisses 'False Rumors' on Virus-Infected Person in Nigeria Office

Feb 28, 2020

Italian oilfield services provider Saipem on Friday issued a statement dismissing reports that a coronavirus infected person had entered its office in Nigeria.In a brief statement on social media, Saipem said: 'Saipem informs that the news that…

Yinson: Abigail-Joseph FPSO Sets Sail for Nigeria. First Oil in May

Feb 28, 2020

Malaysian FPSO leasing company Yinson has informed that its FPSO Abigail-Joseph has set sail from Singapore to Nigeria, where it will be deployed at First E&P offshore oil fields.The FPSO, previously named Allan, has recently been upgraded by Keppel in Singapore…

IOG, CalEnergy in Further Harvey Farm-In Talks After Option Lapses

Feb 28, 2020

UK-focused oil firm Independent Oil and Gas has said that it remains in talks with CalEnergy over the latter's participation in IOG's North Sea blocks.Namely, CalEnergy Resources, part of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, had an option to acquire a…

EU Issues Sanctions Over Turkish Drilling Off Cyprus

Feb 28, 2020

The European Union has imposed sanctions against two persons for their involvement in Turkey's offshore drilling activities near the Cyprus coast in the Eastern Mediterranean.'Today, the [European] Council has placed two persons under restrictive…

Bumi Armada to Appeal Ruling in FPSO Case with Woodside

Feb 27, 2020

Malaysian FPSO leasing company Bumi Armada will appeal a recent court decision in which it lost a case against Woodside concerning an FPSO contract termination from 2016.Woodside terminated the contract in 2016 for the FPSO, which was at the time operating at the Balnaves Field…

BP Leaves Trade Groups over Climate 'Misalignment'

Feb 26, 2020

British oil major BP has decided to leave three U.S. based trade organizations saying that its in-depth review has found misalignment of the climate-related policies and activities of trade associations with BP’s positions.Based on its findings…

Shawcor Bags Sangomar, Baltic Pipe Deals

Feb 26, 2020

Pipeline coating specialist Shawcor will provide thermal insulation coating services for Woodside's Sangomar offshore development in Senegal.The contract, awarded to Shawcor's pipe coating division by Subsea 7, will see Shawcor earn somewhere between CAD$30-$50 million…

Wintershall Dea, Capricorn Get Approvals for Norwegian Wildcats

Feb 25, 2020

Norwegian offshore safety regulator PSA Norway on Monday gave its approvals for offshore exploration drilling plans by Wintershall Dea Norge and Capricorn Norge. Wintershall Dea Norge, a Norwegian subsidiary of the German company Wintershall Dea…

Azinam, Panoro Farm Into Africa Energy's S. Africa Offshore Block

Feb 25, 2020

Seacrest-capital backed Azinam and Oslo-listed Panoro Energy have agreed to farm into Africa Energy's Block 2B offshore South Africa, which contains the A-J1 oil discovery.Azinam will take a 50% stake and become the operator of the block, while Panoro will acquire a 12% percent share…

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