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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BW Offshore's FPSO Stuck in New Zealand

Apr 10, 2020

FPSO-leasing company BW Offshore has been unable to remove the Umuroa FPSO from the Tui field in New Zealand following the contract termination, client liquidation, and the country's court and environment regulator intervention.The company was…

Prosafe in Talks over Flotel Contracts. Some Units Might Go Off-Hire

Apr 09, 2020

The article was updated on April 27, 2020, with a statement by EnQuest which explained that the contract for the Safe Zephyrus had been terminated due to COVID-19-related safety concerns and not due to the low oil price.Offshore accommodation…

SBM Offshore: A Number of Covid-19 Cases Confirmed on FPSO

Apr 09, 2020

Update: The article has been updated by a statement from an SBM Offshore spokespersonSBM Offshore, a floating, production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) leasing specialist, has said that a number of COVID-19 cases has been confirmed on one of its FPSOs…

BP Terminates Senegal/Mauritania Survey Deal with EMGS

Apr 07, 2020

British oil major BP has terminated the contract with the Norwegian offshore survey company EMGS for a survey in Senegal and Mauritania, where it operates the Tortue Ahmeyim offshore development. As previously reported, EMGS had mobilized its Atlantic Guardian vessel…

SeaBird Sees W. Africa Survey Deal Canceled

Apr 06, 2020

Oslo-listed marine seismic data acquisition company SeaBird Exploration has lost a survey contract offshore West Africa.In a statement on Monday, SeaBird Exploration said it had been notified that the end-client has canceled the two OBN surveys off West Africa due to the COVID-19 situation…

PGS Cold Stacks Two Seismic Vessels in Response to Low Oil Price

Apr 03, 2020

Norwegian offshore seismic surveyor PGS has said that the coronavirus pandemic and the disruption in the oil market present unprecedented challenges for the offshore services industry, including the marine seismic industry.PGS expects the low…

Long-Term Charter with Total for Havila PSV

Apr 02, 2020

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Havila Shipping has secured a long-term contract for its platform supply vessel Havila Commander.Havila Shipping said Thursday that the contract was with Total E&P UK, the UK subsidiary of the French oil major Total…

Eidesvik's Seismic Source Vessel Charter Cut Short

Apr 02, 2020

Seismic survey company Seabed Geosolutions will return the seismic source vessel Vantage to its owner Eidesvik Offshore earlier than originally planned.Eidesvik said Thursday it had received notice of early re-delivery from Seabed Geosolutions for the Vantage vessel…

Siem Offshore Gets Breathing Room

Apr 01, 2020

Norway-based offshore vessel owner Siem Offshore has received some breathing room after reaching an agreement with its banks.The company last week warned that the extreme fluctuations in the financial markets over the past weeks „have resulted…

Polarcus to Cut Jobs, Salaries

Apr 01, 2020

Marine seismic company Polarcus is set to reduce workforce and employees' salaries, and stack survey vessels, as a response to the uncertainty marine seismic industry is facing in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, and the current low oil prices…

Yinson, Petrobras Sign Firm Contracts for Marlim 2 FPSO

Mar 30, 2020

Malaysian FPSO provider Yinson has signed firm contracts with Petrobras for the delivery and for operation and maintenance of the Marlim 2 FPSO.The two companies had in October 2019 signed letters of intent for the long-term charter and operation…

Valaris to Lose $620,000 a Day Rig Deal with Total after BOP Drop off Angola

Mar 27, 2020

Valaris, the world's largest offshore drilling company by fleet size, is set to lose one of the most lucrative contracts in the offshore drilling industry today after it recently accidentally dropped a blowout preventer stack to seabed offshore Angola…

EMGS in Survival Mode. Cuts Workers, Vessels

Mar 27, 2020

Norwegian offshore survey company has announced severe cost-cutting measures that will lead to termination of most employees and consultants and cold stacking of vessels.EMGS recently lost what was expected to be a long-term contract with Pemex in Mexico…

ExxonMobil Shortens Term for Shelf Drilling Jack-Up

Mar 24, 2020

Jack-up drilling company Shelf Drilling, one of the world's largest jack-up contractors by fleet size, has seen another rig contract cut short in less than a week.After it on Friday said Dubai Petroleum would reduce the length of the Shelf Drilling…

Prosafe Loses Safe Zephyrus Gig with EnQuest

Mar 24, 2020

Offshore accommodation rig contractor Prosafe has lost a contract it had won for its Safe Zephyrus offshore accommodation unit with EnQuest earlier this month.As previously reported, Prosafe on March 16 said it had secured a contract to support…

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