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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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…

Norway Rig Incident: Drilling Won't Resume Until Root Cause Found, Operator Says

Oct 21, 2020

Drilling at the West Bollsta offshore rig, where a 26-ton pipe accidentally dropped on the drill floor last weekend, will not resume until the cause of the incident is identified, oil and gas firm Lundin Energy said.As reported Monday, the incident occurred last Saturday…

Norway: Probe Launched after 26.5t Pipe Drops on Offshore Rig's Drill Floor

Oct 20, 2020

The Norwegian oil and gas safety body PSA Norway has launched an investigation into an incident that occurred last weekend aboard the West Bollsta semi-submersible drilling rig, just a week after the rig had started drilling its first-ever well…

Exmar, YPF Settle Dispute, Terminate Tango FLNG Charter

Oct 20, 2020

Belgium-based shipowner Exmar has settled a dispute over the charter of the Tango FLNG with Argentinian energy firm YPF, that will see the FLNG charter terminated in exchange for a settlement fee.To remind, YPF in June sent a force majeure notice to Exmar…

CNOOC Hires Stena Drillship to Drill Offshore Canada

Oct 20, 2020

Chinese oil company CNOOC has signed a contract with offshore drilling rig provider Stena Drilling for the use of the Stena Forth drillship in Canada.CNOOC will use the 228 meters-long drillship to drill one well in the Flemish Pass, offshore Newfoundland and Labrador…

Shelf Drilling's Jack-Up Rig Contract Suspended

Oct 19, 2020

Jack-up rig drilling contractor Shelf Drilling has said it has received a suspension notice for one of its jack-up rigs.The Oslo-listed driller said Monday that a customer had sent it a suspension notice for the Main Pass I jack-up drilling unit…

Equinor Hires TechnipFMC for Breidablikk Pipelay Project

Oct 19, 2020

Oilfield services firm TechnipFMC has said it has won a 'significant' engineering, procurement, construction, and installation contract by Equinor in the Norwegian part of the North Sea.The contract is for the pipelay work at the Breidablikk development…

Polarcus Nets 3D Survey Gig in W. Africa

Oct 16, 2020

Marine seismic survey company Polarcus has said it has won a 3D seismic data acquisition project offshore West Africa.The Oslo-listed company said that under the letter of award, awarded to it by an unnamed client, the survey will take two months to complete…

Seadrill Secures Drillship Charter Extension with BP in Gulf of Mexico

Oct 16, 2020

Oil major BP has extended the charter deal for Seadrill Partners' ultra-deepwater West Vela drillship.Seadrill said on Thursday that the contract extension was expected to keep the drillship busy with BP in the U.S Gulf of Mexico until early April 2021…

All Offshore Rigs Return to GoM after Hurricane. Some 30% of Oil Output Still Shut

Oct 15, 2020

All dynamically positioned offshore drilling rigs in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico that moved away from the Hurricane Delta last week have now returned to the Gulf. Production from oil and gas platforms has yet to be fully restored.As previously reported…

India: Reliance Extends Transocean's Drillship Term

Oct 15, 2020

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean has won a contract extension for its Dhirubhai Deepwater KG1 drillship in India.On Wednesday, Transocean said that its client Reliance had exercised a contract extension option that should see the ultra…

OKEA Gets OK to Buy Equinor's Aurora Gas Find

Oct 15, 2020

Norwegian oil and gas company OKEA has received approval to acquire offshore blocks in the North Sea in Norway containing the Aurora gas discovery.OKEA announced the agreement to buy Equinor’s 40% operated working interest in PL195 and PL195 B…

Energy Enticer Jack-Up Rig Starts Drilling in Qatar

Oct 15, 2020

Jack-up drilling contractor Northern Offshore has said that its Energy Enticer jack-up rig has started drilling operation with Qatargas in Qatar.The GustoMSC CJ50 design jack-up rig mobilized to Qatar Petroleum's North Field in early September 2020 despite recent global industry challenges…

West Bollsta Offshore Drilling Rig Spuds Its First Well

Oct 14, 2020

Swedish oil and gas company Lundin Energy has spudded the Polmak well in the Barents Sea, offshore Norway, using the West Bollsta semi-submersible drilling rig.A Lundin Energy spokesperson confirmed for Offshore Engineer that the Polmak well…

BP Gearing Up to Spud Ironbark-1 Well as Ocean Apex Rig Delivered

Oct 12, 2020

Oil major BP has taken over the Ocean Apex semi-submersible drilling rig in preparation for the spud of the Ironbark-1 well offshore W. Australia. Ironbark is estimated to contain 15tcf of prospective recoverable gas resource.The offshore drilling rig…

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