Bartolomej Tomic

Bartolomej Tomic

Bartolomej Tomic is managing editor of Offshore Engineer. He has covered the offshore energy industry since 2010.
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Solstad Offshore Wraps $580M Sale of PSV Fleet to Tidewater, Exiting the Business

Jul 05, 2023

Norwegian offshore vessel operator Solstad Offshore has officially exited the platform supply vessel business.Namely, the company on Wednesday completed the sale of its PSV fleet to the U.S. offshore vessel firm Tidewater for approximately $580 million…

Transocean Secures $172 Million Offshore Drilling Contract Extension in Norway

Jul 05, 2023

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean Ltd. said Wednesday that six one-well options had been exercised for the Transocean Encourage semi-submersible drilling rig in Norway. While Transocean did not specify who the client was, the harsh-environment…

Another Short Term Extension for FPSO Offshore Nigeria

Jul 03, 2023

BW Offshore has signed a short-term extension for Abo FPSO with Nigerian Agip Exploration Ltd, a subsidiary of ENI S.p.A.BW Offshore is in talks to divest the FPSO, operating at the Abo field offshore Nigeria, and seen as non-core to its FPSO fleet…

Aker BP, OMV Get OK for North Sea and Norwegian Sea Drilling Projects

Jun 30, 2023

The Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) said Friday it had granted Aker BP and OMV consents for drilling projects in the North Sea and the Norwegian Sea, respectively.Aker BP has received consent to conduct exploration drilling in block 25/2 of the North Sea in Production license 442…

Safety Body Launches Probe into Fire at Equinor's Gina Krog Offshore Platform

Jun 27, 2023

The Norwegian offshore safety body, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA), has started investigating a recent fire in a utility room within the living quarters of Equinor's Gina Krog offshore platform in the North Sea, off Norway.The PSA…

Northern Lights CCS: Trailblazing the Path to Europe’s Net Zero Emissions

Jun 22, 2023

In the global quest for achieving net zero emissions and slowing down global warming, carbon capture and storage (CCUS) technology has emerged as an important solution. Among the notable projects being developed in the field is the Northern…

DP Gezina Vessel to Remain Busy in the Baltic Sea with Contract Extension

Jun 14, 2023

Dutch offshore flotel services firm Chevalier Floatels said Wednesday it had secured a contract extension for its DP Gezina offshore accommodation vessel.According to Chevalier Floatels, the Walk-to-Work vessel DP Gezina has been working in…

VIDEO: Cadeler Installs Final 11MW Turbine at Dutch Offshore Wind Farm

Jun 13, 2023

Danish offshore wind installation services firm Cadeler said Tuesday it had completed the installation of the final offshore wind turbine at Vattenfall's Hollandse Kust Zuid wind farm in the Dutch North Sea.'With a capacity of 1.5 GW, [Hollandse…

BW Offshore Agrees Extensions for Two FPSOs in Africa as Divestment Talks Continue

Jun 05, 2023

Norwegian FPSO vessel owner BW Offshore has recently secured short contract extensions for two of its FPSOs operating in Africa.On Friday, BW Offshore said it had signed a short-term extension for the lease and operation of the FPSO Espoir Ivoirien…

TechnipFMC, DOF-owned Vessel Catches Fire in Brazil

Jun 02, 2023

Skandi Buzios, a pipelay support vessel owned by TechnipFMC and DOF, caught fire Friday morning in a Brazilian port.The Brazilian media and some social media accounts on Friday showed images and videos of the burning vessel with thick smoke…

VIDEO: Noble Innovator Rig Departs Port of Aberdeen for Central North Sea Decommissioning Project

May 31, 2023

Noble Corp.'s jack-up drilling rig, the Noble Innovator, which in February arrived in the Port of Aberdeen, has now left the port after a 105-day stay to complete a special periodic survey.The Noble Innovator jack-up rig sailed away from Port of Aberdeen’s South Harbour last Friday…

A Decade in the Making: Stena Evolution Drillship Prepares for Gulf of Mexico Debut in 2024 as Contract Secured

May 29, 2023

Offshore drilling contractor Stena Drilling has secured a contract with Shell for the Stena Evolution drillship.The Stena Evolution, built by Samsung Heavy Industries, was originally ordered by Ocean Rig, and named Ocean Rig Crete.Ocean Rig ordered the drillship in 2014…

TechnipFMC to Supply Subsea Systems for Shell's U.S. Gulf of Mexico Project

May 26, 2023

Oilfield services company TechnipFMC said Thursday it had secured an integrated engineering, procurement, construction, and installation contract with the oil giant Shell for its Dover development in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. TechnipFMC said the contract was 'significant' in value…

Provence Grand Large Floating Wind Farm Foundations Floated Out

May 23, 2023

SBM Offshore-designed foundations of the Provence Grand Large floating wind farm were floated out this week at the fabrication yard in Fos-sur-Mer, France.Eiffage Metal, the Fos-sur-Mer fabrication yard owner, said Monday:”The three [floating…

Saipem Nets $850M Worth of Offshore Contracts in the Black Sea and North Sea

May 18, 2023

Italian offshore engineering and construction firm Saipem has won two new offshore contracts in the North Sea and the Black Sea, worth $850 million in total.One contract is for an Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) project in the Black Sea…

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