Tomic, Bartolomej

Tomic, Bartolomej

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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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Borr Drilling Sells Two 1980s-Built Jack-Ups

Apr 30, 2020

Jack-up rig specialist Borr Drilling has sold two jack-up drilling rigs and backlog associated with them effective from April 1, 2020, for $15.8 million.The two jack-ups, the Dhabi II and Paragon B152, built in 1981 and 1982, respectively, are on contracts with UAE's ADNOC…

Seafox Proposes to Take Over GMS

Apr 30, 2020

The Dutch owner of a fleet of offshore jack-up service vessels Seafox has made a non-binding proposal to take over the UAE-based jack-up specialist GMS. Both companies provide offshore service support jack-up units for hook-up and commissioning in the oil & gas and offshore wind industries…

Floatel Endurance Extends Martin Linge Stay

Apr 29, 2020

Offshore accommodation specialist Floatel has secured a contract extension for its Floatel Endurance accommodation rig in Norway.The extension is with the Norwegian oil firm Equinor for work at the Martin Linge field, where Equinor is working to bring the field in production…

Maersk Drilling to Mothball Several Rigs, Reduce North Sea Headcount

Apr 24, 2020

Danish offshore drilling contractor Maersk Drilling is set to mothball several offshore drilling rigs, and as a consequence, reduce the number of offshore workers, citing low oil prices and the impact of COVID-19 pandemic as the reason.'The…

Lamprell, ScottishPower in East Anglia One Settlement

Apr 23, 2020

London-listed offshore construction company Lamprell has reached a settlement with ScottishPower Renewables over its work for the East Anglia One offshore wind project.Back in 2016, ScottishPower Renewables awarded the UAE-based Lamprell - best…

Keppel Delivers New Jack-Up Drilling Rig to Borr Drilling

Apr 23, 2020

Singapore-based offshore drilling rig builder Keppel Offshore & Marine has delivered a newbuild jack-up drilling rig to Norway's Borr Drilling.The rig, named Hild, was built to Keppel's KFELS Super B Class design. The Hild is the sixth jack-up that Keppel has delivered to Borr Drilling…

Piracy Incidents Offshore Mexico 'Largely Unreported'

Apr 20, 2020

Piracy activity on the Mexican side of the Gulf of Mexico seems to be picking up, with several attacks in the past month on offshore support vessels.A little over a week ago, a Maersk Supply Service's offshore vessel was a target of an armed robbery offshore Ciudad Del Carmen…

Offshore Accommodation Unit Attacked in Mexico. Crew Member Injured

Apr 16, 2020

Offshore vessel provider Telford Offshore's offshore accommodation and hook-up unit Telford 28 was attacked earlier this week while anchored in Mexico. One crew member was injured.In an email sent to Offshore Engineer, Telford Offshore said…

Saipem Crew in Isolation after COVID-19 Case on Pipelaying Vessel

Apr 14, 2020

Several crewmembers aboard Saipem's offshore vessel FDS in a port in the Netherlands have been placed in isolation after a confirmed COVID-19 case aboard.As reported by Saipem last Friday, one crewmember on the pipelayer was disembarked and transferred to isolation after he was confirmed positive…

Early Terminations for Borr Drilling Offshore Rigs

Apr 14, 2020

Jack-up drilling contractor Borr Drilling has received early contract terminations for five offshore drilling rigs, and has warned that more terminations might be forthcoming. On the bright side, the company has been awarded letters of award for two premium jack-ups…

Woodside, Reliance Terminate Survey Deals with Shearwater

Apr 14, 2020

Norwegian seismic survey company Shearwater has lost two contracts in the Asia Pacific, joining the likes of Polarcus, SeaBird, EMGS which have all been hit by the recent low oil prices and COVID-19 pandemic situation.Shearwater said Tuesday…

Noble Corp. Withdraws Guidance as Offshore Drilling Outlook Turns Bleak

Apr 10, 2020

Offshore drilling contractor Noble Corporation has backtracked on its 2020 guidance announced in February, citing the recent sharp decline of oil price due to the oil oversupply and drop in demand caused by COVID-19, as the reason.Noble Corp…

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…

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