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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'Major Operator' Chooses Transocean Rig for Australian Offshore Drilling Project

May 10, 2023

Offshore drilling firm Transocean has secured a drilling contract for its Transocean Equinox offshore drilling rig.Transocean said that the semi-submersible drilling rig had won a contract with a 'major operator' in Australia. Transocean did not say who the client was…

AI-driven Tech Promises to Cut Offshore Well Drilling Times, Costs, and Boost Safety

May 04, 2023

Offshore drilling firm Transocean, on behalf of its clients Wintershall Dea and OMV, has contracted InteliWell to equip and utilize its proprietary InteliWell software on the semi-submersible drilling rig Transocean Norge.InteliWell is a joint…

The Wait is Over: Deep Value Driller Ready to Unleash Its Potential

May 02, 2023

A lesser-known offshore rig owning firm recently secured a long-term deal for a drillship that has been stacked since 2017, in yet another proof that the offshore drilling industry is back.The offshore drilling industry is back.After several years of downturn and uncertainty…

Havila Fanø PSV to Continue Supporting TotalEnergies in Danish North Sea

Apr 28, 2023

Norwegian offshore support vessel owner Havila Shipping has secured a charter extension for one of its platform supply vessels.The company said Friday that TotalEnergies EP Danmark, TotalEnergies' Danish subsidiary, had extended the existing contract for the Havila Fanø vessel by six months…

Transocean Drills 'First' Fully-automated Hole Section of Offshore Well

Apr 27, 2023

Offshore drilling firm Transocean said Thursday it had recently drilled its first fully-automated hole section of a well.The milestone, which Transocean described as significant, was achieved in the Norwegian Sea, offshore Norway.The company…

Enauta Resumes Production from Atlanta Field After Brief Shutdown. 2H Well Still Shut

Apr 26, 2023

Brazilian oil firm Enauta has restarted production from its Atlanta field offshore Brazil following a brief interruption. However, the 2HP well, which was shut down on Tuesday, is still closed.First, the company on Tuesday said that it had temporarily…

ExxonMobil Strikes Oil Again in Guyana's Stabroek Block

Apr 26, 2023

ExxonMobil has made yet another oil discovery in Guyana's prolific Stabroek offshore block.The news of the new offshore oil discovery in Guyana was shared by Hess Corp., ExxonMobil's partner in the block, where around 11 billion barrels of oil have been discovered in recent years…

Bumi Armada Sells Armada Claire FPSO

Apr 26, 2023

Malaysian FPSO leasing company Bumi Armada said Tuesday it had completed the sale of the Armada Claire floating production storage and offloading vessel. The FPSO was sold by Bumi Armada's subsidiary, Armada Balnaves.'The Armada Claire sale was on an “as is where is” basis…

Keppel FELS Wins Arbitration Case Against Awilco Drilling Over Offshore Rig Construction Termination

Apr 25, 2023

An arbitration tribunal this week ruled in favor of Keppel FELS in the case vs. Awilco Drilling over a June 2020 offshore drilling rig construction termination.Awilco Drilling in 2018 ordered the harsh environment semi-submersible drilling rig from Keppel…

Woodside's Sangomar Offshore Oil Project in Senegal 82% Complete

Apr 21, 2023

On Friday, Australian oil and gas giant Woodside said that its Sangomar development project offshore Senegal was 82% complete and on target for first oil later this year. Once online, this will be Senegal's first offshore oil project in production…

Transocean's Backlog Grows to $8.6B with Latest Rig Deals in Norway and Australia

Apr 19, 2023

Deepwater drilling company Transocean has secured $546 million worth of drilling contracts in the past quarter, according to its rig fleet status report issued Tuesday.The contracts were secured by four rigs, the Transocean Enabler, Transocean Encourage…

Saipem's 7th-gen Drillship Santorini Secures Two-year Extension with Eni

Apr 19, 2023

Italian oil company Eni has extended the contract for Saipem's 7th-generation Santorini drillship for two years, starting in August 2023.According to Saipem, the extension is worth approximately 280 million dollars. 'To this amount will be added…

Diamond Offshore's Ocean GreatWhite Rig Kicks Off Five-well Drilling Campaign for BP

Apr 07, 2023

Offshore drilling contractor Diamond Offshore said Thursday that its Ocean GreatWhite semi-submersible drilling rig had kicked off its five-well drilling campaign for BP West of Shetland.'This marks an important milestone for this harsh-environment…

Vestas to Supply 15MW Turbines for Floating Offshore Wind Project in South Korea

Mar 31, 2023

Danish wind turbine maker Vestas said Friday it had signed a preferred supplier agreement to supply its giant 15MW offshore wind turbines for a floating wind project in South Korea.Vestas did not say who the client was. It did say that the floating…

Jersey Oil & Gas in Exclusive Talks Over Greater Buchan Area Farm-out

Mar 31, 2023

UK North Sea-focused oil and gas company Jersey Oil & Gas said Friday it was in advanced exclusive negotiations with a significant UK North Sea operator over a farm-out of its interest in the Greater Buchan Alpha offshore licenses.Jersey Oil…

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