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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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…

Stena Drilling Wins Drillship Work Offshore Israel

Oct 12, 2020

Offshore drilling company Stena Drilling has won a contract for its Stena Forth drillship in the Mediterranean Sea, offshore Israel.Stena Drilling said the contract was with Noble Energy Mediterranean Ltd, which is now a subsidiary of Chevron…

Guyana: Noble Corp. Drillship to Stay with ExxonMobil Until Aug. 2030

Oct 09, 2020

Offshore drilling company Noble Corporation said Thursday it had secured more rig work for its Noble Tom Madden drillship with ExxonMobil in Guyana that should see the rig employed until August 2030.Under the 'commercial enabling agreement' signed between the two companies back in February…

Keppel O&M Scores $442M Vessel Order in Offshore Renewables Sector

Oct 09, 2020

Singapore's Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) said Friday it had secured a contract valued at approximately S$600 million (USD 442 million) in the offshore renewable energy industry.Sharing the news on Friday, Keppel gave little details on the client and the type of order…

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