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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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…

West Bollsta Rig Set to Spud First Well for Lundin Energy

Oct 06, 2020

The West Bollsta semi-submersible drilling rig, managed by Seadrill, is currently in the Barents Sea, being towed to an offshore drilling location where it will drill its first well, the rig's AIS data shows. The drilling rig is on hire with the Swedish company Lundin Energy…

OHT Orders Its First Wind Turbine Generator Installation Unit

Oct 05, 2020

Offshore Heavy Transport (OHT) has signed the firm order for the construction of an offshore wind turbine generator installation vessel, which will mark the heavy-lift and transportation company's entry into the offshore wind turbine installation business…

Icon Offshore Strikes Deal to Buy Perisai Pacific 101 Jack-Up Rig

Oct 02, 2020

Bursa Malaysia-listed offshore vessel provider Icon Offshore has struck a deal to buy the Perisai Pacific 101 jack-up drilling rig.The 2014-built rig, owned by a subsidiary of  Perisai Petroleum Teknologi Bhd (PPTB), is an asset mortgaged to Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC)…

Long-Term Charter in Australia for Solstad's Platform Supplier

Oct 02, 2020

Norwegian offshore vessel operator Solstad Offshore has won a long-term charter in Australia for its Normand Skimmer platform supply vessel.Solstad said Thursday that the contract was for five-years firm, with an unnamed 'major international company…

BP, Golar Agree 11-month Delay for Gimi FLNG

Oct 01, 2020

Golar LNG has informed that force majeure events have been lifted on the GIMI FLNG the company is building for Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project in Senegal/Mauritania offshore area, and that the project would be delayed for 11 months compared to the original schedule…

Mermaid Completes Exit from Asia Offshore Drilling

Sep 29, 2020

Thai offshore service provider Mermaid Maritime has completed the previously proposed exit from Asia Offshore Drilling, a joint venture firm with drilling contractor Seadrill.Earlier this month, Mermaid said it would exercise its put option and sell its 33…

OHT Starts Trading on Merkur Market

Sep 28, 2020

Offshore heavy transport and installation contractor OHT has been admitted to trading on Merkur Market in Norway under the ticker code OHT-ME.OHT, which apart from its traditional heavy lift and transportation business is increasingly shifting focus on offshore wind…

Petrobras Eyes Sale of Albacora Offshore Fields

Sep 25, 2020

Brazilian national oil company Petrobras has launched a teaser for the potential sale of its interests in Albacora and Albacora Leste deepwater offshore blocks in Brazil.Petrobras is selling a 100% operated working interest in the Albacora offshore…

OHT set for Merkur Market Debut

Sep 25, 2020

Shares of Offshore Heavy Transport, a maritime heavy lift and transportation company with growing involvement in the offshore wind space, will start trading at Norway's Merkur Market on Monday, September 28.The shares have been approved for…

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