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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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Aquadrill Nets Two-well Offshore Drilling Deal in Indonesia

Oct 13, 2021

Offshore drilling firm Aquadrill - ex-Seadrill Partners - has secured a contract for its Capella drillship in Indonesia.The MPD outfitted 6th generation drillship, managed by Vantage Holdings International, will drill two wells, with an option for two more…

Malaysia: Icon Offshore Wins More Work for Jack-Up Drilling Rig

Sep 29, 2021

Malaysia's Icon Offshore Berhad has said it has received a letter of award from a 'Petroleum Arrangement Contractor (PAC),' exercising drilling contract extension options for a jack-up drilling rig.The rig is owned by Icon offshore's subsidiary Perisai Offshore…

Drilling Contract Terminated for Sunken Jack-up Rig in Malaysia

Sep 17, 2021

Malaysian offshore drilling contractor Velesto has confirmed that the $8 million contract with ConocoPhillips for its Naga 7 jack-up rig that sank off Malaysia in May is now officially terminated.Naga 7 sank on May 3, while gearing up to start drilling for ConocoPhillips off Malaysia…

Borr Drilling Wins Drilling Work in Southeast Asia

Sep 02, 2021

Offshore drilling company Borr Drilling said Thursday it had secured a letter of award for its jack-up drilling rig Mist.The deal is with an unnamed operator in Southeast Asia, and the drilling program is set to begin in November 2021.Subject to final confirmation…

Carnarvon Hires Valaris Jack-Up Rig for Buffalo Well in Timor Sea

Sep 02, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Carnarvon Petroleum has hired Valaris JU-107 jack-up drilling rig to drill the Buffalo-10 well in the Timor Sea.'The drilling operations are expected to commence once the rig has completed its current operations…

OTC & Offshore Innovation: From Sarajevo with L(ament)ove

Aug 06, 2021

As the world has been shut down in stages due to COVID for the past 18 months, the same can’t be said for innovators in the offshore energy sector, many of whom will be honored in Houston August 16-19, 2021, with an OTC Spotlight on New Technology Award…

Pharos Wraps Seismic Survey Off Vietnam. Eyes Drilling Partner

Jul 30, 2021

Pharos Energy said Thursday it had completed its 3D seismic program on the western part of Block 125 in the Phu Khanh Basin, 'the last unexplored frontier offshore Vietnam.' The company hopes the data will help it attract a drilling partner…

Solstad Offshore Nets Medium-term Deals for Offshore Construction Vessel Duo

Jul 21, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Solstad Offshore said Tuesday it had secured two contracts for its large construction vessels.The medium-term contracts are for the vessels Normand Navigator and Normand Frontier.The Normand Navigator, a 142,6 meters long vessel built in 2015…

Valaris Clinches Jack-up Rig Deal in Saudi Arabia

Jul 07, 2021

Offshore drilling firm Valaris has won a contract extension with Aramco in Saudi Arabia for one of its standard-duty modern jackup drilling rigs.The Saudi national oil company has elected to extend the charter of the VALARIS JU-140 jack-up by 183 days…

Saipem Charters Ultra-deepwater Drillship from Samsung Heavy Industries

Jun 29, 2021

Italian oilfield services giant Saipem has chartered a newbuild drillship directly from South Korea's Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard.Saipem expects the drillship - named Samsung Santorini - to be delivered in November 2021, when the Italian…

KrisEnergy Files for Liquidation as Apsara Field Fails to Deliver

Jun 04, 2021

KrisEnergy, an oil and gas company focused on Southeast Asia, said Friday it had filed a winding-up petition and that it would proceed to liquidation due to its inability to pay debts.KrisEnergy warned about this outcome back on March 31 when it said that the production from the Apsara field…

Transformative Deal: Hibiscus to Pay $212.5M for Repsol's Offshore Blocks in Vietnam and Malaysia

Jun 04, 2021

Malaysian oil and gas company Hibiscus Petroleum has confirmed it has agreed to buy Repsol’s interest in oil and gas assets in Malaysia and Vietnam for $212.5 million.The announcement comes after Repsol earlier this week announced the sale to Hibiscus…

Floatel Nets Another Asia Pacific Gig for Floatel Triumph

Jun 01, 2021

Floatel International, an offshore accommodation services provider, has won a contract for one of its accommodation rigs in the Asia Pacific region.Floatel, which said Tuesday that the contract was for the Floatel Triumph accommodation rig, did not disclose the identity of the client…

Malaysian Offshore Driller Sends Notice of Abandonment to Insurers of Sunken Rig

May 31, 2021

Naga 7, a jack-up drilling rig that sank earlier in May while gearing up to start drilling for ConocoPhillips off Malaysia, remains sunken at the location, Velesto, the owner said Monday, adding that it has sent a notice of abandonment to the insurers…

Shell Books Floatel's Accommodation Rig for Malampaya Work

May 26, 2021

Oil major Shell has chartered an offshore accommodation rig from the Swedish company Floatel for work in the Philippines.Floatel said Tuesday that Shell Philippines Exploration had awarded it a contract for the Floatel Triumph accommodation unit…

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