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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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Eni Suspends SSV Catarina Offshore Drilling Rig

May 15, 2020

Italian oil and gas company Eni has suspended works carried out by the SSV Catarina semi-submersible drilling rig offshore Indonesia.This was revealed by Singapore-based KS Energy, which last year won the contract with Eni, as part of a joint venture with Universal Energy Resources…

'We Won't Just Weather the Crisis, We'll Come Out Stronger,' SBM Offshore CEO Says

May 14, 2020

SBM Offshore, one of the world's largest FPSO solutions providers, on Wednesday slightly reduced 2020 guidance due to uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the low oil price environment, but the CEO is optimistic the company will not just weather the storm…

Seadrill: West Polaris Drillship Contract Cut Short

May 14, 2020

Offshore drilling firm Seadrill Partners has said it has received a notice of termination for the 2008-built West Polaris drillship contract.'As a result, the contract is expected to conclude in early November 2020, and the backlog is expected to decrease by approximately $23 million…

Awilco Drilling Posts 'Nil' in 1Q Revenue. In Talks for Newbuilds Funding, Deployment

May 13, 2020

Oslo-listed offshore drilling contractor Awilco Drilling did not generate revenue during the first quarter of 2020, and it on Wednesday reported a net loss of $9,4 million. However, the company is optimistic about the future, that is, when its high-end rigs…

Saudi Aramco 'Suspends' Noble Corp. Jack-Up Rig

May 07, 2020

Offshore drilling company Noble Corp has said that its jack-up rig Noble Scott Marks, located offshore Saudi Arabia, will be suspended at the request of its client.The rig is on a contract with Saudi Aramco, which, as Noble Corp. said in April…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Yinson, Petrobras Sign Firm Contracts for Marlim 2 FPSO

Mar 30, 2020

Malaysian FPSO provider Yinson has signed firm contracts with Petrobras for the delivery and for operation and maintenance of the Marlim 2 FPSO.The two companies had in October 2019 signed letters of intent for the long-term charter and operation…

Energean Power FPSO Hull to Sail Away in "Coming Weeks"

Mar 19, 2020

Israel-focused oil firm Energean expects the hull of its Energean Power FPSO will set sail from China in the coming weeks, easing concerns of potential further delays, after it last month warned over the possible impact of the coronavirus outbreak in China on the FPSO construction…

Global Mariner Offshore Sues Yinson, THHE, Floatech

Mar 09, 2020

Malaysian oil and gas services provider Global Mariner Offshore has launched legal action against TH Heavy Engineering, Floatech, Yinson, and several other parties, seeking RM74,800,000 plus interest in damages.Global Mariner is a 20 percent owner of Floatech…

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