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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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Pharos Wraps Seismic Survey Off Vietnam. Eyes Drilling Partner

9 hours ago

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…

BW Offshore Orders Barossa FPSO Topside Modules from Dyna-Mac

May 24, 2021

Dyna-Mac, a Singapore-based firm building modules for offshore oil and gas facilities, has won a module fabrication deal with FPSO supplier BW Offshore.The contract, valued at S$197 million (around $148 million), is for the supply, fabrication…

PTTEP Makes Another Gas Discovery Offshore Malaysia

May 19, 2021

Thai oil company PTTEP has made another gas discovery offshore Malaysia, this time at the exploration well, Kulintang-1, its first drilled in the Block SK438, located around 230 kilometers off the coast of Miri, Sarawak.The company has been…

Dayang to Maintain Topsides of Shell's Platforms in Malaysia

May 11, 2021

Malaysia's Dayang Enterprise has won a contract with Shell's Malaysian subsidiaries for the provision of topside maintenance services offshore Malaysia.Dayang said Monday that the contract value would depend on orders issued by Shell throughout the contract duration…

Carnarvon: Buffalo Drilling Rig Tender Nears Completion. Spud Date Set for Q4

May 11, 2021

The tender process for an offshore drilling rig to be used for the drilling of Carnarvon Petroleum's and Advance Energy's Buffalo offshore well in the Timor Sea is nearing completion, and the spud date is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2021…

Seadrill Partners Bags Four-Well Drilling Deal for Rig in Malaysia

May 11, 2021

Seadrill Partners, an offshore drilling contractor, has secured a four-well contract for its West Capella drillship in Malaysia with an unnamed client. The client will have an option to extend the contract for up to seven more wells. The contract's…

Valaris JU-115 Jack-Up Rig to Stay Off Thailand Until Sept. 2022

May 10, 2021

Offshore drilling company Valaris, which last week emerged from bankruptcy, has won a contract extension for its Valaris JU-115 jack-up rig offshore Thailand.Valaris said Monday that the oil and gas company Mubadala Petroleum had extended the jack-up rig charter by around 240 days…

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