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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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Samsung Heavy Industries Finds Buyer for Drillship Ordered in 2014

Dec 02, 2021

South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries said Wednesday it had found a buyer for a drillship originally ordered in 2014.The company said the drillship has been sold to a European drilling company, without sharing the identity of the buyer…

India: ONGC Awards Shelf Drilling Rig a Three-year Deal

Nov 23, 2021

Shallow water drilling contractor Shelf Drilling has secured a three-year contract for one of its jack-up rigs in India.The contract, with India's national oil company ONGC, is for the Ron Tappmeyer jack-up drilling unit, for offshore operations in Indian waters…

SeaBird Exploration Wins More Work in Asia Pacific

Nov 17, 2021

Norway-based offshore seismic services firm SeaBird Exploration has received a letter of intent for an extension of the ongoing 2D survey in the Asia Pacific region. 'The extension comes on the heels of strong productivity and is a direct continuation…

SBM Offshore to Build Fourth FPSO for Exxon in Guyana

Nov 17, 2021

Dutch FPSO specialist SBM Offshore has won contracts to perform Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) for an FPSO for Exxon's Yellowtail development offshore Guyana. This will be SBM Offshore's largest-ever FPSO.The FEED contract for what will be Guyana's fourth FPSO…

Solstad Offshore Sells Far Swan PSV

Nov 16, 2021

Solstad Offshore, a Norwegian offshore vessel owner, said Tuesday it had sold the platform supply vessel Far Swan.The company, which last year said it would trim its fleet to make it more competitive, with a plan to divest 37 vessels 'over a period of time…

China's MingYang to Deliver 11MW Wind Turbine for European Floating Wind Project

Oct 29, 2021

Chinese offshore wind turbine maker MingYang has secured an order to supply its 11MW offshore wind turbine for a floating wind project in Europe.The company said Friday the order was related to an offshore floating wind power pilot project in…

A Seismic Shift

Oct 28, 2021

Despite oil prices recently edging past $80 a barrel, scars from two recent oil industry downturns in five years have forced offshore seismic surveyors to look at ways to diversify.Marine seismic survey companies provide essential data to offshore…

Dolphin Drilling Secures Marketing Rights for Keppel's 7th Gen. Semi-sub Rigs

Oct 28, 2021

In a deal with Singapore's offshore rig builder Keppel Fels, offshore drilling contractor Dolphin Drilling said it has secured the marketing rights for the KFELS Moss Maritime CS60 ECO MW semi-submersible drilling rigs.While the drilling company did not explicitly say it…

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…

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