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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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Update: Four Dead as Helicopter with 9 Aboard Crashes Near ONGC Rig

Jun 28, 2022

A helicopter carrying seven passengers and two pilots ditched in the Arabian Sea near the Indian oil company ONGC's jack-up rig Sagar Kiran, in Mumbai High, offshore India. Four people died. According to initial tweets from the Coast Guard and…

Demand for FSRUs Soars as Europe Works to Cut Reliance on Russian Gas

Jun 21, 2022

Following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, European countries have escalated efforts to wean themselves off Russian gas. FSRUs increasingly are in demand to fill the gap.Following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, European countries have escalated efforts to wean themselves off Russian gas…

Borr Drilling Finds More Work for Saga Jack-up Drilling Rig

May 18, 2022

Oslo-listed offshore drilling firm Borr Drilling has won a binding Letter of Award for its jack-up drilling rig 'Saga' from an undisclosed operator in Southeast Asia.The drilling program is expected to start in Q4 2022, in direct continuation of the current contract…

Petronas Books JDC Semi-sub for Up to Ten Wells Offshore Sarawak

May 06, 2022

Japanese offshore drilling company Japan Drilling Co., Ltd. (JDC)  has secured a contract for its Hakuryu-5 semi-submersible drilling rig in Malaysia.The offshore drilling contract, with Petronas Carigali, was secured through its agent in Malaysia…

Petronas Exits Myanmar's Yetagun Field

Apr 29, 2022

Malaysian oil and gas company Petronas has withdrawn from Blocks M12, M13, and M14 located in the Yetagun field, offshore Myanmar.'The decision was made following a thorough techno-commercial review in alignment with Petronas' asset rationalization…

Empyrean Energy 'Extremely Disappointed' as No Oil Found at 'World-class' Jade Offshore Prospect in China

Apr 27, 2022

Oil and gas company Empyrean Energy said Wednesday that its Jade offshore well in China, for which the company had high hopes, had reached total depth without encountering hydrocarbons.After years of preparations, the company started drilling…

Saudi Aramco to Keep Shelf Drilling's Jack-up Busy Until May 2025

Apr 27, 2022

Jack-up drilling rig specialist Shelf Drilling has secured a three-year contract extension for the High Island V jack-up rig with Saudi Aramco.The contract for the rig of the Marathon LeTourneau 82-SD-C design will start in direct continuation of its current contract in the Arabian Gulf…

Petrofac Can Compete for ADNOC Contracts Again, As Year-long, Bribery-related Suspension Lifted

Mar 16, 2022

Oilfield services giant Petrofac said Wednesday that Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) had lifted the suspension of the company imposed in March 2021.Abu Dhabi-based oil and gas giant ADNOC had suspended oilfield services firm Petrofac…

Coastal Contracts Sells Three Vessels for $26.2M

Mar 04, 2022

Bursa Malaysia-listed marine oilfield services provider Coastal Contracts has agreed to sell three of its vessels for RM109.7 million (around $26.2 million).The company, based in Sabah, Malaysia, said earlier this week that its subsidiaries…

Aquadrill's Polaris Drillship Catches Fire in Sri Lanka

Feb 17, 2022

Aquadrill's Polaris drillship caught fire earlier this week at Hambantota Port in Sri Lanka. According to the port authorities, the incident happened Tuesday, and the fire was quickly extinguished.'The Hambantota International Port Emergency Response Unit (ERU) together with the port’s Quality…

Prelude FLNG to Stay Shut in 1Q 2022

Feb 04, 2022

Oil major Shell expects its Prelude FLNG unit in Australia, the world's largest unit of the type, will remain shut for most of the first quarter of 2022.The world's largest FLNG facility had in January 2021 resumed LNG cargo shipments, almost one year after a shutdown caused by an electrical trip…

Bumi Armada to Sell Three Ice-class Vessels to Lukoil for $44.5M

Jan 20, 2022

Malaysian FPSO specialist and offshore support vessel owner Bumi Armada has decided to sell its icebreaking vessels operating in the Caspian Sea for Lukoil, in line with its plan to exit the offshore marine service business.Bumi Armada said…

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…

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