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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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Siem Offshore Nets Extensions in Australia for AHTS Trio

Sep 16, 2020

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Siem Offshore has secured contract extensions for three of its vessels in Australia.The company said Wednesday that the extensions were fro three large AHTS vessels.'The extension will secure work until October…

Mermaid Exits Offshore Drilling Venture with Seadrill

Sep 15, 2020

Thai subsea services company Mermaid Maritime has decided to sell its stake in Asia Offshore Drilling, a drilling joint venture with Seadrill, to limit its exposure to the volatile offshore drilling market.Mermaid, which owns a 33.76% in AOD…

Shelf Drilling Terminates Charters for China Merchants' Jack-up Rig Duo

Sep 14, 2020

Jack-up drilling contractor Shelf Drilling has canceled a charter deal for two jack-up rigs signed back in February 2019 with China's China Merchants.In February 2019, Shelf Drilling signed a deal to buy two CJ-46 jack-ups from China Merchants…

Sovcomflot Keeps Polarcus' Vyacheslav Tikhonov Vessel for Three More Years

Sep 11, 2020

Russian company Sovmcomflot has decided to extend the charter of Polarcus' Vyacheslav Tikhonov seismic vessel for three years, but might redeliver the Ivan Gubkin vessel back to the Oslo-listed owner.The Vyacheslav Tikhonov, owned by Polarcus…

Japanese Oil Refiner Joins Offshore Wind Venture

Sep 11, 2020

Japanese oil refining company Eneos said Thursday it was joining an offshore wind joint venture targeting projects in Akita Prefecture in Japan.Eneos has acquired a share in GK Happo Noshiro Offshore Wind, a company formed to seek opportunities…

Mitsui Hires JDC's Hakuryu-11 Jack-up Rig to Drill Off Japan

Sep 11, 2020

Japanese offshore drilling company JDC has won a drilling contract with Mitsui Oil Exploration.JDC said that the contract was for the provision of a jack-up drilling rig 'HAKURYU-11.' According to JDC, which operates a fleet of five jack-ups…

Oz Offshore Regulator Launches Probe after Eni's Subsea Buoy Comes to Surface, Posing Threat to Vessels

Sep 10, 2020

The Australian offshore safety agency NOPSEMA has ordered Eni to 'make safe' a floating mid-depth buoy at the Woollybutt field off W. Australia, after the buoy, normally chained 50 meters underwater, was spotted floating on the surface, posing a navigational threat to vessels passing by…

ARO Drilling Names New CEO

Sep 04, 2020

ARO Drilling, a Saudi-focused offshore drilling joint venture between Valaris and Saudi Aramco, has appointed new CEO.The offshore drilling company said via social media that Derek Kent was named as its Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds Kelly McHenry…

Malaysia's KNM to Deliver Equipment for SBM Offshore FPSO

Aug 14, 2020

Dutch floating production solutions provider SBM Offshore has ordered equipment from Malaysia's KNM to be installed on an FPSO destined for ExxonMobil's Guyana operations.Bursa Malaysia-listed KNM said SBM Offshore had on Thursday ordered PME pressure vessel separators worth around $4 million…

Noble Corp: New Rig Deals in UK, Extensions in Qatar and Suriname, Cancellation in Vietnam

Jul 10, 2020

Offshore drilling company Noble Corp. has secured contracts in the UK North Sea with CNOOC and Total, extensions for rigs in Qatar and Suriname, and a contract cancellation in Vietnam.In the UK, China's CNOOC has awarded a four-month contract for the Noble Sam Hartley jack-up rig…

Saudi Aramco Suspends Seadrill's AOD II Jack-Up Rig

Jun 30, 2020

Saudi oil giant Saudi Aramco has suspended the contract for the Seadrill co-owned jack-up drilling rig AOD II.The rig has an $89,900 a day contract with Saudi Aramco in Saudi Arabia running until April 2023. The contract was signed in April 2020…

Keppel Starts Arbitration Against Awilco Drilling

Jun 23, 2020

Keppel Corporation has launched arbitration proceedings against offshore drilling company Awilco Drilling over the latter's recent move to terminate a semi-submersible rig construction contract worth about $425 million.Awilco earlier in June…

Heerema's Aegir Heavy Lifter in Drop Fall Incident Offshore Taiwan

Jun 18, 2020

The article has been updated to include a statement by the Heerema Marine Contractors' spokesperson.Heerema Marine Contractors' heavy lift vessel Aegir has earlier this week experienced a drop fall incident off the coast of Taiwan where it is working on an offshore wind project…

Saudi Aramco Suspends Shelf Drilling Jack-Up Rig

Jun 15, 2020

Saudi oil giant Saudi Aramco has decided to suspend a contract with Shelf Drilling for the High Island IV jack-up drilling rig.The offshore drilling contractor said Monday it had received a notification from 'a customer' on the suspension of…

Keppel Rejects Awilco Drilling's Rig Contract Termination. Ponders Legal Action

Jun 09, 2020

Singapore's offshore rig builder Keppel is considering taking legal action against Awilco Drilling after the drilling company on Monday said it had terminated a rig construction contract with Keppel.Awilco Drilling said Monday that its subsidiary…

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