Offshore helicopter operator CHC Group has been awarded a contract from Wintershall Dea to provide helicopter services in support of its forthcoming drilling program in the Norwegian Sea.
CHC said on Tuesday that the program consists of the following wells: Brønnøysund – Toutatis project, 1-2 months; Kristiansund – Dvalin development project, 12 months; Kristiansund – Maria and Bergknapp projects, 6 months; and, Brønnøysund – Balderbrå and Gullstjerne projects, 3 months.
“We are excited to work with Wintershall Dea as their aviation partner in these projects,” said Helge Nesvåg, CHC Sales Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
The company said that the operations would begin in the second half of 2019, with flying to the West Mira and Transocean Artic drilling rigs from CHC’s base in Kristiansund.
At the same time, flying will also begin to the West Hercules rig out of Brønnøysund. There will be up to four flights per week per rig using a Sikorsky S-92.
“CHC is proud to offer safe and reliable transportation to customers in and around the Norwegian Continental Shelf,” said Per Andre Rykhus, General Operations Manager, Norway, CHC Helicopter.
“We look forward to helping Wintershall Dea meet their transportation needs throughout this project and are eager to start flying on their behalf upon project commencement next year.”
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