Statoil and Norsk Helikopterservice in corruption probe

The Norwegian police is investigating a corruption case involving Statoil, a Norwegian oil giant, and a Stavanger-based helicopter operator Norsk Helicopterservice.

By Statoil’s admission on Thursday night, the company itself, following information received, started investigating an employee for possible violation of company policies.

“Statoil has given the police information about the case, and the police has decided to open investigation against the employee and a person in Norsk Helikopterservice suspected of serious corruption,” Statoil said.

The company did not say what the allegations were.

Statoil said: “It is important to underline that Statoil’s internal investigation is not concluded, no legal charges have been carried out and no judgment has been passed in the case.

The police has asked from Statoil to put a halt to any further interna l investigation efforts, in order not to interfere with the ongoing police investigation.

“Statoil will of course cooperate with the police in their investigation. The employee has been temporarily suspended from his position,” the company said.

Following these circumstances, Satoil said, the company has decided to cancel a letter of intent with Norsk Helikopterservice for a backup Search and Rescue helicopter.

Statoil has no other activities with Norsk Helikopterservice. The company’s SAR capacity without this backup helicopter meets current requirements, the company said.

Share this article

Follow Offshore Energy Today

Events>

<< Dec 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5

Africa Oil Week 2020

For over 25 years Africa Oil Week has been the meeting place for Africa’s most senior E&P stakeholders.

read more >

CERAWeek 2020

 Each year, CERA clients gathered for a few days in Houston…

read more >

Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2020

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) showcases leading-edge technology for offshore drilling, exploration…

read more >

2020 EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION STANDARDS CONFERENCE ON OILFIELD EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS

The development of consensus standards is one of API’s oldest and most successful programs.

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply