CHC Group has signed a two-year contract extension with Aker BP to support the oil exploration and development company's infield shuttle at the greater Valhall oil and gas field in the Norwegian North Sea.
“We are delighted to have been selected by Aker BP,” states EMEA regional director Mark Abbey. “We have been its aviation partner since the production start-up in 1982 and we value the continued confidence in this partnership. As a leading helicopter service provider in Norway, this work allows us to continue to build on our 50 years of aviation experience supporting oil and gas customers on the Norwegian Continental Shelf as we continue to evolve our services and technology.”
The contract will run until September 2021 and CHC will provide two AS332L aircraft for the operation. One will be located offshore on the Valhall production and hotel platform, while a backup aircraft will be based at Sola.
“CHC has a proud history offering safe and reliable transportation to a variety of customers in EMEA,” says CHC president Karl Fessenden. “We are eager to add new chapters to our history in the region, as we have seen success not only in the North Sea oil and gas space, but also providing SAR and additional transport as far west as Ireland, as far south as Equatorial Guinea, and as far east as Kazakhstan.”