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CHC looks forward to supporting Norwegian drilling
Wintershall Dea has recruited CHC to assist its Norwegian Sea work at four locations. CHC will perform up to four flights a week per rig using its Sikorsky S-92, a model that surpassed the million flight hour mark in 2016.
CHC has announced a new contract with Wintershall Dea to support its Norwegian Sea drilling programme.

CHC Group has been awarded a contract from Wintershall Dea to provide helicopter services in support of its forthcoming drilling programme in the Norwegian Sea. The programme consists of the following wells: Brønnøysund – Toutatis project, one to two months; Kristiansund – Dvalin development project, 12 months ; Kristiansund – Maria and Bergknapp projects, six months andBrønnøysund – Balderbrå and Gullstjerne projects, three months.

“We are excited to work with Wintershall Dea as its aviation partner in these projects,” says EMEA sales director Helge Nesvåg. “They allow us to continue to build on our decades of experience supporting oil and gas customers on the Norwegian Continental Shelf as we continue to evolve our services and technology to best meet their needs.”

The operations will begin in the second half of 2019, with proposed flights 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 out of Brønnøysund. There will be up to four flights per week per rig using a Sikorsky S-92, which has a proven safety and availability record serving a range of customers in the region after reaching more than one million fleet hours of service in 2016.

“CHC is proud to offer safe and reliable transportation to customers in and around the Norwegian Continental Shelf,” states general ops manager for Norway Per Andre Rykhus. “We look forward to helping Wintershall Dea meet its transportation needs throughout this project and are eager to start flying on its behalf upon project commencement next year.”

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