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Trade union Unite has asked its members if they would join in a strike, should the Super Puma helicopter return to North Sea operations. Many oil and gas companies including Statoil ASA, Shell UK and BP plc have severed links with the Super Pumas, after the fatal crash in Norway in April 2016, reports Rigzone.
CHC has had to close down their base in Bergen, Norway after losing the contract with Statoil to Bristow. The resulting closure will leave 100 workers unemployed, reports Offshore Energy Today. Statoil has stated that after April last year, when a CHC-operated Super Puma crashed and killed all on board, they would never use Super… Read more »
Oil firm Statoil will not resume using AS332/EC225 helicopters even if Norway’s Civil Aviation Authority decides to lift the ban imposed after a fatal crash off Bergen in Norway – reports Reuters
The mandate for Statoil’s in-house investigation of the helicopter accident on 29 April is ready. The purpose of the investigation is to identify measures to improve Statoil’s work on helicopter safety on the Norwegian continental shelf. The Accident Investigation Board Norway is responsible for identifying the chain of events and the cause of the accident…. Read more »
The contract calls for CHC to operate two Sikorsky S-92 aircraft on behalf of Statoil. The helicopters will fly from Aberdeen or Sumburgh on the Shetland Isles to the Statoil operated Mariner field, 250 kilometres off the northeastern coast of Scotland. The contract has a duration of five years, plus an extension option for up… Read more »
Statoil has awarded CHC Helikopter Service AS three new helicopter contracts, including offshore flights from Kristiansund and BrÃ¸nnÃ¸ysund, as well as the search and rescue helicopter stationed on the Heidrun platform. Statoil needs to have four transport service helicopters in Kristiansund, two in BrÃ¸nnÃ¸ysund, one search and rescue helicopter on Heidrun, as well as a… Read more »