6-May-2014 Source: CHC
Norway-based oil-and-gas company Statoil has awarded CHC Helicopters Canada Inc. a contract to provide vital helicopter transportation to Statoil’s new exploration rig in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Newfoundland.
The 18-month contract calls for CHC Canada to operate two Sikorsky S-92 aircraft on behalf of Statoil. The helicopters will fly between their home base in St. John’s, Newfoundland, where CHC Canada is establishing a local presence, and Statoil’s West Hercules rig. The service is anticipated to begin in the fall of 2014.
Statoil and CHC Helicopter, a service provider to CHC Canada, have extensive experience working together to assure safe operations in the North Sea – knowledge that CHC Canada will apply as it meets Statoil’s requirements off Newfoundland, where weather and sea conditions are similar.
About CHC Canada
CHC Helicopters Canada Inc., based in Halifax, has extensive flying experience in Eastern Canada. Some analysts estimate that the region – which comprises four major basins: Jeanne d’Arc, Flemish Pass, Orphan and Laurentian – could contain more than 14 billion barrels of undiscovered oil offshore. CHC Canada’s past projects include providing services for the Sable Offshore Energy Project from Nova Scotia, and offshore seismic projects in the Beaufort Sea.
CHC Helicopter, a service provider to CHC Canada, is a leader in enabling customers to go further, do more and come home safely, including oil and gas companies, government search-and-rescue agencies and organizations requiring helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul services through the Heli-One segment. CHC Helicopter is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, and operates about 240 aircraft in approximately 30 countries around the world. CHC Helicopter’s parent company is CHC Group (NYSE: HELI).
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