Tuesday, May 14, 2013

► CANADA: Shell Oil awards CHC Canada chopper contract for sub-Saharan African oil rig ops.

Shell International LOGOShell International Exploration and Production B.V. has selected CHC Helicopter, a Canadian offshore helicopter services provider, for a five-year, multi-million dollar contract to support Shell's deep-water exploration activities off the coast of Sub-Saharan Africa.

CHC Helicopters offshoreThe agreement, which comes with five, one-year options, will dedicate two Eurocopter Super Puma L2 aircraft to helicopter transportation services and emergency medical evacuation capabilities in support of Shell’s Noble Globetrotter II Deepwater drill-ship's multi-country operations. Delivery of those services begins from July 2013.

CHC has provided services in 19 different African countries for a diverse mix of customers, including oil and gas operators and the United Nations. The company operates both AgustaWestland 139 and Sikorsky 76 aircraft for ongoing rig support across multiple drilling programs. The company is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and operates more than 240 aircraft in about 30 countries around the world.

Chris Krajewski, CHC’s regional director for Africa and Euro-Asia, said his company has unmatched knowledge and operational experience in supporting such complex multi-country projects.
We support customers in challenging oil-and-gas territories around the world, including in recent projects for EHL, Petrobras and British Gas throughout East and West Africa,” said Krajewski. “This contract reflects CHC’s ability and our commitment to customers, as we help them safely go further and do more in Africa and around the world.
He said that CHC has particular expertise in understanding and working within different national flight requirements, as well as quickly and efficiently starting up operations in support of new contracts.