Statoil awards helicopter contract to CHC UK
Statoil (UK) Ltd has awarded the helicopter transportation contract for Mariner field to CHC Helicopter.
ABERDEEN, UK –Statoil (UK) Ltd has awarded the helicopter transportation contract for Mariner field to CHC Helicopter. 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 km (155 mi) off the northeastern coast of Scotland.
The contract has a five-year duration, plus an extension option for up to three years. The service is anticipated to begin in mid-2016.
The field is located on the East Shetland Platform of the UKNorth Sea. Statoil is the operator of the field with 65.11% equity. Other partners include JX Nippon Exploration and Production (UK) Ltd (28.89%), and Dyas UK Ltd (6%).