HOUSTON — Bristow Group Inc. has secured an award from Equinor to provide search and rescue (SAR) services offshore at the Johan Sverdrup and Statfjord B platforms in the Norwegian North Sea off the west coast of Norway.
As a critical part of the emergency preparedness on the southern Norwegian Continental Shelf, the contract has a duration of four years and includes three single year extension options. Three advanced SAR-configured S-92 helicopters will provide the SAR services. Two helicopters will be based on Equinor’s platforms with a backup S-92 based onshore.
Bristow has been an Equinor aviation partner for more than 25 years supporting the Norwegian Continental Shelf, both for crew change service and SAR services. In addition to Norwegian operations, Bristow also provides helicopter services to Equinor in Brazil and the US.