STAVANGER, Norway – Statoil has awarded Bristow Norway a NOK 1 billion ($183 million) contract for offshore helicopter services from Stavanger. The North Sea fields involved include Sleipner, Draupner, Volve, and Glitne.
The contract duration is for five years, coupled with the possibility of three one-year options. Planned start-up is in March 2013. Two Sikorsky S92 helicopters will be dedicated to the contract.
Statoil has contracts with Bristow Norway and CHC Norway for helicopter services on the Norwegian continental shelf. Helicopter types S92s and Eurocopter EC225s are used for such flights from six helicopter bases on the Norwegian coast – from Hammerfest in the north to Stavanger in the south.