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 UK North 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%).