AGG Aviation launches Medevac services for oil & gas operations in Iraq

Source: AGG Aviation

AGG Aviation, a subsidiary of AGG International, has launched the operation of their Beech 1900C Medevac Service between Basra and the new Al Seef Hospital in Kuwait. This much-needed Medevac service will provide the Oil & Gas companies operating in Iraq the emergency 30-minute direct flights in and out of Basra they necessitate - eliminating the lengthy and sometimes dangerous land crossing currently used in emergencies.

AGG’s service links a fully equipped Medevac fixed wing aircraft with the capabilities to have three critical patients looked after by trauma specialists and with the full telemetry for direct communication with specialist doctors at the five-star Al Seef Hospital

AGG’s experience and in-depth knowledge of business practice and procedure in the Middle East is proven, allowing them to set up this innovative program with local links and partnerships.

International Oil Companies and a range of Service Companies are now operating in Southern Iraq,” AGG Aviation’s Chief of Security, Phillip Forsyth said. “They face obvious security concerns for their personnel, especially at times of emergencies, in an area which is still subject to conflict."

"We provide a reactive Medevac service operating 24 hours per day, this service is manned by trauma specialists who are very experienced in the types of injuries associated with oil field services," he continued. "Iraq brings a wealth of opportunity but following years of sanctions and conflict lacks essential infrastructure, some of which is vital to achieve the highest possible industry standards. AGG have reached out and will continue to expand this Medevac service to meet the requirements the energy industry depends on.”

The service is available from Mid October 2010.

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


Logistics Risk Management in the Transformer Industry

Transformers often are shipped thousands of miles, involving multiple handoffs,and more than a do...

Secrets of Barco UniSee Mount Revealed

Last year Barco introduced UniSee, a revolutionary large-scale visualization platform designed to...

The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...

Latest PennEnergy Jobs

PennEnergy Oil & Gas Jobs