Statoil (U.K.) Limited has awarded the helicopter transportation contract for the Mariner field to CHC Helicopter in the UK.
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 kilometres off the north-eastern coast of Scotland.
The contract has a duration of five years, plus an extension option for up to three years. The service is anticipated to begin in mid-2016.
“We are pleased to have entered into this contract, meeting our needs for safe and efficient transportation to the Mariner field, our first operated field development on the UK continental shelf (UKCS),” said Gunnar Breivik, managing director of Statoil Production UK and head of the Aberdeen office.