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CHC Announces New Contract with Wintershall Dea to Support Norwegian Sea Drilling Program

Date: 
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

STAVANGER, NORWAY – CHC Group today announced it has been awarded a contract from Wintershall Dea to provide helicopter services in support of their forthcoming drilling program in the Norwegian Sea. The program consists of the following wells:

•    Brønnøysund – Toutatis project, 1-2 months
•    Kristiansund – Dvalin development project, 12 months
•    Kristiansund – Maria and Bergknapp projects, 6 months
•    Brønnøysund – Balderbrå and Gullstjerne projects, 3 months

“We are excited to work with Wintershall Dea as their aviation partner in these projects,” said Helge Nesvåg, CHC Sales Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). “They allow us to continue to build on our decades of experience supporting oil and gas customers on the Norwegian Continental Shelf as we continue to evolve our services and technology to best meet their needs.”

The operations will begin in the second half of 2019, with flying to the West Mira and Transocean Artic drilling rigs from CHC's base in Kristiansund. At the same time, flying will also begin to the West Hercules out of Brønnøysund. There will be up to four flights per week per rig using a Sikorsky S-92, which has a proven safety and availability record serving a range of customers in the region after reaching more than one million fleet hours of service in 2016.

“CHC is proud to offer safe and reliable transportation to customers in and around the Norwegian Continental Shelf,” said Per Andre Rykhus, General Operations Manager, Norway, CHC Helicopter. “We look forward to helping Wintershall Dea meet their transportation needs throughout this project and are eager to start flying on their behalf upon project commencement next year.”

About CHC
CHC Helicopter, celebrating 70 years of safety, innovation and service, is a global leader in enabling customers to go further, do more and come home safely, including oil and gas companies, government search-and-rescue agencies and organizations requiring helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul services.

About Wintershall Dea
With the merger of Wintershall Holding GmbH and DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG, two successful companies with a long tradition have formed Europe’s leading independent natural gas and oil company: Wintershall Dea. The company with German roots and headquarters in Kassel and Hamburg explores for and produces gas and oil in 13 countries worldwide. In Norway, the legal merger between Wintershall Norge AS and DEA Norge AS will be completed in the fall of 2019.

MEDIA/MORE INFORMATION
Sue Fay
Director, Communications - EMEA
+44 (0)7796444762
Sue.Fay@chcheli.com
Communications@chcheli.com

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