CHC announces contract with Capricorn Norge to support offshore drilling program

CHC Group has been awarded a contract from Capricorn Norge AS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cairn Energy PLC, to provide helicopter services in support of Capricorn Norge’s forthcoming drilling program at the Lynghaug (PL758) and Godalen (PL842) prospects in the Norwegian Sea.

CHC will support Capricorn Norge’s forthcoming drilling program in the Norwegian Sea with a Sikorsky S-92A. CHC Photo

“We are excited to support Capricorn’s first drilling operation on the Norwegian Continental Shelf,” said Helge Nesvåg, CHC sales director for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). “We look forward to working with their team and their project partners at Ross offshore and showcasing how our decades of experience will ensure we can make sure we customize the right services and technology to best meet their needs.”


The operation will utilize Transocean Arctic drilling rig from CHC’s base in Brønnøysund. There will be up to four flights per week using a Sikorsky S-92A.

“We are always looking for opportunities to work with new customers across our global operation and are honored that Capricorn Norge AS selected us as the right partner to help them enter a new location,” said Karl Fessenden, president and CEO of CHC Helicopter. “Our experience in Norway along with our strong global standards and proven services will help us make sure they have a safe and reliable aviation partner throughout their project.”

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