CHC Helicopter wins additional Shell contract in North Sea


CHC Helicopter has revealed a new five-year deal with Shell to support its operations in the North Sea.

The multi-million-pound contract includes the use of two H175 helicopters, representing a move towards new generation aircraft offering greater efficiencies, said the operator.

The helicopters will be used for transportation services to Shell’s new and existing Central and Northern North Sea installations. CHC will support Shell from its Aberdeen base, with the contract scheduled to begin in July 2023, which will run until 2028.

Dave Grant, sales director EMEA, CHC said Shell has been a core customer for nearly a decade. “This latest contract consolidates our long-term strategic relationship in the market,” said Grant.

“Our operations in the North Sea continue to go from strength-to- strength – we have a fantastic team who strive every day to deliver an unmatched quality of service and will ensure Shell’s team members can always reach their destinations and return home safely and efficiently,” he added.

CHC Helicopter provides helicopter support to the offshore energy market, search and rescue (SAR) and government departments. It also serves organisations requiring helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul services through the Heli-One division.

On Monday (April 3rd) the international oil benchmark, Brent crude climbed by nearly 6.5% to reach $85 a barrel. The rise followed news that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) planned to cut production by 1.15m barrels per day from May until the end of the year.

Meanwhile, the sale of CHC Helicopter Group’s Offshore Helicopter Services UK (OHS UK) business to Ultimate Aviation Group has been finalised. The acquisition is effective immediately and OHS will continue to operate under its current name with the team remaining intact. (Pictured is a CHC H175. Image courtesy of Stefano Massini).