CHC agrees North Sea deal with Shell and supports flood relief in Brazil


The new contact with Shell will see a CHC Helikopter Service S-92 fly crew change missions in the North Sea.

CHC Helicopter’s Norwegian division, CHC Helikopter Service, has agreed a 12-month contract extension with Shell to support its operations in the North Sea. While in the southern hemisphere the operator is supporting the flood relief in Brazil.

In the North Sea, the new contract specifies crew change and transportation missions from the Deepsea Yantai Rig to the operator’s Sola and Bergen bases. Flying the missions will be a CHC Sikorsky S-92 helicopter.

“Our latest agreement with Shell underscores our dedication to meeting our customers’ specific needs,” said Helge Aase Nesvåg, senior commercial director EMEA-E, CHC Helikopter Service. “Our team consistently pursue excellence and will ensure Shell’s team members can always reach their destinations and return home safely and efficiently.”

CHC’s other customers in the North Sea energy market include Aker BP, Equinor, and OKEA, which recently extended its contract with the operator by four years.

In addition to supporting the region’s energy market, CHC Helikopter plans to continue expanding its life-saving search and rescue (SAR) and helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) missions. CHC provides emergency support around the world, including in Norway, Australia, UK, the Netherlands and Brazil.

Emergency missions have been dispatched in Brazil over recent weeks as the country grapples with deadly record-breaking floods in the Rio Garde do Sul region.

CHC Brazil helicopters have flown emergency missions delivering 23t of medicines, food, drinking water, blankets and hospital supplies to the frontline emergency response teams, as more than 24,000 people have been forced flee their homes. During his visit to Brazil last week, Tom Burke, CEO, CHC Helicopter said: “I am incredibly proud of our team’s commitment and willingness to lend a helping hand. Our thoughts remain with the people and communities affected by the flooding and we will continue to work closely with Petrobras to provide support wherever it is needed.”

Gilson Caputo, operation director in Brazil, said the operator had been able to play a small part in alleviating suffering caused by the flooding in the south of the country. “It wouldn’t have been possible without our team members volunteering their time and going above and beyond to do what’s right. Thank you to everyone who has been able to make this happen – both in Brazil and across the organisation globally,” he said.


CHC Brazil has delivered 23t of emergency aid during the recent flooding.