Bond Offshore Helicopters signs new contract with Premier Oil
Friday, Mar 29, 2013
Bond Offshore Helicopters Ltd (Bond), one of the UK’s leading providers of energy support services, is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a new contract with Premier Oil plc.

The contract is to provide crew change flights for the independent exploration and production company. Services started on the 4th of March and the contract will run for three years with options to extend. Premier Oil has equity interests in nine producing fields as well as a number of current and future development projects in the UK North Sea.

The new contract will be serviced by a new Sikorsky S-92 aircraft, the first of this aircraft type to be operated out of Aberdeen by Bond.

The new aircraft was registered in Norway last month, before being flown to the UK. It will be operated under an arrangement with Bond’s sister company Norsk Helikopterservice (NHS). The aircraft is one of 16 ordered by Bond’s parent company Avincis Group in 2011.

Luke Farajallah, Managing Director, Bond Offshore Helicopters, said: “This new contract with Premier builds on our strong existing relationship with them, and is more evidence of our dedication to finding the best fit for our customers. We hope to grow with Premier as their North Sea projects mature”.

Richard Mintern, Chief Executive Officer, Northern Europe and Asia Pacific, Avincis Group said: “Bond has been able to draw on the central resources of both the Avincis Group, as well as its Norwegian sister company NHS, in order to provide the best solution for Premier. This is a great demonstration of the power of Bond being part of a global group such as Avincis”.

About Bond Offshore Helicopters

Bond Offshore Helicopters provides crew change for the oil and gas industry, and Search and Rescue support, in the central and northern North Sea and west of Shetland.

Bond Offshore Helicopters is part of the Avincis Group. Avincis is the world’s leading provider of mission critical aviation services. The Group’s mission is to save lives, protect the environment and provide safe transport for mission critical people and assets for public services and blue chip corporations.

Avincis has a global footprint, which includes the UK, Spain, Italy, France, Portugal, Ireland, Norway, Australia, Chile and Peru. The Group operates around 350 aircraft, from 295 bases in ten countries. Avincis employs almost 3,000 people worldwide and in 2011 had a turnover of €521 million (£421 million). The Group is headquartered in London.

About Premier Oil

Premier Oil plc (Premier) is a leading FTSE 250 independent exploration and production company with interests in the North Sea, South East Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Pakistan and the Falkland Islands.  The company’s strategy is to add significant value for its stakeholders through exploration and appraisal success, optimal asset management and development, and astute commercial deals.

Source: Bond Offshore Helicopters Ltd (Bond)

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