CHC Helikopter and OKEA Strengthen Alliance with Contract Extension


January 18, 2024

Madeleine McCubbine


Norway, 18 January 2024 – CHC Helikopter Service, the Norwegian division of CHC Helicopter, the global helicopter services company specialising in transportation and search and rescue operations, is today proud to announce it has secured a four year contract extension with OKEA on behalf of the Draugen license, a leading mid- to late-life operator on the Norwegian continental shelf, until the beginning of 2028.

The extended contract covers crew change and transportation services to OKEA’s Draugen Platform in the Norwegian Sea. CHC will dedicate an S-92 aircraft to support the offshore operations from Kristiansund Base.

The agreement to extend the relationship between CHC and OKEA solidifies the mutual trust and  confidence between the two organisations. OKEA continues to depend on CHC’s exceptional safety record, operational excellence, and extensive experience in offshore operations.

Helge Nesvåg, Senior Commercial Director, CHC Helikopter Service, said: ‘We are proud to have  been awarded this latest contract by our valued client, OKEA. The continuation of our strategic  alliance reinforces our operational expertise and dedication to supporting our clients’ success. This long-term deal guarantees access to cutting-edge aircraft and highly skilled personnel, meaning we can deliver uninterrupted, year-round flying’.

As CHC embarks on this latest contract, it underscores the operator's ongoing growth and success in the region. With a record of excellence and a steadfast commitment to delivering safe and dependable  helicopter services, CHC is well-positioned to make substantial contributions to the enduring success of offshore energy production in Norway.