Bond Offshore Helicopters has won a multimillion-pound deal with EnQuest to support the oil firm’s North Sea operations.
Helicopter operator Bond said yesterday it would provide crew-change flights for the producer from the start of next month for up to 10 years.
It is the latest in a string of contracts the firm has won in the North Sea and outer Moray Firth.
Bond said that for the latest deal it would use one of the 16 new Sikorsky S-92s that parent Avincis received recently.
A Bond spokesman would only say the agreement was high value, but it is understood the work will run to tens of millions of pounds. Last month, the operator won a £21million, three-year contract with Premier Oil for flights in the North Sea, using an S-92 in the region for the first time.
Bond said yesterday that as part of the work with EnQuest it would fly offshore workers out of Aberdeen to mobile rigs and a floating production vessel at the operator’s £757million Alma/Galia development.
EnQuest plans to drill 12 wells at the development – which is thought to hold about 34million recoverable barrels of oil equivalent – before the end of the year.
Bond managing director Luke Farajallah said the deal was its first contract with EnQuest.
“This is a significant new relationship for Bond and demonstrates the importance of our strategy of operating a diverse fleet in the North Sea,” he added.
Richard Mintern, chief executive for northern Europe and Asia Pacific at Avincis Group, said: “This win is the latest in a successful run for Bond following a number of new contracts recently awarded this year.”
Bond, which employs more than 250 people in Aberdeen, has also signed a £16million deal with BW Offshore this year. Under that contract, it will run crew changes to the company’s BW Athena floating production vessel in the outer Moray Firth.