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Bristow Announces Contract Extensions with ConocoPhillips

  • ConocoPhillips has exercised its first contract option through August 31, 2024 for air transportation and search and rescue services in Norway
  • Contract extension applies to two separate contracts: crew change and SAR/shuttle operations from the Ekofisk platforms
  • Bristow will continue to provide safe, efficient service to ConocoPhillips and its partners in the Greater Ekofisk Area

HOUSTON, February 11, 2020 – Bristow Group Inc. today announced extensions to two contracts with ConocoPhillips to support its air transportation crew change and shuttle/search and rescue (SAR) services for the Greater Ekofisk Area in the North Sea.

Bristow has been ConocoPhillips’s aviation partner for more than 20 years. The current two contracts started September 1, 2014 and the extension will run through August 31, 2024, with additional option years available. The extensions create a foundation for continued improvement in service levels and a collaborative environment for the benefit of both parties.

Bristow will use two S-92 all-weather search and rescue service helicopters based at the ConocoPhillips Ekofisk Lima platform, located in the heart of the Ekofisk field approximately 160 nautical miles from the Bristow main base at Stavanger Airport, Sola, Norway. Additionally, Bristow’s Stavanger base will continue to use three oil & gas configured S92 helicopters of its existing fleet to support the crew change flights to and from the Ekofisk field.

Bristow provides 24/7 all-weather search and rescue service to the Greater Ekofisk Area.

About Bristow Group

Bristow is the world’s leading provider of offshore oil and gas transportation, search and rescue (SAR) and aircraft support services to government and civil organizations worldwide. Bristow’s strategically located global fleet supports operations in the North Sea, Nigeria and the U.S. Gulf of Mexico; as well as in most of the other major offshore oil and gas producing regions of the world, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Guyana and Trinidad. Bristow provides SAR services to the private sector worldwide and to the public sector for all of the United Kingdom on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. To learn more, visit our website at

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Bristow supports ConocoPhillips with air transportation crew change and shuttle/search and rescue (SAR) services for the Greater Ekofisk Area in the North Sea.