At Least Four Killed as Chevron Helicopter Crashes En Route to Platform

LUANDA, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Four people died and two were missing after a helicopter crashed en route to a Chevron oil platform off the Angolan coast, the U.S. oil company said on Tuesday. The helicopter left Malongo port in Angola's Cabinda province on Monday at 1523 local time to make the short journey to the Tombua-Landana offshore oil platform but never arrived. "The … [Read more...]

Offshore Community Mourns Victims of Helicopter Crash in Norway

Norwegian oil company Statoil and the greater offshore community are mourning the loss of 13 people who died in Friday's helicopter crash in Norway.  All 13 people aboard, including 11 passengers and 2 aircrew, were killed when the Super Puma helicopter crashed just offshore of Turøy, Norway, to the west of Bergen. The CHC helicopter was en … [Read more...]

13 Presumed Dead in Norway’s Worst Offshore Helicopter Crash

Update: Statoil has identified the victims as coming from Halliburton, Aker Solutions, Schlumberger, Welltec, Karsten Moholt and Statoil. The two pilots are employed by CHC. Only one of the 13 people presumed dead is a Statoil employee. By Stine Jacobsen and Ole Petter Skonnord OSLO, April 29 (Reuters) - A helicopter ferrying passengers from a Norwegian oil platform … [Read more...]

Crew Transfer Helicopter Crashes Off Lagos

Bristow Helicopters has confirmed that eleven people have been rescued after one of its helicopters was involved in a controlled water landing near Lagos at about 10.25 a.m. local time as it was returning on a routine crew transfer flight from an offshore platform. All nine passengers and crew two two onboard the aircraft are safe and accounted for, and are being transferred … [Read more...]