Bristow Renews of Long-Term Norway Contract

Bristow Group Inc. a leading provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry, announced Tuesday that it has been awarded a renewal contract for work in Norway valued in excess of $167 million in revenue.

William E. Chiles, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Our recent success in renewing this long-term contract with a key customer reinforces our long-term commitment to the Norwegian market. It also demonstrates that customers value our differentiated service capabilities provided by our unique Target Zero programs with specific delivery focus on zero accidents, zero downtime, and zero complaints."  

The existing five-year contract was extended after a bid competition for another five-year term, which commences in early 2013, with the option to extend it for an additional three periods of one year each. Bristow will provide two dedicated Sikorsky S-92 large helicopters operating from our Sola base in Stavanger, Norway beginning in March 2013.

Bristow Group Inc. is the leading provider of helicopter services to the worldwide offshore energy industry based on the number of aircraft operated and one of two helicopter service providers to the offshore energy industry with global operations. The Company has major transportation operations in the North Sea, Nigeria and the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, and in most of the other major offshore oil and gas producing regions of the world, including Alaska, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Russia and Trinidad.