ConocoPhillips hires Babcock for offshore helicopter support in Timor Sea

ConocoPhillips has awarded Babcock a contract for offshore helicopters services in the Timor Sea.

Babcock’s subsidiary Babcock Offshore Services Australasia will be providing offshore helicopter support services to ConocoPhillips Bayu-Undan production operations in the Joint Petroleum Development Area of the Timor Sea.

Babcock’s two new Airbus H175 helicopters will operate from Dili, Timor-Leste and be supported from the company’s new Joint Operations Centre in base in the Regional Support Centre in Adelaide.

Babcock Australasia’s CEO David Ruff said the company had brought together its entire aviation fleet network under the Joint Operations Centre, opened in Adelaide on Wednesday.

“The ‘Ops Cell’ is responsible for the forward planning and daily delivery of safe, helicopter services across Australia and into the oil & gas regions to the country’s northwest. It supports 13 bases and 31 helicopters across the country,“ Ruff said.

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