Offshore Helicopter Services

Meeke Consulting provides aviation advisory services to a number of clients in the offshore oil and gas industry. These clients make extensive use of air services (both fixed-wing and rotary-wing) often in very remote and sometimes hostile locations.  Cyclonic weather is also a regular seasonal consideration requiring rig and platform evacuations.

The major oil & gas players generally adopt the global aviation standards defined by the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers Oil & Gas Producers (commonly referred to as OGP) through their Aviation Sub-Committee. OGP closely tracks safety issues arising from the use of aviation services in the oil & gas industry and proactively pursues solutions to safety-related problems.

Consequently they subscribe to higher standards than the regulatory authorities (including Australia’s CASA) in the quest to create the safest possible working environment for employees of the industry.

The use of external aviation advisers with extensive aviation industry backgrounds is a commonplace practice in addressing risk.

We provide a full range of aviation advisory services to the oil & gas industry:

  • Assistance in the formulation and development of aviation policies and standards
  • Identification and pre-qualification of prospective air service providers
  • Assistance with the full range of tendering and contracting activities
  • Development of the Scope of Works in a form that ensures the best tendering outcomes
  • Design and use of pro-forma tender response documents that ensure a ‘level playing field’ between tender responses
  • Use of a proprietary tender evaluation system covering technical, operational and commercial aspects of the offered air service
  • Implementation oversight of long-term contracts including the purchase, modification and certification of aviation assets
  • Design and management of KPI measurement systems appropriate to the task or project
  • Close liaison with aviation safety auditors to address specific safety issues, undertake risk analysis for specific tasks and formulate policy gap closure

Consequently, we have been associated with a number of onshore and offshore helicopter and fixed-wing contracts covering a number of prominent oil and gas producers.