Edgo’s Sri Lankan operation, Hayleys Energy Services (HES), has secured a support contract with Cairn Energy, India. The contract for the provision of helicopter support services is lead by HES in a consortium which includes the Sri Lankan Air Force (Helitours) and Cosmos Aviation.
The aircraft used will be Bell 412 EP and 212 running sorties from the domestic Heliport in Colombo, to the drilling vessel in the Laccadive Sea. Cairn Energy have an exploration contract for the Mannar Basin, offshore Western Sri Lanka, at depths of upto 2000m.
2011 will see three exploration wells drilled from the Japanese owned ‘Chikyu’ vessel (pictured) with the intention of reaching production in early 2016.