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Old 12th May 2022, 14:33
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Originally Posted by Cyclic Hotline View Post
Not a good day for Caverton on the fixed-wing side either.

Crash: Caverton DHC6 near Nsem on May 11th 2022, missing aircraft found crashed
That is very sad indeed. Flew regularly on its sister airframe
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Old 23rd May 2022, 12:49
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Announcing the possibility of an industrial action, the labour leader said: “I use this opportunity to charge aviation workers to prepare for a mother of all strikes against Caverton Helicopters at a date to be shortly announced.”
https://thenationonlineng.net/our-wo...iation-unions/
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Old 23rd May 2022, 13:25
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Originally Posted by Cyclic Hotline View Post
Seems to be a very wide range of grievances against all manner of organisations, but doesn't state what specifically is their gripe with Caverton!
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Old 23rd May 2022, 14:13
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I don't see many objections to the negative comments....so there must be something to them or there would be some argument going on.
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Caverton loses Chevron contract to Bristow amid financial struggles, poor maintenance

https://thestreetjournal.org/caverton-loses-chevron-contract-to-bristow-amid-financial-struggles-poor-maintenance/
ByJenny Ese Obukohwo
May 25, 2022

In Case You Missed It

May 25, 2022Caverton Helicopter, a subsidiary of Caverton Offshore Support Group, an oil and gas logistics firm, has lost its lucrative contract with Chevron, an oil major to Bristow Helicopter.

The development comes amid the firm’s continuing financial struggles triggered by dwindling revenue as shown in its 2021 financial results, in which it recorded a N5.9bn loss.

Sources say Caverton Helicopter lost the contract due to its poor maintenance culture for its helicopters, amongst others.

There have been reports of how poor management, and non-payment of pilots’ salaries, among others, triggered an exodus in the firm.

Recently, on May 11, one of its helicopters crashed in Cameroon, killing eleven people on board, including two pilots and nine passengers.

Chevron, it was learnt, had at some point opted to take over the responsibility for the maintenance of the helicopters which Caverton uses to fly its personnel to oilfields and onshore, not trusting the firm’s capacity to do so.

The poor maintenance issue and bad helicopter made it impossible for Caverton to meet up with demands, such as conveying Chevron personnel to requested locations, resulting in the latter contracting Bristow.

Aside from its Helicopter issue, it was gathered that Caverton has been struggling with wage payment, according to a report by Ripples Nigeria, and with the contract loss expected to make the workers in charge of the Chevron logistics redundant, the oil & gas company mandated Bristow to absorb them.

The contract lost to Bristow is a blow to Caverton’s financial capability, having secured about $17 million to finance the Chevron contract, according to documents filed with the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX).

The contract loss bodes ill for the firm’s hopes of turning the corner after a turbulent 2021.

Caverton investors have also been exiting their funds in the company, with the massive sell-off resulting to shareholders’ investment in the firm dwindling by -33.72 percent year-to-date.

The bearish run has wiped off N1.94 billion from Caverton’s market capitalisation, which now stands at N3.81 billion as of Tuesday, 24 May, below the N5.76 billion it started the week with, as the sell-off among investors weakened its share to N1.14kobo, down from N1.72kobo.
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Old 27th May 2022, 13:29
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So who is flying the Bristow a/c - I thought most pilots had gone.?
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Old 27th May 2022, 13:45
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Originally Posted by nbl View Post
So who is flying the Bristow a/c - I thought most pilots had gone.?
Bristow recently closed their vacancies for 139 and 76 pilots.
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Old 27th May 2022, 14:21
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Originally Posted by unknown.mp3 View Post
Bristow recently closed their vacancies for 139 and 76 pilots.
Are Bristow clairvoyant -they only got the contract yesterday?
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Old 27th May 2022, 15:30
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Originally Posted by nbl View Post
So who is flying the Bristow a/c - I thought most pilots had gone.?
I guess a lot will move back from CHL
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Old 27th May 2022, 15:33
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Originally Posted by nbl View Post
Are Bristow clairvoyant -they only got the contract yesterday?
What is more of a question is where the aircraft will come from? A fair chunk of the Chevron work is using 412s and 407s that CHL bought, neither type being operated (now) by BHNL.
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Old 27th May 2022, 15:34
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Word on the street is that if you go for a BHNL pilot/engineer job in Nigeria you're assigned to a specific aircraft on a contract. Once the aircraft is off contract you're unemployed until it goes to another contract.

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Old 27th May 2022, 16:09
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Originally Posted by unknown.mp3 View Post
Bristow recently closed their vacancies for 139 and 76 pilots.
Forgot to mention H135 too, which is rumoured to support the Chevron work.

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Old 28th May 2022, 10:37
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Originally Posted by unknown.mp3 View Post
Forgot to mention H135 too, which is rumoured to support the Chevron work.
Hard to find H135 drivers.
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Old 7th Jun 2022, 16:46
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Any update about the chevron contract?
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Old 7th Jun 2022, 23:12
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Originally Posted by KATTAGORRIA View Post
Any update about the chevron contract?
Bristow I think
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Old 8th Jun 2022, 00:34
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Any large brown envelopes changing hands?
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Old 8th Jun 2022, 07:15
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Any large brown envelopes changing hands?
Not an option in the new squeaky clean US version.

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Evidently you have no understanding of how Louisiana operates.

Money changes hands but in a much more sophisticated way and done at a much higher level.

Not that is the case in the Contract being discussed.

I know my US Oil Shares are doing much better my purchase of Shell Shares have done.



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Old 14th Jun 2022, 23:00
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I gather a Caverton Twin Otter off the runway in Forcados. No injuries
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Old 14th Jun 2022, 23:38
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And it looks like they’re beginning to offload their B407s
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