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QUESTIONS YOU MAY ASK BEFORE - TRAVELLING OFFSHORE

WHAT I.D. DO I REQUIRE AT CHECK-IN


A valid passport must be carried along with a Vantage Card (if a Vantage Card is not held this can be supplied at
check-in)
A photocopy of passport is not acceptable unless original is away for Visa or renewal or is reported lost or stole
and is supported by a letter from employing Company (prior notification should be sent to
aviation@nexeninc.com prior to check-in) it is important that all passengers travelling offshore inform their
employing Company should their passport require renewal or has been lost.
Driving Licence and/or EU ID cards are not acceptable
It is recommended that a copy of offshore certificates be carried

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR FOR TRAVELLING


Mandatory 2 layers must be worn (one of which must be long sleeved) but as a recommendation by Oil & Gas UK
3 layers should be worn.
Casual long trousers and socks with a full shoe (no crocs, sandals, heels or open toes) this applies to inbound
travel also

HOW MANY BAGS CAN I TAKE


Maximum of 2 bags plus laptop/rucksack type bag permitted per individual (soft bags/holdalls are
recommended) - Baggage weight must not exceed 12Kg per item
If you have additional baggage this may be sent on the next flight (if payload does not permit on original flight)
Do not check-in items that do not belong to you
All baggage must be checked-in no baggage is permitted onto the aircraft with passengers (ie. hand carried)

WHAT AM I ALLOWED TO TAKE OFFSHORE

MOBILE PHONES
The carriage of mobile phones offshore to a Nexen operated installation is not permitted under any
circumstances mobile phones are to be handed in to security at Scotia Terminal who will issue a receipt for
collection on return from offshore.

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ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES & REFILL


These are not permitted offshore under any circumstances

KNIVES
Personnel travelling to Nexen operated installations are not permitted to carry knives/blades.
Only those required for diving or chefs knives are permitted without prior consent - All knives must be
appropriately packaged and checked with baggage

LAPTOPS
Laptops are permitted offshore and must be checked-in - under no circumstances are these items to be
transported with the individual

MP3 (iPods) and eReaders (Kindles)


MP3s and Kindles are permitted offshore, however muse be declared to security and returned to baggage
under no circumstances are these items to be transported with the individual

CAMERAS
Personnel wishing to take a camera offshore should seek permission of the Offshore Installation Manager and not
wait until they arrive at check-in if permission has not been granted the item will be removed at the heliport
and a receipt issued for collection on return

CAN I TAKE MY MEDICATION / VITAMINS / SUPPLEMENTS

MEDICATION
Chemist issued containers of single type loose medication with a chemist affixed label clearly showing the
passengers name are permitted (these to be placed in a sealed bag by security and returned to passengers
baggage)
Chemist issued containers with multiple types of tables with a chemist affixed label clearly showing the
passengers name not permitted returned to Heliport security
Monday-Sunday pill boxes or unlabelled containers containing any tablets (single or multiple) not permitted
offshore container and contents will be disposed of

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All sealed containers or blister packs are permitted this is treated as medication and placed in a sealed bag and
then placed in passengers baggage
Inhalers and/or Medi-pens Passenger will be allowed to carry the required items on their person for immediate
use, if required, during the flight. Any additional inhalers and medi-pens of the same type will be placed in a
sealed bag and returned to passengers baggage
Bagging of Medicines as per Oil & Gas UK guidelines, all medication including over the counter medicine must
be declared at check-in/security. Medication is bagged and then returned to the individual who must declare it to
the medic (OHA - Occupational Health Advisor) upon arrival offshore
Protein Powders, Vitamins are also prohibited unless sealed in original manufacturers packaging

FOOD AND DRINK


Foodstuffs will not be permitted offshore unless it is sealed in original manufacturers packaging
No drinks are permitted offshore - Bottled water is available to all passengers in the departure gates these may
be carried on board the aircraft

ALCOHOL & DRUGS POLICY


Check-in will advise Nexen Logistics Co-Ordinator of any individual they suspect of being under the influence of
alcohol before they are breathalysed any passenger found being over the Nexen limit of 0.009mg of alcohol per
100ml of breath will immediately be removed from the flight (significantly less that the UK driving limit)
Random drug & alcohol testing is conducted on personnel travelling on a Nexen contracted helicopter for which
Capita are employed Capita select the flight and they will then randomly select passengers to be tested from a
passenger list submitted to them 24 hours in advance
Nexen also conduct regular dog searches

I HAVE FREIGHT / EQUIPMENT / TOOLS THAT I NEED OFFSHORE


Hand Carrying of freight to check-in is NOT allowed
The maximum weight of any single item of freight loaded in the hold is restricted to 25Kg unless mutually agreed
between aircraft crew and offshore
All freight requires pre-notification and approval by offshore .. this should be accompanied by the correct
Airfreight Authorisation issued by offshore

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Once your freight is approved it requires to be delivered, a minimum of 1 hour in advance of check-in to:
Ace Freight Management
Unit 1, Site 4, Howe Moss Drive
Kirkhill Industrial Estate
Dyce
Aberdeen AB21 0GL
Wherever possible the carrying of toolboxes etc. by passengers should be avoided
If a passenger carries the item to the heliport this item will be taken from the passenger and a receipt issued, they
will then be put through ACE Freight Management and manifested for the next available flight.
If required to hand carry then prior notification should be given to the helicopter logistics team
(aviation@nexeninc.com) by the OIM

CAA PROHIBITED ITEMS


As per Civil Aviation Authority the following items are prohibited
Fire arms, explosives, alcohol, Class A drugs, aerosols, fireworks, flammable gas liquids etc.
Any prohibited items removed at the heliport will be disposed of

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