Offshore installations are often located at a signifi cant distance from base. While fl ight plans are created with an allowance of more than enough fuel to bring the aircraft from base, to offshore, and back to base without refueling, the ability to refuel an aircraft offshore is a benefit when traveling to multiple installations. Cougar inspects all Helifuel tanks which will be used to refuel Cougar aircraft, and maintains a closed-loop system on these tanks between base and offshore.

Helifuel tanks are tracked by serial number, and are completely cleaned every 6 rotations offshore. Tanks are brought from the offshore installation via supply vessel, and upon arrival in St. John's, tanks are brought to the Cougar facility for inspection. A Cougar representative who has been trained by Shell in Helifuel Tank Management inspects the arriving tanks for damage and water contamination, before authorizing them to be refi lled by our Jet A-1 fuel supplier. The tanks undergo a final inspection, before being locked and authorized for shipment back to the offshore oil fi eld. This process minimizes the number of personnel who have access to Cougar tanks and their contents, helping to reduce the risk of damage and contamination. Prior to being used offshore, the tanks are again tested for water and debris contamination, and are routinely retested before supplying Cougar aircraft. Test results are given to the pilot in command of the aircraft before refueling is approved.
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