Active Language - en



Kristiansund Base AS is a part of our base network in Norway and has performed total logistics and supply base operations since 2009. The base in Averøya has successfully provided full logistics support for "wildcat" drilling operations

Kristiansund Base is situated near Kristiansund and Molde airports in mid-Norway and is an excellent location for operations in the Norwegian Sea and for traditional port traffic. With its excellent harbour facilities, the base is in an area designed for industrial use. The high quality infrastructure ensures easy access by land and sea and provides cost effective long-term storage options for clients.

We also have an office in Kristiansund with indoor and outside storage areas close to Vestbase.

The team at Kristiansund Base have gained extensive supply chain experience from coordinating all aspects of logistics support during development and wildcat drilling operations. The base is delivering support to both on and offshore projects for various operators and service companies operating in the Norwegian Sea such as OMV, Transocean, SAR, Songa Offshore, Shell, Schlumberger MI Swaco, Lundin, Centrica, Wintershall, Mærsk Oil Norway AS, Technip, Subsea 7, Tenaris, BG Group AS.


Transforming Supply Chains

Operations Support

In recent years, the supply base has supported drilling operations from the DeepSea Bergen, Songa Encourage, Songa Enabler, Transocean Winner, Transocean Spitsbergen, Transocean Barents, Bideford Dolphin, West Alpha and Songa Delta.

The base area also includes suppliers who handle drilling waste/cuttings, tank cleaning, general/hazardous waste, wet bulk, NDT, welding/grinding, construction, lifts, supplier of hoses and hose fittings, manning etc.

The base is secured in accordance with ISPS and NOG regulations and operates in accordance with ISO 9001/14001:2015.

The key benefits of the Kristiansund Base are the close co-operation between involved parties such as offshore personnel, onshore logistics coordinators and vendors. Good planning with all customers and a strong focus on the ongoing operations will always be a key value for the supply base to perform safe and efficient operations for the customer.

The main aim of the Kristiansund Base is to be an attractive and cost-effective alternative to offshore supply base activities.

Operations Support


  • ISPS and NOG approved areas
  • Base area 64,000m2
  • Warehouse 2,500m
  • Warehouse for bulk handling companies 500m2
  • Pipe Inspection Hall 550m2
  • Harbour Mobile Crane - 6180 HMC (Heavy duty crane on request)
  • Reach-stacker – 45T
  • Bulk facilities: 1,000m3 wet bulk
  • Berth length: 70m/draft 8.8m
  • Bunkers and lubricant deliveries to vessel


Supply base services - find out more here

Warehousing and inventory - find out more here

Bulk and MGO - find out more here

Marine services - find out more here

Transport and freight forwarding - find out more here

Custom clearance - find out more here

Personnel placement

In-house solutions and hire of highly qualified and competent personnel within key-areas such as:

  • Drilling logistics
  • Marine coordination
  • Warehouse management
  • Helicopter coordination
  • Logistics systems such as WELS
  • Freight forwarding

CCU - offshore container rental - find out more here

Helicopter services/aviation

ASCO Norge provide coordination of all services related to on/offshore helicopter traffic:

  • Booking of seats
  • Registration in DaWinci
  • Organising of cargo
  • Daily operation reports

Waste management

ASCO Norge have many years of experience receiving waste from offshore. Our Safety Advisor works with our return department to evaluates waste flow and dangerous goods.

The waste process management is performed in close collaboration with our sub-contractor SAR AS, who have been handling industrial waste for over 30 years and are fully accredited with the necessary authority approvals.

How can we help?

If your enquiry relates to a job application, please go to our Careers page.

ASCO uses cookies for the purposes of statistical analysis of our website. By visiting our website, you consent to our use of cookies as described in our privacy and cookie policy.

Read more
Should be Empty: