Helix Energy Solutions Group has signed agreements for its Helix Fast Response System (HFRS) to be named as a spill response resource for the US Gulf of Mexico (GoM) in response plans submitted by oil and gas producers with state and federal authorities.

The HFRS centers on two vessels, the Helix Producer I and the Q4000, both currently operating in the GoM.

Helix signed an agreement with Clean Gulf Associates (CGA), making the HFRS available for a two year term to CGA participants in the event of a GoM well blow out incident in return for a retainer fee.

Helix also has signed separate utilization agreements with 19 CGA participant member companies till date specifying the day rates to be charged, should the solution be deployed, according to the company.