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Achievements and Milestones

Safety Snapshot

GSF Main Pass I Sets New Record in Saudi Arabia

Jack Bates Team Targets Safety for Strong Performance

Harvey H. Ward Sets World Record


What Makes the Deepwater Champion Tick?

Outstanding Performers: Meet Transocean's 2011 FIRST Excellence Recipients


Shipyard Projects

Newbuild News

Discoverer Spirit Hosts Two Presidents

After a Long Run the Discoverer Luanda Gets it Done

Transocean Ltd. Announces Definitive Agreements to sell 38 Shallow Water Drilling Rigs to Shelf Drilling

Transocean Ltd. Announces Management Changes

Esa Ikäheimonen Joins Transocean Ltd.  Assumes CFO Responsibilities

Transocean SAM Division Named to Brazil’s Top 150 Best Places to Work—Again!

Transocean Once Again Included in Top 100 Best Places to Work in IT

Customer Appreciation in Houston

KG2 Completes First Korean Deepwater Well


Houston: Team Transocean Rides, Raises Funds for MS

U.K. North Sea Division Raises over $32,000 for Local Charities

Transocean Employees Show Support for Our Veterans

Transocean Radio Operator Promotes Cancer Awareness in India

Helping Others is a Kick

Transocean NAM Division Raises over $15,000 for the Texas Children’s Hospital

Record Attendance Makes a Difference at 2012 Employee Beach Cleanup

Houston Employees Rocked the Walk for the Susan G. Komen Foundation

Aberdeen Women’s Team Helps the Fight Against Cancer


Spotlight On: Terry Bonno

Service Anniversaries and Other Events

Pat on the Back


KG2 Completes First Korean Deepwater Well

The Dhirubhai Deepwater KG2 drilled the Jujak-1 well for Woodside without a recordable HSE incident, under budget and ahead of schedule. The project marked several firsts, including the first deepwater well drilled in The Republic of Korea (South Korea), the first drilling activity in Korea for Woodside and the first time a Korean-built drillship has drilled in Korean waters.

The Woodside and Transocean team agreed on a vision of success for the campaign - One Team, One Vision: Deliver Outstanding Performance and Operational Excellence. “Due to the professionalism, dedication and commitment of the team throughout the campaign, we were able to accomplish what we set out achieve,” said Mark Edge, Drilling Superintendent, Woodside Energy. “Thank you for making this campaign a safe and successful operation that exceeded expectations.”

“Woodside support in creating a plan and using it consistently proves that you can do what you set out to do,” said Walter Sheffield, Rig Manager, KG2.

Asbjorn Olsen, former General Manager, India and Middle East Division, called the results “fantastic,” adding, “it motivates all of us by showing that operational-excellence can and is being achieved in our division.”

The KG2 started the Jujak-1 wildcat exploration well campaign on April 8, 2012, loading supplies and equipment off Labuan, Malaysia. The rig then made the transit to Korea and completed the well on May 22, 2012.

The KG2 is no stranger to success. In April 2011, the rig’s crew members set the current world record for the deepest water depth by an offshore drilling rig of 10,194 feet of water while working for Reliance Industries in India.

After her last exploration well in Mozambique, the KG2 mobilized back to India for Reliance.