WINTER ONLINE EXTRAS

AROUND RIG

FEATURE

FEATURE

RESPONSIBILITY

VIEWPOINT

A message from CEO Steven Newman

MEASURING OUR SUCCESS

INBOX: Letters from our customers

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

FEATURE

What Makes the Deepwater Champion Tick?

Outstanding Performers: Meet Transocean's 2011 FIRST Excellence Recipients

AROUND RIG

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

RESPONSIBILITY

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

RIG PEOPLE

Spotlight On: Terry Bonno

Service Anniversaries and Other Events

Pat on the Back

FALL/WINTER 2012
ISSUE 9

RIG People

RIG People Gallery Is Now Live on FIRST Online

Service anniversaries, wedding, birth and other announcements, including special accomplishments by employees and their families can be found at FIRST Online. Featured in this section of Beacon are employees celebrating retirements and service anniversaries for 25 years or more.

Indonesia Independence Day

Employees on the GSF Explorer near Indonesia held a ceremony to celebrate Indonesia Independence Day on August 17.  The GSF Explorer team opened their ceremony in with a speech by Richard Smith, the OIM and door prizes, followed by a salute to the flag and closing remarks on the helideck.

Anniversaries

35 Years

Melvin Dawson, Rig Safety and Training Coordinator, celebrated 35-years of service with Transocean on Sedco Energy this past month, along with his birthday. He is an inspiration to all, serving as mentor to the crews.

 

 

 

Jean Louis Mounat (right) received his 35-year service award from Colin Lobo, Rig Manager for NAR Team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 years

Robert Bowden, Director Leasing,  Zug Corporate Office, received his 30-year service anniversary award from Kathleen McAllister, Vice President and Treasurer

 

 

 

 

Irene Lim, Accounts Manager, Singapore, celebrated her 30-year service anniversary with Transocean. Patrick Guicheney, Vice President, Technical Services Jackup unit, presented Irene with her anniversary award.

 

Glenn Morlan (right), Senior Dynamic Position Operator on Discoverer Spirit, received his award from DSP Captain, Glenn Hodgdon (left), in celebration of Glenn’s 30-year service award.

 

 

Paul Reilly (third from right), Senior Project Manager, ADTI, received his 30-year service award from Andrew Stannard, Vice President, ADTI, North Sea and Europe

 

 

Rene Rodrigues (second from right) , Rig Manager, NAM Division, received his 30-year service anniversary from Alan Quintero (right) Senior Vice President, Operations. Also pictured is Ihab Toma (left) Executive Vice President, Chief of Staff, and Rene’s wife.

Philippe Rouillon (left), Mechanical Supervisor, Deepwater Champion, received his 30-year service anniversary award from from Mike Horton, Offshore Installation Manager, Deepwater Champion.

 

 

 

 

 

25 years

Dave Atkins (left) received his 25-year service award from Colin Lobo, Rig Manager for NAR Team.

 

 

 

 

Reuben Frazier (center), OIM, GSF Key Hawaii, received his 25-year service anniversary award from Martin Smail (left) Rig Manager, KHA ,and Pritha Vijay, Asset Manager, KHA.

 

 

 

Johnny George (right), Floorhand, DDI, received his 25-year service anniversary from OIM, Hershel Harper.

 

 

Hershel Harper (right), OIM, Development Driller I, celebrated his 25-year service anniversary. Scott Cote, Rig Manager, presented the award.

 

 

 

 

John Kermack (right), OIM, KG2, received his 25-year service award from Walter Sheffield, Rig Manager.

 

 

 

 

Harvey LeJeune (left), Barge Master, Trident IX, received his 25-year service anniversary from Rig Manager, Garry Lewis.

 

 

 

 

Nick Littchild (left) , OIM, Trident XIV, received hi 25-year service recognition pin from Bryan Badeko, Asset Manager.

 

 

 

Keith Miller (left), Chief Electrician, Deepwater Champion, received his 25-year service anniversary award from Mike Horton, Offshore Installation Manager, Deepwater Champion.

 

 

 

Ida Zoccoli,  HR Manager, received her 25-year service anniversary award presented by Rig Manager Georges Layre.

 

 

 

 

 

Retirements

Eddy Hall, C-CAP Assessor, Instructor, Aberdeen Training Centre, retired after 35 years. Eddy’s co-workers said “For all those who know Eddy he is above all a dedicated mentor, colleague and friend to everyone he has worked with. Eddy is that kind of guy once met, never forgotten. We wish all the best for your well-deserved retirement.”

John Kirkham, Rig Manager, Drilling and Performance, GSF Galveston Key, has elected to retire from the company after 36 years of service for Transocean and 45 years to the industry. From left to right: Jacque Kirkham (John’s wife); Lac Phat, Asset Manager, KHA; Martin Smail, Rig Manager, KHA; John Kirkham; Hai Tran, Rig Administrator, GLK; Robbie Nagle, OIM, GLK; Tran Ngoc, Manager, Vietnam Sector.

Fred Tyreman retired after almost 37 years of service with Transocean. “Fred was a very well-respected Crane Operator and taught many of our existing personnel, who talk highly of their mentoring they received from Fred. He is very well known on all the rigs in the North Sea despite spending 20 years on the Paul B Loyd – we know him for his expertise and comradeship,” said Dave McEwen, Manager, Human Resources, North Sea Division.

Passings

James D. Dunkin Sr, Singapore office, passed away on June 29, 2012, and worked for Transocean for almost 37 years.

James M. Long, Area Operations Manager, Houston Corporate Office, passed away June 7, 2012, he was with Transocean for 38 years.

Sunil C. Perera, Chief Mechanic, GSF High Island VII, passed away on June 19, 2012, and worked for Transocean for 29 years.

Joe D. Weatherford, Barge Master III, Trident 08, passed away on June 24, 2012 and worked for Transocean for 21 years.

Donald R. Wallace, Derrickhand, Deepwater Pathfinder, passed away on June 26, 2012, and was with Transocean for 19 years.

Norman Gresham, Motor Operator, John Shaw, passed away on June 18, 2012 and worked with Transocean for 14  years.

Michael Prati, Offshore Installation Manager, GSF Key Manhattan, passed away on July 21, 2012 and worked with Transocean for 35 years.

Robert Resuggan, Administrator, Houston Corporate office, passed away on May 5, 2012, and worked for Transocean for 12 years.

Danilo Gomes Dos Santos, Clerk, Accounts Payable, Angola office, passed away on June 20, 2012. He worked with Transocean for one year.

Okwudiri Nduka Uzor, Motor Operator, Nigeria Office, passed away on July 12, 2012. He worked with Transocean a month prior.

L.E. “Sonny” Voss, Jr., Vice President of Operations, retired from Transocean in 1997, passed away on September 22, 2012. Sonny’s children were “the love of my life,” and he always made time for weekend family outings to go boating and water skiing. An avid hunter and angler, Sonny always took his vacation during hunting season while working internationally so that he could return home to hunt whitetail deer and quail.

 

 

Beginnings

Congratulations to Kelly Henderson, HR Officer, U.K. North Sea division, who married Drew Lindsay on Saturday August 18.

 

 

 

 

 

Nick Phang, IT Specialist, married Lee Lu Yin on September 29, 2012 in Singapore. Congratulations!

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to Lena Chew, HR Administrator, Singapore office and her husband Kerry Theng welcomed baby boy, Kayven, on October 2, 2012.

 

 

 

 

Mohit Pratap Singh, Barge Master, J.T.Angel, welcomed baby boy Akshit on August 15, 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to Divyalakshmi Rajalingam, Technical Field Support Secretary, Singapore, who delivered her new born son, Yuudhisthira on June 5, 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the Move

Aasmund Erlandsen was named Vice President, Operations Assurance, based in Houston and reports to Alan Quintero, Senior Vice President, Operations.

Asbjorn Olsen  was appointed Norway Division Managing Director and reports to Ihab Toma, Executive Vice President, Chief of Staff.

Steven C. Speegle was appointed to Vice President, Business Development for ADTI Marketing based in Houston’s Park 10 office.

Mahmoud Darwiche was appointed as Director, Projects, supporting the India and Middle East Division and Far East Asia divisions, based in Singapore.

Neil A. Matthys was appointed Director, Tax, Based in Paris office.

John R. Boone was named Director, Supply Chain Management based in Houston.

Rishi Srivastava was appointed Director of Technical Field Support based in Kuala Lumpur’s Office.

Cornelis Adrianus Van Pelt was appointed Director of Maintenance based in Houston’s Greenway 4 office.

Kevin Knott is appointed as Director, Projects Assurance, and is based in Houston.

Jim Keel is appointed Director, Project Performance, based in Houston.

John Ewing Kees Jr. was appointed Offshore Installation Manager, Deepwater Nautilus.

Ronald Watson Merrill was appointed Offshore Installation Manager, Discoverer Inspiration.

Richard Calhoun was appointed Offshore Installation Manager, Deepwater Frontier.

Raymond Alexander Duffus was appointed Offshore Installation Manager, F.G. McClintock.

David Milne Stewart Harris was appointed Offshore Installation Manager, GSF Celtic Sea.

James Reid Nicol was appointed Offshore Installation Manager, GSF Galaxy I.

Robert Paul March was appointed Offshore Installation Manager, GSF Galaxy III.

David J. Aldridge was appointed Offshore Installation Manager, Sedco 706.

Carlos Omar Espinoza was appointed Offshore Installation Manager, Falcon 100.

James Alexander Murphy was appointed Offshore Installation Manager, GSF Galaxy I.

Felix Elimuyah was appointed Offshore Installation Manager, GSF High Island VII.

Kenneth John Mackenzie was appointed Offshore Installation Manager, Trident IX...

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