A message from CEO Bob Long

Nigeria in Focus

Reaching Out in Nigeria

24 Hours in Lagos

Measuring Our Success
INBOX: Letters from our customers

Safety Milestones

Performance Milestones

Safety Snapshot


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Newbuild News

2009 Safety Vision Meeting

AMU ‘Perfect Day’ is Within Reach!

Asset Reliability Team Presents Maintenance Findings

QHSE Group Kicks Off OSDP

The New RSTC

Top-Set Incident Investigation Tool Adopted Worldwide

ERP Delivers Solutions for Global Excellence

Loving the Limbe Wildlife Center in Cameroon

Transocean Continues Support of Udaan at “Annual Day” in Mumbai, India

Transocean Marianas Donates Blankets to Louisiana Humane Society

Environmental Friendliness Tip of the Issue!

Rig People

Service Anniversaries and Other Events

INBOX: Letters from our customers

Dhirubhai Deepwater KG1 – Korea

At the outset, let me thank you for your kind hospitality during the naming ceremony of Dhirubhai Deepwater KG1 in Korea last week. We are thankful to you and your team for hosting this wonderful dinner and accompanying cultural programs. My compliments to you and your team for bringing onstream this state-of-the-art, ultra-deepwater rig. Once again thanking you and your colleagues at Transocean for your efforts and your kind hospitality.

President and CEO, Reliance Industries

> Editor’s note: Read more about this and two other newbuild naming ceremonies in the “Around RIG” section here.

Roger W. Mowell - Malaysia

It's been a long and positive working relationship we’ve had between Talisman Malaysia and the Roger W. Mowell rig and crew, and your recent safety milestone is a great example of why that is. As you know, it was just reported that you have all achieved 1 million man hours of work without a single LTI. For you to have achieved this over the long period despite the large and busy workload you have is not only an admirable achievement, it is also one which clearly demonstrates the excellent attitude and leadership you all have toward safety and performance. It is obvious to me from this that you are indeed taking proper care and planning time in your work, and that you are always watching your mate’s back, too.

As we all know, we never have to look far for a sobering reminder of how important safety attitude and performance are. It’s easy to let the focus slide, so with my deep thanks and congratulations, please also accept my encouragement to keep your eye squarely on the ball. Time to start again and go for another million now. Think safe, work safe, home safe. Well done!

Senior Vice President, Talisman Malaysia, Ltd.

Transocean Rather, Paul B. Loyd, Jr. and GSF Galaxy I – North Sea

The HSE performance of our North Sea Drilling and Completions operations saw a dramatic improvement from 2007 to 2008, and I’d like to acknowledge the major contribution your teams have played in achieving this step change in performance.

2008 TRIR was reduced by 40%, and 30% lower than any previous year at least since 2004

Spills are 65% down and spill volume is 99% down even accounting for a 23% increase in activity

I am not overlooking that we had two HiPo’s (one on the Paul B. Loyd, Jr.), and we did still injure a number of people, so I know everything is not as we want it to be but this should not take away from the significant improvement we have seen over the last year.

Your team’s efforts on all three rigs have played a significant part in this improved performance and I’d ask you to pass on my personal thanks to all involved for their efforts.

Wells Director, BP


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