Dear fellow employee:

If I had received a nickel every time someone asked, “so, when’s the next issue of Beacon coming out?” during 2010, I’d definitely have enough in my bank account to get myself that iPad we recently sent to Galvin Gomes, Assistant Driller on the Trident II (his was the lucky name we drew from the pile of respondents to our 2010 employee survey, which you can read about on page 10). That’s a lot of nickels! The point is: we know you noticed that we weren’t producing Beacon following our Spring 2010 Memorial Edition – and we’d just like to say we’re sorry.

Last year was a very unusual year at Transocean, and we regret that Beacon wasn’t distributed regularly as a result. Like a lot of our co-workers, we wished we had clones in the communications department!

In addition to openness and honesty, we know that good communications are based on consistency, so we are anxious to get our Beacon production schedule back on track for you. This issue features many items that didn’t get published in 2010, including our profiles of the 11th annual FIRST Excellence Award winners (page 22), as well as a lot of current news. We hope you’ll enjoy this expanded issue, and come back for more in August and November.

Thanks for your patience, and your continued readership.

Courtney Wilcox
Managing Editor

PS – Here are the content deadlines for the remaining issues in 2011. Please send all of your submissions by these dates, so that we can keep Beacon rolling and include all of your stories!




Third Quarter

June 24, 2011 (Friday)

Fourth Quarter

September 23, 2011 (Friday)


A message from CEO Steven Newman

Norway: Portraits of Success

11th Annual FIRST Excellence Award Recipients

2010 Photo Contest Winners

Macondo Update

Measuring Our Success
INBOX: Letters from our customers

Achievements and Milestones

Safety Snapshot

Employee Communications Survey Results

Around Rig
Transocean Unveils New Vision, 2011 Focus Areas

Deepwater Champion Debuts in Turkey

Introducing “People Focus: Face 2 Face” Offshore Training Program

Deepwater Frontier Drills First-Ever Offshore Well in Timor Leste

Addressing Deepwater Challenges with CAPM

Transocean Introduces Code of Integrity

Cairo Employee Gihan Awwad Wins Rig Naming Contest

News Briefs -- New Digs in Angola
Rig Upgrade Snapshot: M.G. Hulme
Alex Illah Named Chairman of Nigeria IADC Chapter
Discoverer India Begins Contract with Reliance Industries
Transocean Expands Corporate Card Program
Recruiting Efforts Score New Talent in SAM Division
HR Hosts Open House in Houston
“World Cup” Trophy Drives Performance Culture in SAM

TO Employees Join the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Aberdeen Employees Raise Money for Cancer Research

Transocean Leader and JW McLean Join Forces to Raise Donations for Sick Co-Worker

Sedco Express Donates to Angola Orphanage

DEN Captain Joins Effort to Drill Water Well in Guatemala

Transocean Employees Participate in Deepwater Horizon Fundraiser

Grand Banks Raises Money for Cancer Organization

Transocean Prospect Raises Pounds for Charity by Dropping Pounds Offshore

Piperdam Employee Event Brings Together North Sea Team, Benefits Charities

Transocean John Shaw Raises Money for FACE

Transocean Donates Computer Equipment to Public Library in Africa

Rig People
Spotlight On: Tony Noriega

Service Anniversaries and Other Events

Editor’s Note

Pat on the Back

Vision in Practice



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