RIG People

KadeDad12Charlie Lott, Chief Mechanic on the Dhirubhai Deepwater KG1, in late February had a little fun with son Kade at the University of Southern Mississippi Coca-Cola Classic Rodeo.




TimKelley101Staff Sergeant Matt Blackwell, a member of the National Guard and a Transocean employee at Houston Materials Center, recently presented his Manager, Tim Kelley, with a Patriotic Employer award from the National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. Tim has been very supportive of Matt attending his platoon drills and all his reserve functions.


Bringing Transocean Home

KiransRig81Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a Transocean rig – in your garden?? That’s just the look that Kiran Kumar, Radio Operator on the Dhirubhai Deepwater KG1 was going for when he had a mini drillship custom built for his home. Check out the photo!! Kiran’s “Transocean Queen” is actually connected to the water bore and supplies fresh water to the garden! “Kiran is very proud to be a part of Transocean and I believe this says it all,” said KG1 RSTC Dave Francis.


ReunionoftheDiscover53494Reunion! The Discoverer 534 sure has produced a lot of OIMs – and here’s the photo that proves it. The 1987 drill crew on the Discoverer 534 found themselves together again at a 2010 OIM meeting. From left to right: Larry Rogers (Discoverer Americas OIM), Mark Wise (Discoverer Inspiration OIM), Jason Braquet (Discoverer Enterprise OIM), John Redington (Discoverer Clear Leader OIM), and Wayne Byrd (Deepwater Pathfinder OIM).

MikeHallClassic13Co-workers in the North America Division gathered last April for the annual NAM Golf and Fishing Tournament at Toledo Bend Lake in Louisiana. The 2010 event was hosted in the memory of the late Mike Hall, Transocean’s former VP of Newbuilds, one of the event’s longtime enthusiasts and good friend to so many employees. This year’s NAM Golf and Fishing Tournament is scheduled for April 8 and 9, 2011. Look for photos in the next Beacon.


Targeting Success

TonyGraham102Tony Graham, a Welder on the Discoverer Americas, aims for success both at work and in his hobbies! In September 2010, Tony took first place at the 2010 International Benchrest Shooters 1,000 Yard National Competition. Congrats!



BeachVolleytournament59The Transocean team in Italy participated in 2010 summer events, including a beach volleyball tournament and other activities, organized by customer ENI. The events were great fun for all involved, reported HR Coordinator Fulvia Abdoni.



Kilimanjaro180David Frazer, a BCO on the GSF Arctic IV, has summited Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, via the west wall breach. David, an experienced mountaineer, will now attempt Aconcagua in Argentina at 22,841 feet.



ChristmasdinnerontheS702214The crew on the Sedco 702 celebrated the Christmas and New Year’s holidays aboard the rig with two very delicious looking feasts!





JonathanEllisonEnterpriseexcellenceaward77Jonathan Ellison, Motor Operator on the Discoverer Enterprise, receiving the Enterprise Excellence Award from OIM Jason Braquet. Photo submitted September 2010.




fhsfootball32James Penny (white shirt, far left), Special Projects Manager in the Performance and Operations Department, and David “Coach” Garrett (white shirt, far right), Motor Operator on the Discoverer Clear Leader, serve as volunteer Assistant Coaches for the Franklinton High School football team in Franklinton, La. They’re pictured here with the team, as they celebrated winning the 4A State Championship in 2010. Congrats!


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A message from CEO Steven Newman

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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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