Achievements and Milestones

AFRICA – The GSF Constellation I, Gabon, recently achieved a one-year milestone with no lost-time incidents or environmental incidents while working with Total E&P.

“In 2011, the Constellation I had a good year with regards to safety and environmental safety. This was achieved only by the dedication and commitment to safety from everyone on board the rig and from the support we received from the management in town,” said Patrick Erk, RSTC II.

The Constellation I has currently worked 8.5 years with no lost-time incidents and 1.2 years with no environmental issues.

BRAZIL –Transocean Driller won Rig of the Quarter trophy for South America Division in fourth quarter 2011.





Falcon 100 completed two years without recordable incident in January 2012.





Transocean customer Petrobras rewarded the Sedco 707, Sedco 710 and Petrobras 10000 for having completed 2011 without a lost-time incident at a ceremony held in February 2012.


Carlos Siqueira (center), General Manager for Drilling Rigs, Petrobras, congratulates Antonio Santos (left), Floorman, and Robson Drumond, Rig Manager Performance, Sedco 710.



Kevin Antle (left), Captain, and Thomas Sheridan (right), Rig Manager Performance, Sedco 707, accept the reward from Carlos Siqueira, General Manager for Drilling Rigs, Petrobras.


Dougie Brown (left), OIM, and Bruno Manfredini (right), Rig Manager, Performance, Petrobras 10000, accept the reward from Carlos Siqueira, General Manager for Drilling Rigs, Petrobras.


FAR EAST/AUSTRALIA – Transocean Legend achieved 1,000 days without a lost-time incident in February 2012. During this time, the rig worked offshore Australia for Conoco-Phillips, Hess, ENI and Woodside. “Achieving a thousand days LTI-free demonstrates the commitment, faith and perseverance that everyone on the Legend possesses to make safety work,” said OIM Wyllie Teaukura.

Francis Bourcier (left), Offshore Operations Manager, and Agung Tjahjana (right), Rig Site Company Man, Total, congratulate Karel Pujianto (center), Floorman, GSF Parameswara, Indonesia, for having the Best Observation/Anomaly Card in January 2012.


MIDDLE EAST – The Kattameya Yard in Egypt achieved eight years without a recordable incident on February 10, 2012. “The Kattameya Cairo yard has given outstanding support to all of the rigs in Egypt and they have proven that their commitment to using Transocean safety tools has led to this great result in an incident-free workplace,” said Nabil Massabki, Egypt Supply Chain Manager. “They are a great group of guys dedicated to doing the right thing and are always trying to get the job done safely and effectively. Congratulations on this milestone achievement,” said Jimmie Bullock, HSE Manager.

Rig 124, Egypt, celebrated three years without a recordable incident in March 2012.





Rig 141, Egypt, celebrated two years without a recordable incident in March 2012.





Transocean Comet celebrated 30 years of uninterrupted operations in the Gulf of Suez with customer, Gupco. See page 38 for an interview with Moustafa Ahmed and El Sayed Bakr, crew members who have been with the Comet for 30 years.

NORTH AMERICA – The GSF Grand Banks received the 2011 VOS (Voluntary Observation Ship) award from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for outstanding support in marine observations. GSF Grand Banks provided more than 1,300 observations in 2011 and received the VOS Observing Excellence Five-Year Pennant Award, given to vessels receiving the award for five consecutive years. The Henry Goodrich, Discoverer Clear Leader and Discoverer Deep Seas were also recognized for outstanding VOS participation in 2011.

VOS awards are issued each year to ships which have excelled in their contribution to the U.S. VOS program.

The program’s mission is to collect and disseminate critical real-time maritime weather observations and to define the global climate and help measure extreme weather events, climate variability and long-term climate changes. For more information, visit www.noaa.gov. 


BRAZIL –Mardonildo Filho, Human Resources Manager, South America Division, applauds as Jim Schroeder, Operations Manager, Performance, SAM, holds up the Crystal Award given to the division for completing 100% offshore performance appraisals in 2011.

Thomas Hinterseer (center), Assistant Vice President, Transition and Integration Management, presented the award at the annual safety meeting held in Macae in March. The Gulf of Guinea (GGA) Division also received a Crystal Award for completing 100% of its offshore performance appraisals. 


U.K. NORTH SEA –  Team members at the Riser Refurbishment Yard in Montrose, near Aberdeen, recently celebrated five years without a recordable injury, where 21,800 tonnes of steel were moved in 2011. From left to right: Darren MacLaren, Sam Elrick, Colin McCormack, Steve McDonald, Alex Mustavinskis, Drew Hall, Rae Strachan and  John Valentine.