INBOX: Letters from our customers

GSF Explorer – Angola

This marks the end of an intensive and successful 2 ½ year campaign during which eight exploration and five appraisal wells have been delivered with a total of 14 associated sidetracks. The campaign has not been without its challenges but the managed through since the rig arrived in mid-2007, starting with the first well, Portia. Thank you to everyone involved in this delivery, you deserve to feel very proud of what you have achieved.

Marty Ward and Glen Singer
Interim Wells Team Leaders, BP

> Editor’s Note: As of press time, the GSF Explorer was beginning the process to mobilize to Indonesia, and is expected to begin a new contract there in May 2010.


GSF Key Singapore – Egypt

Good teamwork, professionalism and coordination have given us an excellent result so far. I trust continuing on this way we will be able to get the project back on track. Well done!

Massimo Insulla
Drilling Manager, Petrobel


Deepwater Pathfinder – Joint Development Zone, Nigeria/Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Principe

I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the Joint Development Zone team to thank you [DWP Rig Manager] personally, the Transocean management in Lagos and of course, all of the Transocean employees and contractors on the . During the course of this operation, it has been clear that there has been a deep commitment to safety by all concerned. This is evident by the START card participation remaining 100 percent and the way that your offshore and onshore personnel followed through on all incidents. It has been a pleasure working with you and we look forward to doing so again in the future.

Garry Young
Deepwater Operations Manager, Addax

> Editor’s note: Addax released the Deepwater Pathfinder on January 5, 2010, upon completion of a 136-day contract. The rig will mobilize to the U.S. Gulf of Mexico where it is expected to commence a five-year contract with customer Eni early this year.


Jim Cunningham – Angola

The has earned the Safety Champion for December [2009]. Well done guys! This makes the sixth month this year that the has earned this award and it’s well deserved. The rig finished out the year with 304 consecutive days with nobody getting hurt and no spills. That is a notable achievement, particularly with all challenges that you all face everyday.

Russel Langford
Operations Superintendent, ExxonMobil


Hibiscus and GSF Parameswara – Indonesia

I would like to congratulate the onshore and offshore teams of the for achieving this milestone of two years without a Lost Time Incident on 11 January 2010 … and the for achieving one year without a Lost Time Incident on 20 December 2009.

The and have had long-standing operations with Total E&P Indonesie, and achieved many milestones and we hope this fruitful cooperation will continue for a long period.

Many challenges are ahead of us in 2010 with the delivery of challenging wells where the skills of the and teams will be appreciated. Thank you all for making the and a safe place to work. Appreciation token and plaque will be presented to the rigs in January 2010. I would like to take this opportunity at this time of the year to wish you and your team a happy new year 2010, bringing a lot of successes.

Jean-Claude Choux
Head of Well Construction Division, Total E&P Indonesie

> Editor’s note: Mr. Choux sent separate letters were sent to the teams, which have been consolidated into a single note here.



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