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Deepwater Invictus Keel Laying Ceremony

The traditional birth of a drillship was celebrated at the Keel Laying ceremony for Deepwater Invictus. Transocean employees were joined by representatives from our partners at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co. (DSME).

Deepwater Invictus is the seventh drillship built by DSME for Transocean and the 12th drilling unit. The trusted partnership and hard work from Transocean support were recognized by Dan Farr, Director, Newbuilds, who spoke at the ceremony. “I would like to recognize all the professional men and women who have contributed to this day, those in marketing, engineering,  procurement and project management who have contributed to our company’s success and whose efforts have made this day possible.”


Transocean Siam Driller and Andaman Naming Celebrations

Two Transocean newbuild, high-specification jackups, Transocean Siam Driller and Transocean Andaman, were formally named in February. The dual naming ceremony featured honored guests, gift exchanges, speeches, a tour of the Siam Driller and lunch at Keppel Fels shipyard in Singapore. An evening celebration capped off the day’s festivities with cultural dancing, dining and further recognitions of everyone involved in constructing, crewing and preparing the rigs to work for Chevron in Thailand. A photo gallery from the event can be seen here.


Newbuilds Increase Recruiting Efforts for Transocean’s North American Division

Last year’s unprecedented announcement of 40 rig years – four ultra-deepwater drillships contracted for 10 years each, with Royal Dutch Schell – has created increased opportunities to work offshore in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico for Transocean.

Our company vision is guiding recruiting efforts for the four DSME 12000 Drillships: “Our People’s passion and commitment to overcoming challenges will be our trademark!”

There are extensive opportunities for the North American (NAM) Division and its people. The recruiting team has increased efforts to retain, hire and develop a certified and competent workforce to successfully staff our current and rapidly growing newbuild fleet. Finding the right people for the company is important, and the retention and development of our current employees is imperative to a successful staffing operation for the new rigs coming to North America.

The estimated backlog of USD $7.6 billion with customer Shell is a unique opportunity to recruit a highly capable, driven workforce to work on these rigs.

As a part of a recently launched global recruiting effort, referral bonuses will be paid to Transocean employees for recommending qualified candidates who are hired into certain key roles as new hires.  Do you know someone who would make a great addition to one of our rig crews in NAM?  If so, please navigate to our RigCentral NAM Employee Referral Website and follow the instructions posted.


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