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Service Anniversaries and Other Events

Service Anniversaries

40 Years


Andre Legault (right), Senior Manager, Newbuild, Roving Commuters, celebrated 40 years with Transocean at a celebration in Okpo. Dan Farr, Director, Newbuilds, presented Andy his award.



35 Years

Charlie Robb (left), ADTI Project Manager, received his 35-year service award from Andrew Stannard, Vice President North Sea & Europe, ADTI.







30 Years

Ann Bisset, Administrative Assistant, celebrated 30 years of service with Transocean. Ann has worked in various departments during her time at Transocean including marketing, operations and technical field support.








Carl Cannavo (second from left), Motor Operator, GSF Development Driller II, celebrate his 30–year service anniversary award with crew members (from left) Marty Ringelberg, Senior Maintenance Supervisor, Carl, Joe Michnya, Mechanical Supervisor, Adam Dunn, First  Assistant Engineer.


Len Shapcott (right), OIM, Transocean Legend, was presented his 30-year service anniversary ward from Ray Berry, Rig Manager.





Paul Winstead, OIM, Ron Tappmeyer, received his 30-year service anniversary award from Narender Jindal, Operations Manager,  India Jack-Ups, Paul is now a Shelf Drilling employee





25 Years

Blaz Bakija (left), Toolpusher, F.G. McClintock, received his 25-year service anniversary award from Anupam Mahendru, Rig Manager, FGM.






Brian Keay, Senior Barge Supervisor, Sedco 712, celebrated 25 years of service with Transocean.







Leon Landreneau (left), Sr. Toolpusher, Discoverer Enterprise, received his 25-year service award from Jason Braquet, OIM.







Mike Hall Gardiner (left), Electrical Supervisor, DWE, received his 25-year service award from Terry Burns, OIM, DWE.








20 Years

Bob Hunter (right), OIM, C.E. Thornton, received his 20-year service anniversary award from Thomas Hinterseer, Assistant Vice President, Transition and Integration.









Medhat El-Khamisy (left), Saudi Sector controller, APA, received his 20-year service anniversary award from Ingo Giesel, operations Manager.




Dordo Sestan (right), Chief Mechanic, GSF Key Manhattan, received his 20-year service anniversary award from Mario Leopizzi, Rig Manager.






Congratulations to Dave Meek (left), Houston Global Logistics Manager, who is retiring after 27 years of service with Transocean. Dave Meek was presented with a musical wall clock by the Houston logistics team. Presenting the gift to Dave is Joe Jones, Houston Logistics Manager. We wish Dave well in his retirement years!




David Blacklaws, Barge Supervisor, retired from Transocean after 36 years of service with the company. Congratulations, David and thank you for your dedicated years of service! Pictured with David is his wife, Margaret.


Fernando Gutierrez (left) Master, DWE, received his retirement plaque from Andrey Andreev, Performance Rig Manager, after a 40-year career at sea and 19 years with Transocean. All the best from the entire DWE team!




Richard Seguier (right), OIM, retired from Transocean after 40 years of service with the company. Congratulations, Richard and thank you for your dedicated years of service! Also pictured is Christophe Raimbault, Director, Planning and Dominique, Richard’s wife.



Manoon Chantdaeng, Driller, Trident 15, passed away on August 18, 2013.

Joao Aleixo Sumbo, Electrician National, WAS, Luanda Office, passed away on August 3, 2013.

Raymond Forbish, Houston Greenway Office, passed away August 1, 2013.

Paul Foucheaux, Houston Greenway Office, passed away June 7, 2013.

Alfred Abbey, Houston Greenway Office, passed away June 5, 2013.

Leonard Dawson, Houston Greenway Office, passed away May 26, 2013.

James Ellis, Driller, Sedco 704, passed away May 23, 2013.

Wayne Albright, Administrator, Houston Greenway Office, passed away May 19, 2013.

Jesse Foreman, Crane Operator, Houston Office, passed away May 10, 2013



Ashley Odell, Senior Project Accountant, NAM, and her husband Stephen Odell are pleased to announce the arrival of Hannah Paige Odell, born June 3.










Marko Stojsic, Motor Operator, GSF Key Manhattan, welcomed baby boy Leon on June 15, 2013.













Matthew Sherlock, Toolpusher, roving commute, and his wife welcomed baby girl Louise De Paula Sherlock May 14.







Piotr Radziej, Chief Engineer, Deepwater Frontier, and his wife welcomed daughter Olivia on February 25.









Rajesh Jain, Clerk, Accounts Payable, Saudi Arabia, and his wife Rikita welcomed healthy baby boy Kiaan July 7.












Sparks Wilson, Floorhand, Discoverer Clear Leader, and his wife welcomed a baby boy on June 13, 2013.





Tom Atkins, Division Manager Marketing, and his wife Sanaa welcomed baby boy Adam on August 23, 2013.







Vijay Chavan, Accounts Payable Clerk, Mumbai office, and his wife welcomed baby girl Tanvi Vijay Chavan June 19.







Vincent Labreze, Chief Electrician, Transocean Andaman, and his wife welcomed healthy baby boy, Valentin Labreze, on May 12.







Branko Severdija, Assistant Driller, GSF Key Manhattan, and his wife Katarina welcomed baby girl Gabi on September 2.











Kris Drodge, OIM, GSF Grand Banks, and his wife Amy welcomed baby girl Malory Frances Marina Drodge on September 8.











Jordan Wheeler, Senior Analyst, Marketing, and wife, Taylor, welcomed baby girl Lauren Olivia Wheeler on September 11. Pictured with big brother, Logan.





On the Move

The following promotions have been made since May 1, 2013 for levels director and above for onshore employees as well as promotions to offshore installation managers.

Naomi F Cancienne, was promoted to Director, Audit from Manager III,  Audit, based out of the Houston Greenway 5 office.









Ahmed Ben Elkadhi, was promoted to Director, Tax, from Unit Manager III, Tax, based out of the Kuala Lumpur office.


Lane Romine was promoted to Divisional Technical Manager, SAM, based out of the Rio de Janiero office.


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