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The Discoverer Clear Leader, Transocean’s first enhanced Enterprise-class drillship

Transocean’s Deepwater Horizon in August 2009 drilled the world’s deepest oil and gas well while working in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

With operations touching more than 30 countries and most major ocean areas around the world, Transocean takes a proactive approach to environmental management in order to reduce our impact on the water, air and land.

Transocean promotes a culture of respect, one of our FIRST Core Values, among our employees, customers and suppliers.

Transocean is a responsible corporate citizen in the areas where we operate, supporting local communities and encouraging volunteerism among our employees.


Shape your future here

We've shaped our leadership position in offshore drilling with the diverse talents of our worldwide workforce. We know it takes a strong mix of people, with different skills and strengths, to make our global organization a success, people who want to grow in there careers here: people like you.

With more experience drilling deepwater and harsh-environment wells than anyone, the largest, most technically capable offshore drilling fleet and the industry's best on-the-job training and development programs in every corner of the world, you can achieve more than just a job. With Transocean, you've got the opportunity to shape your future like no place else. Come join our great team!


Transocean Ltd. is the world's largest offshore drilling contractor and the leading provider of drilling management services worldwide. With a fleet of 138 mobile offshore drilling units plus five announced ultra-deepwater newbuild units, the company's fleet is considered one of the most modern and versatile in the world due to its emphasis on technically demanding segments of the offshore drilling business. The company owns or operates a contract drilling fleet of 44 High-Specification Floaters (Ultra-Deepwater, Deepwater and Harsh-Environment semisubmersibles and drillships), 26 Midwater Floaters, 10 High-Specification Jackups, 55 Standard Jackups and other assets utilized in the support of offshore drilling activities worldwide. Transocean, which is incorporated in Switzerland, has 20,000 employees worldwide. 

"The expertise that Transocean has drilling wells is second to none in the industry. You get to work with so many people, with so many years of experience. You get to know a lot and that really sets you up for the future."

 Lolu Emiola, Engineer Trainee, Nigeria

The world at your fingertips

We provide rigs for all types of petroleum companies in offshore drilling markets that include the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and eastern Canada, Brazil, the U.K. and Norwegian sectors of the North Sea, West Africa, Asia, including Australia, the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia, India and the Mediterranean. Click here to see a list of our offices worldwide.

"Working in the oil industry is an exceptional way to get to see some awesome things that most people can only see on TV."

Dan Munoz, Director, QHSE Projects


Since launching the offshore drilling industry's first jackup drilling rig in 1954, Transocean has achieved a long history of technological "firsts." These innovations include:

  • First offshore jackup drilling rig
  • First self-propelled jackup
  • First turret-moored drillship
  • First dynamically positioned drillship for exploration
  • First dynamically positioned semisubmersible
  • First fourth-generation semisubmersible
  • First rig to drill year-round in the North Sea
  • First semisubmersible for sub-Arctic, year-round operations in the Barents Sea
  • First semisubmersible for year-round drilling West of the Shetland Islands in more than 4,000 feet of water
  • First deepwater semisubmersibles with patented Tri-Act derrick
  • First ultra-deepwater drillship with patented dual-activity drilling system

"Working at Transocean, you can do things that you never thought you could do before. You're not just designing equipment, you're putting it in place and seeing how it works in the field. It's not just about academics and technical skills."

Marilia Maia, Operations Engineer, Brazil

World Records

Transocean holds 19 of the past 23 world records for drilling in the deepest waters. Our ultra-deepwater drillship Discoverer Deep Seas set the current world water depth drilling record in 10,011 feet of water in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico in November 2003 working for ChevronTexaco.

Other world records include the world's deepest subsea wells completed in approximately 9,000 feet of water by the Deepwater Millennium and the world water depth record for a moored rig in 8,951 feet of water by the Deepwater Nautilus.

Deepwater Drilling

Our drillships and semisubmersibles form the world's largest "floater" fleet and the largest deepwater fleet, working all around the globe. Of these rigs, 29 can operate in water depths of 4,500 feet or greater, and 18 can drill in 7,000 feet of water or more, using the most advanced offshore drilling technology available.

Harsh-Environment Drilling

Transocean has achieved several milestones in harsh-environment drilling, including the first rigs to drill year-round in the Barents Sea and in the deepwaters west of the Shetland Islands. Our harsh-environment fleet serves customers in the Norwegian North Sea, the U.K. North Sea, the Atlantic Frontier and Eastern Canada.


We want to create an environment in which different cultures can interact in a positive way to create a competitive advantage, and we will be united by our commitment to our core values of Transocean FIRST, which stands for:

Financial Discipline: Our decisions will be made to ensure long-term growth for the benefit of employees, customers and shareholders.

Integrity and Honesty: Our actions will be conducted following the highest standard of ethics, honesty and personal integrity. This will foster and maintain trust and confidence of our employees, customers and suppliers.

Respect for Employees, Customers and Suppliers: Our employees will be developed and motivated to meet the challenges ahead. Individuality and diversity will be valued and performance recognized. We will provide our customers with unsurpassed value-added service. Our relationship with suppliers will reflect respect, understanding and sound business practice.

Safety: Personal safety and employee health is our greatest responsibility, followed by the protection of our environment and company property.

Technical Leadership: Our competitive advantage is based on continually improving our processes and finding innovative solutions to the technical challenges in meeting the needs of our customers.



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Transocean is an equal opportunity employer.