|Exchange:||New York Stock Exchange|
|Industry:||Oil & Gas Drilling|
|Transocean Ltd is a Swiss corporation. The Company together with its subsidiaries is an international provider of offshore contract drilling services for oil and gas wells. The Company’s primary business is to contract its drilling rigs, related equipment and work crews predominantly on a day rate basis to drill oil and gas wells. It specializes in technically demanding regions of the global offshore drilling business with a particular focus on Deepwater and harsh environment drilling services. The Company has two operating segments namely contract drilling services and drilling management services. Its contract drilling services business operates in a single, global market for the provision of contract drilling services. The location of rigs and the allocation of resources to build or upgrade rigs are determined by the activities and needs of customers. The Company’s drilling fleet are characterized as follows; floaters, including drillships and semisubmersibles, and jackups. As of February 18, 2014, Company owned or had partial ownership interests in and operated 79 mobile offshore drilling units associated with continuing operations. As of February 18, 2014, its fleet consisted of 46 High-Specification Floaters (Ultra-Deepwater, Deepwater and Harsh Environment semisubmersibles and drillships), 22 Midwater Floaters and 11 High-Specification Jackups. At February 18, 2014, Company also had seven Ultra-Deepwater drillships and five High-Specification Jackups under construction or under contract to be constructed. The Company is exempt from cantonal and communal income tax in Switzerland, but is subject to Swiss federal income tax.|
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