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Transocean upgrades five semi-submersible rigs

Offshore driller Transocean has announced that it has entered into an agreement with its customer, Equinor, to license and install Automated Drilling Control (ADC) systems on four drilling rigs currently on contract in Norway and a fifth semi-submersible that is expected to commence operations in the Norwegian sea this summer.

The rigs which will adopts the upgrade are Transocean Spitsbergen, Transocean Norge, Transocean Encourage, Transocean Equinox and Transocean Endurance.

“The ADC upgrades advance our automation efforts and further enhance our industry leading fleet of high-specification, harsh environment semisubmersibles.  We are delighted to work alongside Equinor and our suppliers as we continue to identify and realize opportunities to deliver safer, higher quality and lower cost wells for our customers,” said Jeremy Thigpen, president and CEO of Transocean.

Transocean owns or has partial ownership interests in, and operates a fleet of 48 mobile offshore drilling units. In addition, the company has four drillships and one semi-submersible rig on order.

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