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Transocean Ltd. Provides Fleet Update Summary

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Transocean Ltd. Provides Fleet Update Summary16:15 EDT Wednesday, March 16, 2011ZUG, SWITZERLAND--(Marketwire - March 16, 2011) - Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) (SIX: RIGN) today issued a monthly fleet update summary covering only newly signed contracts, significant changes to existing contracts and changes to estimated out of service time of 60 days or more since our fleet update summary of February 10, 2011 and our quarterly fleet status report dated January 13, 2011.Drilling rig status and contract information on the company's offshore drilling fleet has been condensed into a report titled "Transocean Fleet Status Report," which is available through the company's Web address at www.deepwater.com. The report can be accessed from the home page of the Web address by clicking on the Fleet Status Report link found in the tool bar.FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTSStatements regarding the estimated duration of client contracts, contract dayrate amounts, future contract commencement dates and locations, planned shipyard projects and other out of service time, as well as any other statements that are not historical facts in the report, are forward-looking statements that involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions. These include but are not limited to operating hazards and delays, risks associated with international operations, actions by customers and other third parties, the future prices of oil and gas and other factors detailed in the company's most recent Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those indicated.Transocean 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 as well as one ultra-deepwater newbuild drillship and three high-specification jackups under construction, Transocean'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. Transocean owns or operates a contract drilling fleet of 47 High-Specification Floaters (Ultra-Deepwater, Deepwater and Harsh-Environment semisubmersibles and drillships), 25 Midwater Floaters, nine High-Specification Jackups, 54 Standard Jackups and other assets utilized in the support of offshore drilling activities worldwide.For more information about Transocean, please visit our website at www.deepwater.com.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Gregory S. PanagosAnalyst Contact:+1 713-232-7551ORGuy A. CantwellMedia Contact:+1 713-232-7647