Company Information
Transocean is the world’s largest offshore drilling contractor.

Contact Information
P.O. Box 2765
Houston, Texas, USA 77252-2765
T: 713 232 7500

Richard Green
Country Manager
1984 Street, Building 2
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan 744000
T: (993-12) 39-77-91/92
F: (993-12) 39-77-89’

History in Turkmenistan
Transocean’s Trident XX rig first became operational offshore of Turkmenistan in April 2004. The rig made headlines in July 2004 when a fire occurred in the engine room, causing damage to the rig.[i]

Current Scope of Operations
As of May 2010, Transocean listed its Trident XX rig as being in use by Petronas Carigali in Turkmenistan.[ii]

According to a September 2010 report, Transocean self-reported to the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control that it had possibly violated U.S. sanctions with Iran when “as shipment of goods bound for a TransOcean rig in Turkmenistan was shipped through Iran by a freight forwarder.”[iii]

As of this printing, Transocean does not list any operations in Turkmenistan on its website.


[i] Alfean Hardy, “Huge Transocean Rig Damaged in Turkmenistan Fire,” PPN, 2004, Accessed February 15, 2011.

[ii] Transocean, Accessed May 3, 2010.

[iii] Julie Vorman and Laurel Adams, “Treasury Dept. Subpoenas TransOcean about Myanmar Operations,” 16 Aug. 2010. The Center for Public Integrity. Accessed February 15, 2011.