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Keelan Adamson Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer

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Keelan Adamson is Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer of Transocean Ltd.

Before being named to his current position in August 2018, Mr. Adamson served as Senior Vice President, Operations from October 2017 to July 2018, and as Senior Vice President, Operations Integrity and HSE, from June 2015 to October 2017.  Since 2010, Mr. Adamson has served in multiple executive positions with responsibilities spanning Engineering and Technical Services, Major Capital Projects, Human Resources, and more recently, Operations Integrity and HSE.

Mr. Adamson started his career as a drilling engineer with BP Exploration in 1991 and joined Transocean in 1995. In addition to several rig management assignments in the UK, Asia and Africa, he has also held leadership roles in Sales and Marketing, Well Construction and Technology, and as the Managing Director for the company's business in North America, Canada and Trinidad.

Mr. Adamson earned a bachelor's degree in Aeronautical Engineering from The Queens University of Belfast and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

“It is inspiring to work with people who never stand still and are always looking to improve our performance and service delivery to our customers. Our people continuously demonstrate the courage to challenge norms, the passion to innovate solutions, the drive to pursue excellence and the humility to know we can always be better. Our people do extraordinary things.”